Bolekhov - באָלעכאָוו

Synaguogue Restoration and Museum

Dedication Ceremony at Bolechow Jewish Cemetery Wall

Perhaps the most challenging undertaking that BJHS is working on is the restoration of the structure that was the main synagogue in Bolechow and then its conversion to an appropriate current use, most likely a museum. While the events of the Holocaust would not be forgotten or ignored, the idea of the museum is to show the vibrant Jewish life and culture that thrived in the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries (and for many years prior to that). To our knowledge, no such museum exists in the Ukrainian portion of what was Galicia.