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Restoration and Re-Dedication of the Brzostek Jewish Cemetery


                                                                                                               
A project is underway to memorialize the Jews of Brzostek. We are fencing the cemetery, erecting a monument in the cemetery in Hebrew, and installing a plaque in the town centre in memory of its former Jewish residents. We are also reinstalling some thirty old matzevot that have come to light in recent years, and arranging memorial plaques to commemorate other Jewish families from Brzostek. The project has been initiated by some of the descendants of Simon Joseph Webber (born in Brzostek in 1876) who live in England, and has been carried out in full co-operation both with the chief rabbi of Poland and the Brzostek town council.
 
A formal rededication ceremony is to take place in Brzostek on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June 2009, and we would like to invite everyone with a Brzostek connection to participate. Civic and rabbinic dignitaries will be in attendance, as will pupils from the local schools. Buses will be arranged to and from Krakow on the Sunday, and arrangements have been made for kosher food to be available both on the Sunday and for the preceding Shabbat in Krakow.
 
Anyone interested in receiving further details should contact Mrs. Connie Webber via connie01@globalnet.co.uk
 


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