Catcau, Romania

Evaluation
Fundraising
PREPARATION
RESTORATION
MAINTENANCE
INDEXING

Evaluation of Cemetery

Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC), first began evaluating the Cemetery on May 18 2016.

The evaluated was initiated upon request of Mr. Moshe Yona Weingarten.

Once the evaluation request was submitted, HFPJC representatives set out to visit the site and provide a detailed report with accompanying photos on the condition of the grounds, enclosure and gravestones, naturally reporting any existing or potential threats to the cemetery. A highly important facet is determining the pre-war boundaries by comparing the current borders to cadastral, pre-war maps obtained from the local archives, to ensure that the original cemetery property has remained intact.

As a result of the analysis and assessment, HFPJC has produced the following Evaluation Report.

Restoration Committee

Weber Avrohom
Weingarten Moshe Yona

Raising Funds for the Restoration

Upon receiving the request, the descendants, assisted by the dedicated staff at HFPJC, set out to raise the necessary funds to restore the cemetery. The fundraising was completed in Jun 30 2018.



Chief Sponsers


Mr. Moshe Yona Weingarten
Mr. Maximilian Weingarten
Mr. Abraham Weber
Family Bauer
Mr. Moshe Steiner
Mr. Menachem Goldstein
Mr. Allen Friedman

Pre-Restoration Reasearch & Preparation


HFPJC conducted intensive research to determine the original cemetery borders. Research techniques may have included some or all of the following: synchronization of old and current maps; gathering identifying landmarks establishing possible corners of the cemetery; discovering original fence foundations; and conducting professional surveys of the plot.


Cemetery Restoration Project

HFPJC launched the restoration project on Sep 18 2017. The following restoration works were executed:

Cleared Overgrowth
Constructed Durable Fence
Fence Type:
Concrete
Repaired / Erected Tombstones atop
New Concrete Foundations
Amount of Tombstones Restored:
105

The Hfpjc Maintenance Program

Upon completion of the cemetery restoration, HFPJC works with the families to arrange a viable maintenance plan for the cemetery. One cannot overstate how crucially important it is to ensure that a cemetery is maintained, both so that the wild vegetation, left to grow unchecked, doesn't overwhelm and damage the fence, as well as to prove to the locals that this is a place of honor and respect and should be treated as such. Maintenance can either be arranged privately through the family, scheduling periodic, on-site inspections by descendants or visitors, or the family may enroll the cemetery in the HFPJC Maintenance Program.

This cemetery is under the HFPJC Maintenance Program

Maintenance Committee


Indexing & Cataloguing

As a post-restoration service, HFPJC offers to photograph each restored gravestone, transliterate the information culled from the stones, and then catalogue the entire cemetery so that the descendants could receive a full index listing of those buried in the cemetery.

Indexing Requested
Indexing Completed
Photographs of Individual Gravestones available

Contact Us

The HFPJC team is prepared to service all your cemetery-related needs.

Jacob Gutman
CEO
Calman Lieberman
President
Chaim Ferencz
Vice President
Shia Fisch
Family Liaison
Jacob Hiller
Family Liaison
Moshe Landau
CFO
Yoel Berkowitz
Maintenance Director
Mrs. R. Gelbman
Assistant Director
Mrs. F. Ellenbogen
Project Coordinator
Mrs. Y. Ungar
Foreign Correspondent