Borsa, Romania


Evaluation of Cemetery

Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries (HFPJC), first began evaluating the Cemetery on Feb 12 2008.

The evaluated was initiated upon request of Rabbi Yehoshua Leifer.

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

Mr. Shulom Shia Walter
Mr. Yida Mordche Deutsch
Mr. Shmelka Halpert
Rabbi Chaim Yida Deutch
Rabbi Shulom Shia Walter

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.

Chief Sponsors

Rabbi Yehoshua Leifer
Mr. Yoel Braver
Mr. Volf Braver
Mr. Mordche Yitzchok Isaac Walter
Mr. David Walter
Mr. Mordcha Braver
Mr. Yoel Walter
Mr. Berl Braver
Mr. Yosef Chaim Kauffman
Mr. Moshe Chezkel Braver
Mr. Moshe Braver
Mr. Yoel Braver
Rabbi A. D. Fisch
Mr. Moshe Avigdor Jacobowitz
Mr. Tovia Braver
Mr. Chaim Leshkowitz
Mr. Volf Braver
Mr. Avrohom Burech Braver
Mr. Mordche Walter
Mr. Mendel Braver
Mr. David Braver
Mr. Shloime Aron Braver
Mr. Zev Walter
Mr. Abraham Grunfeld
Rabbi Aron Shaya Fisch
Rabbi Chaim Shia Babad
Mr. Samuel Kahan
Mr. Fishel Rispler
Mr. Mayer Zelig Rispler
Mr. Yakov Menachem Deutsch
Mr. Abraham Klein
Rabbi Yehuda Mordechai Deutsch
Mr. Hillel Deutsch
Mr. Shimon Horowitz
Rabbi Chaim Leifer
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred & Judith Schonberger
Mr. Shrage Posen
Mr. Pinchus Friedman
Mr. Moshe Tovia Meisels
Mr. Joseph Meisels
Mr. Zigmond Brach
Rabbi Pinches Lazer Meisels
Mr. Usher Perlman
Mr. Jack Meisels
Mr. Shmelka Halpert
Mr. Yitzchok Greenfield
Mr. Hershel Nove
Mr. Solomon Wieder
Mr. Hersh Meilech Wertzberger
Mr. Mordche Vorhand
Mr. Hershel Spitz
Mr. Moshe Leib Paskesz
Mr. Yoel Perl

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 Oct 01 2017. The following restoration works were executed:

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

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