The newly updated Status Report 2020 has been released! The report includes the status of 750 cemeteries, marked according a code-definition sheet, and a separate list of the 330 restored cemeteries.
A total of 250 tombstones are beautifully re-erected on top of new concrete foundations in a recent restoration project in the cemetery of Rete, Slovakia. This is against a backdrop of a newly renovated wall that was built along a large section of the cemetery border. Additional research and information is being obtained through evaluations of the restored stones, at the request of the descendants.
After intense fundraising efforts, the Viseu de Mijlok project is finally launched. A strong, durable wall is erected around the entire cemetery, isolating and protecting the site. The descendants keep their sights ahead, continuing the efforts to fund the full gravestone restorations.
It seemed like an unattainable feat, but we got it done! After years of negotiations with the locals and members of the church, HFPJC was finally able to build the front wall of the cemetery, enclosing the site properly. Descendants are overjoyed at the great news, capping years of patience and determination while they waited for the cemetery to be fully restored.
A significant part of the cemetery was restored as a starting measure for the necessary renovation efforts in Havasmezo, Romania. The entire front section was enclosed with a new wall and the nearby section of stones restored. The descendants are both rejoicing at this promising progress, and are continuing their fundraising efforts to finance the rest of the needed restoration activities.
After months of long-winding negotiations, HFPJC finally received the necessary permits to begin construction on the Teke cemetery in Romania. The cemetery was enclosed with a new, solid wall and its gravestones erected on poured concrete foundations. HFPJC extends its gratitude to the Jewish Federation of Romania who assisted in the permit process.
Descending families prepare to travel to their ancestral cemetery in Magy, Hungary, to personally view the results of their tedious fundraising efforts - a fully fenced and renovated cemetery. After years of lying in ruin and neglect, the place now sports a brand new concrete wall with dignified, erected stones and clean grounds.
300 gravestones are beautifully restored atop new, concrete foundations in the cemetery of Hogyes, Hungary. The descendants rejoice at the rejuvenation of this sacred site, particularly with the full refurbishing of the tombstone of their ancestor.
A privately owned house built on cemetery property in Balmazujvarus, Hungary, was rightfully returned to the ownership of the descendants, who were concerned with future construction on and around this lot, which will result in desecration of the cemetery. HFPJC guided the descendants through the entire successful ownership transfer.
The cemetery in Sisov, Slovakia was beautifully restored through the sponsorship of the descendants, its property fully fenced with a durable, concrete wall, and its matzevos re-erected atop new, concrete foundations. This marks the tenth project in HFPJC's 2019 restoration season.
Another successful project was completed under the Endowment Program, carried through by the HFPJC and its dedicated staff. The entire site was fully enclosed with a new, concrete wall and the interior was thoroughly cut and cleaned to honor the memory of the pious individuals who are resting within.
The HFPJC team is prepared to service all your cemetery-related needs.