Maintenance year 2020
Jan 01 2020
The Maintenance Division of the HFPJC is gearing up now for the 2020 maintenance season. With over 180 cemeteries enrolled in year 2019, the success of the program is now more evident than ever. All cemeteries under the maintenance program are cleaned and inspected periodically to ensure its continuous upkeep, and reports are sent to sponsoring descendants to update them of the cemetery's status.
Dec 02 2019
Intense intervention finally yields positive results for the cemetery in Gibart, Hungary. After many years of being only partially enclosed, HFPJC secured permission to annex a large part of the original cemetery property that was excluded from current maps, and a new wall was built to fence in the entire cemetery.
Oct 28 2019
Descendants of the town in Nagysimony, Hungary, gather at the cemetery to commemorate the completed restoration work done on the site. With all matzevos restored, the ohel fully rebuilt, and part of the wall restored under Hungary's Endowment Program, the cemetery's beautiful condition inspires all visitors.
Oct 15 2019
HFPJC commends the amazing efforts of the Almosd descendants on behalf of their ancestral cemetery. Following an evaluation in mid-2019, the families immediately united in their goal to restore the abandoned cemetery and 460 members donated small amounts, which gradually accumulated to cover all costs. Thus, they succeeded in restoring the cemetery fully in record time!
Bialy Kamien Monument
Oct 07 2019
A monumental milestone was achieved in the ongoing efforts to restore the Bialy Kamien cemetery, when the city council approved installing a monument in the cemetery. This achievement marked the first step in the path of securing permission to fully enclose and commemorate the entire cemetery.
Sep 16 2019
Descendants work quickly and determinedly to fund the full restoration of the cemetery in Csokvaomany, Hungary. Despite various setbacks due to terrain conditions, HFPJC ensures that the project proceeds with speed and competence, being completed successfully to the satisfaction of all parties.
Aug 29 2019
The old cemetery in Schattendorf, Austria is now completely enclosed with a beautiful brick and iron gate, isolating and commemorating this sacred resting site. In close cooperation with the local community and the descending families, HFPJC succeeded in resolving all permit issues and preparatory hindrances until the project was successfully finalized.
Brody Cemetery Monument
Aug 27 2019
The cemetery in Brody, Ukraine, resting site of tens of thousands of Jews of past generations, was in disgrace for many years until the HFPJC was successful in claiming a sizable portion of the cemetery and enclosing it properly. To commemorate the site that's unfortunately void of gravestones or any other mark of those buried therein, the HFPJC worked with descendants to install a beautiful monument. Further activity to retrieve and restore the entire cemetery is underway.
Aug 12 2019
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.
Projects/Viseu de Mijlok
Jul 29 2019
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.