HFPJC is proud to release its annual Status Report, including the 800 cemeteries where we are/were involved, with a code on its current status. The current status report also has a separate listing of all 365 restored cemeteries, and information on the maintenance program.
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.
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 2019 restoration season went into full swing with the launching of the Mara, Romania cemetery project, the third project in the post-winter construction. This cemetery was beautifully and efficiently restored, with a full concrete wall erected along its borders and the gravestones re-installed on new, concrete foundations.
A violent storm ripped off a part of Presov's old wall, prompting a full reconstruction of that section. A tough and comprehensive building project was undertaken that includes laying a new heavy foundation for the concrete structure, and building the full, poured cement wall.
The HFPJC team is prepared to service all your cemetery-related needs.