We are pleased to announce our partnership with a special group of human angels at The Matzevah Foundation. We had the privilege of working alongside of them in 2016 in Markuszów, Poland. Together we cleaned, cleared, and rededicated the Jewish cemetery. The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland looks forward to future projects together.
The Matzevah Foundation (TMF) was established in 2010 as a tax-exempt, 501(C) (3), non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity. TMF grew out of the work of a group of Christians who walk according to the two greatest commandments given to us in the Torah – “to love God” and “to love neighbor.” TMF seeks to broaden and deepen the dialogue with the Jewish community by: 1. Caring for and restoring Jewish cemeteries in Poland: There are 1,200 Jewish cemeteries across the country, which serve as a visible reminder of the presence of G-d’s people, the Jews in Poland, who lived among Gentiles for nearly a thousand years. 2. Educating the public about the Shoah (the Holocaust): Poland was once home to a vibrant Jewish nation. During World War II, Poland lost 3.5 million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis. Today there are an estimated 10,000-20,000 Jews living in Poland. TMF seeks to remember and honor the heritage of the Jews who once called Poland home.
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