"…from the 300-year-old cemetery, tombstones were plucked, the ground was plowed and used as a road".—Rabbi Szymon Huberband, writing from the Warsaw Ghetto, in an entry in the Ringelblum Archives. The Jewish Cemetery of Przasnysz (פּרושניץ in Yiddish) was decimated during the war years and is in a state of advancing disrepair. This final resting place for many Jews dates back hundreds of years. A Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland-affiliated special interest group is focused on working to bring dignity to the souls buried in these sacred grounds by:
Fencing the cemetery perimeter (accomplished Summer 2020!)
Clearing grounds of debris and overgrowth on an annual basis
Installing a camera security system to protect the grounds
Moving the curb line on Leszno Street to the pre-war boundary lines
Recovering headstones that may be nearby.
Major clean-ups were completed in late 2021 and again in 2023. Before/after photos from 2021 depict the accomplishment. We seek your donations to continue this work and help honor the memory and sacrifice of our venerated ancestors and friends. Thank you for considering support of our work!
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Clickhere to read the August 27, 2020 Jewish Exponent article about the work that Edward Janes and partners have done to pursue this project in recent years!
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In 2019 our team successfully engaged "Forum for Dialogue" (an NGO based in Warsaw) for an eight-week educational program at Szkola SP2 Henryka Sienkiewicza in Przasnysz (a local middle school); 41 other similar programs also ran across Poland that year. The SP2 students and teachers distinguished themselves by winning one of four national awards for their work (SP2 won for "Impact on Community"). Click here to see a brief but moving video that recaps their efforts.