"…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 concerning the Jewish cemetery in Przasnysz. 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 and is in desperate need of attention. A focused special interest group (SIG) is working to bring dignity to the souls buried in these sacred grounds by:
Fencing the cemetery perimeter
Clearing grounds of debris and overgrowth
Recovering headstones that may be nearby.
Our fundraising goal is $45,000; your tax-deductible gift will help honor the memory and sacrifice of our venerated ancestors and friends.
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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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Some of our Przasnysz volunteers have successfully worked with a local Przasnysz school and Forum for Dialogue to clean the Jewish cemetery and to build positive mutual relationships. See a video report by clicking here.