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 Trip 3 - 2004

 

 

 

 

 Kamenka, Belarus

 

 

 

 

 

 Trip 2 - 2003

 Indura, Belarus

 

 

 

 

 Trip 1 - 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 Sopotskin, Belarus

 

Trip 3 - Kamenka, Belarus - June 2004


 

Cemtery Restoration

 

 

The restored entrance to Kamenka's Jewish cemetery

Kamenka (Kaminka, Kamionka), Belarus is located approximately 30 miles east of Grodno in northwest  Belarus.  Prior to the Holocaust, Jews comprised a considerable proportion of the population of Kamenka.  Today, no Jews remain and the cemetery was left in disrepair and abandoned for close to 60 years prior to the team's arrival.  In Kamenka, the team worked side by side with community members - town officials, workmen, teachers and school children.  With their help, the team was able to erect a fence around the perimeter, right gravestones, document gravestones, and beautify the grounds in only four and a half days of work.  By restoring this landmark of a once vibrant Jewish community, the team essentially preserved the history of the community for future generations.

 

Welding the fence panels together

Tracy Dustin-Eichler, Jordan Milne '07 and Sam Lipkin '07 level fence

Valery Pechatnikov '07 and Josh Lozman mix cement

Anna Zelinsky '06, Tamer Shabaneh '05, & Jordan Milne '07 pour cement into hole

Rabbi Boraz and Tamer Shabaneh '07 translate an uncovered gravestone

Transporting cement around the site

Floyd Reece '06 paints the entrance gate

Dan Villone '07, Sam Lipkin '07, Heather Ho '05, & Jenna Harris '06 paint fence

Rabbi Boraz leads reconsecration of the cemetery service


Main Segments of Project

 

Krakow, Poland

Auschwitz/Birkenau

Tykocin Synagogue

Cemetery Restoration

 

Community of Kamenka

Grodno, Belarus

Warsaw, Poland

Post-Trip Documentary

 


 
 

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