Thursday, June 19, 2008

JOWBR UPDATE - Orhei, Moldova Cemetery Project


This message comes from the coordinator of the Orhei, Moldova cemetery project and was recently posted on the JewishGen Discussion Group. (For further information about the discussion group, click here).
We have a unique opportunity to have pictures of every gravestone from the Orhei Jewish cemetery and at the same time help the dwindling Orhei Jewish community restore the cemetery. However, this opportunity will only occur if we can raise $800 in the next few weeks. The Orhei Jewish community has agreed to photograph every gravestone at a cost of only 25 cents per stone and then use the money to help restore the cemetery. The gravestones will be translated and put on JOWBR at no additional cost. This cemetery dates from the early 1700's making it one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the region. Most of the old stones have deteriorated but there are readable ones from as early as 1820, possibly earlier. It is estimated that there are around 3000 readable stones. If I can't raise the $800 in the next few weeks this opportunity will be missed.
  • Click here to donate funds for the Orhei, Moldova Jewish Cemetery Project.
  • Examples of the cemetery and some of the stones can be seen here.

1 comment:

  1. Brooke Schreier GanzAugust 24, 2008 at 10:52 PM

    Did the Orhei cemetery indexing project get the funding it needed in time? It is no longer listed on the JewishGen JOWBR Cemeteries projects list, but I'm not sure if that's good news or bad news. Please write a post with an update!

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