Sunday, December 30, 2012

(Belarus) NY Orthodontist Cemetery Rehabilitation Project

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

NY Orthodontist Michael Lozman started  a personal mission to restore the cemetery in his father's village in Belarus, Sopotskin, which has spread to help restore other Belarusian villages Jewish cemeteries.  Dr. Lozman realized he could not do this alone and was successful in getting college students from Dartmouth College to help during their summer schedules over several years.  One-third of the participating students are Jewish.  He has started  the Restoration of Eastern European Jewish Cemeteries Project to help restore more Jewish cemeteries and has received requests for restoration in Belarus and Lithuania.

To read more about this go to:  http://tinyurl.com/cntknrt
original url:
 http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-york-orthodontist-restores-jewish-history-one-grave-at-a-time/

 Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting us to this interesting story.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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