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A Biographical Guide to our Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery continues to be prepared, containing a register of identified tombstones, short footnotes about the deceased and some detailed biographies.
 
If you can supply biographies, details of graves and even pictures of people buried in our cemetery, then the authors want to hear from you!
 
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You can post your suggestions, contributions and comments onto our Yahoo Email Group or email our Webmaster and Email Group Moderator:
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  • The Passing of Halina Wasilewicz z"l
         30th January 2017

  •   It is with immense sorrow that we announce the sudden passing, yesterday, of Halina Wasilewicz, mother of Yaakov (Kuba) Wasilewicz and long-time Chairperson of the Częstochowa branch of the Social-Cultural Association of Jews (TSKŻ) in Poland.
    Halina's two main passions in life were her son, Kuba, of whom she was so proud to watch as he grew into the young man that he has become today.
     
    Her other passion was the preservation and continuity of Yiddishkeit in Częstochowa. Any Jew, who visited the city, would always be welcomed by Halina at her "club".
     
    She will be deeply missed by not only all who knew her in Częstochowa, but also by all of us who have attended any of the World Society's Reunions. Halina was a very special person.
     
    The World Society shares Kuba's sorrow and wishes him long life. May Halina's memory be a blessing to him and to us all. Baruch Dayan Emet.
     
    In 2012, Halina was interviewed by the POLIN Museum and spoke at length
    about her life. In remembering her, please take a few minutes to
    click HERE to learn more about this wonderful lady.

     

     
    Click HERE to view the Jewish Museum's promotional video!
     
     

     

     
  • Purim Celebrations at the Częstochowa TSKŻ
         11th March 2016

  •   Częstochowa's TSKŻ celebrated Purim in fine style with a family event featuring fancy dress, games, songs and lots of fun for all.
     
    Thank you to everyone who organised this. As a joyful event, it also celebrated the legacy left by a wonderful lady.
    Click HERE for more words & pics!


     
  • Israeli Częstochowa Landsleit Memorial Evening
         5th December 2016

  •   Around eighty First, Second and Third Generation attended the Israeli Częstochowa Association's Annual Memorial Evening, in memory of Częstochowa Jews who perished in the Holocaust and commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Częstochowa ghetto.
    Click HERE for more words & pics!


     
  • Israeli Students Return to Restore and Record Jewish Graves
         August 2016

  •   Once again, this year, the Gidonim, students from Israel's Reut High School have travelled to Częstochowa to help restore graves at our Jewish Cemetery and to record the details of people buried there.
     
    This year, they were joined by Polish high school students associated with the Ghetto: a Częstochowa Legacy project.
    Click HERE for more.


     
  • World Society Vice-President Talks to Częstochowa Students
         January 2016

  •   During his latest visit to Częstochowa, World Society Vice-President and Israeli Association Chairman, Alon Goldman, met with students from four local high schools.
     
    Alon spoke about the way his parents had escaped the Holocaust to Tel Aviv, thereby saving their lives.
    Click HERE to read more!


     
  • 73rd Anniversary of Częstochowa Ghetto Liquidation
         22nd September 2015

  •   Flowers were laid and candles were lit at Częstochowa's Umschlagplatz monument to mark the seventy third anniversary of the liquidation of the Częstochowa "Big Ghetto", when around 40,000 Jews from Częstochowa and the surrounding area were forcibly sent to the Treblinka death camp.
    Click HERE to read more.


     
  • Professor Jerzy Mizgalski Honoured
         21st June 2015

  •   Prof Dr hab Jerzy Mizgalski was been honoured by the Polish and Israeli Governments with the "Laur Pamięci" for his work in preserving Poland's Jewish heritage and for his efforts in promoting Polish-Jewish dialogue.
     
    The award presentation took place at the residence of the Israeli Ambassador to Poland.
    Click HERE to read more!


     
  • New York City Mayor Declares "Sigmund Rolat Day"
         11th June 2015

  •   NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio honoured our World Society President, Sigmund Rolat, at the annual Jewish Heritage Month reception at the Jewish Heritage Museum, proclaiming June 11th, 2015, in the City of New York, as "Sigmund Rolat Day".
    Click HERE to read more!


     
  • Israeli High School Students Visit Częstochowa
         15th April 2015

  •   On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, one hundred and twenty five students from Israel's Yarkonim High School visited Częstochowa. There, they met with their Polish counterparts from Częstochowa's Biegański Comprehensive Senior High School and visited sites of Jewish significance.
    Click HERE to read more!


     
  • NEW ON OUR WEBSITE!

             Sigi and Hanka Siegreich, met as prisoners in Częstochowa's HASAG slave labour camp. Now, living in Melbourne Australia, they celebrate more than seventy years of happy marriage.
     
    Click HERE to read their story!

             Irit Amiel, a Holocaust survivor, born in Częstochowa is a prolific poet and writer. She has been nominated twice for the Nike Literary Prize and has been honoured by the City of Częstochowa for her literary achievements
     
    Click HERE to read her story!

             Halina Wasilewicz z"l was Chairperson of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ, and mother of Kuba. She was well known to all who have attended our Reunions. Like the TSKŻ itself, Halina was a true Jewish Częstochowa institution.
     
    Click HERE to read her story!

             Yaakov (Kuba) Wasilewicz is a Jew, born and bred in Częstochowa. He is well-known to many who have attended our Reunions, being the son of Halina Wasilewicz, Chairperson of the Częstochowa TSKZ.
     
    Click HERE to read his story!


  •  
    THE WORLD SOCIETY OF
    CZĘSTOCHOWA JEWS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

     
    FIFTH REUNION
    in Częstochowa, Poland
    19th-22nd September 2016
     

     
    Click on the link below each picture
    to view the entire photo album for each event.
     

     
    BANQUET DINNER
    Monday, 19th September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     
     
    JEWISH TOUR
    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     

     
    MUSEUM OPENING
    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     
     
    STATUE & CONCERT
    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     

     
    CEMETERY CEREMONY
    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     
     
    J.DŁUGOSZ ACADEMY
    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     

     
    HASAG PELCERY
    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     
     
    STARY RYNEK 24
    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     

     
    UMSCHLAGPLATZ CEREMONY
    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
    Click HERE for photo album
     

     
    THANK YOU
    to our President, Sigmund Rolat,
    without whom the Reunion and its activities
    would not have been possible.
     
    THANK YOU
    to the Mayor and Council of the
    City of Częstochowa,
    for their assistance with the Reunion's public events.


     
    World Society Webmaster
    Interviewed on Polish Radio


     
    While he was in Warsaw, after our Fourth Reunion, our webmaster, Andrew Rajcher, was interviewed by the Kol Polin service of national broadcaster Polskie Radio.

     
    Andrew was interviewed, in English, by Polskie Radio's
    Hagay Hacohen. To listen to that interview, simply
    click on the link below.
     



     

     
      
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