From Our Webmaster

Andrew Rajcher (Melbourne, Australia)

Welcome to the website of the World Society of Częstochowa Jews and Their Descendants!

Our original website went online in mid-2004 following our First Reunion of Częstochowa Jews in April 2004 and during which our World Society was formed. Since then, the website has undergone a minor facelift but, with the advent of more advanced website, multi-platform and multimedia technology, in 2018, it was really time to take advantage of these advancements and to develop this entirely new website.

Our Facebook group came into being in December 2009 and is still going strong.

Since putting our new website online, as at the end of November 2023, our website has been visited over 270,000 times and pages have been viewed more than 1.6 million times!

We are especially proud of the completion of our YIZKOR (MEMORIAL) BOOKS PROJECT – eighteen Yizkor books (4,734 pages!) have been translated into English and have been put online.

But that’s not all – we have now added ANOTHER new project to our website!

The “Częstochower Cajtung” (“Częstochowa Gazette”), published from 1922 to 1939, was a Yiddish-language, political and social weekly, with a Zionist-Orthodox character. We have decided to translate, into English, each edition of this newspaper – being with 1939, the year the Nazis marched into Częstochowa. You can access the project by clicking HERE.

Finally, I’d like to thank our website programmer Viv Rotstein for her continuing work in upgrading the various aspects of our website’s software and for fixing the odd glitches which periodically come up..

I hope that everyone continues to find our website information both interesting and useful. Since 2004, when our original website went online, we have accumulated an immense amount of historical information and data about the Jewish history of Częstochowa and the surrounding area.

Our work continues!