Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery Clean-Up Postponed

June 3, 2020
Source: Alon Goldman

World Society Vice-President, Alon Goldman, has announced that, regretably, this year’s annual clean-up of the Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery, due to take place 1st-5th June 2020, has had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were full of hope to be able to carry out the project in the allotted time but, as the target date approached, we saw that we simply could not go forward”, he said. “Airline flight schedules have not returned to normal and the need to quarantine everyone who enters Poland, together with the health and security concerns for our partners in Poland, have brought us to a tough decision”.

He added that “we are now checking out possibilities for re-scheduling the clean-up and, when we have done so, we will make another announcement.  As you no doubt know, if we do not carry this project out, no one else will do it! We are certainly not giving up and, as soon as the situation allows, we will definitely return to continue our work”.

In making the announcement, Alon thanked all  friends and partners for their commitment and assistance – the USA Matzevah Foundation, the Częstochowa Adullam Foundation, the participating high schools from Czestochowa and Israel and all of the wonderful volunteers.