From time to time, articles that relate to JCGC’s mission come to our attention. While the articles are not about JCGC specifically or often our local community, we thought you may enjoy reading some pieces that pertain to our work in a broader sense. What happens to the cemetery when a small Jewish community, with one congregation, closes? What are issues Jewish cemeteries in Europe are facing, and what can we learn about those communities through their cemeteries? Or maybe you’ll find yourself filled with pride by the article below, of the lengths to which the IDF went to recover the remains of a pilot. If you come across articles of interest that you think others might appreciate, please send us the link and we can include them in a future newsletter.
Here are a few that we flagged over the last few months:
The unveiling ceremony at a cemetery marking the final burial of a Western Pennsylvania congregation.
Learning about 20th Century Jewish life in Europe through a study of gravestones.
Modern technology helped the IDF find the remains of a pilot lost in the Sea of Galilee 56 years ago.