Competition In Protecting Old Jewish Cemeteries


Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World

By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum

Two groups lead in the fight to save Jewish cemeteries. Both organizations strive for the same goal but each has a different approach. The Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe (CPJCE), which is headed by Rabbi Elyakim Schlesinger, universally respected London roshyeshiva, was founded in 1992; its headquarters is in London with affiliate offices in Warsaw. The CPJCE, also known as Admas Kodesh, meets with local municipal authorities and with heads of state, seeking to achieve working relationships. In all of CPJCE’s work, they proceed with the assumption of responsibility for all Jewish cemeteries in a particular country and all of the Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.

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