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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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  • Alon Goldman Co-ordinates Major Cemetery Clean-Up
         June 2018

  •   After many years of neglect, a major step has been taken to clean-ep Częstochowa's Jewish Cemetery.
    It was a complex task but was made possible thanks to the determination, perseverance, a great deal of goodwill and the help of the good people who volunteered for the task.
    Click HERE for more.

  • Częstochowa Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the
         Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
         19th April 201

  •   Częstochowa marked the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in an event organised by Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska, Chairwoman of the Czestochowa TSKŻ and Tadeusz Piersiak, Director of the Częstochowa Municipal Museum. The event began at the Częstochowa Jewish Historical Museum and continued at the Częstochowa Umschlagplatz Monument
    Click HERE to read more.

  • Israeli Częstochowa Landsleit Memorial Evening
         10th December 2017

  •   Around 100 First and Second Generation landsleit attended the 2017 Annual Commemoration of Czestochowa Jews conducted by the Israeli Czestochowa Jews Association. This year's event commemorated the seventy fifth anniversary of the liquidation of the Częstochowa "Big Ghetto".
    Click HERE for more words & pics!

  • Our World Society Wins Cultural Patron Award
         26th August 2017

  •   The City of Częstochowa's 2017 "Patron of Culture" award has been conferred upon the World Society of Częstochowa Jews and Their Descendants.
    The award was presented to our President, Sigmund Rolat, by Częstochowa Mayor Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk and City Council Chairman Zdzisław Wolski.
    Click HERE to read more!

  • Częstochowa Remembers Our Dear Halina Wasilewicz z"l
         25th May 2017

  •   The new Jewish Museum of Częstochowa was the venue for an event dedicated to remembering and celebrating the life of long-time Chairperson of the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ, Halina Wasilewicz z"l. the event entitled "Chaya Ita Yiddishe Mama" was MC'ed by Halina's long-time friend Tadeusz Piersiak, Director of the "Gaude Mater" cultural centre.
    Click HERE for more words and pics!

  • Academic Conference on the History of Częstochowa Jews
         28th March 2017

  •   The Jewish Museum of Częstochowa was the venue for an academic conference on the history of the Jewish community in the Częstochowa region. It was co-organised by the Jan Długosz Academy, the Częstochowa Municipal Museum, the city's Municipal Archives and the Częstochowa branch of the TSKŻ.
    Click HERE for more words and pics!

  • Purim Celebrations at the Częstochowa TSKŻ
         11th March 2017

  •   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!

  • 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!


    Write your own story!

    Since the fall of communism in Poland in 1989, hundreds of Częstochowa survivors and their descendants have visited the city, either at any one of the World Society's Reunions or travelling independently.
    Each visitor had his/her own motivation for making the trip and each trip, in turn, left a very specific impact on the visitor.
    For anyone who wishes to share with the rest of us, their experience and any aftermath, we have now set aside a section of our website to enable them to do so. In fact, we positively encourage you to add your contribution!
    Click HERE to learn how!

             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!

             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!


    in Częstochowa, Poland
    19th-22nd September 2016

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

    Monday, 19th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
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    Wednesday, 21st September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    Thursday, 22nd September 2016
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    to our President, Sigmund Rolat,
    without whom the Reunion and its activities
    would not have been possible.
    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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