News and Events

Aincent Jewish cemetery of Busk was fully documented by the JGB expedition in August 2019. The most sensational finding is more than a dozen gravestones from the period between the late 15th century and the early 17th century: large stone tombs with impressive rabbinic phraseology that were unknown to researchers.

New gallery of unique ancient headstones revealed at the Jewish cemeteries of Pidhaitsi, Busk and Kalush.

New series of short lectures on the history of Galicia and "Galicianer" Jews

We are happy to announce that we have completed the documentation of a large Jewish cemetery in Pidhaitsi.

The 11th documentation expedition of the JGB Organization finished its work in two towns of great importance to the history of Galicia: Kalush and Busk. Both towns had old and developed Jewish communities which influenced Jewish life in the whole region. In both of them Jewish cemeteries had survived to tell the centuries long stories of the lives of their communities and their tragic endings during the Holocaust.

The Ludmer International Project on the Jewish Heritage of Galicia and Bukovina (University of Haifa) and the Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization launched a new scholarship.

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book about Galician artists: a collection of essays presented at the international conference, which was held in Lviv in November 2012 and supported by JGB.

This important work was organized and accomplished by JGB staff and Israeli young volunteers (most of them - students of Herzog College) during two seasonal expeditions in 2017 and 2018.

 All the survived gravestones at the cemetery (more then 2,000!) were mapped, cleaned, documented and photographed, and they can be seen now on the site:

The National Library of Israel, 9 Adar II 5779, 14.3.2019, 15:00-21:00

In recognition of Rabbi Meir Wunder and his extraordinary work and in honor of his 85th birthday

JGB in cooperation with the Ad Hena Center has launched a new academic multidisciplinary program at the Herzog College, , which provides a broad and in-depth training program for the study of the Jewish heritage of Galicia and Bukovina from the sixteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.