News and Events

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.

The Research Project on Galician and Bukovinian Jewry (University of Haifa) with the support of the Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization launched a new program of scholarships and excellence prizes .

The organization’s annual expedition completed documentation of the Jewish cemetery in Buczacz this year. It could be said that the central theme of this year’s field work was the legacy of S.Y Agnon. Members of his family, as well as many of his friends, acquaintances, and heroes of his works, are buried in the cemetery. We cleaned and documented the tombstone of his father – Shalom Mordechai Czaczkes, and discovered the tombstone of his mother, Ester.

ממצאים נבחרים מאוספי האתר

Shoshana Eden's Childhood Memories from Skała

Masterpieces of Jewish Stone Carving. Bolechow Cemetery

Jewish life in Bolszowce, 1930-s. From the Popik family album

Masterpieces of Jewish Stone Carving. Peczeniżyn Cemetery

Masterpieces of Jewish Stone Carving. Kuty Cemetery

Field School 2017 to Buczacz

From our Activities:

Field School 2016 to Vizhnitsa

Field School 2015 to Kuty

The Galicia and Bukovina Jewish Studies at the Herzog College

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פרויקט יהדות גליציה ובוקובינה מתעתד לשמר את המורשת העשירה של עולם יהודי פורה בגליציה ובוקובינה שאיננו היום. מטרתנו להקים מאגר מידע אינטרנטי של מסמכים היסטוריים ועדויות מוחשיות למורשתם התרבותית של יהודי חבל זה. באמצעות אתר זה אנו מקווים להפוך מורשת עשירה זו לנחלת הציבור הכללי לרבות קהילת המחקר הבינלאומית ההולכת וגדלה. רוב האתר כרגע הינו בשפה האנגלית ובעתיד אנו מקווים לאפשר חלקים נוספים בשפות שונות.