When Amy Degen and her husband Josh traveled to Bialystok, Poland in the Summer of 2015, they were horrified by the condition of its only remaining Jewish Cemetery. Determined to help bring dignity back to the Cemetery, the Degens started a GOFUNDME page and formed a Board of Directors with their best friends, the Flaglers. In 2018 they established a 501c3 nonprofit, The Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Fund. They have returned to Poland every summer since 2015 to lift, clean and paint headstones with at least 18 volunteers per year from the U.S.,
Poland, Germany and Israel. They have raised over 1,400 stones to date.
The Degens will describe their work renovating the cemetery. They have some wonderful stories to share.
This event is co-sponsored by Hadassah
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