Busk and Kalush are typical Eastern Galician cities. Once they were known as prominent trade and industrial centers with significant Jewish population, which contributed a lot to their urban development. Now, the only testimony of past vibrant Jewish life there are the Jewish cemeteries, where the Expedition will work this year.
Preparing to the Expedition to Busk and Kalush
Expedition to Buczacz, 2018
The organization’s annual documentation delegation 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.
Preparing to the expedition to Buczacz, 2018
The town of Buczacz – Agnon’s native town - was known for many generations as an important Jewish intellectual center, combined rabbinic knowledge, Hasidism and Jewish Enlightenment. This year, group of volunteers (students, researchers and archivists) are preparing to document the old Jewish cemetery in Buczacz.
Expedition to Buczacz, 2017
The eighth annual delegation of the JGB Organization began the work of documenting the ancient Jewish cemetery in Buczacz, S.Y. Agnon’s home town. This cemetery holds a special place in those of Agnon’s works devoted to his home town. It symbolizes the continuity of generations in the city and is an important component in the special Jewish space in which the plots of his many stories take place.
Preparing to the expedition to Buczacz
The town of Buczacz – Agnon’s native town - was known for many generations as an important Jewish intellectual center, combined rabbinic knowledge, Hasidism and Jewish Enlightenment. This year, which was declared by the Israel Ministry of Education as a year of Agnon, group of volunteers (students, researchers and archivists) are preparing to document the old Jewish cemetery in Buczacz.
Preparing to the expedition to Vyzhnytsa
Group of students of Herzog college, researchers and archivists are preparing to the documentation of Vyzhnytsa Jewish Cemetery
Expedition to Vyzhnytsa
Vyzhnytsa (Vizhnitz) hold a unique position in the history of Eastern European Jewry: at the end of the nineteenth century, Jews made up more than 90% of the population of this small town, which was also a prominent center of Hasidism. In the course of the expedition the historical part of the cemetery – about 2,200 tombstones - was fully documented.