News and Events

The JGB Organization is launching a new comprehensive project: research and documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Romanian Bukovina.

Tzvi Tal has just passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 94. One of Israel’s leading jurists in Israel and a Supreme Court justice, he presided over some of Israel’s most prominent legal cases in Israel in the 1980s and 1990s.

Our organization began formulating an outline for the production of an innovative and groundbreaking project: a wide ranging historical atlas characterizing the history of Galician and Bukovina Jewry from its inception until its destruction during the Holocaust, and beyond.
The purpose of the atlas is to present the centuries old history and cultural heritage of two important and influential communities of the Jewish people, Galicia and Bukovina. These communities will be presented, on one hand, against the background of Jewish history in general, and on the other, against general local history.

The Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization has launched a new initiative: to investigate the past and fate of Jewish communities in rural Eastern Galicia.
The starting point of the research will be the Maniawa community (in the Solotvyn district). Researchers will make an effort to locate all of the Jewish families who lived in the area, to trace the life stories of these families, the circumstances of their settlement in the village, their occupations, their education, their social, cultural, and economic activity, their relationship with other Jewish communities, directions and causes of their migration to other cities, et cetera.

A new volume of articles edited by Francisca Solomon and Ion Lihaciu ('Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Jassy) with the support of JGB Organization.

Hartung-Gorre Verlag, Konstanz

The third year of studies at the academic program dedicated to the cultural heritage of Jewish Galicia and Bukovina  has begun.

A new book by prof. Rachel Manekin (University of Maryland)
Princeton University Press, 2020

After almost three decades of research and training activities in Poland, Meir Shilo, the director of Yad le-Zahava  Institute for research and documentation of the Holocaust, presents an impressive project which documents and commemorates Jewish life in the villages and small towns of Western Galicia.

Shlomo (Berghoffer) Beker (1915-1993) was born in Vienna to a family of First World War refugees from Buczacz. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His father worked as a mechanic. In 1921 the family moved back to Buzhacz: where he studied, became a barber and married at a young age. In 1938 Shlomo enlisted in the Polish army and served near Stanislawow.

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.