JewishGen.org, in partnership with The Matzevah Foundation and the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, is pleased to announce the second annual JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship program to take place from July 14, 2020 – July 23, 2020. We invite graduate students as well as third and fourth-year college students to apply for this unique opportunity.
Six Future Scholars will travel to Poland to participate in this program, focusing on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. They will tour many Jewish Heritage sites and will be involved in the clean-up and preservation of a Jewish cemetery in partnership with local residents.
The trip will be led by highly experienced staff, and participants will have an opportunity to learn from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative (and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish law.
To learn more and to apply for the 2020 program, please visit https://www.jewishgen.org/fellowship/. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2020.
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