On Wednesday, a rededication ceremony was held at Lypcha Jewish cemetery, Zakarpatia oblast, where ESJF completed the fencing last year. The process of fencing this site was particularly challenging as the cemetery was located on a steep, forested hillside. We would like to express our gratitude to Mayor Yuriy Maleta and all the residents of Lypcha for their longstanding commitment to preserving this site, as well as the warm hospitality we received during our visit.
We were very honoured by the presence of Mr. Gabriel Nicola, Consul for the Republic of Romania to Zakarpatia, who addressed the gathering alongside Mayor Maleta and ESJF CEO Philip Carmel.
Lypcha itself is close to the Romanian border, and ESJF is now beginning its ventures into villages on the Romanian side of the border, in cooperation with the Romanian Federation of Jewish Communities, as a natural extension to the work already taking place in this remarkable region.