Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the New Year on the Jewish calendar. This is a time for reflection and renewal. BJPC would like this newsletter to shed some light on both the non-Jews and self-discovered Jews who work consistently to preserve Jewish Heritage in Bardejov and its region and the non-Jews who saved Jewish lives during WWII.
Our yearly local high school essay competition theme this year was “Deeds of the Righteous-what makes them unique?” Below you can access the links and read the top three essays of whom each student was awarded a prize.
As for the adults who voluntarily help to preserve Jewish Heritage, our work in Bardejov and the area could not have been accomplished without them. You are all familiar with Peter and Pavol Hudak, the father-son team that has been working with BJPC for many years.
This New Year issue of our newsletter introduces you to Mr. Bogol’s story of becoming the caretaker of the synagogue and the cemetery back in 2005 as well as to the interesting story of Peter Absolon, a Slovak genealogist from Kosice specializing in Jewish heritage. “Shanah Tovah” is a greeting that is given at the start of the Jewish New Year. It means to have a good and blessed year and that is what the BJPC wishes for all of you.