The Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society (BJHS), a non-profit organization,
co-founded by author Daniel Mendelsohn, and dedicated to preserving the
memories, and the monuments, of the small Galician town of Bolechow and
other shtetls around Stryj, will hold its annual meeting during the week of
the 31st IAJGS Conference in Washington, DC.
Please join us on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 5:15PM, at the Hillel
International Center, 800 H Street NW, two blocks >from the conference hotel,
Grand Hyatt. Our guest Speakers will be Hannah Rosenthal, the State
Department's Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism and Yasha Moz, Assistant
Director for International Programs at Hillel.
This annual meeting will include an update on the work of the BJHS in
commemorating our ancestors, including maintenance of the Jewish cemetery in
Bolechow and the nearby Taniava mass grave site, transformation of the
Bolechow synagogue into a museum of Galician Jewish life (as opposed to the
monuments of death that predominate in Ukraine), and the ongoing development
of an ambitious, interactive, historical and genealogical web site.
Refreshments will be served and the meeting is free of charge and open to
all. Please RSVP by August 12 to infobolechow@...
If you have questions, or cannot attend this meeting, but want to learn more
about our work, please contact us at infobolechow@... or visit our
website at www.bolechow.org