The Brody Cemetery Project - 2nd call #rabbinic
Two months ago I posted an announcement on the new Brody cemetery project.
Thus far we raised less than half of the required budget >from only 16
contributors (out of over 300 Brody registered researchers).
Since the first announcement, we have done the following:
- Completed a one-day survey at the cemetery, which helped us to
estimate the required work.
- Put out a proposal for photographing the gravestones and reviewed
several responding bids.
- Selected a photographer
- Defined the scope of work
We want to begin photography next month, but whether we can get the
work done is up to you! We cannot sign a contract for work without
the adequate funding and this is the best season in which to do the
In order to have it happen, we need your help in raising the required $4,500.
Please consider giving generously so that the work may begin now!
Donations can be through our JewishGenerosity account on either Gesher
Or on the Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Records (JOWBR) page:
Click on the box that reads: "Brody Cemetery Project." Contributions
are tax deductible for U.S. citizens. You contribute online with a
credit card or print up a form to fax or mail in with a check or
credit card number (US currency only).
Instructions: As there are multiple donation sites on each page --
make certain you click on the tab that reads: "Brody Cemetery
Project" so your donation is credited properly.
Higher levels of donations will give you early access to these records
and the Excel files:
$100+ Donations: you will receive an Excel spreadsheet with all the
information >from the headstones collected that will be going to JOWBR
in advance of the data being posted online.
Please contact me for questions.
Those of you that would like to join the 2nd phase of indexing the
photographed data, please contact me.
Meanwhile you can search your Brody ancestors at
http://sites.google.com/site/elyasaffamily/brody-data (this is the
output of our previous project that was done with the generosity of
the Brody researchers).