Sometimes we work hard, overcome obstacles and steadily move forward
toward an important goal but it seems to elude us. Often we just need
one final burst of energy, insight or determination to succeed. That's
why I'm writing today.
Jezierzany is a small shtetl, formerly in Galicia and now part of
Ukraine. It's about 100 miles >from Lviv. It had a vibrant Jewish
population with a rich history whose residents contributed in small
and large ways to the betterment of their community and the world.
For example, Moshe Shulbaum, one of its native sons, became a
distinguished linguist who played a major role in the development of
modern Hebrew as it is spoken in Israel today.
We've almost reached our goal of ensuring that his story and
Jezierzany's stories live on. We've been able to translate most of the
Memorial (Yizkor) Book for Jezierzany & Surroundings into English.
However, we are about $500 short of having enough money to translate
the remaining pages, part of the section concerning the holocaust and
what happened to Jezierzany's Jewish community during its final days.
Please help us complete this important project!
Your donation can be made at
Scroll down to Jezierzany and enter your donation amount there. JewishGen
has numerous Yizkor Book funds so make sure you fill in the amount for
If you prefer, you can send a check to JewishGen, Edmond J. Safra Plaza,
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Be sure to indicate that this is a
donation for the Jezierzany Memorial book.
In order to ensure that your donation is correctly credited to the
Jezierzany fund, please also let me know the amount of your contribution.
The minimum allowable contribution is $10.
In Every Generation, We Tell the Story
In April we will celebrate Passover. Each year we are instructed to tell
the story of our ancestors’ journey out of Egypt, lest we forget where we
came >from and the lessons learned along the way. Our ancestors >from
Jezierzany and other areas intentionally left their precious stories for
us and our descendants; they deserve to be shared.
If you have any questions, please contact me at Jlistbrod@aol.com. Thank
you very much.
Portland, Oregon USA