13-01-2011 8.Shevat, 5771
Since 2002, Journey into Jewish Heritage has sent groups of Israeli, Diaspora students on trips to document once thriving communities.
A Jewish community nearing the end of its life is a miserable sight. Its synagogue falls into disrepair and its cemeteries become covered with overgrowth. Finally, when its last members leave or die, its memory slowly fades away, lost forever.
That’s where Journey into Jewish Heritage comes in: Since 2002 the program, run by the capital’s Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, has sent groups of Israeli and Diaspora students on two- and three-week trips to document once thriving communities that have gone into decay…..