Preserving the past – Building the future

Brest-Litovsk (Brisk) Jewish Cemetery Crowdfunding Campaign

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Our project

Over 80 years ago, more than 1200 remnants of headstones that once stood in the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery were desecrated and used for other purposes.

These headstones have been discovered over the last 20 years and will finally come home to rest in a stunning memorial.

This memorial will be a testament to Brest’s rich Jewish heritage, acknowledge and honour the community that was so brutally extinguished, and educate visitors about Brest’s Jewish community of today.

our need

We are well on our way to meeting our $325,000 fundraising goal, but we can’t do it without your support. There are 5 project milestones.

These plans, which are as beautiful as they are powerful, are completed and construction is commencing – but we can’t finish this project without your help.

Our progress so far

Interested in learning more? We are sharing detailed accounts of this project as it evolves.

We’ve raised $109,700 so far, which is 34% of our total!

Phase 1

Photography, reading, translation and cataloguing of every salvaged piece

Phase 2

Designing of the memorial. Commissioned by Illuminate Foundation.

Phase 3

Ongoing

Submission of planning applications, land surveys and the purchase of the raw materials

Phase 4

Spring 2024

Crowdfunding campaign

Phase 5

Summer 2024

Construction of the memorial

We are well on our way to meeting our $325,000 fundraising goal, but we can’t do it without your support.

This campaign is not just about stones; it’s about resilience, remembrance, and resistance against oblivion. It’s about reclaiming our history and reaffirming our commitment to never forget. With your support and as a collective, we can ensure that the Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery is no longer hidden, but proudly restored to its rightful place on the map of memory.

We hope that you will join this noble endeavour to honour the past, empower the present, and inspire hope for the future. Together, let us build a memorial that stands as a beacon of remembrance and resilience for generations to come!

support our campaign today

Wherever you are in the world, please make a donation, by using the form below, and keep informed of all the project updates as they happen.

If you are in the USA, please click here to make a tax-deductible donation via our USA partner 501(C)3 Jewish Tapestry Project.
Please click here to read about our partnership.

We need all the help we can get to reach our fundraising goal. If you are celebrating a bar mitzvah, wedding or milestone birthday – please consider it as an opportunity to help us create awareness and fundraise. Ask us for more details on how to create a personal fundraising link.

The Together Plan is hugely grateful for cornerstone funding provided by The Illuminate Foundation.