Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe

Rabbi Abraham Ginsberg
Executive Director

The London-based Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe (CPJCE) was founded by Rabbi Elyakim Schlesinger in 1992. As a rabbinical authority on Jewish law regarding burial places, the CPJCE has been active in safeguarding and preserving Jewish cemeteries and mass graves all over Europe. Comprising a rabbinic team of experts, the CPJCE provides advice for organisations and communities active in the field of killing sites. It intervenes and cooperates with national and local governments and contributes to non-invasive investigations of mass grave sites. The CPJCE has been part of the American Jewish Committee’s “Protecting Memory” coalition. The Council of Europe acknowledged the CPJCE’s role by mentioning it in its May 2012 resolution on Jewish cemeteries.

Find more information on CPJCE positions in Rabbi Schlesinger’s explanations on “Life after Death in Jewish Belief”.

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