Tuesday, April 25, 2006

US calls for restoration of Aden cemetery

The US State Department has appealed for the Jewish Cemetery in Aden, Yemen, in a state of disrepair following years of neglect and periodic desecration, to be restored. (With thanks: Anne)

The State Department feels that restoring this historic cemetery is very important, and would like to find a group to help with finance and technical expertise. Any group able to provide technical or financial assistance would work with the (Yemen) Ministry of Religious Guidance 'to preserve this part of the historical Jewish presence in Yemen'.

Anyone interested in this project is asked to contact:

Katy A. Lurie
Office of International Religious Freedom
US Department of State, Rm 2634
202-647-1219
lurieka@state.gov

More on the Jews of Aden here

1 comment:

Albert said...

Good article I found on what was once Egypt's Jewish community:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=1&cid=1143498907121&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull