Partners and Donors

We are very pleased to acknowledge the individual and institutional partners and donors who make Rohatyn Jewish Heritage projects and progress possible. Elsewhere on this site we thank our advisers and volunteers who provide experience and expertise in developing and managing the technical and social aspects of our projects. Here we would like to thank the many people who fund our work through their generosity, in both time and money, to keep us moving forward. Every gift is appreciated, and put to work. For anyone considering how they can help us in this work, please see our How to Help page; we thank you and will be very happy to acknowledge you here also.


Our meeting with the library staff.

Meeting with the Rohatyn public library staff. Photo © 2016 Jay Osborn.

The following organizations have provided leadership, strategic advice, information, and networking to help us learn and develop as a heritage organization. Most have also given their time and labor to assist us with tactical efforts, some since the very beginning of our program. None of these partnerships is formal, which makes us all the more grateful for the engagement of the representatives who have worked with us.

Rohatyn District Research Group (RDRG)
Gesher Galicia, Inc.
City of Rohatyn
Law Craft Legal Services
Rohatyn Local History Museum “Opillya” (Рогатинського історико-краєзнавчого музею «Опілля»)
Rohatyn Public Library
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Hesed-Arieh Lviv
Lviv Volunteer Center
Yahad-In Unum
The Matzevah Foundation
Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University
Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries
ESJF – European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative
Centropa and their Ukrainian/Moldovan education project Trans.History
Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church of Rohatyn and Archpriest Dmytro Bihun
Green Garden Landscape Design
Galicia Jewish Museum
Rohatyn Special Boarding School (Internat)


Generous friends, colleagues, and family have donated money and time to help cover the costs of Jewish headstone recovery work in Rohatyn since we first discovered the need in 2011, and more recently to support larger projects such as the Jewish mass grave survey planned for 2017. We are humbled by the quick and easy help so many people have provided. In addition to the people we are very pleased to acknowledge here, we remember many others who have given anonymously to support our work.

Rohatyn residents, volunteers, supporters, and advisors clean Jewish headstones recovered in a garden before transport to the old Jewish cemetery

Rohatyn residents, volunteers, supporters, and advisors clean Jewish headstones recovered in a garden before transport to the old Jewish cemetery. Photo © 2016 Jay Osborn.

Mark Albom
Cameron Allen
Elaine H. Allen
Morey Altman
Tarik Cyril Amar
Phyllis Anderson
Ann Appelbaum and Neal Borovitz
Reese, Jojo and Simon Awend
Bernice Baise
Ronald Banner
Kerstin Barnstorf
Omer Bartov
Sharlene Wolf Basch
Ulrike Bauer
Julie Ben Simon
Guy Berfield
Heike Bernhardt
Łukasz Biedka
Hinda Ira Blady Borovitz
Rebecca Blady and Jeremy Borovitz
Alex Blasenheim
René Blättermann
Avi Blitz (z”l)
Cipora Blitz
Joseph and Bertha Blitz (z”l)
Michael Bohnen
Abraham Bonowitz
Sheri Borovitz-Linda
Gudrun Minnich and Frank Böttcher
Joan Bradus and Dale Friedman
Joe Bratspis
Susan Brust
Susan Burger
Fay and Julian Bussgang (z”l)
Audrey Campbell
Linda Cantor (z”l)
Sheila Carter
Kristy Chattaway
Anna and Oleksii Chebotarov
Yuri Cherniavsky
Benjamin E. Cohen
André Convers
Rebecca Cook
Reilly Costigan-Humes
Anna Cwirko-Godycki
Loraine Kasten Davis
Leslie and Daniel De Swaan
Etienne Denneboom
Jennifer Dickinson
Thomas Dickinson
Natalie and Alex Dunai
Ihor Dvoretskyi
Jessica and David Eber
Gerald Eber
Klaus-Dieter L. Ehmke
Sara Ehrlich
Karen Ertrachter
Alex Feller
Rhona Fidler
Daniel Fost
Edjo Frank
Linda Frank
Jordan Friede
Scott Genzer
Robin Gerber
Denni Ann Gershaw-Smith
Gesher Galicia
Nina and Gary Glaser
Dori Kirk and Mitchell Glotzer
Les Gluck
Albina Gofman
Rena Goldzweig
Susan Leibenhaut and Joseph Gootenberg
Michael Greenbaum
Phillip Greenberg
Deborah L. Griffin
Diana Grunhaut
Robert Gruszczyński
Rosette Faust Halpern (z”l)
Ann Gleich Harris
Edgar Hauster
Mary Kalyna Hawryshkiw
Rosanne Hecht
Tammy A. Hepps
Vlado Herman
Christian Herrmann
James Higgerson
Helen Altman Hochberg
Frank Hornstein
Jacob Tsvi Hornstein (z”l)
Michla Irby
Rebecca Sivitz and Sean Jackowitz
Edward Janes
Tony Kahane
Mary Kalyna
Uwe Kaminsky
Michael Khoury
Batya and David Kidron
Ksenya Kiebuzinski
Laurence Kirsch
Logan Kleinwaks
Phyllis Kramer (z”l)
Ruth Ann Kurzbauer
Bradley Laye
Deanna Levinsky
Paley Lewis
Iryna Lozynska
Inna and Igor Lukashevsky
Gladys Lyons
Rachel McRae
Roman Maletskiy
Alan Mandelberg
Cortney Medovich
Connie Mencis
Erín Moure
Maria Natanson
Iryna Nebesna
Cathy Osborn
Marla and Jay Osborn
Ruth and Doug Osborn (z”l)
Deborah Ozair
Michael Ozair
Stephanie Palumbo
Roumiana Pankova
John Panzer
David Pels
Gary Pess
Marusia Petryshyn
Eliezer Ben Pinchas
Shelley K. Pollero
Tammy Raiton
Eleanor Raucher (z”l) and Jerry Cohen
Bruce Reisch
Rhonda and Doug Robins
Pierre Rohatyn
Chaya Rosen
Harriet Rossetto and Mark Borovitz
Per Anders Rudling
Monica Steinmetz Sageman
Beckett Sas
Yair Sas
Stuart Schear
Neil Schwartz
Penny Schwartz
Jutta and Eberhard Seidel
Julie Steinmetz Shaffer
Mark Shapiro
Steve Shore
Max Shterngel and Lena Kushnir
Dora Gold Shwarzstein (z”l)
Meyer Shwarzstein
Nancy Siegel (z”l)
Erica Silverman
Mary Skinner
Jacob and Rachel Slutsky
Chris Small
Stephan H. Small
Cheryl Morden and Reuben Snipper
John P. Solski
Phillip Spector and Carole Sue Lebbin
Graham Stack
Renee Stern Steinig
Barbara Steinmetz
Howard Steinmetz (z”l)
Oleksii Stepanovskyi and Svitlana Ryzhykova
Ania and Witek Stępień
Rachel Stevens and Jack Wright
Izabella Tabarovsky
Victor Tabbush
Tiffany Taylor and Matthew Cerimele
Tatyana Tcheka
Thomas A. Traber
Gary Turkish
Susan and Bruce Turnbull
Steven and Devorah Turner
Andrea Tzadik
Thea and Bernard Valman
Raja Visweswaran
Mykhailo Vorobets
Lori Wasserman
Miriam Weiner
Amy and Darryn Weinstein
Maria-Philippa Wieckowski
Kenneth Willig
Ian Young
Vasyl Yuzyshyn
Margaret and Andrew Zalewski
Neal Zank
Michael Zaplotny
Anna Zolotniuk