Last weekend a big step for the Pacov synagogue

The events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jewish residents from Pacov and Černovice to Theresienstadt concentration camp, which we have organized in cooperation with the Černovice Jewish Monument Association, took place on 11 and 12 November 2017 under the umbrella title “Crossroads and Irreversibilities of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands History” in the respective towns.

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Jewish communities all over the world are honored to have Torah scrolls from Pacov

American artist and teacher Karen Koblitz talks about her Czech roots

Karen (left) with cousin Beth in front of Julia Koblitz née Meller’s grave at the Baxter Cemetery, Cleveland.

My name is Karen Koblitz and I am a native of Los Angeles, California. I am an artist that works mainly in ceramics and an Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Head of Ceramics in the Roski School of Art & Design at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. My family heritage is Eastern European; Russian, Bohemian and Austro-Hungarian. I am married, my husband, Alan Friedenberg is a retired Elementary School Principal and we have one daughter, Gina, who is a university student, a senior at the University of Southern California studying Spanish and Psychology.

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Nelly Prezma’s visit to Pacov

We are greatly honoured to have met Nelly in our lovely town, where she spent her childhood as a daughter of the local rabbi. Nelly is a wonderful lady full of zest, optimism, and genuine wisdom. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet again one day and enjoy the sight of a renovated synagogue!