The History of the Jews of Pacov During the Holocaust by Rabbi Roth

There is exciting news about the progress of a new book that Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Roth of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel, Fair Lawn, New Jersey is working on. The New Jersey congregation has Pacov Torah Scroll #74. 

Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Roth of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel, Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Over the past ten years, Rabbi Roth has continued his extensive research on Pacov and its Jewish community. His first book, The Jews of Pacov Remembered in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, was printed in 2014. It includes an English translation of an article written by Jan Zoubek, about the Pacov Jewish community, taken from a chapter of the book by the scholar Hugo Gold written in 1934 on the Jews and Jewish community of Bohemia. Jan Zoubek was an archivist and the manager of the Municipal Museum in Pacov. 

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Prayer shawl from Pacov at Brussels House of European History

A prayer shawl (tallit), which was found in Pacov synagogue during its archaeological assessment, has now been renovated and placed in a prestigious spot at the very beginning of the temporary exhibition “Throwaway – the History of a Modern Crisis” at the House of European History in Brussels. The exhibition continues until January 2024.

Further information on the exhibition is available here:

The prayer shawl from Pacov synagogue. Photo by Pavel Tychtl

2022 Jewish Heritage Day

Photos from the Pacov and Černovice Jewish Cemeteries Tours, Pacov Synagogue and Rabbi’s House Tour, Michal Foršt’s concert and a live show of the Schimmerle Klezmer Kabaret, all taking place during the Jewish Heritage Day and the previous Saturday on 13th and 14th August 2022. All photos by Karen Koblitz.

The Tikkun Pacov Synagogue Association wholly supports Ukraine as an independent and sovereign democratic nation. Our objective is to revive the memory of the lost Jewish community and renewal of their place in history, lest they be forgotten. The atrocities happening in the Ukraine and the mass exodus of refugees bring to mind the targeting of Jews and others in the Holocaust.

Tikkun Pacov warmly welcomes the Ukrainian refugees to the Czech Republic and to the Pacov community.

Czech Jewish Heritage Day 2021 in Pacov, Černovice, and Radenín

Dear Friends of Tikkun,

It‘s with great pleasure that I’d like to draw your attention to the rich programme of events we’ve put together to celebrate Jewish Heritage Day in Pacov and environs on 7-8 August, in cooperation with the nearby Cernovice Jewish Memorial. 

For a full overview, please refer to the programme published on our website.

We hope that many of you will join us this coming weekend, and take advantage of this opportunity to meet, to learn and to remember Jewish culture, which for hundreds of years was an integral part of the region‘s history. 

Pavel Tychtl

President of Tikkun

Sunday 8 August 

10:00 – 12:00 Guided tour of Radenín Jewish cemetery  

13:00 – 14:45 Guided tour of Pacov synagogue and Jewish school/former rabbi’s house and plans for the renovation of both buildings. Jan Autengruber ulice 318, Pacov 

14:45 – 16:00 Interpretation into English/French on request

15:15 – 17:00 Guided tour of Jewish Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust and Černovice Jewish Cemetery by Michael Deiml, sculptor of the monument, and Tobiáš Smolík, Hebrew scholar and ethnologist. Access from Vodní ulice, Černovice u Tábora 

16:45 – 18:00 Interpretation into German/English on request 

19:00 – 20:30 Schimmerle Klezmer Cabaret – outdoor Klezmer Concert 

Pacov Community Centre, Španovského ulice 319, Pacov 

(Free entrance – contributions welcome) 

Saturday 7 August – Evening programme, Náměstí Svobody, Pacov 

19:00 – 20:00 Official inauguration of Restlicht (Remains of the Light) temporary memorial exhibit, presented by Werner Mally, German sculptor of Czech origin

Visitors are advised that the best time to visit Restlicht memorial exhibit for maximum effect is at noon on a sunny day 

Organisers: Tikkun Pacov and Černovice Jewish Memorial

All events are free of charge – everyone’s welcome!

Donations: (overview)