|Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation, Inc.
In summer of 1998, Marek Kaminski,M.D.,
born and raised in Lomza and Judge Gerald C. Bender whose father was born
and raised in Lomza, decided to restore the New Jewish Cemetery in Lomza. The New Cemetery
was established in the 1890's, as the Old Cemetery was closed for burials. On March
12, l999 the foundation was established with seed funds donated by G. Bender and M.
Kaminski. Mr. Alan E. Molotsky, an Illinois corporate attorney,
provided the legal expertise and created a Not-for-Profit Corporation known as Lomza
Jewish Cemetery Foundation, Inc.
The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the
Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation Inc. is to be treated as a publicly supported
organization effective March 12, l999. This means that your contributions
are tax deductible.
Goals and priorities
- to build awareness of the historical nature and importance of the
Lomza Jewish Cemetery;
- to renovate and if needed reconstruct parts of the Cemetery;
- to provide channels of communication and integrate plans and
efforts of people and organizations working to benefit the Cemetery;
- to sponsor projects and events that bring positive attention to
The ultimate goal of the
to cultivate respect for the deceased and their souls
and promote understanding of two Peoples
who shared the same land for over 600 years.
The Foundation's Officers
- Marek Kaminski, M.D.
- Fred Finkelstein
- Kazimierz Szczechura
- Dorota Kaminski
Marek Kaminski lives in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and retains
a Lomza residence, which makes obtaining all the renovation permits from local and
national Historical Landmarks Preservation Office much easier. Fred
Finkelstein practises law in Seattle. Marek
or/and Fred visit Lomza at least once a year to arrange the work, which is then
conducted under direct supervision of Kazimierz Szczechura (Lomza Chapter).
Most of the work is done by the members of the families that presently live in the
original Jewish Cemetery Funeral House.
- The officers of the Foundation DO NOT receive any compensation
for their work. Nor are they reimbursed for any travel expenses, including trips to Lomza.
- All funds received by the Foundation, with the possible exception of such items as
printing and postage, will be used for actual work on the Cemetery.
At this time contributions
are being requested.
Please make your check payable to:
LOMZA JEWISH CEMETERY FOUNDATION, INC.
and mail it to:
Dr. Marek Kaminski,
Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation, Inc.
4451 Dewitz Road
Fall Creek WI. 54742, USA
If you have any questions please contact:
Marek Kaminski (Wisconsin)
Kazimierz Szczechura (Lomza)
The purpose of the Foundation is to operate exclusively
for charitable, scientific and educational purposes within the meaning Section 501 ( c ) (
3) of the Internal Revenue Code of l986. Its basic purpose is set forth in its
articles. The detailed purposes are on file with the State of Illinois.