During two last years, our organization has implemented various projects aimed at developing the tourism sector of towns and co-operated with organizations that had related interests, including ESJF European Jewish Cemetery Initiative, Tourist Information Center of Ostroh, Ostroh City Council, NGO «Ostroh Center of Judaica»
The project is one of the winners in “Small towns – great impressions” competition, that got financial resources on its realization (158 applications from all over Ukraine and only 8 winners).
Tatar tower is one of the three barbicans (a type of defensive structure), that still remain in Ukraine.
The Great Maharsha Synagogue
Crowdfunding video aimed at raising funds for the restoration of The Great Maharsha Synagogue.
The Great Synagogue is a monument of Jewish sacral architecture in the former Jewish quarter in the Ostroh, Rivne region.
The Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh, which was built in early 17th-century, remains a powerful place of Jewish history and memory, heritage and religious life of the largest and most influential Jewish communities of Volhynia. At least it was so until the World War II.
The building was damaged during the Holocaust and then used as a pharmacological warehouse under the Soviets.
Cooperation with ESJF
A series of videos about the work of European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative.
The ESJF project has begun the process of physically protecting Jewish burial sites in Europe, most particularly in places where Jewish communities were wiped out in the Holocaust…
«Ostroh: in the shadow of History»
“Ostroh: in the Shadow of History” is a full-length documentary film about the complex history of a small regional center of the Rivne region. This film is a portrait of one of the ancient city, which surprisingly combines the past and the present, the ruins and innovation. The film’s protagonist, Anatoly Helenyuk, talks about the city of his youth, about the city where his parents were living, by the combining of his own emotional experiences with the objective facts of history.