Memorial Tour 2022 Update

While the prospects are improving with increasing vaccination and declining COVID numbers, we do not know when enough normality will be restored for safe travel and visiting Poland. To be able to make a timely decision about the trip, we have set the following deadline: 

If by the end of September 2021 the safety outlook is positive and certain, we will confirm and continue organizing the trip for the late Spring of 2022.

Otherwise, we will set another deadline to consider whether the trip would be possible for later in 2022.

Well Known Descendants of JCP

The website now features: a slide show of a small selection of well known JCP descendants who have left their legacy for future generations. 

Contact Bryan Kesselman bryan.kesselman@yahoo.co.uk


We are also excited to inform you the website will also be featuring “Well Known Living Descendants” – watch for it when we launch.

Any Suggestions?

Contact: Ken Drabinsky kadrabinsky@telus.net

Website Update

We are in the process of creating the ADJCP website. Process is steady and we are hoping to launch this fall – perhaps as early as Sept/Oct.time frame.


September 1, 2021


Zychlin Project Donations 

We are asking all Zychlin descendants to help us cover the costs of the Zychlin ADJCP projects (Read More here). Please make your contribution using the DONATE button in the ADJCP website (select “Zychlin memorial projects” in the window “Use this donation for”).


Board of Directors

Interested in joining the Board? Please Contact: Leon at: lzamosc@ucsd.edu

Yizkor Books Progress 

PRZEDECZ Coordinator Roberta Books

  • 40% completed
  • 11 articles were translated into Polish.

KUTNO Coordintors: Kutno Group

  • 80% completed

3 More Yizkor Books are in the Works:



ZYCHLIN – Coordinators Leon Zamosc, Lori Sandoval, and David Goren.

Translation kicked off last month with several chapters now completed. If all goes well, we expect completion by end of 2021. To contribute toward the Zychlin Yizkor Book Translation project please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23 and scroll down to the Zychlin project at the bottom of the page. 

If anyone is interested in participating in the translation please contact: 

Leon Zamosc: lzamosc@ucsd.edu 

Shtetl Team Coordinators 

Artwork: Harry Daniels (b.Danielowicz) Kolo

We are looking for volunteers for Shtetl Coordinators (SC) and supporting Active Participants (AP) to manage information and databases, collaborate with other sectors, & handle queries. If you are interested in any particular shtetl we welcome your input.

Chodecz Shtetl:

SC Ken Drabinsky 

Contact kadrabinsky@telus.net

Gombin Shtetl:

SC Leon Zamosc: 

Contact lzamosc@ucsd.edu

Izbica Kujawska Shtetl:

SC Ken Drabinsky

AP Vivienne Durell, Jean Davis, Vilma Kalman

Continuing to add information for the website shtetl pages.

Contact kadrabinsky@telus.net

 Krosniewice Shtetl:

SC Rita Kashub:

Focusing on Krosniewice cemetery project, history of Synagogue, and building shtetl photo collection. Also seeking additional subscribers with ancestral connections to Krosniewice. Translation

Contact rita.kashub@gmail.com

Przedecz Shtetl: 

Roberta Books

Please see Yizkor Book Progress

Contact robertabooks@yahoo.com

Wloclawek Shtetl: 

SC Marysia Galbraith

Contacting descendants from Wloclawek—in particular the Bnai-Wloclawek Group. 

Contact mgalbrai@ua.edu

Zychlin Shtetl:

SC Lori Sandoval / AP Marysia Galbraith

Work has begun on the Zychlin Shtetl Web pages.

Also…See Notice Board & Yizkor Books Progress Update

Contact lori.sandoval@ymail.com


The remaining shtetls are OPEN. For more info or Volunteer activities, please contact: 

communicationandoutreach@jewishcentral  poland.org