This was a unique project for ESJF and required considerable planning and coordination. At 830 meters, it is one of the largest fencing projects undertaken by ESJF to date. Moreover, the fence was specially designed for the cemetery, constructed entirely from metal, allowing passers-by to view the matzevot inside.
Hadytch is notable for its connection to Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic dynasty. In 1812, the Alter Rebbe, in flight from Napolean’s forces, passed away and was buried in Hadytch.
In 2021 ESJF with the support of Geder Avos and American and Israeli Jewish philanthropic organizations cleared the site, demarcated the boundaries, and erected a fence around the cemetery.
The many followers of the Chabad movement look forward to this cemetery finally having the protection it deserves.
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