Help Us Preserve the Brest Jewish Cemetery

In recent years, residents of Brest, Belarus, have made the horrifying discovery that their town is built out of headstones from the city’s demolished Jewish cemetery. Since then, some 1500 headstones have been reclaimed. The Together Plan is raising funds to create a memorial preserve this important piece of history and return the headstones to a fittingly dignified setting.

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We remember! Will you?

The Minsk Ghetto was witness to more than its fair share of atrocities during the Holocaust, yet its history is barely known. We Remember, Lest the World Forget tells the stories of child survivors of the Ghetto, translated and published in English for the first time by The Together Plan in collaboration with the survivors themselves.

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We are The Together Plan

The Together Plan empowers communities in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to learn how to help themselves. We help communities to see what can be achieved collectively, and work with community members to develop skills and provide training necessary to realise their vision.

We help communities to set up and run projects which community members of all ages can benefit from and participate in. At the same time, we promote responsible and transparent leadership, which is vital to develop the genuine friendship and trust necessary for a community’s survival. Ultimately, our communities will become self-sufficient both financially and in their activities – at which point we will step back, watching the community go from strength to strength.

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The Together Plan works to help re-establish community in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

Decades of Communist rule has left individuals mistrustful of others, communities – especially religious ones – shattered, and people unaware of how to take control of their futures and the future of their communities. The Together Plan works with communities and their leaders to help them to develop and move towards self-sufficiency.

Our work current focuses on Belarus and Poland, with communities in Minsk, Polotsk, Bobruisk, Brest, Slutsk, Vetka and Kraków.

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Latest News

  • Nine tonnes of humanitarian aid sent to Belarus

    Last week, The Together Plan dispatched its latest shipment of humanitarian aid to Belarus. Our Directors Debra Brunner and Artur Livshyts, along with a collection of amazing volunteers, spent the entire morning and early afternoon on Sunday 30 September packing and loading resources onto the lorry. The material being loaded...
  • Visiting the headstones in the snow

    While in Slutsk we stopped to visit the reclaimed headstones that were collected around the town of Slutsk last year. Headstones that long ago were removed from the Jewish cemetery and used as building materials. The headstones are now in safe storage and will be the subject of a memorial...
  • UK Director flies to Belarus to visit projects

    Over the weekend, seven members of the UK and Belarus TTP team visited the Slutsk Jewish Community,  and met with the children of the Sunday School and the Slutsk community leaders. In minus 17 degrees the team drove through the snow across the country and were met with smiling faces and...
  • 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Belarusian Army and a Special Shabbat

    The survivors of the Minsk Ghetto had a special event organised by The Together Plan to mark this special day in the Belarusian calendar. Our Youth for Youth ambassadors led a special Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by supper and entertainment by a professional Belarusian singer and performer who serenaded the community and...
  • Aid Together – Humanitarian Aid Reaching Recipients in Minsk

    Humanitarian aid collected and sorted in the UK was distributed in Belarus. The Together Plan team spent several days in the warehouse in Minsk selecting donations from the most recent consignment of aid. These were transported to a distribution centre and recipients were invited to select items. Minsk Ghetto survivors and family...

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