also known as THE “LIEPAJA JEWISH HERITAGE FOUNDATION”, is a non-governmental organization established in 2004

Founders were:

  • Professor George Schwab – born in Liepaja, Vice-President of the American Association of Jewish Survivors of Latvia, an American public activist, scholar and political scientist
  • Steven Springfield– President of the American Association of Jewish Survivors of Latvia
  • Sheila Johnson Robbins – USA public activist, FAPE Board member, patron 
  • Business Sector Patrons: Haas family, Sergej Zaharjin, Ilya Segal

Foundation goal:

The main goal of the Liepaja Jewish Heritage Foundation is to study, preserve and popularize the Jewish heritage as an integral part of the city’s history.

Foundation tasks:

  • Participate in common projects in cooperation with the Liepaja Jewish Religious Community and other Jewish organizations in Latvia and abroad, in the fields of education, culture and social activities
  • Research, translation and publication of materials relating to the pre-war history of the Liepaja Jewish Community and the Holocaust
  • Support and develop relations with the Jews of Liepaja and their descendants, by involving them in the creation of chronicles regarding the Jewish community in pre-war Liepaja
  • Support, develop and implement educational programs on the Jewish history of Liepaja.
    Research and report unknown facts relating to the Holocaust in Liepaja
  • Organize and participate in meetings, seminars and conferences to further the Foundation’s main goals and complete the tasks set
  • Co-operation with Liepaja’s local authorities in preserving Jewish memorials and the Jewish cemetery.