Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Bonyhad Orthodox Cemetery - update and advice to visitors

There are many unleashed dogs in the space outside the area of the graves. The dogs made a lot of dirt in the cemetery and some visitors could not go to their family members' graves. Some were afraid of all the dogs running between their legs. A fence with a gate was erected around May-June 2022 to keep out the dogs. This was initiated by a few people in Bonyhád. The fence was partly financed by MAZSIHISZ: the Jewish Community in Budapest, which is responsible for the two cemeteries, the Bonyhád municipality and with a contribution by the Singer family. 

Members of the Bonyhád Jewish Community under Shlomo Singer's leadership requested MAZSIHISZ and the Bonyhád municipality to assure that the dogs are removed from the cemetery. Seems that the MAZSIHISZ may not be able to help, but they instructed their worker, the caretaker, to find other places for the dogs. The Municipality will possibly make a decision shortly about handling the dog situation. 

An email notice will be sent to members of the Community once the dogs are removed.

Meanwhile those who plan to visit the cemetery are advised to contact Mr. József Vál (+36 30 513-9596) in advance and request that the fence gate be closed and the dogs be locked up during their visit. 


BONYHAD: Few copies of Veyedaber Moshe Volume 1 are available

Volume 1 of Veyedaber Moshe is about Bonyhad and the Pollak rabbinic family.
It includes much valuable material, including many photos.

If someone is interested to purchase the book they should contact Rabbi Eliezer Pollak at



Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Brief Bonyhad Visitor Guide (corrected)

There was an unnoticed problem during conversion to PDF format.
Corrected version enclosed.

Friday, July 15, 2022

New books bout Jewish life in Bonyhad: VEYEDABER MOSHE

Rabbi Eliezer Pollak just published a 6 volume set VEYEDABER MOSHE about Jewish life in Bonyhad and  teachings of his grandfather who was Rabbi of Bonyhad:  Rabbi Moshe Pollak z"l. Many in the International Jewish Community of Bonyhad will likely be interested in the book, which may be ordered via email to Rabbi Eliezer Pollak (see below) and  also at the Hazkara.  

להלן הנוסח:

באנגלית אני לא  יודע איך לכתוב.


שלום רב


לאחר שנים רבות של יגיעה - זכיתי להוציא לאור שבוע שעבר את הספר הידוע על התורה ספר  ''וידבר משה'' פנינים ופירושים נפלאים על פרשת השבוע מאת מהרב של באניהאד סבי רבי משה פולק זצ''ל שנדפס בעבר ב3 מהדורות, ועכשיו נדפס מחדש ברוב פאר והדר, עם הקדמות ותולדות.

הספר הוא 6 כרכים על חמשה חומשי תורה.

בכרך הראשון מופיעים מאות דפים על תולדות קהילת באניהאד ורבניה. ההיסטוריה הקרובה והרחוקה.

יחד עם תמונות צבעוניות מרהיבות עין, על קהילת באניהאד ורבניה.

מצ''ב מידגם מכמה דפים בספר.

לקראת התכנסות  יוצאי באניהאד, אני יוצאים במבצע מיוחד, לנכדי ויוצאי קהלת באניהאד - 50 שקל לספר * 6 כרכים – סה''כ 350 שקל, לקראת ההוצאה לאור המחיר כולל משלוח עד הבית בחינם.

הזמנות אצל הרב אליעזר פולק אימייל, טל' 052-7172774

אנא השאירו שם כתובת וטלפון, ומספר כרטיס אשראי, והספרים יגיעו אליכם עד הבית.

בכינוס ב18 לחודש יהיה דוגמה מהספרים לתועלת הציבור,

למעונינים לרכוש במקום, נא להודיע עכשיו למייל הנ''ל שנוכל להערך להביא 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Hazkara for the Martyrs of Bonyhád - July 18 6PM in Jerusalem

Hazkara for the Martyrs of Bonyhád

Led by Zelig Horowitz

July 18, 2022 6PM
OU Israel Center
Keren HaYesod 22, Jerusalem

It is planned to record the gathering and post to YouTube


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

"Forgotten Faces" exhibit in the Bonyhad old ("Neologue") synagogue, etc.


A meaningful exhibit "Forgotten Faces" was created by people in Bonyhad  in 2014 for the 70th anniversary of the Shoah in Hungary and is still in the synagogue building.

A nice and talented photographer in Bonyhad, Re'ka Ma'te' (her first name is Re'ka) , photographed the exhibit last week and I converted the photos to a video for those who would like to get an impression of the exhibit. 

Last week 2 large blue background enamel signs were mounted on the old synagogue external wall (about the Shoah in Bonyhad and about the synagogue) and a sign was placed about the Shoah in the old ("Neologue") cemetery. The design files were emailed from Jerusalem to Bonyhad where the local enamel factory manufactured the signs. Manufacture and mounting of the signs was handled by the Soha Tobbe Soa! (Never Again Soa!) foundation in Boyhad.

Signs about the Shoa were placed in 2014 on the wall of the Orthodox synagogue, in the Orthodox cemetery and at the sport field where the Jews of Bonyhad and vicinity spent the last days in terrible conditions before the transport to Auschwitz. A sign about the Orthodox synagogue was also placed on its wall.

Best Wishes,
Larry Pfeffer