- Research topic:
- Jewish Cemetery Preservation Demonstration Project for Western Ukraine
- 2019-2020 academic year
Marla is a Founder and CEO of Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. Marla received her Juris Doctor from Hastings College of Law at the University of California, San Francisco, following a BA in Political Science from UCLA with a concentration on Eastern European Governments and Political History. She has worked as a transactional lawyer in California, and for 2015~2016 was a staff member working on Jewish heritage projects at FODŻ (the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland), in Warsaw.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar research award for the 2019-20 academic year will support Marla’s proposal for a "" - specifically, at the old Jewish cemetery in Rohatyn. The project foresees physical preparation of a portion of the cemetery plus the research and development of detailed designs which can be used to plan and implement rehabilitation of the site, conserve recovered headstone fragments, create informational signage at the site, and promote shared memory. A key component of the project is the documentation of methods, designs, issues, and solutions for use in comparable Jewish heritage projects in the region. The goals of the project are securing and protecting this historic heritage site, helping to re-integrate memory of Rohatyn's former Jewish community into the modern life of the city, and networking with experts and activists in the region to share ideas and resources.