The main objective of the Liepaja Jewish Heritage Foundation, established in 2004, is to study, preserve and draw public attention to both the pre-war history of the Liepaja Jewish Community and the tragedy which befell it during the Holocaust. Throughout the years of its activity, the Foundation has organised and participated in a large number of projects in the field of culture, education, and social activities. The Foundation regularly publishes research papers.
In 2005, through the efforts of the Liepaja Jewish Heritage Foundation in Skede, the Kadish memorial complex was opened at the place of the mass extermination of the Jews in December 1941. The memorial is a horizontal Menorah built of chipped field stones from Kurzeme. The fire is represented by seven large granite stelae, with Hebrew sayings from the Torah.
The foundation regularly organises the ‘Reunion of Liepaja Jewry’; which brings together survivors of the Holocaust from all over the world.
Research and publication of materials about Latvians who took part in the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust.
Support of international conferences on Holocaust, book publications, research on Holocaust in Latvia, as well as support of museum projects.