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If you are interested in Jewish history and heritage in Warsaw, a good place to start is the Jewish Warsaw web site created by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Jewish Warsaw is a richly detailed, multimedia online resource, presenting Warsaw as seen through the history of its Jewish residents, past and present. It is an extremely valuable resource — for visitors as well as for armchair travelers.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2019
The JCC of Krakow has received a $500,000 grant from the New York City-based Eric and Erica Schwartz Family Foundation, the largest single grant awarded to a Krakow Jewish organization in the last 20 years. The funds will support the creation of an Early Childhood Center at JCC Krakow located in Kazimierz, the heart of the city’s Jewish district. It will be the first full-time that a pluralistic Jewish nursery school will be open in Krakow since before World War II. The school is scheduled to open in fall 2017 with a soft opening earlier.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2017
A Jerusalem-based group announced the opening of the first Jewish kindergarten in decades in the Polish city of Lodz. Shavei Israel, which tries to bring people with Jewish roots back into the Jewish fold, said Monday that the kindergarten would open in partnership with the city’s Jewish community of a few hundred members. The first class of 10 children will start in September. The city in central Poland, about 80 miles from Warsaw, was historically home to one of the country’s most vibrant Jewish communities – and one of the largest ghettos during the Holocaust. But Jewish life all but disappeared from Lodz in 1944.
Updated: Sep. 06, 2015
Teaching the Legacy #32 - e-Newsletter for Holocaust Educators – Lodz: A Topography of Life and Death in the Ghetto 70 Years After Its Liquidation
The 32nd issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators has just been released. This year marks 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto. As such, we have dedicated this newsletter to life and death in that ghetto, 70 years after its liquidation. The Lodz ghetto was unique because it was one of the first ghettos to be established and it was created to be temporary, yet it existed longer than any other ghetto in Europe. It was the very last ghetto to be liquidated, in the summer of 1944.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
A new Web portal, Jewish Life in Poland, is making directly accessible thousands of maps, photos, films and other everyday artifacts of what was once the largest community of Eastern European Jews before World War II. Little remains of that world, but the site’s creator, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, once located in Poland but now in New York, has created a portal that presents a variety of documents, videos (from film), audio clips in Yiddish , Polish, Hebrew and Russian — all described in English.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2014
For one night a year, Krakow’s seven remaining synagogues open themselves up to the public and host everything from a poetry reading to a symbolic multimedia walk through the seven gates of Jerusalem, from a photography exhibition to an Israeli-inspired hummus and grilled vegetable feast in a synagogue courtyard - The7@Nite Festival.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2013
After a gestation period of nearly two decades, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is finally set to open its doors April 19, which is the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
Cnaan Lipshiz writes about Poland’s first Torah Trek, an adult summer camp that marries Jewish learning with hiking. The 14 Torah Trekkers stayed for five days at the remote southern Polish Kalatowki lodge, a mountain resort so isolated that it can be reached only by four-wheel drive. They held daily shofar sessions on the trail - a tradition in Elul, the Hebrew month that precedes Rosh Hashanah.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
In its fifth semester, the Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad is a long-weekend (Thursday PM through Monday AM) program in Kraków for North American students studying overseas. The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oswiecim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2012
Extending Jewish Education in Eastern Europe: Warsaw Teachers Learn the Art of Online Instruction …. Online!
Smadar Goldstein of JETS (Jerusalem EdTech Solutions) tells of an online professional development program which she led for seven Jewish studies teachers from the Warsaw Lauder Morasha School. The goal of the program was to empower the Lauder Morasha School staff to teach students in remote areas through distance learning programs that include both Jewish and general studies.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2012