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Zduńska Wola. The Jewish Cemetery Opens its Doors on the Anniversary of the Holocaust

Zduńska Wola. The Jewish Cemetery Opens its Doors on the Anniversary of the Holocaust

Added 2016-08-26

This week marks the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the ghetto on Zduńska Wola. Those tragic events will be commemorated during a...

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Chaim Soloveitchik’s yahrzeit. “He is one of the giants of Torah”

Chaim Soloveitchik’s yahrzeit. “He is one of the giants of Torah”

Added 2016-08-25

25 August (21 Av) marks the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik – a remarkable Talmudist, the rector of the yeshiva in...

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Saturday Marks the Beginning of the Singer’s Warsaw Festival – One of the Biggest Jewish Culture Festivals

Saturday Marks the Beginning of the Singer’s Warsaw Festival – One of the Biggest Jewish Culture Festivals

Added 2016-08-25

For the 13th year in a row, Poland’s capital will be dominated by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the patron of the festival of Jewish...

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European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

Added 2016-08-23

23 August is the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, also known as the Black Ribbon...

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Tzadik Rabinowicz’s Yahrzeit and the Cornerstone For the Hasidic Centre in Radomsko

Tzadik Rabinowicz’s Yahrzeit and the Cornerstone For the Hasidic Centre in Radomsko

Added 2016-08-22

74 years ago, Tzadik Shlomo Chanoch Hakohen Rabinowicz passed away. Today, the cornerstone for the upcoming Hasidic centre will be laid in...

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Lelów. “Everything revolves around Jewish issues”

Lelów. “Everything revolves around Jewish issues”

Added 2016-08-22

Thousands of people arrived to Lelów to take part in the “Ciulim – Cholent Feast” Festival of Polish and Jewish Culture. Not even...

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Price of the Bersohn’s and Bauman’s Hospital Lowered

Price of the Bersohn’s and Bauman’s Hospital Lowered

Added 2016-08-18

No longer listed at 35 million zlotys, the former Jewish hospital in central Warsaw is now on sale for 28 million zlotys. Provincial...

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Museum on Wheels Starts Another Tour. Time for Sopot and More Cities to Come!

Museum on Wheels Starts Another Tour. Time for Sopot and More Cities to Come!

Added 2016-08-17

The upcoming season of the Museum of Wheels tour will commence soon in Sopot. On 19-21 August 2016, the pavilion of the mobile...

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74th Anniversary of Extermination. “No Day Has Changed the History of Our Town More Than 19 August 1942”

74th Anniversary of Extermination. “No Day Has Changed the History of Our Town More Than 19 August 1942”

Added 2016-08-17

Otwock, Stary Sącz, Gorlice, Limanowa… Numerous towns are commemorating the 74th anniversary of the...

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Teatr Nowy in the Former Seat of the Jewish Community in Kraków

Teatr Nowy in the Former Seat of the Jewish Community in Kraków

Added 2016-08-16

Theatre, literary cafe, music club and cinema. The building formerly housing the Jewish community in Kraków is set to become an important...

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Exhibition of Works by Mordecai Ardon in His Hometown of Tuchów

Exhibition of Works by Mordecai Ardon in His Hometown of Tuchów

Added 2016-08-15

On 15 August 2016, the Municipal Museum in Tuchów (Małopolskie Province) once again opened the exhibition of works by Mordecai Ardon...

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14th edition of the Ciulim – Cholent Feast!

14th edition of the Ciulim – Cholent Feast!

Added 2016-08-15

Over the upcoming weekend, Lelów will offer good food and wonderful music to its visitors. All this will take place during the...

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Pardes Festival – Encounters with Jewish Culture in Kazimierz Dolny

Pardes Festival – Encounters with Jewish Culture in Kazimierz Dolny

Added 2016-08-14

The Spichlerz Kultury Foundation invites everyone to the Pardes Festival – Encounters with Jewish Culture in Kazimierz Dolny, which will...

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Tisha B’Av. Events of distant past still sensed by every Jew

Tisha B’Av. Events of distant past still sensed by every Jew

Added 2016-08-12

This Saturday’s sunset will mark the beginning of Tisha B’Av – the day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the Temple in...

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Ceremonies and a concert will commemorate the Białystok Ghetto Uprising

Ceremonies and a concert will commemorate the Białystok Ghetto Uprising

Added 2016-08-11

Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Białystok Ghetto Uprising. The anniversary observances are being organised,...

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Renovation works at the Tarnogród Synagogue

Renovation works at the Tarnogród Synagogue

Added 2016-08-11

The authorities of Tarnogród (Lublin Province) are financing the renovation of the former synagogue. The renovation must be carried out...

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92 Days. A theatrical play about a camp encourages the youth to explore history

92 Days. A theatrical play about a camp encourages the youth to explore history

Added 2016-08-10

Residents of Rydułtowy are preparing a theatrical play about the prisoners of the local sub-camp of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau. Its aim is to...

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Festive Charity Event for the Righteous to be Held in Kraków

Festive Charity Event for the Righteous to be Held in Kraków

Added 2016-08-09

An event supporting the Righteous Among the Nation will take place in Kraków in September. The program will feature a festive...

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Philip Bialowitz (1925–2016)

Philip Bialowitz (1925–2016)

Added 2016-08-08

Philip Bialowitz passed away at 91. He was a participant in the uprising of Sobibór and author of the book A Promise...

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Mayn Shtetele Rymanów. Another encounter with the Jewish history of the city will soon take place

Mayn Shtetele Rymanów. Another encounter with the Jewish history of the city will soon take place

Added 2016-08-08

The 8th Day of Remembrance of the Rymanów Jewish Community will be organized by Rymanów residents and the descendants of...

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Conservation officer: “The building of the former Talmudic school in Konin should not have been demolished.”

Conservation officer: “The building of the former Talmudic school in Konin should not have been demolished.”

Added 2016-08-05

The dispute over the demolition of the former beit ha-midrash in Konin has taken another turn, and someone will have to face...

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A circumcision ceremony in Warsaw with Rav Yaakov Ber Teitelbaum

A circumcision ceremony in Warsaw with Rav Yaakov Ber Teitelbaum

Added 2016-08-05

About 100 people gathered on Friday morning for the circumcision ceremony held for the son of Joel and Judyta Jaworscy, the couple’s...

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Będzin: A weekend with Virtual Shtetl

Będzin: A weekend with Virtual Shtetl

Added 2016-08-04

Private houses of prayer, balustrades with menorah motifs... Będzin has a wealth of interesting places for those interested in Jewish...

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More Jewish cemeteries are now surrounded by a fence

More Jewish cemeteries are now surrounded by a fence

Added 2016-08-03

In Narew, Sochocin, Wiskitki, The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage has built fences around three additional...

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Open letter from teachers against the manipulation of modern Polish history

Open letter from teachers against the manipulation of modern Polish history

Added 2016-08-03

Recently, a public dispute has been stirred up by statements of high-ranking state officials about the pogroms perpetrated on Jews in...

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Priests, Rabbi, and Imam Pray Together At the Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery

Priests, Rabbi, and Imam Pray Together At the Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery

Added 2016-08-02

Wreath-laying at the Monument to the Fallen Unconquerable in the Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery was one of the ceremonies that marked the 72nd...

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An Open Letter From Scholars of Polish-Jewish History in Reaction To State-ments By Polish Officials About Crimes in Jedwabne and Kielce.

An Open Letter From Scholars of Polish-Jewish History in Reaction To State-ments By Polish Officials About Crimes in Jedwabne and Kielce.

Added 2016-08-01

In recent days a large group of leading researchers of the history of Polish Jews from different countries published the following open...

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Bar Mitzvah in Warsaw's synagogues

Bar Mitzvah in Warsaw's synagogues

Added 2016-08-01

Warsaw saw yet another bar mitzvah this year. This time Matitjahu stood on the bimah. The bar mitzvah was organized in...

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