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Medals for the Righteous presented in Warsaw

Medals for the Righteous presented in Warsaw

Added 2014-12-17

On 16 December 2014, the first day of Hanukkah, medals “The Righteous Among the Nations” were presented at the Jewish Historical...

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Hanukkah in Warsaw

Hanukkah in Warsaw

Added 2014-12-17

On Tuesday, 16 December 2014, Hanukkah began. At the Grzybowski Square in Warsaw, the first Hanukkah candle was lit by Michael Schudrich,...

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A house of prayer in Góra Kalwaria will be renovated

A house of prayer in Góra Kalwaria will be renovated

Added 2014-12-16

Soon, renovation of the Alter Family house of prayer dating back to 1903 will commence in Góra Kalwaria. This is an important place for...

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Hanukkah candles will be lit in the pre-war buildings of Warsaw

Hanukkah candles will be lit in the pre-war buildings of Warsaw

Added 2014-12-15

During a series of Hanukkah evenings beginning at 6.00 p. m., Hanukkah candles will be lit in several pre-war buildings once connected...

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Hashomer Hatzair reactivated in Poland

Hashomer Hatzair reactivated in Poland

Added 2014-12-15

It was a historic moment. On Sunday, the assembly of Hashomer Hatzair took place in Warsaw for the first time in 65...

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Kiddush on the 10th anniversary of the appointment of the Chief Rabbi of Poland

Kiddush on the 10th anniversary of the appointment of the Chief Rabbi of Poland

Added 2014-12-13

10 years ago, on 8 December 2004, Rabbi Michael Schudrich was appointed the Chief Rabbi of Poland. On this occasion, on 13 December 2014,...

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What did Jewish cemetery in Rybnik look like?

What did Jewish cemetery in Rybnik look like?

Added 2014-12-12

A collection of unique photographs of a Jewish cemetery in Rybnik has been found. They will serve as material for an...

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Hanukkah workshops in Krakow

Hanukkah workshops in Krakow

Added 2014-12-12

On 18 December 2014, the Hanukkah workshops for children will take place in Krakow. The workshops will be conducted by Helena Czernek and...

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Tell us your story

Tell us your story

Added 2014-12-11

Only until 15 December 2014, stories on encounters with Jewish culture may be submitted for the “Stories of Polin”...

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Concert of evening songs and lullabies entitled Berjozkele

Concert of evening songs and lullabies entitled Berjozkele

Added 2014-12-11

Ola Bilińska’s premiere concert promotes her record Berjozkele. We will have an opportunity to listen to beautiful lyrics, romantic...

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Ban on ritual slaughter deemed “unconstitutional”

Ban on ritual slaughter deemed “unconstitutional”

Added 2014-12-11

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled yesterday that a ban on ritual slaughter of animals required by followers of Judaism and Islam...

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TV Theatre show on Jan Karski in the making

TV Theatre show on Jan Karski in the making

Added 2014-12-10

Magdalena Łazarkiewicz is working on a TV show on Jan Karski. The story of the Polish Underground State emissary has been stirring...

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Will a museum be built at a Jewish cemetery in Łódź?

Will a museum be built at a Jewish cemetery in Łódź?

Added 2014-12-10

Anna Pałagan, a graduate of the Łódź University of Technology was awarded the first prize at the international contest for the best...

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A lapidarium to be constructed at the Jewish cemetery in Białogard

A lapidarium to be constructed at the Jewish cemetery in Białogard

Added 2014-12-09

The Białogard authorities are commemorating local Jewish cemetery. In his letter to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, ...

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Hanukkah in Nowy Sącz

Hanukkah in Nowy Sącz

Added 2014-12-09

What is Hanukkah? Why candles are lit every day? Answers to these and many other questions will be provided on Sunday in Nowy...

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Wronki residents have commemorated the Jewish cemetery

Wronki residents have commemorated the Jewish cemetery

Added 2014-12-08

On Sunday, 14 December 2014, at 10.00 a. m., a lapidarium will be opened at the Jewish cemetery in Wronki.In 2010, during...

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Germany to compensate ghetto labourers

Germany to compensate ghetto labourers

Added 2014-12-08

On Friday, 5 December 2014, representatives of the governments of the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany signed an...

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What will emerge on the site of a synagogue in the Warsaw district of Praga?

What will emerge on the site of a synagogue in the Warsaw district of Praga?

Added 2014-12-05

Excavators have entered a plot at the junction of Kłopotowskiego and Jagiellońska Streets. Will they remove the remnants of the 19th...

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The Virtual Shtetl in Oslo

The Virtual Shtetl in Oslo

Added 2014-12-05

How can the Virtual Shtetl be interesting to Norwegians? What do Polish and Norwegian Jews have in common? Participants of a conference in...

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The 72nd anniversary of establishing the Council for Aid to Jews “Żegota”

The 72nd anniversary of establishing the Council for Aid to Jews “Żegota”

Added 2014-12-04

Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski, the last living founder member of Żegota, met with Warsaw high school students at the POLIN...

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The 65th anniversary of the Jewish Theatre

The 65th anniversary of the Jewish Theatre

Added 2014-12-04

On 4 December 2014, at the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw, a conference commemorating the 65th anniversary of the institution was...

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The programme of the conference organised within the framework of the “The Lost Landscape” project

The programme of the conference organised within the framework of the “The Lost Landscape” project

Added 2014-12-03

A detailed programme of the conference which will take place between 5 and 6 December 2014 in Gdansk is already...

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About the book Ta, która ratowała Żydów. Rzecz o Irenie Sendlerowej (The One Who Was Saving Jews. About Irena Sendler)

About the book Ta, która ratowała Żydów. Rzecz o Irenie Sendlerowej (The One Who Was Saving Jews. About Irena Sendler)

Added 2014-12-03

On 4 December 2014, we invite you to a meeting devoted to a book by Halina Grubowska entitled Ta, która ratowała Żydów. Rzecz o Irenie...

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Digitization and Jewish cultural heritage at the conference in Berlin

Digitization and Jewish cultural heritage at the conference in Berlin

Added 2014-12-03

The annual conference  entitled “Zugang Gestalten!” (“Shaping Access!”), held on 13-14 November 2014 at the Hamburger Bahnhof in...

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Newly elected management of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities

Newly elected management of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities

Added 2014-12-02

On 30 November 2014, the General Assembly elected new Management Board of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities...

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“Jewish Białystok and its Diaspora” – Premiere and meeting with the author

“Jewish Białystok and its Diaspora” – Premiere and meeting with the author

Added 2014-12-02

On 10 December 2014, a premiere of the book by Prof. Rebecca Kobrin entitled “Jewish Białystok and its Diaspora” will take place in...

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Multicultural Calendar for 2015

Multicultural Calendar for 2015

Added 2014-12-02

The fourth edition of the Multicultural Calendar has just been published. The Calendar which is inspired by the pre-war Galician...

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The Jewish cemetery in Sobienie-Jeziory has been tidied

The Jewish cemetery in Sobienie-Jeziory has been tidied

Added 2014-12-01

The effort of two people was sufficient to tidy the cemetery in Sobienie-Jeziory. After several hours of cleaning, all the rubbish has...

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