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Israeli Religious Leaders Meet at POLIN Museum

Israeli Religious Leaders Meet at POLIN Museum

Added 2016-10-31

Israel's leading rabbis, priests, imams and other spiritual leaders came to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. On Sunday, they...

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November the 1st  at Warsaw Jewish cemetery. Let us help save historic tombstones

November the 1st at Warsaw Jewish cemetery. Let us help save historic tombstones

Added 2016-10-31

A collection for tombstone renovation and tours with Jan Jagielski. It is a good idea to come to the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw's Wola...

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Zofia Cofałka of Chorzów Wins Irena Sendler Award

Zofia Cofałka of Chorzów Wins Irena Sendler Award

Added 2016-10-28

The Irena Sendler Award "For Repairing the World" has been presented in Warsaw. It went to Zofia Cofałka, a resident of...

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Maccabi Warsaw Run for Jewish organizations in Poland

Maccabi Warsaw Run for Jewish organizations in Poland

Added 2016-10-27

Maccabi Warsaw has opened the registration for a charity Fun Run. The proceeds will be devoted to various projects by Jewish...

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Prayers for peace at the synagogue, church and mosque

Prayers for peace at the synagogue, church and mosque

Added 2016-10-26

"Warsaw's Assisi" starts today. Jews, Christians and Muslims will pray for peace. The events will also include concerts inspired by music...

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Zamość. Ceremony at the cemetery and concert at the synagogue

Zamość. Ceremony at the cemetery and concert at the synagogue

Added 2016-10-26

A monument at the Jewish cemetery in Zamość has been renovated. The official completion of works will take place on...

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A major renovation of former Szydłów synagogue, the

A major renovation of former Szydłów synagogue, the

Added 2016-10-25

Szydłów will spend close to 10 million PLN on renovating its historical sites, including the 16th century former...

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Bialystok street to be named after Jewish silent cinema star

Bialystok street to be named after Jewish silent cinema star

Added 2016-10-25

A street near the University of Białystok will be named after Nora Ney, a prewar movie star. We reported on the issue...

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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Are Under Way

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Are Under Way

Added 2016-10-24

The Shemini Atzeret holiday started at sunset on Sunday. Simchat...

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Holocaust and Stars: The Past in Stanisław Lem's Prose

Holocaust and Stars: The Past in Stanisław Lem's Prose

Added 2016-10-24

Holocaust in the prose of the Polish classic science fiction writer. We would like to recommend you the...

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Ewa Geller Wins Jan Karski & Pola Nireńska Award

Ewa Geller Wins Jan Karski & Pola Nireńska Award

Added 2016-10-21

The Jan Karski & Pola Nireńska Award was presented yesterday at the Jewish Historical Institute. It was given to Prof. Ewa Geller, a...

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Circumcision at Warsaw's Nożyk Synagogue.

Circumcision at Warsaw's Nożyk Synagogue.

Added 2016-10-21

Circumcision at Warsaw's Nożyk Synagogue. "Brit Milah Makes A Child One of Our People" A joyful morning for...

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2016 POLIN Award – winners announced!

2016 POLIN Award – winners announced!

Added 2016-10-20

2016 POLIN Award was presented during a formal ceremony held at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The winner of the second...

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Wieruszów wants street names referring to its Jewish past

Wieruszów wants street names referring to its Jewish past

Added 2016-10-19

Wieruszów councilors are changing street names. Three of them are to refer to the town's Jewish past. Announcements...

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Youth meets witnesses to history.

Youth meets witnesses to history. "You need to see your own reflection in another man"

Added 2016-10-19

High school students from Gdansk met with Guta Tyrangiel Benezra at POLIN Museum. It was yet another event in a series of meetings with...

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Booth in front of Ghetto Heroes Monument.

Booth in front of Ghetto Heroes Monument.

Added 2016-10-19

A booth was built in front Warsaw's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Chabad Lubavitch students walk around it and encourage passers-by to...

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The Made in POLIN Festival is Coming Soon

The Made in POLIN Festival is Coming Soon

Added 2016-10-18

21 October 2016 will see the inauguration of Made in POLIN – a three-day festival organised on the anniversary of the opening of the...

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Resident lists, police records, maps... Ukrainian archives reveal their secrets

Resident lists, police records, maps... Ukrainian archives reveal their secrets

Added 2016-10-18

Archives in Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Rivne. The POLIN Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute staff on a visit in the...

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Unlucky Streak Continues. Former Jewish School in Płock Pulled Down

Unlucky Streak Continues. Former Jewish School in Płock Pulled Down

Added 2016-10-17

New entries keep on appearing on the list of Jewish buildings which disappeared from the Polish landscape this year. The demolition of the...

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About Irena Tuwim, Julian's younger sister

About Irena Tuwim, Julian's younger sister

Added 2016-10-16

The Museum of the City of Lodz invites everyone to a lecture on Irena Tuwim – a poet, translator of children's books and Julian Tuwim's...

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JCC Warsaw’s Third Birthday – “We Want You to Feel at Home”

JCC Warsaw’s Third Birthday – “We Want You to Feel at Home”

Added 2016-10-15

There was champagne, cake and lots of fun when Warsaw’s Jewish Community Centre celebrated three years of...

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Etrogs and lulavs ready for Sukkot

Etrogs and lulavs ready for Sukkot

Added 2016-10-14

Supplies of etrogs and lulavs have arrived in Poland. They are being sold in synagogues. Shaking a lulav – a bouquet...

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Bayit Hadash in Kazimierz – Heritage, Memory and a Community

Bayit Hadash in Kazimierz – Heritage, Memory and a Community

Added 2016-10-14

The Center for Jewish Culture in Kraków has been conducting a series of meetings entitled Bayit...

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Gdańsk’s Jewish Community Renovates Synagogue

Gdańsk’s Jewish Community Renovates Synagogue

Added 2016-10-13

The Jews of Gdańsk Jews now have more room for their daily prayer services following the recent partial completion of renovation work to...

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Jan Jagielski – The Man Who Knows Everything About Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries

Jan Jagielski – The Man Who Knows Everything About Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries

Added 2016-10-13

One day, just on the off-chance, Jan Jagielski looked inside a ruined synagogue. It made him feel uncomfortable and so he left. However,...

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Faces and Hands – an Exhibition of Julia Pirotte's Photographs in Białystok

Faces and Hands – an Exhibition of Julia Pirotte's Photographs in Białystok

Added 2016-10-13

She photographed the victims of the Kielce pogrom, of occupied France and in post-War Poland. From October 14th, the Ludwik Zamenhof...

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POLIN Museum During Yom Kippur

POLIN Museum During Yom Kippur

Added 2016-10-11

Due to the Yom Kippur commemoration, POLIN Museum will be closed to visitors on Wednesday 12th October 2016. (The exhibition is usually...

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Yom Kippur in Tales of Polish Jews

Yom Kippur in Tales of Polish Jews

Added 2016-10-11

The Virtual Shtetl features hundreds of accounts and recollections. We have selected fragments of tales describing how Yom Kippur was...

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Conservation of the Burnt Floor at the Jewish Historical Institute. “It Is A Testimony to the Dramatic History of the Entire Building”

Conservation of the Burnt Floor at the Jewish Historical Institute. “It Is A Testimony to the Dramatic History of the Entire Building”

Added 2016-10-10

The conservation of the floor at the Jewish Historical Institute has begun. The stone floor still bears traces of the fire which consumed...

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Schoolchildren From Pruszków Save Decaying Matzevot

Schoolchildren From Pruszków Save Decaying Matzevot

Added 2016-10-10

Junior high school students are taking care of the Jewish cemetery in Pruszków. They are tidying up its premises and conserving the...

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The Department of Jewish Culture and History Is Waiting For Students

The Department of Jewish Culture and History Is Waiting For Students

Added 2016-10-07

Admissions to the Centre for Jewish Studies of the Research Department of Jewish Culture and History at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska...

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2016 POLIN Award Nominees Announced

2016 POLIN Award Nominees Announced

Added 2016-10-06

Six people and one institution have received a nomination to the 2016 POLIN Award. The winner of the second edition of the...

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Joint Prayer of Poles and Jews in Jeleniewo

Joint Prayer of Poles and Jews in Jeleniewo

Added 2016-10-05

More than 20 people met at a Jewish cemetery in Jeleniewo (Podlaskie Province) on Monday. The reason? Herman Storick, a descendant of...

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The Progressive Community of Trójmiasto With Its Own Torah

The Progressive Community of Trójmiasto With Its Own Torah

Added 2016-10-04

Beit Trójmiasto has its own Torah. It was placed in the synagogue in Gdańsk last Sunday. Beit Trójmiasto is a...

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A Student Decided To Clean Up The Jewish Cemetery. And So She Did

A Student Decided To Clean Up The Jewish Cemetery. And So She Did

Added 2016-10-04

A group of volunteers cleaned up the Jewish cemetery in Jędrzejów, Świętokrzyskie Province. The project was carried out at the...

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Year 5777 Is Coming! Virtual Shtetl To Unveil Its New Version

Year 5777 Is Coming! Virtual Shtetl To Unveil Its New Version

Added 2016-10-02

Jewish Year 5777 will begin on Sunday at sunset. We traditionally wish "A Good and Sweet Year!" to all visitors of the Virtual...

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