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Will a Jewish class open in one of Warsaw elementary schools?

Will a Jewish class open in one of Warsaw elementary schools?

Added 2014-08-29

Elementary School No. 166 in Warsaw will probably be the first state school to have a Jewish profile class. Classes start at 1 September...

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Rabbinical ordinations in Wroclaw

Rabbinical ordinations in Wroclaw

Added 2014-08-29

Four rabbis (Nils Ederberg, Jonas Jacquelin, Julia Margolis, Fabian Sborovsky) and three cantors (Sofia Falkovitch, Aviva Weinberg and...

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She was only 13 years old. She decided to erect a monument.

She was only 13 years old. She decided to erect a monument.

Added 2014-08-28

Imagine you are only 13 and you have decided to change something in the world. So it was with a touching story of Hannah...

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Looking for matzevas even at lake's bottom

Looking for matzevas even at lake's bottom

Added 2014-08-27

We have recently written on our Virtual Shtetl about the Matzeva Project. In August, members of the foundation From the Depths, together...

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Shorrotheque in Warsaw – Hebrew book picnic

Shorrotheque in Warsaw – Hebrew book picnic

Added 2014-08-27

A good way to spend the last days of summer holidays! The foundation named after Professor Moses Schorr invites you to join a reading of...

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Will Hirschfeld have his own street in Kołobrzeg?

Will Hirschfeld have his own street in Kołobrzeg?

Added 2014-08-26

There is a chance that one of the streets in Kołobrzeg will be named after Hermann Hirschfeld – a balneologist who has greatly...

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70th anniversary of liquidation of the Łódź ghetto

70th anniversary of liquidation of the Łódź ghetto

Added 2014-08-26

Celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Łódź ghetto’s liquidation will kick off in the evening of Thursday, 28 August...

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She found the family that saved her life

She found the family that saved her life

Added 2014-08-25

It was a moving event. After 70 years, Diana Albert from New York visited the village of Nuna, where a Polish family gave her shelter in...

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Jews from he tailors in Brzeziny are returning in the work of artists

Jews from he tailors in Brzeziny are returning in the work of artists

Added 2014-08-25

Two interesting exhibitions are taking place in Brzeziny.  The opening of both will take place on Thursday 28 August at 6 pm...

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The female inmates of Mierzynek will be commemorated

The female inmates of Mierzynek will be commemorated

Added 2014-08-22

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11am a ceremonious unveiling of the monument in Mierzynek will take place. During the Second World War the Germans...

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Feliks Karpman passed away

Feliks Karpman passed away

Added 2014-08-21

Feliks Karpman passed away; one of the last pre-war Jewish inhabitants of Góra Kalwaria, guardian of the local cemetery.Feliks...

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Jewish cemetery – a tourist attraction of Knyszyn

Jewish cemetery – a tourist attraction of Knyszyn

Added 2014-08-21

Tourists touring the Podlasie region...

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Jews of Radzymin. Private viewing of the photography exhibition

Jews of Radzymin. Private viewing of the photography exhibition

Added 2014-08-21

On Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. a formal opening of the photography exhibition „The World of Yesterday: Jews of Radzymin in the photos...

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Singer's Festival in Warsaw

Singer's Festival in Warsaw

Added 2014-08-20

This coming weekend, on August 23, 2014, the 11th edition of “Singer’s Warsaw”, the biggest Jewish festival in Poland,...

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„A Town. Photo impressions” – the first photography workshop

„A Town. Photo impressions” – the first photography workshop

Added 2014-08-20

What makes for a technically proficient photojournalist, how to build a camera and take a pinhole picture, how to take a good portrait...

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The Matzevah Project

The Matzevah Project

Added 2014-08-19

The „Matzevah Project” action, organized by From the Depths Foundation, has been launched. The action’s goal is to preserve and restore...

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Added 2014-08-19

On Sunday, August 17, 2014, a motorcycle expedition set off from Łódź along the route taken by Jan Karski during his courier mission to pass...

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Ronald S. Lauder Foundation seeks photographs for its 25th anniversary!

Ronald S. Lauder Foundation seeks photographs for its 25th anniversary!

Added 2014-08-18

On 3 November 2014 the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation will celebrate 25 years of its presence in Poland. On this occasion the Polish branch...

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Jewish youth centre in Rybnik

Jewish youth centre in Rybnik

Added 2014-08-18

A few days ago, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum from Israel presented a project to establish an educational centre for young Jews from...

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Fira. Jews of Poznań. A story about life.

Fira. Jews of Poznań. A story about life.

Added 2014-08-14

In the Tea Room of the Raczyński Library in Poznań the exhibition on Poznań Jewry of the interwar period will be available for viewing...

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Liquidation of the ghettos anniversary commemoration

Liquidation of the ghettos anniversary commemoration

Added 2014-08-14

Several major events commemorating people and events of the Holocaust period are about to take place within the next few days.On...

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The „Kibbutz Warsaw” Project at the Singer’s Festival

The „Kibbutz Warsaw” Project at the Singer’s Festival

Added 2014-08-13

The Polish Jewish Youth Organization invites you to a family picnic. The „Kibbutz Warsaw” Project refers to the authentic kibbutz...

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Unveiling of the Jan Karski mural in Warsaw

Unveiling of the Jan Karski mural in Warsaw

Added 2014-08-13

On August 9, 2014 a mural of Jan Karski with an inscription reading: “Those who do not condemn, condone” was unveiled on Lubelska...

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Exhibition devoted to the Statute of Kalisz

Exhibition devoted to the Statute of Kalisz

Added 2014-08-12

On August 16, 1264, the Statute of Kalisz was issued on command of the Duke of Greater Poland Bolesław the Pious. It was the first step...

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“Pardes Festival” in Kazimierz Dolny

“Pardes Festival” in Kazimierz Dolny

Added 2014-08-12

On August 18-23, 2014 “Pardes Festival” – Encounters with Jewish Culture will take place in Kazimierz Dolny. The Hebrew word...

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The 6th edition of the Days of Memory of the Rymanów Jewish Community

The 6th edition of the Days of Memory of the Rymanów Jewish Community

Added 2014-08-11

On 15-18 August 2014, the 6th edition of the Days of Memory of the town’s Jewish community, entitled The Jewish House, will be held in Rymanów....

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Youth from Jewish organisation Hillel visits the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Youth from Jewish organisation Hillel visits the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-08-11

On 8 August 2014, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews hosted a group of 30 students from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Israel. The youth are...

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Plaques were funded on the cemetery in Trzciel and Brójce

Plaques were funded on the cemetery in Trzciel and Brójce

Added 2014-08-08

On August 6, 2014 plaques commemorating local Jews were unveiled at the Jewish cemetery in Trzciel and Brójce. The plaques were funded by...

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews competes for the title of “Miracle of Poland”

Museum of the History of Polish Jews competes for the title of “Miracle of Poland”

Added 2014-08-08

Museum of the History of Polish Jews was nominated in the “7 New Miracles of Poland” competition organized by the National Geographic...

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Singer’s Festival in Biłgoraj

Singer’s Festival in Biłgoraj

Added 2014-08-07

The 11th Singer’s Warsaw Festival is coming soon. This year the festival events go beyond Warsaw for the first time. Inhabitants of...

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State Department report about religious freedom

State Department report about religious freedom

Added 2014-08-07

The US Department of State (Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor) issued  the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report on the 28th...

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„Jew, Pole, Legionary” – exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

„Jew, Pole, Legionary” – exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-08-06

On July 25 a new exhibition entitled „Jew, Pole, Legionary” was opened at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. It is dedicated to the...

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Further subsidies for the Koronowo synagogue

Further subsidies for the Koronowo synagogue

Added 2014-08-06

At the beginning of April we have reported that the Koronowo Municipal Office was applying for a subsidy to restore the old synagogue. As the...

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Fined for singing in Auschwitz

Fined for singing in Auschwitz

Added 2014-08-05

The Israeli rabbi Rafi Ostroff, Head of the Regional Council Gush Etzion, was fined US$350 on Friday, 1 August 2014 (with a possibility of...

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Kaddish in Treblinka

Kaddish in Treblinka

Added 2014-08-04

Some 100 persons on Sunday attended a ceremony in Treblinka organized on the 71th anniversary of the prisoners’ mutiny and escape. Samuel...

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KRAKOW PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDED FOR PICTURE FROM MEA SHEARIM

KRAKOW PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDED FOR PICTURE FROM MEA SHEARIM

Added 2014-08-03

The winners of the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest have been named. Some 18,000 works from over the world have been sent to the contest...

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The “W-hour” 70 years later

The “W-hour” 70 years later

Added 2014-08-01

Celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising took place over the last few days. On 1 August 1944, the citizens of Warsaw...

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March of Remembrance in Otwock

March of Remembrance in Otwock

Added 2014-08-01

The Social Committee for the Remembrance of Otwock and Karczew Jews and the Society of the Friends of Otwock would like to invite you to take part...

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Commemoration of Jews from Wierzbnik and Starachowice

Commemoration of Jews from Wierzbnik and Starachowice

Added 2014-08-01

Another town will commemorate its local Jewish community. Yesterday, the Starachowice councillors adopted a resolution pursuant to which a plaque...

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