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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 2014.Efforts to

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Rabbinical ordinations in Wroclaw

Rabbinical ordinations in Wroclaw

Added 2014-08-29

Four rabbis and three cantors will receive ordinations next Tuesday 2 September 2014. The ceremony will be held in Wroclaw at the Pod Białym Bocianem Synagogue.The

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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 Champness from Washington, was

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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 with students

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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 Hebrew literature

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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 contributed to the growth

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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 2014.The Łódź ghetto was

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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 1944.Diana Albert

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