On Saturday 22nd October at Jozefa Street 36 the meeting for children was held once again. The workshop was conducted in a nice atmosphere and professional way by Agnieszka Wozowicz and Sylwia Liszka. The subject of the meeting was the Jewish Holiday SUKKOT ( Feast of Tabernacles/...
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Tag: Piotrkow, Poland
November 3, 2011 | 4:44 pm
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Polish President Bronisław Komorowski said he supports European Jews’ right to kosher slaughter, or shechitah.
“In Poland, we are proud to stand firm in supporting the Jewish community’s right to shechitah, and will play our full part in the EU deliberations,” the president...
October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am
September 19, 2011 | 11:42 am
Poland, which is currently heading the European Union, will not participate in the Durban III anti-racism conference.
Tad Taube, the honorary consul for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area, said Poland had withdrawn its official participation in the Sept. 22...
September 15, 2011 | 11:43 am
Reports released by a Jewish think tank in London highlighted the need for the reform of Jewish infrastructure in Hungary and support for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alternatives in Poland.
The reports issued Thursday, published by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, assessed...
September 12, 2011 | 12:12 pm
A Jewish memorial in eastern Poland was vandalized—the second time this month that a Jewish monument in the country was defaced.
The monument to a Jewish cemetery in Bialystok that no longer exists was attacked Sunday night, local police said Monday. The bushes forming a Star of...
September 1, 2011 | 10:12 am
August 22, 2011 | 10:43 am
More than 300 people who survived the Holocaust as children are meeting in Warsaw—a first for Poland.
The four-day meeting of the 23rd annual conference of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust, which ends Tuesday, marks the first time that the group’s...
August 1, 2011 | 10:23 am
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June 10, 2011 | 2:58 pm
The official Polish exhibit at the 54th Venice Biennale is a controversial video installation by Israeli artist Yael Bartana that examines the complexities of Polish-Jewish relations.
It is the first time that a non-Polish artist has represented Poland at the Biennale, a major...
May 26, 2011 | 10:43 am
President Obama should raise the issue of restitution of private Jewish property during his meeting this week with Polish officials, a Jewish group has urged.
The World Jewish Restitution Organization made the request two days before Obama meets Friday with Polish President...
April 27, 2011 | 10:39 am
Restoration projects on two synagogues in Poland have garnered awards.
The mainly European Union-funded restoration of the twin-towered synagogue in Ostrow Wielkopolski in south-central Poland was awarded the top prize in the fourth edition of the Facade of the Year contest, the...
April 26, 2011 | 5:30 pm
This column will appear online just about when you arrive in Poland.
As a participant in the March of the Living, you’ll visit the Jewish
Quarter of Krakow, the Lodz Ghetto, Schindler’s factory, the site of the forced labor camp at Plaszow, the original homes of two...
April 20, 2011 | 3:24 pm
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March 14, 2011 | 10:17 am
Poland is shelving plans to compensate former property owners—among them Holocaust survivors—for assets confiscated during the communist period.
The announcement by Poland’s state treasury was met with “shock and dismay” by the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which represents...
February 22, 2011 | 6:26 pm
February 15, 2011 | 11:55 am
The day after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a widespread public uprising, I found myself presenting a lecture about Solidarity, the mass trade union movement that convulsed Poland 30 years ago and paved the way for the collapse of the Iron Curtain a decade later.
January 13, 2011 | 10:43 am
The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp attracted a record number of visitors in 2010.
Some 1.38 million people visited the site in southern Poland, up from 1.3 million in 2009, the Auschwitz memorial museum announced Wednesday.
More than a half-million Poles visited the site, as well as...
December 15, 2010 | 9:59 am
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July 2, 2010 | 11:06 am
Seventy years after Poland’s large Jewish population was virtually wiped out in World War II, their culture is making a comeback.
Poles are today exploring their country’s Jewish past and forging links that were unthinkable a generation ago.
Before the Nazi invasion in 1939, Poland had one of the largest Jewish populations in the world. Almost all were killed or fled and their culture was all but forgotten under Communist rule.
Read the full story at CNN.COM.
June 8, 2010 | 6:06 pm
An annual Jewish film festival; a week of performances by world-class klezmer acts; the construction of a $26 million Jewish museum in the country’s capital; “Tot Shabbat”: This is the stuff of Jewish communal life in many American cities.
But when all this is happening in...
April 12, 2010 | 11:01 am
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May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm
An ancient Japanese legend holds that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish. If three L.A.-area day schools were to get one, it might be for peace and understanding.
Pasadena's Weizmann Jewish day school hosted an interfaith origami session on Tuesday, May...
May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pmFeds: Drugs Made at Kosher Meat Plant
Federal authorities charged that a methamphetamine laboratory was operating at the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse and that employees carried weapons to work.
The charges were among the most explosive details to emerge following the...
May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pmRobert Geminder was six years old when he heard the dogs barking. He was hiding in a little pantry with his older brother, George. His mother, Bertl, would always tell them to be extra quiet, because you never knew when "the soldiers" would show up.
When the dogs got louder, he...