January 27 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust.
We cordially thank all those who on that day lit more»
It is with great pleasure that the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) announces that an agreement has been signed with The Matzevah Foundation, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit organization that has been working hard for the last several years more»
Between September 7–10, 2015, Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Polish Association for Yiddish Studies, and International Center for Research on the History and Cultural Heritage of Jews from Central more»
The 17th century large baroque synagogue of Leczna on Boznicza Street (known as the Great Synagogue) is a rare survivor of the pre-War Jewish community. During the War the building was seriously damaged and afterward suffered from neglect and active dismantling by the local community. Plans for demolition were discussed in the 1950s but fortunately withdrawn, and in the mid-1960s the building was reconstructed, with some modifications but largely preserving the synagogue's most significant architectural features, among them the central four-column brick bimah with ornamental renaissance-style cornices, and the two-columned brick Torah ark with decorative 17th century stucco details and ochre-colored Hebrew inscription "Know before whom you stand - before the King of the Kings; Holy, Blessed He".
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland started efforts aimed at revitalizing the 18th century synagogue in Przysucha (mazowieckie province).We want to restore the synagogue and turn it into a vibrant cultural center that will serve the needs of the visiting Jewish groups and the local community. more»
REVITALIZATION OF THE RENAISSANCE SYNAGOGUE IN ZAMOSC FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHASSIDIC ROUTE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
The Renaissance synagogue in the Zamosc Old City is one of the most spectacular monuments of Jewish heritage in Poland. The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland has been the owner of the building since 2005. Our goal is to transform the synagogue into a modern cultural institution that will serve both Jewish visitors to Zamosc and the local community. The opening of the "Synagoge" Center took place on April 5th, 2011. The President of the Republic of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski assumed honorary patronage over the ceremony.
Within the framework of the project an activity “Restoration of the synagogue complex in Krasnik - phase I (protective works from further decay)” was also implemented. The works in Krasnik (a town 90 km away from Zamosc) were conducted in 2010.
The “Revitalization of the Renaissance synagogue in Zamosc for the needs of the Chassidic Route and the local community” project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.more»
Within the frames of the Chassidic Route project, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, in cooperation with the Municipal Council of Krasnik, is carrying out the project of revitalizing the synagogue complex in Krasnik, aiming to create there a cultural center for youths and tourists. It is to become the most important element of the Chassidic Route, along with the synagogue in Zamosc.
In 2010 in the synagogue complex in Krasnik the 1st phase of restoration works was completed. The activity "Restoration of the synagogue complex in Krasnik - phase I (protective works from further decay)" was implemented within the framework of the project "Revitalization of the Renaissance synagogue in Zamosc for the needs of the Chassidic Route and the local community" which received a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.more»
The Chassidic Route is a tourist route following traces of Jewish communities through southeastern Poland. The project has already been joined by 28 communities, in which priceless reminders of a centuries-old Jewish presence have survived.more»
On November 6-8, 2013 an International Multidisciplinary Academic Research Conference ‘Jan Karski – Witness, Emissary, Man’ took place at the Zamość 'Synagogue' Center of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland. The conference was organized by the Foundation in partnership with the Polish-Jewish Literature Studies Center at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland and The Union of Jewish Communities in Poland. The conference was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski.
Project is co-financed by the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the framework of the contest 'Cooperation in the field of public diplomacy 2013'.more»
The ‘Haverim – Friends. Polish-Jewish youth meetings’ derives directly from the ‘To Bring Memory Back’ educational program implemented by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland’ since 2005. more»
On June 19, 2009 Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland signed the agreement with the Headquarters of Polish Prison Services. It concerns cooperation and organizing cleaning works on the Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Thanks to this agreement Foundation became the partner in the Polish and Israeli Prison Services project "Tikkun – Restoration". more»
We cannot ignore any acts of anti-Semitism; consequently, we inform appropriate authorities about all the recognized anti-Semitic incidents (leaflets dissemination, public speeches, graffiti) or acts of vandalism directed against Jewish heritage monuments in Poland.
We invite all the interested to read the list of anti-Semitic incidents reported by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland to the Public Prosecutor’s Office or the Police between 2003-2013. more»