REVITALIZATION OF THE SYNAGOGUE IN PRZYSUCHA|
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 SYNAGOGUE IN ZAMOSC|
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»
REVITALIZATION OF THE SYNAGOGUE COMPLEX IN KRASNIK|
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 27 communities, in which priceless reminders of a centuries-old Jewish presence have survived. more»
TO BRING MEMORY BACK- Educational program|
HAVERIM - FRIENDS. POLISH - JEWISH YOUTH MEETINGS|
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»
COOPERATION WITH POLISH PRISON SERVICES|
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»
MONITORING OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN POLAND|
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 2003-2010. more»
POLIN Polish Jews Heritage - web portal|
Multimedia web portal POLIN – Polish Jews’ Heritage www.polin.org.pl was established by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland in 2006. The aim of the project was to create a platform presenting information on the development of Jewish communities throughout Poland, the Holocaust and monuments of Jewish historical heritage. more»
LIVING HISTORY. JEWISH HERITAGE AND THE HOLOCAUST|
In 2010, the Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland and Peacework www.peacework.org have joined together to offer unique educational and service experiences around the Holocaust for American college and university students. more»
RESEARCH ON THE ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE JEWS |
RESEARCH ON THE ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE JEWS AND THEIR HERITAGE, COOPERATION WITH LOCAL PARTNERS IN 15 SELECTED TOWNS, EDUCATION FOR TOLERANCE.
The goals of the project are:
To gather viable information on attitudes towards the Jews and their heritage;
To make the information gathered available to a large number of people;
To educate for tolerance;
To initiate local cross-sector collaboration towards the implementation of projects for tolerance. more»
IZBICA JEWISH CEMETERY COMMEMORATION PROJECT|
The goal of the project is to restore the neglected Jewish cemetery in Izbica and to bring back its proper look. The project is coordinated by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland and supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and by Tvschoenfilm, a German documentary producing company.
Until the end of 2006 the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage had finished the first stage of the project, during which the following results were achieved:
- the matzevot, stolen during World War II and used to build a Gestapo prison in Izbica, were moved to the cemetery and secured;
- a monument commemorating the Jewish community of Izbica was erected at the cemetery;
- pamphlets presenting the history of Izbica were published in Polish and in English;
- a workshop on Jewish history and culture was organized for the students of the Izbica School Complex. more»