On March 25, 2015, a meeting took place at the office of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland with 11 students of Jewish history from Charles University, Prague. The guests had the opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s activities and projects, including more»
Between March 12th and 31tst, 2015, an exhibition “Manufacturing Satire”, will be shown at the 'Synagogue' Center of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland. Exhibition is organized with the cooperation of BWA Zamość Gallery and Żyradów more»
We happily inform you that Ms. Zofia Radzikowska, member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, was awarded with the Stanislaw Musial Award for the year 2014. Warm congratulations!
Dozens of matzevot fragments were found nearby the fence of the Jewish cemetery in Szczebrzeszyn in March 2015. We thank the anonymous persons who returned the tombstones and invite all those who know the location of other matzevot or its more»
The 18th century synagogue in Przysucha is a rare and precious survivor of Poland’s pre-War Jewish past. It is the only surviving synagogue in the town, and one of the largest baroque synagogues in Poland (65sq m). This magnificent structure, more»
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) announces a new "ADOPT-A JEWISH-CEMETERY" initiative to help save Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
We invite individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations who are interested in starting a commemoration project to partner with us. Projects can be as small as designing and mounting a memorial plaque to remind visitors and locals that a particular site is a Jewish cemetery (even if no headstones exist there today) or as large as erecting a fence, gate, or elaborate lapidarium-style memorial. Our goal is to engage new partners who have been wanting to do something here in Poland to physically commemorate a place, a family, or a community but who have not known where to turn for advice and help on the logistics, paperwork, and details. 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 and Eastern Europe at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin invite you to participate in the academic conference “I. L. Peretz and His Circle.” 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".
Between November 18-20 2014 an international scientific conference “Jewish Press in Poland. Yesterday and Today”, took place in the Synagogue Center of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Zamosc. The conference was organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, The Polish-Jewish Literature Studies Center and the International Centre for Research on the History and Cultural Heritage of the Jews of Central and Eastern at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.more»
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»