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Jerusza Program

In March 2019, a new training program -Jerusza- for Jewish community professionals in Warsaw was launched by the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation and owing to the generous support of the Dutch Humanitarian Fund. The project was created by the Taube Center educational team in response to a need, voiced in the community, of a program that would be designed for Polish Jews with their unique specificity. The goal is to work on our communication skills, envision the community we want to be building and to support the idea of its sustainability.

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Congratulations to 2019 POLIN award winners Natalia Bartczak and Special Award recipient Auschwitz Jewish Center

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has granted its 2019 Polin award to Natalia Bartczak, who has cared for the Jewish cemetery in Wińsko, in western Poland, for 16 years — starting when she was just 13.

It also granted its 2019 Special Award to the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the educational and religious centre in the town of Oświęcim, the town where the Germans built the Auschwitz concentration and death camp, which next year marks its round, 20th anniversary.

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Culinary workshops led by Jeffrey Yoskowitz

The key elements of our culinary tour, "History, Heritage, and Herring" led by Jeffrey Yoskowitz, chef and scholar-in-residence, were the cooking workshops. At each city visited in Lithuania and Poland, we cooked the local dishes, learned about their history, and followed traditional recipes of the Ashkenazi cuisine. We used local products purchased on the local markets.

The effects of our work were always consumed with joy! Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews was the partner of the tour.

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Proud Philanthropist and Builder of Jewish Life in Poland

Tad Taube featured as part of a series of profiles in J. The Jewish News of Northern California of Jewish men and women who build and sustain our Jewish community.

Taube recounts the experience as he sits in his Belmont office — a room crammed with photos of family, and of himself with foreign dignitaries and political figures from the president on down. There are medals and proclamations bearing his name and loads of sports memorabilia, from footballs to basketballs to bobbleheads. A tennis buff who still plays doubles "twice a week, rain or shine" at Stanford University's Taube Family Tennis Center...

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Zuzanna Radzik and Ethnographer Adam Bartosz named as 2019 Irena Sendler memorial award recipients

Taube Philanthropies has named a Catholic intellectual and an ethnographer as the recipients of the 2019 Irena Sendler Memorial Awards: Zuzanna Radzik is a public intellectual and activist being honored for her research, writing, teaching, and advocacy on issues such as Catholic-Jewish relations and Catholicism and feminism. Adam Bartosz is an ethnographer and museologist who founded, 30 years ago, the Committee for Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Tarnów. From 1980-2012, he was the director of the District Museum in Tarnów and organized, in 1982, the first postwar war exhibition dedicated to Jews outside of the Jewish Historical Institute. In 2011 he received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for actions to protect, preserve, and develop the cultural identity of national and ethnic minorities, particularly Jews and Roma.

The Irena Sendler Memorial Award, named for the Polish social worker who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation, was presented to Ms. Radzik and Mr. Bartosz at a ceremony in Kraków on June 26, 2019 in the Tempel Synagogue, just prior to a concert of the 29th annual Jewish Culture Festival.

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The Future of Judaism

Eight Lessons from our Polish Brothers & Sisters

By: Courtney Cardin, Bradley Caro Cook, Magda Dorosz, Eyal Halamish, Yona Abeddour, Sam Heller, Sandra Jerusalmi, Michal Kabatznik, Meggan Levene, Shimon G. Levy, Nicolas Nemni, and Vital Zinger
In July 2019, a delegation of Schusterman ROI community members embarked upon a Journey through Poland. This is what we want the world to know.

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