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Public task financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the grant competition “Public Diplomacy 2021”

About the foundation

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland was established in 2002 by the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland and the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). Our primary mission is to protect and commemorate the surviving sites and monuments of Jewish cultural heritage in Poland. The Foundation is active where no Jewish community exists today or where distance from major urban centers or lack of sufficient financial resources makes it difficult for existing small Jewish communities to provide adequate long-term care and maintenance.

The Foundation's tasks include:

- restitution of property of former Jewish communities (the Foundation acts here as a representative of ZGWŻ) - synagogues, cemeteries and other facilities that served religious, educational, charity and social activities (Ust. z dn. 27.02.1997 o stosunku Państwa do Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich, Dz. Ust. 41 poz. 251 ze zm.);
- management of recovered property;
- the protection of those sites of exceptional religious or historical importance.

Virtual Meetings project partners and friends

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland
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Foundation for Jewish Heritage
(go to the website)

Skanowanie.XYZ
(go to the website)

 

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The opportunity to get acquainted with selected monuments of Jewish heritage in Poland (synagogues, cemeteries and a funeral home) and visit them without leaving home.

Virtual Tours

A series of three webinars, organized in late autumn 2021, inaugurating a discussion on the historical and cultural value of tangible Jewish heritage in Poland, as well as the challenges facing Polish and Jewish partners involved in its protection.

Webinars

Blog about Jewish heritage in Poland. Interesting articles, fascinating photo reports presenting the beauty and symbolism of Jewish monuments.

News