Friends of Jewish Renewal In Poland

We are fostering a vibrant renewal of Judaism in Poland. Working together, the Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland along with the World Union for Progressive Judaism and the European Union for Progressive Judaism are opening the doors of Judaism to many of Poland's estimated 200,000 potential Jews and building the framework for renewed religious life. Our outreach programs focus on educating individuals and helping them build Progressive religious communities, or havurot, which are incipient congregations. So far we have established havurot in numerous Polish cities. Some are on their way to becoming congregations. Jewish Renewal in Poland embraces continuity with the Jewish past in Poland, but it is not a memorial project. Continue reading.

Featured This Month

A New Prayer Book, a New Moment For Jewish Rebirth and Development! Beit Polska is most pleased to announce the publication of a historic prayer book for the Union of Progressive Congregations in Poland – Sidur Beit Polin. To obtain your first edition copy of the Sidur and support its continuing publication, please contact To learn more about the Sidur, click here..

Musical Celebration of Jewish Renewal in Poland. Three concerts in the Los Angeles area featuring Holocaust survivor Cantor David Wisnia, his grandson Avi Wisnia and contemporary Polish cantors Rivka Foremniak and Menachem Mirski. The concerts, a fundraiser for Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland, are sponsored in part by Jewish Renewal in Poland/Beit Polska; Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills; Temple Beth Israel of Pomona; and UCLA Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music. Click here for details.

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March of the Living in Warsaw Welcoming Visitors to Poland The March of the Living visited Warsaw on May 6 and 7, 2016. This annual gathering brings thousands of young people and adults from all over Europe, Israel, North America and Russia to Poland. The central activity of expressions of solidarity with the victims of the Holocaust is expressed in march from ... Rabbi Beliak's Blog