About the 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 and the World Union for Progressive Judaism and the European Union for Progressive Judaism are opening the doors of Judaism to Poland's estimated 200,000 potential Jews.

We embrace continuity with the Jewish past in Poland, but we are focused on the future, 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.

Our programs engage Poles who are curious about Jews and Judaism. Many of them are drawn to our activities because they are curious about the Polish-Jewish past. Jewish Renewal in Poland embraces continuity with the Jewish past in Poland, but it is not a memorial project. Some of the people we engage discover that their spiritual home is with the Jewish people. It is our challenge to help them establish themselves in that home.

There are many ways you can help in this community building project.