In order to further strengthen their Jewish identity and their connections to the Jewish community and Israel, the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland is implementing a one-year project for a group of 40 young adults each year – recruited from among the 600 Taglit alumni in Poland. With the issue of future leadership for Jewish communities a relevant issue, the implementers seek – through this initiative – to increase the skills of the participants so that they become more involved – on all levels – in their local Jewish communities.
The project will run three 3-day seminars over the course of the year, which will take place in three different cities in Poland (Warsaw, Wroclaw and Gdansk). Seminars will offer lectures, workshops, case studies, role-play and interactive learning and games and will be staffed by the project coordinator, three local Taglit alumni as well as local lecturers from Warsaw and guest lecturers from Israel. Seminars will take place over Shabbat, so that the participants have the opportunity to experience a Shabbat celebration. The Chief Rabbi of Poland has committed to attending all of the seminars and being an integral part of developing the Shabbat programming, together with the project’s coordinator.
The Pincus Fund for Jewish Education is pleased to continue providing Jewish educational programming and enrichment for young adults in small communities in Poland and views an increased investment in creative initiatives for young leadership to be among its current priorities.