Summer 2017 Insiders' Tour of Poland Led by Rabbi Haim Beliak, Executive Director of Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland (Beit Polska). Dates and details coming soon. This fascinating tour will focus on the diversity of viewpoints that made Polish Jewish life the source of modern Jewish life from Jewish socialism, to Yiddish culture, to the various branches of Zionism, to Hassidic communities. View successfully concluded 2016 trip here. A participant in the 2015 tour praised it as "a wonderful and memorably meaningful trip -- really a kind of pilgrimage where we learned and learned." For information, write to RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org
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.
This first Polish Progressive prayer book since before World War II, features a contemporary Polish translation with Hebrew facing and a complete transliteration of all the Hebrew prayers.
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.
Bogdan's Journey:the Memory of Kielce and Beyond. In this film you will meet a courageous teacher, psychologist, and charismatic public intellectual Bogdan Bialek. Bogdan's life work has been devoted to building trust and understanding in one town, Kielce!
Bogdan's Journey tells his story and that of Jews and other Poles he invites into the effort of reconciliation. View a trailer here.
For information about screenings, please contact RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org.
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