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.
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 Bejt Polin. This milestone in the renewal of Polish Jewry is now in final production and should be printed in the month of January. Learn more.
Insiders' Tour of Poland Led by Rabbi Haim Beliak, July 2 -14, 2015 Join Rabbi Beliak, Executive Director of Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland (Beit Polska), for a fascinating tour that will focus on the 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. We will see how the Progressive movements (today's Reform and Conservative Judaism) began in the Polish lands in 1803. We will also visit the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews and note Jewish involvement in the arts, from Artur Rubenstein to Julian Tuwim. To join the tour, click here. To learn more write to RabbiBeliak@JewishRenewalinPoland.org
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