Hidden Jews of Poland (Images)

Shavei Israel held its first ever weekend Shabbaton in Katowice, Poland at the end of October. Seventy people from throughout Poland (and a few special guests from Israel, including Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund) attended the 3-day seminar, including 40 from the Katowice community itself....

Jews have lived in the Silesia region of Poland for hundreds of years. In the mid 1700’s, a Jewish entrepreneur, Salomon Isaac, became one of the founders of the Upper Silesian mining and metallurgical industries. A synagogue in Tarnowskie Góry was established in 1864; it was burned to...

Shavei Israel's annual summer seminar for young Polish Jews in Israel is now in its second week. The 16 participants have traveled the country, spent Shabbat with families, learned Hebrew and reconnected with their Jewish roots. Here are a few photos taken of the group...

Shavei Israel's Jewish community apartment in Katowice, Poland, now has a kosher kitchen. The apartment, which has become a hotspot of Jewish culture and music is now also a home to kosher food. We have pictures from the "kashering" of the kitchen with Shavei's emissary...

Shavei Israel's "Be'er Miriam" center has been busy planning some great activities in Katowice, Poland. Here's a photo gallery of some of the more recent events, including a concert for the holiday of L'ag B'omer, making yummy Israeli dishes at the "Israeli Cafe," and scenes...

Some 40 “Hidden Jews” of Poland gathered last month in the town of Lodz for a weekend seminar sponsored by Shavei Israel. We've assembled the best photos in the following galleries Pictures from the trip [nggallery id=223] Havdalah ceremony [nggallery id=218] Melave Malka at the conclusion of Shabbat [nggallery id=220] Meals during the...

El Rabino Boaz Pash, emisario de Shavei Israel en Polonia, visitó diferentes comunidades, grandes y pequeñas, durante la festividad de jánuka. En cada uno de los lugares tuvieron lugar clases, juegos, música y comida. ¡De seguro que fueron eventos inolvidables! [nggallery id=206] [nggallery id=205] [nggallery id=204] [nggallery id=203] [nggallery id=201] ...