Shavei Israel | PICTURES: Lodz kindergarten

PICTURES: Lodz kindergarten

PICTURES: Lodz kindergarten

Rabbi Szychowski in Gan Matanel in Lodz showing how to blow the shofar

Rabbi Szychowski in Gan Matanel in Lodz showing how to blow the shofar

Gan Matanel is now open! The first Jewish school in the Polish city of Lodz since 1968 is up and running with eight happy pre-schoolers and kindergarteners attending each morning. Operating out of the Lodz Jewish Community complex, the new school, co-sponsored by Shavei Israel, is run by Miriam Szychowski. We wrote about Miriam and her husband Dawid, Shavei Israel’s emissary to Lodz, here. Your help made opening Gan Matanel possible. (There’s still time to donate – follow this link.)

Miriam sent us a few new pictures, to give a flavor of life in Lodz’s Gan Matanel. That’s Dawid blowing the shofar with the kids during Rosh Hashana, as well as teaching some of the elders (that is, non-kindergarteners!) of the community.

Rabbi Szychowski during lecture in Lodz

Rabbi Szychowski during lecture in Lodz

Shaking the lulav with Rabbi Szychowski

Shaking the lulav with Rabbi Szychowski

 

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