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Friends of JCC Krakow

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Friends of JCC Krakow
CROWDRISE FEATURED : Jan 23, 2015
Tax ID: 46-5714234
BASED: Suffern, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.friendsofjcckrakow.org

Friends of JCC Krakow

Our Mission

Friends of JCC Krakow is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the financial future of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow (JCC Krakow), whose primary focus is rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow, Poland.

We cannot change the number of Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. We can, however, affect the number of Jews lost to the Jewish World due to the Holocaust. And that, in essence, is our mission at JCC Krakow.
-Jonathan Ornstein Executive Director, JCC Krakow
 

Serving the local Jewish community: JCC Krakow has over 600 members and provides a place for it's members to reconnect and learn about Judaism by celebrating Jewish holidays, weekly Shabbat dinners, social activities, and education for all generations. The JCC's programming serves over 75 Holocaust Survivors, Club Bet, GIMEL Jewish Student Club, Sunday School, and a Nursery. 
 

Reconnecting Jewish Pols back into the Jewish World: During the Holocaust and Communism several generations were cut off from the Jewish world. In 1989, when Poland became a Democratic country, it was the first time survivors and their children were allowed to practice and celebrate Judaism. To this day, the third generation continues to discover their Jewish roots and have an eagerness to learn what it means to be Jewish and how to get involved. 
 

Engaging Jewish visitors to Krakow: The center serves as a Jewish visitor center in Krakow, a city that sees upwards of two hundred thousand Jewish tourists a year. The JCC engages visitors with local Jewish life by helping them understand that the Jewish community in Krakow continues to strengthen and grow and the story did not end after the Holocaust.


The JCC is leading the way as one of the most compelling and important stories told in the Jewish world today - a community long believed to have seen its' end is being reborn in Krakow's open, tolerant, and nurturing environment.

Tax ID: 46-5714234 • www.friendsofjcckrakow.org

"We cannot change the number of Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. We can, however, affect the number of Jews lost to the Jewish World due to the Holocaust. And that, in essence, is our mission at JCC Krakow."

- Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director of JCC Krakow

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Fundraisers

Ride For The Living 2017

Ride For The Living 2017

Amount Raised:

$146,295

 

49% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Ride For The Living 2016

Ride For The Living 2016

Amount Raised:

$116,331

 

116% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Events

JCC Krakow Mitzvah

JCC Krakow Mitzvah

Amount:

$54

2015 Ride for the Living

2015 Ride for the Living

Amount:

$98,164

 

98% Raised of $100,000 Goal