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Second Edition of Jerusza

Last week, the Taube Center Foundation hosted the first Zoom meeting of this year's Jerusza program. It's our second edition of the project, in which 10 participants representing different backgrounds and institutions in Poland get a chance to connect with each other, exchange experiences in building and maintaining the Jewish community in their respective cities, and this time also learn new approaches to education.

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Taube Philanthropies names Dariusz Stola, Historian and Polin Museum Director (2014-2019), as 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipient

Taube Philanthropies has named the former director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews as the recipient of its 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award. Acclaimed historian Dariusz Stola is being honored for his visionary leadership of POLIN Museum, a sophisticated and complex world-class public institution, whose overnight success had been lauded and honored throughout Prof. Stola's tenure, from March 2014 to February 2019...

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Restoration work at Warsaw's Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery

Ongoing restoration work at Warsaw's vast Okopowa street Jewish cemetery saw the repair and renovation of dozens of headstones and monuments last year. On its website devoted to the cemetery's restoration, Poland's Cultural Heritage Foundation listed a total of 51 tombs that had been restored in 2019.

Restoration work in the cemetery is being carried out by the Foundation, financed by Warsaw's Department of Heritage Protection, the Jewish Community in Warsaw ...

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Culinary workshops led by Jeffrey Yoskowitz

The key elements of our culinary tour, "History, Heritage, and Herring" led by Jeffrey Yoskowitz, chef and scholar-in-residence, were the cooking workshops. At each city visited in Lithuania and Poland, we cooked the local dishes, learned about their history, and followed traditional recipes of the Ashkenazi cuisine. We used local products purchased on the local markets.

The effects of our work were always consumed with joy! Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews was the partner of the tour.

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Proud Philanthropist and Builder of Jewish Life in Poland

Tad Taube featured as part of a series of profiles in J. The Jewish News of Northern California of Jewish men and women who build and sustain our Jewish community.

Taube recounts the experience as he sits in his Belmont office — a room crammed with photos of family, and of himself with foreign dignitaries and political figures from the president on down. There are medals and proclamations bearing his name and loads of sports memorabilia, from footballs to basketballs to bobbleheads. A tennis buff who still plays doubles "twice a week, rain or shine" at Stanford University's Taube Family Tennis Center...

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The Future of Judaism

Eight Lessons from our Polish Brothers & Sisters

By: Courtney Cardin, Bradley Caro Cook, Magda Dorosz, Eyal Halamish, Yona Abeddour, Sam Heller, Sandra Jerusalmi, Michal Kabatznik, Meggan Levene, Shimon G. Levy, Nicolas Nemni, and Vital Zinger
In July 2019, a delegation of Schusterman ROI community members embarked upon a Journey through Poland. This is what we want the world to know.

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