Mi Dor Le Dor

Mi Dor Le Dor fellows have brought a wealth of personal and professional
experience to the program, representing several of the Taube Center for the
Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation’s partner organizations.

Mi Dor Le Dor promotes Polish Jewish literacy and strengthening identities, instilling cultural pride, as well as prepares participants to assist in the year-round Taube Jewish Heritage Tour program and to take on leadership roles in Jewish communal, educational and cultural institutions. The first program of its kind in Poland, graduates of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation’s Mi Dor Le Dor serve as guides, facilitators, and educators in the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation’s partner organizations, as well as mentors to the new cohorts.

Each of the five editions of Mi Dor Le Dor (Hebrew: “From Generation to Generation”) were built as a 10-month intensive program for fellows to engage in dialogue and debate about the ongoing heritage of Polish Jewry.

Guest presenters are invited regularly to share their professional perspectives as well as their personal stories, offering the fellows unique multi-generational and multi-disciplined insights into Polish Jewish history.

Mi Dor Le Dor guest speakers thus far have included:

  • Konstanty Gebert, former Scholar-in-Residence, Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland;
  • Miri Benchetrit, Director, Westbury Group;
  • Dr. Marcin Wodzinski, Director, Jewish Studies Department of Wrocław University;
  • Dr. Eleonora Bergman, architectural historian, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute;
  • Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews;
  • Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland;
  • Shana Penn, Executive Director, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture;
  • Dr. Paweł Śpiewak, Director, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute;
  • Dr. Jan Grabowski, professor of history, University of Ottawa; and,
  • Eli Rubenstein, National Director, March of the Living Canada.

Participants have brought a wealth of personal and professional experience to the program, representing several of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation’s partner organizations, among them: the Jewish Community of Warsaw, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, the Kraków Jewish Community Center, the Warsaw Jewish Community Center, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland.

Mi Dor Le Dor has been supported by grants from Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and Koret Foundation.