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  • Bolstering European Jewish volunteers

    The Jewish community of Eastern Europe got a shot in the arm as Jewish volunteers and professionals gathered in Poland for the first Pan-European Conference for Jewish Community Volunteers.

  • Krakow Jews mark 700 years

    Krakow’s Jews celebrated 700 years of Jewish life in the Polish city, though some doubted the community’s future longevity.

  • Poland selects new chief rabbi

    The Polish Jewish community has turned to an American in selecting its new spiritual leader, filling a post left empty since 1999.

  • Menorahs made in ex-Communist suburb

    The Polish model suburb of Nowa Huta was built under a Communist philosophy of atheism. Now it houses a workshop that manufactures menorahs, popular among Poles and tourists alike.

  • Ukrainian city gets center

    Jews in the Ukrainian city of Zaparozhye are getting a new community center with the help of foreign donors. The complex represents new life for the community and its funders hope it will help unite the city’s Jews.

  • Poles flock to exhibit on Jewish life

    A museum exhibit highlights the rich Jewish history of the Polish city of Czestochowa as the nation’s Jewish past becomes a popular focus for curious Poles.

  • Krakow gets three sukkahs

    Three sukkahs in Krakow join a host of physical symbols, including a Torah and a mikvah, that remind Poles and tourists alike of the city’s proud’s Jewish past.

  • The future of a Polish city’s Jewish past

    Messages have been pouring in from Jews with family ties to Czestochowa, Poland ever since some members of the Czestochowa Diaspora gathered in their native city for a three-day conference called Coexistence, Holocaust, Memory.

  • Jewish past seen via Polish present

    A new museum in Krakow hopes to fill a void in Jewish cultural sites by looking beneath the surface of contemporary Polish cities and town to find their Jewish past.

  • Satmars’ hometown a shambles

    The leader of a Romanian Jewish community of about 90 people protects the last vestiges of a once-vibrant Jewish life.