Guest Speakers:
Ruth Ellen Gruber, Piotr Puchta, Victor Sorenssen
moderated by
Helise Lieberman

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ)

Please visit the FODZ Website: http://www.fodz.pl/ and its fanpage https://www.facebook.com/fodz.poland to find out about ways of getting involved in Jewish heritage preservation.  

Piotr Puchta, Director: piotr.puchta@fodz.pl

Marta Jankowska: m.jankowska@fodz.pl.

Adopt a Jewish Cemetery Project, a program co-organized by FODZ and American Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland: Fundacja Ochrony Dziedzictwa Żydowskiego: https://fodz.pl/?d=5&id=101&l=en

Coalition of Guardians of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland:  https://cmentarzezydowskie.org/en/

Virtual Tour of the Lancut Synagogue: https://www.skanowanie.xyz/synagoga_lancut

Webinar: Restoring Jewish Cemeteries of Poland 2021: The Task Ahead, which will take place on July 1,2021: https://jewishheritagepoland.org/conference.html


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