Opening of Hillel in Poland

18 Apr 2016

The Jewish student organisation announces opening of a Warsaw chapter aimed at students, recent graduets and young adults.

Polish Jews from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds will come together under one roof, along with Jews from around the world who travel to Poland to engage with the local Jewish community.

The opening of Hillel in Warsaw means that Poland is joining 14 other countries that already have national chapters of what is termed the 'largest Jewish student organisation'. In Europe, Hillel has presence at campuses in Belarus, Germany, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

“Poland has a small and vibrant reemerging Jewish community wanting to rejoin the Jewish world which it nurtured and enriched for nearly a millennium. Hillel in Poland is a case study of engaging students in a Jewish life that was forbidden for their parents and grandparents,” said Rabbi Michael Schudrich, chief rabbi of Poland. “We need Hillel in Poland now. It’s the right time; it’s the right place.”

For more information, check out the official Hillel announcement.

JEU aims at providing a platform for a pan-European exchange on Jewish life, thought and culture that extends beyond national and linguistic barriers.

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