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The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity

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The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity

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Basic Information

Location 50° 3′ 5″ N, 19° 56′ 39″ E
Phone number +48 12 430 64 49
Country Poland
City Krakow
Address Beera Meiselsa 17, Kraków

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.judaica.pl/
Geographical Coordinates 50.05137,19.94425


Summary

The Center for Jewish Culture & Creativity, run by the Judaica Foundation, opened in 1993. It resides in Kazimierz at a former house of prayer built in the 1880's and modernized in 1989-1993. The building served religious purposes right until the outbreak of World War II. In 1993 it was thoroughly restored with the help of various organizations. Today the Center serves as a venue for lectures, workshops and exhibitions.

General

The Judaica Foundation was created in 1991. The idea for the foundation was established already in the 1980's, influenced by the President of the Jewish community of Kraków. Committed to preserving the Jewish heritage in Krakow's old Jewish district of Kazimierz and to opening up a new platform for intercultural dialogue, the foundation also aims at spurring interest among young people for the Jewish culture and history.


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