1.07.2023 History

Inspiring culture – the Jewish Historical Institute from Warsaw visiting Israel

Thanks to the program called "Inspiring Culture" led by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, we hosted in Israel a delegation of the Jewish Historical Institute from Warsaw

The Jewish Historical Institute from Warsaw has visited Israel as a part of the “Inspiring Culture” program that was initiated and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and

National Heritage.

The program of the visit included presentations of the JHI’s activities at the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and  the Moreshet, Mordechai Anielevich Memorial, as well as meetings with Israeli cultural

institutions and organizations with which the delegation became acquainted and potential cooperation was discussed.

First of all, we would like to thank Lindsay Shapiro and Michał Weiss, who are responsible for international programs at ANU – Museum of the Jewish People. During the visit to Ganzach Kiddush

Hashem in Bney Berak – where the delegation was received by Rabbi Zvi Skulsy and Operations Director Rachel Yud – Director of the JHI, Monika Krawczyk and the employees had

the opportunity to get acquainted with documents from the extensive archive kept by this institution and exchange experiences in collection and sharing of archival collections. Incidentally, the

delegation also had the opportunity to meet the Minister of Education, Yoav Kish, and the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction, Rabbi Yitzhak Goldknopf.

On the last day, the delegation visited the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where our guests were shown around by the curator Eldad Shaaltiel, who told about the educational programs run by the


We would like to thank Monika Krawczyk, director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw for the fruitful cooperation, and we would like to express our deepest gratitude to Yaakov Asher and

Noam Leibman from Moreshet, Mordechai Anielevich Memorial for co-organizing the “Inspiring Culture” program in Israel!

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