Statement from Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich Regarding desecration of Czestochowa Jewish Cemetery

“Any act of vandalism against any cemetery is wrong and must be condemned. This most recent desecration of the Jewish cemetery in Czestochowa is painful and a strong reminder on how we need to find a comprehensive plan to preserve and restore our Jewish cemeteries. I have spoken to the Mayor of Czestochowa, Krzysztof Matyjaszczyk, and he too is […]

2018-12-20T16:49:04+00:00December 20th, 2018|Life in Poland, News and Culture, News from the US|

We invite you to a special tour to Poland with Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett


  • Exclusive access to POLIN Museum of the Historyof Polish Jews, and private meetings with directors,curators, and founders
  • Private viewing of the Ringelblum ArchiveExhibition
  • Private guided tours: Warsaw, Lublin, Zamość,Sanok, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kraków
  • Reception with Jewish community leaders,Polishgovernment officials, and embassy representatives
  • Shabbat dinner with members of Warsaw’sJewish community
  • Polish, Jewish, and international cuisine
  • Deluxe accommodation
  • TJHT tour manager throughout
2019-01-17T10:13:17+00:00December 10th, 2018|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research honors Irene Pletka

Our distinguished benefactor, Irene Pletka, was honored at YIVO’s 2018 GALA AWARD DINNER “

2018-12-13T05:50:04+00:00November 13th, 2018|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

“Letter from a distinguished benefactor”

From the desk of Irene Kronhill Pletka, Distinguished Benefactor

Dear Friends,

Let me tell you about a synagogue that I’d never seen, that no longer exists, and how it changed my life.

In 2008 the American Joint Distribution Committee, which had kept my parents and me alive during World War
II, asked me to go to Poland to investigate the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland. I told them I’d […]

2018-11-13T21:21:37+00:00November 9th, 2018|News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates

Join us on October 17th at the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor Conference Center for the Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture by Professor Emerita Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture
“The Role of Museums in Perilous Times: What’s Happening in Poland?”
UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor conference center
Free and open to the public

Two additional Kirshenblatt-Gimblett lectures will take place at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum, listed below.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at […]

2019-06-26T19:11:46+00:00September 27th, 2018|News from the US, POLIN Museum|