Global Change Makers: Jewish Poland

Join JDC Ambassadors on April 19th, the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, for a moving program commemorating the heroes of Jewish Poland’s tragic past and compelling conversation with Warsaw’s JCC Director Agata Rakowiecka, about the renaissance and resilience of Poland’s Jewish communities today.

At 3:30 pm we will be bringing daffodils, symbols of remembrance, to the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park, at 83rd Street.

Following the memorial service, we will reconvene at 5:30 pm under the magnificent, hand crafted replica of the Gwoździec Synagoge ceiling in home of JDC Ambassador Irene Pletka at 123A West 69th St, NYC, to discuss the past tragedies and modern triumphs of Poland’s Jews.

Light refreshments provided

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Agata Rakowiecka

Director, JCC Warsaw

Agata Rakowiecka personifies how JDC’s programs have inspired the current generation of young Eastern European Jews. Agata’s experiences at the JDC-Ronald S. Lauder International Jewish Summer Camp in Szarvas, Hungary, transformed her from a teen who happened to be born Jewish into a young woman with a strong Jewish identity. Today, as Director of the Warsaw Jewish Community Center (JCC), Agata is dedicated to strengthening and enriching her community.

Agata sees the JCC’s mission as providing opportunities for Jewish learning for people of all ages and backgrounds and she is particularly intent on attracting unaffiliated families to the JCC’s doors. In pursuit of this goal, she has incorporated engaging programs into the JCC’s roster, including cooking workshops for children, Hebrew language lessons (modeled after the Israeli “Ulpan”), a Jewish theater project and a series of classes in modern art that tap into Jewish themes.

Wed, April 19, 2017

3:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT



Riverside Park at 83rd Street

New York, NY 10025

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