In 2010, the Czulent Jewish Association organized the “A Majse”/ “Fairy tale for the youngest” project, the aim of which was to introduce the children to their native culture and developing a sense of Jewish identity. Seeing how popular the book was, we decided to expand our activities aimed at children.
Our new project “Unzere Kinder” – “Our children” is a creative workshop aimed at children of the members of the Jewish community in Krakow. Classes are free of charge. Our youngest workshop participants can learn how to be creative, patient, and how to work in a group. They also learn about the culture, traditions, and history of their nation and what exactly is culture, art, and how to enjoy the benefits of these areas. And most importantly they are having fun together, creating a small community. Classes are also conducted in areas important to the cultural life in Krakow, such as museums, galleries, theaters, etc.
At the beginning of June 2014, Sunday School started with a new, advanced program. It was focused on arousing interest in Jewish culture, tradition, and religious customs. We offered children Hebrew language lessons, tradition and religion lessons as well as artistic workshops on Jewish art and history, run by popular artists.
By our actions, we want to follow the idea of a great teacher, thanks to whom we can speak today about something like the rights of the child – Janusz Korczak, who once wrote: “There is no child. There is a man.”
The project was implemented from 2012 to 2019.
At this period project was financed by:
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
- Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund
- The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration
- Ministry of Administration and Digitization
- Jewish Religious Community in Krakow