The Board

Our Kehillah (Jewish community) is the central organization for the local Jewish society. It is a member of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland. The Jewish Community od Warsaw, with a branch in Lublin, is the largest one in the Union.

I. Act of 20 February 1997 on the Relation of the State to the Jewish Religious Communities in the Republic of Poland.

ACT; complete Polish text in PDF format

II. Decree of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy and the Minister of National Education dated 11 March 1999 on Days off from Work or School for Persons Belonging to Churches and Other Religious Associations for Celebrating Religious Holidays Other than Public Holidays (Journal of Laws No. 26, item 235)

DECREE; complete Polish text in PDF format

Community Board

President

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Anna Chipczyńska – President of the Jewish Community of Warsaw since April 2014. She holds degrees in international relations from Warsaw University and Central European University in Budapest (Open Society Institute Fellowship) as well as a graduate degree in law from BPP Law School in London. In 2003-2004 she was a research fellow at the Department of Political Science of Tel Aviv University. She worked, among others, for the Polish Humanitarian Action and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. In 2016, Anna Chipczyńska was awarded honorary membership by the Polish Society of the Righteous Among the Nations. She is also a member of the Founders’ Assembly of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland and a member of the Council and the Religious Council of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland.

Vice President

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Lesław Piszewski – Polish activist of the Jewish community. President of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland from October, 2014. In April, 2014 he was appointed Vice-President of the Jewish Community in Warsaw. In 1996 he became the first President of the Jewish Community in Warsaw. He served as chairman from 1997 to 1999. He was a member of Jewish Community volunteer center. He was twice granted a Fellow of Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Israel and Sweden. Also a participant of Buncher Program in Israel. Alumni of Mandel School for Social Education and Leadership, Jerusalem, Israel. He served as Executive Director of the Atara Foundation which helps with informal grownups education. Lesław Piszewski taught Jewish ethics in the Lauder Morasha Jewish Junior High School in Warsaw, Poland. Lesław Piszewski as a Vice-President of the Jewish Community of Warsaw is responsible of management of real estate and religious issues.

Treasurer

Anna Bakuła

Anna Bakula – During her studies Anna Bakula has cofounded the Polish Jewish Youth Organization (the Jewish Youth NGOs for Students from Poland) of which she was four times elected President (2009-2012). In 2011-2013 she was the Vice President of European Union of Jewish Students. From 2009 Anna Bakula has been active in creating  community center for Progressive Judaism, the Ec Chaim Synagogue – where she worked as a coordinator (2012-2014). in 2013 she has started a job as a cooridnator in Pamoja Foundation where she was helping to fund scholarships for Kenyan students.  In 2014 she was elected Member of the Board of the Jewish Community of Warsaw were she currently works as a treasurer. Anna Bakula is also a trainer in The Forum for Dialogue among Nations, a Polish NGOs whose mission is to foster Polish-Jewish dialogue, eradicate anti-Semitism and teach tolerance through education.

Board Members:

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Anna Dodziuk – born in 1947, M.A., psychotherapist and writer, lives in Warsaw, Poland. Chairperson of “Prometea” Center for Psychotheraphy and Psychoeducation. Supervisor of psychotherapy in Post-graduated School of Professional Psychotherapy in Warsaw and in several centers for treatment and rehabilitation of addictions in Poland and Russia. Author of 20 books on marriage and family problems, alcohol addiction and codependency, psychological assistance and psychotherapy. In Jewish community: chairperson of Central Jewish Social Welfare Commission at the Union of Jewish Religious Communities, member of the Board of Warsaw Jewish Community, member of the board of Lounge Polin of B’nei B’rith.

Grażyna Majer

 

Paweł Lewandowski