Dating with priviledges
The AJDC and the Jewish Agency are the two foreign Jewish organizations that have offices in Poland." Schudrich defines Polish Jewry as "a tiny community struggling with reasserting its Jewish identity and with the historic responsibility of preserving a glorious past." He says that if Polish politics do not deteriorate too much, and the economy keeps up, the community will grow both in quantity and in quality even if there are some departures for Israel."There is a younger generation now that is learning, and so are adults." Referring to Poland's postwar history, Schudrich remarks: "Before 1939 there were approximately 3.5 million Jews in the country."The second important Jewish organization is the Cultural and Social Association of Jews.It is a cultural body and also has about two thousand members.
The others are Katowice, Szczeczin, Legnica, and Bielsko Biala. Fifty adult members is the minimum required by the union for a registered community.
I met there some Jews of my age, so I knew there were not only elderly Jews there.
"When I started to work in Poland in 1990, I regularly encountered survivors who mentioned that they had met a family member or a childhood friend, adding that these were the only Jews in Poland.
"The subject of Jews and Poland involves three interrelated matters.
The first concerns what is currently happening to the Jews living in Poland.
He has been Rabbi of Warsaw and Lodz since 2000, and since 2004 has also served as Chief Rabbi of Poland.