Each year, JCC Krakow changes the lives of Polish Jews by welcoming them back into the Jewish world. We give them opportunities to develop their Jewish identity, resources to connect to their Jewish roots, and a home away from home. We are rebuilding a community that was once thought to be lost due to the Holocaust. We cannot make this change alone. 90% of JCC Krakow's operating budget each year is raised overseas from foundations, Federations, synagogues, families, and individuals. We need your help to continue to build a Jewish future for the community in Krakow.

In 2016, we accomplished the following:

  • Over 600 Jewish community members participated in Jewish social, educational and community activities and celebrated Shabbat and all Jewish Holidays together.

  • Provided rehabilitation and care services to over 75 Holocaust Survivors in our Senior Club. Our Senior Club provides services and activities 7 days a week.

  • Served more than 50 young adults in our GIMEL Jewish student club with educational, recreational, and leadership development programs.

  • Shared the story of Krakow's Jewish revival with over 100,000 people that visited our building.

Please make a gift and help be a part of the change and rebuild Jewish life in Krakow. 

Your donation:

$100 provides three wellness sessions for a Holocaust survivor

$360 provides kosher food for our early childhood program for two weeks

$540 funds one full year of programming for a young adult

$1,080 sponsors a kosher Shabbat dinner for our community

$1,800 funds our Senior Club for Holocaust survivors running costs for one week

$3,600 funds the cost of a Jewish holiday celebration for our community

$5,400 covers costs for two Holocaust survivors for one year

$10,080 supports our Holocaust survivors social services program for one year

Donors of $100 or more will be acknowledged as Overseas Members.

Friends of JCC Krakow Fundraising Guidelines: 

Please note that, in strict conformance with IRS guidelines, Friends of JCC Krakow does not accept contributions that are earmarked or required to be distributed to JCC Krakow or any other organization. The Directors of the Friends of JCC Krakow have complete discretion and control over the ultimate disposition of any contributions received by the organization. While donors may suggest that their gifts be used for a specific purpose, these requests are non-binding on the Friends of JCC Krakow. This ensures that gifts made to the Friends of JCC Krakow are tax-deductible and that Friends of JCC Krakow fulfills its duties and obligations as a U.S. tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Code.