At JCC Krakow, we are building a Jewish future each and every day. In a city where Jewish life was once thought to
have seen its end, we have fostered a pluralistic, nurturing community of 700 Jewish members and growing. We bring
Polish Jews back into the Jewish world, reconnecting them to their religious and cultural roots.

What is the JCC?

For many, it’s a home away from home. It’s 60 Holocaust survivors attending Senior University educational lectures.
It’s 87 new members and 10,000 kosher meals served this year. It’s 40 student members of Hillel celebrating Havdalah
together. It’s the 12 young children learning in our new FRAJDA Early Childhood Center.

It is you.

Your support has enabled JCC Krakow to be so many things for Krakow’s Jewish community. We need your help to continue to rebuild Jewish life.

Support JCC Krakow's Shabbat Dinners Program

Your donation:

$10,080 covers the cost of educating a child in our FRAJDA Early Childhood Center for one year.

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

$1,800 sponsors a kosher Shabbat dinner for our community.

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

$180 supports a physical rehabilitation class for our Holocaust survivors.

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


In 2018, we accomplished the following:

  • Over 700 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 60 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 Hillel GIMEL Jewish student club with educational, recreational, and leadership development programs.

  • Shared the story of Krakow's Jewish revival with over 130,000 people that visited our building.

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.