Here's just a small sampling of the groups at JCC Krakow impacted by your gift.
Jewish Education - Sunday school & nursery school
JCC Krakow’s Nursery School offers Jewish educational programming for our community’s youngest members (up to 3 years old). In 2016, the JCC plans to expand the Nursery into a full-time program running 5 days a week. The Nursery provides children with full-time care, kosher meals, and educational programming designed to provide positive and fun experiences, as well as, to increase familiarity with Jewish heritage.
Every Sunday from October to June, children between the ages of 5 to 11 come to the JCC for Jewish education. JCC Krakow’s Sunday School enhances a child’s Jewish experience through creative learning and activities. The curriculum covers basic Hebrew, Jewish culture, traditions, history, and holidays in a warm and friendly environment. The programs and classes are taught through art, song, dance, games, and field trips.
JCC Krakow’s GIMEL Jewish Student Club (Gimel representing the third generation after the Holocaust) serves as the meeting place for Krakow’s Jewish students. Many GIMEL members discovered their Jewish roots as teenagers and upon moving to Krakow were exposed to Jewish culture and heritage for the first time. GIMEL is often the first opportunity for members to explore what their Jewish roots mean. New members are provided with guidance, information, and an array of Jewish activities to support their entry into the Jewish world.
As the cornerstone of Krakow’s Jewish community, the seniors – many of whom are child
survivors of the Holocaust, are a source of guidance and information on Judaism for those who
are learning about their Jewish heritage.
The Senior Club is open every day for members to meet each other, share a meal or a cup of
coffee, and participate in our full schedule of programs. JCC Krakow arranges a wide variety of educational, fitness, social, and cultural activities. The Club also provide kosher meals, physical therapy, welfare and medical services, language classes, community trips, and transportation to and from the JCC.
Some of our Seniors are our most active participants in our weekly Shabbat dinner. Pani Zosia gives her D'var Torah each week (also on YouTube) and Mundek regales us with his beautiful Yiddish songs.