August 15, 2007

Update: Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Activities in support of the Museum continue here in North America this summer. Last Wednesday evening, 60 young professionals attended a fundraising cocktail reception at Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, here in New York City. The event was hosted by the North American Council in partnership with Chris Walenczak who, along with several of his friends, brought the crowd together to learn about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, to view the photographic exhibit “And I Still See Their Faces”, and to enjoy a glass of Polish vodka. Special thanks to Consul General Krzysztof Kasprzyk for his inspiring opening remarks.

Another event is planned for Tuesday, August 28, also at the Center for Jewish History. The evening will celebrate the Museum Groundbreaking and will offer a final opportunity to view the photographic exhibit "And I Still See Their Faces: The Vanished World of Polish Jews" before it closes at the end of the month. Tickets for the event are still available and details can be found on our web site here.

Photos and highlights of the speeches from June's Groundbreaking Ceremony are now available here.

The Museum will also be taking part in the 92nd St. Y's street fair on September 16th. Please stop by and say hello!

In more somber news, a true friend of both Polish Jewry and the Museum recently passed away. Chris Schwarz, the founder of Krakow's Galicia Museum and host to MHPJ events during Krakow's annual Jewish Culture Festival, will be missed by us all. His obituary from the New York Times can be found here.

For more information about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews or NAC events, please respond to this email, check http://www.mhpjnac.org or call us at 212-584-3300.

Thank you for your continued support.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews
North American Council