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The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

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The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

In 2003, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture created the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland (JHIP) to support the key cultural, educational and communal programs that encourage a new generation of young Polish Jews, intent on joining the job market in the new European Union, to develop cultural ties to their roots and religion. This Initiative reinforces the Taube Foundation’s broader purpose of sustaining Jewish life in the Diaspora.

Under the direction of its Chairman Tad Taube and Executive Director Shana Penn, the JHIP nurtures the revival of Jewish life in Poland, furthers awareness of this resurgence among Jews and non-Jews, and fosters positive interest in Poland and Polish Jews among Jews worldwide. In so doing, the JHIP deepens the Jewish world’s understanding of Peoplehood as viewed through the historical role of Polish Jews in the life and culture of Jewish people everywhere.