OUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
 
"To preserve and promote the historical and cultural heritage of Jewish life in Poland and to foster
understanding between current and future generations of the Polish and Jewish communities."

    
  BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
 
President:
      Izi Marmur
Vice-Presidents:
      Eva Hussain
      Ezra May
Treasurer:
      Andrew Rajcher
Secretaries:
      Lena Fiszman
      Peter Schnall
Sydney Representative:
      Estelle Rozinski
Members:
      Moshe Fiszman
      Bernard Korbman, OAM
      David Prince
 
Telephone:
      +61 (0)3 9523 9573
Facsimile:
      +61 (0)3 9528 2082
 
Email:
   lfiszman@bigpond.net.au
 
Mailing Address:
      PO Box 56,
      Elsternwick, Vic., 3185,
      Australia
 


DATES FOR THE DIARY
 
 
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SPEAKERS PANEL
 
The ASPJ is pleased to be able to offer many of our members as Speakers for your organisation's or company's activity or function.
 
Click HERE for for more information.

 


WE WELCOME
NEW MEMBERS
 
Formerly known as
"The Worldwide Federation
of Polish Jews
(Australian Chapter)"
,
we have a new name, a new Constitution, a new Statement
of Purpose and a new
generation of active members.
 
Based in Melbourne, Australia,
we invite all people, Jewish and
non-Jewish, whose roots lie
in Poland,to join our
reinvigorated organisation.
 
Click HERE for Membership Application details.

 


 

 

 
 
 

DO YOU OR
YOUR FAMILY
HAVE ROOTS IN ....

Many of Poland's cities and towns are, today, endeavouring to preserve their Jewish history and heritage.
 
Some are now turning to the ASPJ to assist them in their task of collecting memoirs, photographs and other documents.
 
To encourage their endeavours, a new feature has been added to this website to assist them in contacting former residents or their descendants.
 
Click HERE to read more.



 
OUR WEBSITE
We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding the ASPJ website.
 
Feel free to email our Webmaster:
aragorn@axiomcs.com.au

 

    
JANUSZ MAKUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH ARNOLD ZABLE

in its final event for 2017, ASPJ President Izydor Marmur (pic right) introduced Founder and Director of the Kraków Festival of Jewish Culture, Janusz Makuch, in conversation with Melbourne writer Arnold Zable.
 

Janusz spoke about the festival and what it means to Kraków and Poland in general . He also told about his personal journey during the years in which he became involved with the project.
 
During the conversation, Arnold Zable also shared some of his own experiences during his visits to Poland before and following the fall of communism and his observations of the changes that have taken place.
 
Click HERE for more words and pictures!

 
2017 HENRYK SŁAWIK AWARD PRESENTATION

The recipients of the 2017 Henryk Sławik Award, presented by the Australian Society of Polish Jews & Their Descendants, were Sue Hampel OAM and Frances Prince.
 

At an event held at Melbourne's Jewish Holocaust Centre on 16th August 2017, the Awards were presented to Sue and Frances by Victorian State MP Natalie Suleyman and President of the Polish Community Council of Victoria Marian Pawlik OAM.
 
The Henryk Sławik Award is presented by the ASPJ, to individuals or organisations, in recognition of efforts to enhance mutual respect and understanding between the Polish and Jewish communities.
 
This year's Award presentation was attended by a number parliamentarians, as well as many leaders of Victoria's Jewish and Polish communities.
 
Click HERE for more words and pictures!

 
HONOURING THE POLISH RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, around 150 people from Sydney's Polish and Jewish communities filled the "Backyard Opera Gallery", in the Sydney suburb of Tempe, for the Official Opening of the POLIN Museum's exhibition "They Risked Their Lives - Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust".
 

The event was co-hosted by the Polish Consulate-General in Sydney and the Australian Society of Polish Jews & Their Descendants' (ASPJ). It was the first major event, in Sydney, to pay tribute to the Polish Righteous Among the Nations. Master of Ceremonies was Polish Vice-Consul General Marta Gubala-Kiec.
 
Polish Consul-General, Regina Jurkowska, welcomed everyone to the event and spoke at length about the 1,000 year long co-existence of Poles and Jews on Polish soil.
 
Click HERE for more words and pictures!

 
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF POLISH-JEWISH DIALOGUE
- an Evening with Andrzej Folwarczny

The subject of Polish-Jewish relations and dialogue in contemporary Poland drew over 150 people from Melbourne's Polish and Jewish communities to hear Andrzej Folwarczny, founder and CEO of Poland's Forum For Dialogue.
 

Andrzej's address, the videos which he showed and the discussion which followed, featuring well-known Melbourne journalist Michael Gawenda, told the story of his organisation's amazing work, particularly with Polish young people.
 
Click HERE for more words and pictures!

 
WARSAW'S JEWISH MUSEUM CORE EXHIBITION OPENING!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum's Core Exhibition
by watching the video below:


 



ARE YOU ENTITLED TO RESTITUTION OR TO A POLISH PENSION?
 
For more information, click on one of the documents below:
 
Restitution Categories (provided by Jewish Care)  
Polish Pension Information (provided by the Claims Conference)  
Polish Pension Simplified Form

 
     
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