For the Ukrainian School in Warsaw, Krzyżowa was supposed to be the site of a "Green School," but the December snow turned the project into a "White School."
For a week, teachers of the Ukrainian school held regular classes with their students in Krzyżowa, supplemented by tours of the region and art workshops. Carpentry, painting and acrobatics workshops were offered to rock the youngsters' creative talents.
On 12 December 2022, a meeting of more than 100 participants of the 'Dialogue of Generations' project from the districts of Świdnica, Dzierżoniów and Wałbrzych took place in Krzyżowa. There were three reasons for this meeting: The end of the project, the approaching start of the astronomical winter and the fact that any reason is good to have fun together.
The project started six months ago, on 23 June, with an opening conference. In the following months, the senior citizens took part in activities, trips to concerts and the theatre, as well as various workshops, which are too numerous to count.
On 12-14.12.2022. Some of the staff of our Foundation (mainly the pedagogical departments) went on a study visit to Berlin. During three intensive days, the team visited a number of institutions and museums where they could draw inspiration for their own projects. In each of the places visited, the guided tours were focused on pedagogical aspects and the substantive preparation of the exhibitions. This is of particular value because of the exhibition on World War II that the Foundation is preparing.
On Monday we visited:
→ Jüdisches Museum Berlin - Jewish Museum Berlin
In addition to a guided tour of the Museum, there was a meeting with the pedagogical department. The concepts and methods used to work with children and young people and the principles of long-term educational programs were presented. An important element of the Museum's strategy is its activities to include children and young people who have fewer opportunities to participate in culture and those with learning disabilities or disabilities. Therefore, interesting examples of their activities were the mobile exhibition and online programs.
→ 7xJung - Dein Trainingsplatz für Zusammenhalt und Respekt (Ausstellung von Gesicht Zeigen)
The Taube Department of Jewish Studies at University of Wrocław and the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe are organising a conference on 26 October 2022: "Reading Benno Jacob in the Taube Chair of Jewish Studies".
Rabbi Benno Jacob (1862-1945) was born in Wrocław, where he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the University of Wrocław. Jacob was a social activist who fought against anti-Semitism.
The reading of Benno Jacob will begin with a general question: how to situate his work on the contemporary map of thought and with particular reference to his commentary on the Akedah.
The intention of organising a conference devoted to Benno Jacob is to initiate a discussion both on his achievements and, more broadly, on the achievements of the intellectual milieu of Jews associated with Wrocław before 1939.
On behalf of the Foundation, Edward Skubisz, M.A., will take part in the conference.