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Shabbat Service w/ guest Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director, JCC Krakow

Friday, March 24, 2023 2 Nisan 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMSanctuary

In the sanctuary and Online Here.


Everyone is welcome to attend Shabbat services on Friday, March 24 as we welcome Jonathan Ornstein, and join the Temple Beth Emeth community for the Oneg Shabbat dessert reception following services. 

Jonathan Ornstein will be in Michigan speaking at University of Michigan and with Jewish leaders in Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit about the JCC of Krakow’s work in aiding Ukrainian Refugees who have had to flee their homes since the start of the war with Russia.

Within a month of the start of the war, nearly 1.8 million refugees landed in Poland, about 140,000 of them in Krakow. The approximately 750 family members of the JCC jumped into action to find resources to help those who were fleeing the violence.

The JCC of Krakow has been dedicated to rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow since it opened in 2008, and there is no greater sign of Jewish life than welcoming the stranger and being gracious to the needy, the widow and the orphan. It is a tremendous task, and Jonathan’s arrival in Ann Arbor will mark more than a year of providing support to the Ukrainian refugees.

Jonathan is a native of New Your City who moved to Israel in 1994. According to his bio, he migrated from Israel to Poland in 2001 and shortly after began lecturing in Jewish studies at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University and founded the Gesher Association for Polish-Israeli Dialogue. He is a founding member of Przymierze, the Krakow Association of Christians and Jews, and serves as vice president. He is also on the boards of the Krakow branch of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust organization and JCC Global. Jonathan was awarded the Cohon Award for services benefitting the Jewish People (2014) and the Polish Foreign Ministry Bene Merito medal for his work promoting Poland (2015). 

We are very happy to have the opportunity to hear from Jonathan and learn from him about the work that he is doing and how we can help.

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