Krakow 2.0

An interview with New Yorkers in Krakow who are helping to build up the Jewish community there.

American-Style JCC Thriving In Krakow

N.Y.-born director sees deepening Jewish engagement; in Warsaw, unexpected signs of growth.
04/16/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Krakow — At four crowded tables in the ground-floor meeting room of the Jewish Community Centre here, some hundred people attended the first-night seder during Passover last week.

It was the “biggest community seder in Poland,” says Jonathan Ornstein, the JCC’s New York-born director.

It’s another sign that the only such American-style JCC in the country is succeeding.

Jonathan Ornstein, the N.Y.-born director of Krakow’s JCC, plants the institution’s high-visibility pennant above the building.
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