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Andrzej Folwarczny

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 7:30 PM

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Admission: $10 general, $6 students, Free to Members,
 Tel: 310.440.4500

Before the Holocaust, Poland was home to Jews for nearly a thousand years. About 70% of all Jews can trace their heritage to Poland. Few people have done as much as Andrzej Folwarczny, founder and president of The Forum for Dialogue Among Nations, to rebuild connections between Poles and Jews. Join Folwarczny in a candid discussion of the opportunities and challenges presented by Polish-Jewish history, the rebirth of the Jewish community, and the Polish-Jewish reconciliations.

The Forum for Dialogue Among Nations is a non-profit Polish organization whose mission is to foster Polish-Jewish dialogue, eradicate anti-Semitism and teach tolerance through education. The Forum fulfills its mission through seminars, publications, exhibitions, and exchange programs targeted at Polish and Jewish youth and leaders. Projects include a book, Difficult Questions, presenting those asked by young Poles and Israelis and answered by academic and moral authorities, providing a kind of a guide to Polish-Jewish dialogue.

The talk is presented in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, in conjunction with the exhibition A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People, on view at Skirball September 12, 2008 through January 4, 2009.

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