JCC Krakow
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The Jewish Community Centre of Krakow (JCC Krakow) is the de facto Jewish visitors center for Krakow, Poland. It provides social, educational, and community oriented services to the Jewish community of Krakow. Opened in April 2008 by HRH, The Prince of Wales, the JCC has quickly established itself as the focal point of Jewish life in the city both for Krakowians as well as visitors from Poland and abroad. Contact the JCC for information about Shabbat dinners and holiday programming; kosher catering; to set up an an appointment with the executive director, our genealogist, or community members. We can also help organize all of your travel needs.
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,651 contributions
Aug 2022
This is the current Jewish Community Center or JCC, and it's quite a vibrant institution and organization.
Written 21 August 2022
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Janet K
Rockport, MA30 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
An amazing cultural site whose mission is to bring back the Jewish culture. The founder is delightful and informative. Met several non Jewish volunteers and young women who recently discovered their Jewish roots. A must see in Krakow!
Written 22 December 2019
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Hawk470
Baltimore, MD2,555 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Where to begin?

Great community – serves the multi-generational Jewish Community of Krakow and visitors with a wide range of programs – daily, weekly, holiday, and special (like the Ride for the Living from Auschwitz to Krakow and the annual Jewish Culture Festival). Our Shabbat dinner with community members and visitors from Germany, the US and other countries was one of the highlights of our entire trip.

Immensely helpful to us as tourists. We arranged personal tours through them with superb guides to Auschwitz-Birkenau and to my family’s ancestral villages and towns in Southern Poland. They also provided spot-on tips for our Kazimierz visit as well. As you plan your trip, do not hesitate to reach out to them.

Sensational staff. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, unfailingly informative and “working tirelessly to support the rebirth of Jewish life in Krakow.”

Whether you plan to join them for one of their programs or not, they are a superb resource for travelers and are right on your way from the city center to Kazimierz, so stopping by is easy.
Written 2 August 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Walking around the eclectic Jewish Quarter you will find the JCC Krakow .
The Jewish Quarter ( Kazimierz ) is in my opinion the most interesting district of Krakow, it's the complete opposite of the pretty Old Town, it's more run down but has a faded elegance to it, the history of the Jewish Quarter including Podgorze across the river has some amazing areas to visit especially concerning WW2 and if you need any information drop into here,staff here are genuinely pleased to help you ,we got some great information about Kazimierz and Podgorze that really enhanced our visits to these areas of Krakow.
Easy to locate on Ulica Miodowa and most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 23 January 2019
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Alroyfamily
Tel Aviv, Israel22 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Visited Krakow this week (October 2018), and so an advertisement for an art exhibition, and it was the opening!! Got to meet the artist. Highly recommended, very good work.
Written 12 October 2018
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Adele K
Richmond, VA337 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We literally got the plane from the US and went to Shabbat dinner at the JCC Krakow and ... that is when we fell in love with this incredibly vibrant and vital organization which is at the heart of the blossoming Jewish community. There were about 90 people in attendance, with only 10 of them tourists. A great d'var was delivered by one of their senior members. Warmly welcomed, we were introduced to the history and amazed at the present. It led to making this the highlight of our trip to Central Europe and the message that we have brought back to the states over and over again, a wonderful surprise to all who hear. The JCC Krakow is there for all ages, with a pre-school, a seniors group, classes, cultural events, a Hillel, etc . We were present for the dedication of the pre-school at the end of our stay, which was very moving.
Written 22 August 2018
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ethelitas
Peru4 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
A very neat building with very nice people welcoming visitors. Highly recommend the visit, is in the middle of the beautiful Jewish quarter
Written 5 November 2017
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Little Travel Troll
Oslo, Norway1,302 contributions
Sept 2017 • Solo
After a trip to Auschwitz and visiting the Jewish quarter in Krakow, I felt I had some unanswered questions about Jewish history in the area. When I saw this place I went in there to see if I could get more knowledge, and I met two really nice girls who patiently gave me all the information I was looking for.

Inside the building they have an exhibition of posters and bottles(!) from a variety of events held by the community, which was really interesting to see.

Outside there is a beautiful butterfly wall, which alone is worth the visit.
Written 24 September 2017
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Jessica F
Edgware, UK27 contributions
Sept 2016 • Friends
I came here on Shabbos 3 days ago with Young Jewish care for Shabbat dinner which was lovely it was a lovely kiddish service and the food was lovely thank you very much for hosting us all
Written 11 September 2016
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Nicky M
30 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
I attended with a group of 30+ young people and adults, who hailed from either the UK or US. Most of the young people had ADHD and co-morbid conditions that were ALL made to feel welcome regardless of disability and religion etc.

A talk given by Ms. Singer (pre-Sabbath meal) was both relaxed yet very informative that everyone in the group could understand, and questions were actively encouraged and welcomed by Ms Singer.

It was so inspiring to hear of the work JCC Krakow does. Also offered to our group was a chance to attend a Sabbath service at the Issac Synagogue (Orthodox), that I took up (big thank you) although I could not understand a word of what was said, I was moved by the spirituality expressed.
The meal itself was a 'typical Sabbath dinner' I was informed, which was very tasty, in good portions and such a sociable affair.
Thanks for the beautiful time my son and I had at the JCC and being such good teachers / Jewish ambassadors within the Krakow community.
Written 19 July 2016
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