“Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish!” These words are very true and HaNefesh is excited to explore countries around the world where Jews have lived and contributed to many communities.
Throughout the year we will “travel” to various communities learning from highly qualified tour guides and educators. Then, we will pair our “trips” with a local event, exploring foods and culture of our destinations.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Noon Pacific Time
(Recording will be available if you cannot make the live presentation)
When paying, please visit https://hanefesh.mywell.org and choose “Jews Around the World.”
Before World War II, Warsaw was the second largest Jewish city in the world. After the Holocaust many survivors left Poland, but some stayed. In the last decades, young Polish people have been discovering their Jewish roots, which were often hidden by their parents and grandparents. I am one of them, and I want to share my family’s story with you. I will also take you on a virtual tour of the Warsaw Ghetto remains and show you how Jewish life in Warsaw has revived.
Łukasz Godlewski was born in Warsaw in 1982 and his family has been living there since the 19th century. He studied Psychology of Intercultural Relations at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and was a volunteer for The Jewish Community of Warsaw and The Polish Humanitarian Action. Since 2013 he’s been working as a city guide of Warsaw after completing his course at PTTK, the oldest Polish guiding organization. In 2018 he became a licensed guide of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. He feels fortunate to share his passion for history, art and architecture with people from all over the world.
“This program is partially funded by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County.”