22 November 2015
Join us for a fascinating talk by Andrzej Folwarczny entitled ‘Re-building connections between Contemporary Poland and the Jewish People’.
ANDRZEJ FOLWARCZNY is the Founder and President of Forum for Dialogue, the largest and oldest Polish non-governmental organisation engaging in Polish-Jewish dialogue. Between 1997 and 2001 he served as a member of the Polish National Parliament (Sejm) during which time he acted as the Chairman of the Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group.
Andrzej co- edited the book Difficult Questions in Polish-Jewish Dialogue, published in 2006 in collaboration with the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Between 1999 and 2004 he served as Vice-President of the Israel-Poland Friendship Association.
In 2015 the State of Poland awarded Mr Folwarczny the prestigious Order of Rebirth of Poland.
FORUM FOR DIALOGUE is dedicated to inspiring new connections between contemporary Poland and the Jewish people. Through education, encounters, and building people-to-people trust the Forum contributes to the writing of a new chapter of Polish-Jewish history.
In its School of Dialogue program, Forum works with youth from all over Poland, helping them discover the Jewish past of their towns, as well as encouraging both responsibility and inspiration in the preservation of memory.
Forum’s study trips program enables Jewish leaders from all over the world to broaden their knowledge about the history of Poland and the complexity of Polish-Jewish relations. These and other programs help overcome stereotypes and build bridges of understanding.
To reserve your place email email@example.com or phone 02 8036 0108
This talk will be followed by the Museum AGM at 4pm. Andrzej’s visit has been sponsored by the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs