Union of Progressive Jewish Communities Beit Polska
A few words about our communities...
Beit Polska was established in 1999 with its own house of prayer at Wiertnicza Street in Warsaw. Beit was founded as an association of Jewish culture by Severyn Ashkenazy and his son Adrian. Besides the Beit Warszawa cultural association, the Beit Polska religious association was also established. We are a Reform community uniting supporters of the movement called Progressive Judaism – which is quite strong in many countries across the world (USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and others). Before the war Jews representing a similar movement were gathered among others around the Great Synagogue at Tłomackie (blown up by the Germans in 1943) and Reform synagogues in Kraków, Lviv and Łódź. We organize Shabbat services, Jewish Festivals in accordance with the principles of Progressive Judaism, Hebrew lessons and a weekend school for children Szabat Gam Yachad. The life of our communities is enriched by numerous lectures given by historians, talks with invited guests, concerts and painting exhibitions.
In subsequent years Beit Polska became an "umbrella" organization for newly established congregations.
For the time being we are a small, but very vibrant and vigorous community representing Progressive Judaism in Northern Poland. Beit Trójmiasto is an independent community and a member of the Union of Progressive Jewish Communities Beit Polska (which is part of the World Union for Progressive Judaism – WUPJ.)
In Hebrew "Beit" means "home"….
If you are Jewish, if you have Jewish roots, Jewish ancestors or simply a Jewish soul, or if you’re interested in Judaism in its Progressive version – Beit Trójmiasto is a place for you! Contact us through Facebook, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: (58) 526-53-61