Poland Festival

POLAND FESTIVAL OUTREACH
Festival of Jewish Music and Dance
December 13-23, 2019

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Celebrate the Chanukah and Christmas season with Jonathan Bernis in Warsaw, Poland

Once the home of a vibrant and thriving Jewish community, the country’s 1,000-year Jewish history was all but erased by the evils of Hitler and his Nazi regime. Millions died, and among the few who survived, many hid their Jewish identity in an effort to escape past trauma and avoid future persecution. For decades, Jewish life was but a remnant of a rich past, an echo in the empty spaces left by the Holocaust.

Today, Poland is experiencing a revival of Jewish life and culture. The country is in the process of reclaiming all aspects of its Jewish heritage. With the rise in popularity of DNA tests, Polish Christians in both the Catholic and Protestant churches are discovering that they have a Jewish parent or grandparent. And throughout Poland’s major cities, there is a growing fascination with all things Jewish ‒ food, music, history and art. People are celebrating Jewish culture as an integral part of Polish cultural identity.

This year, as Chanukah and Christmas converge, our team will put on a world class holiday show in Poland that celebrates the shared history of the Jewish people and Poland. This event will also deliver a powerful message about God’s plan for the people of Israel.

 

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Join Us! As an Outreach Partner, you’ll:

  • Engage in creative and exciting ministry opportunities
  • Be a part of the revival of Jewish culture in Poland
  • Help re-engage those in the Christian church with their Jewish heritage and help them understand they can experience and express both sides of their identity
  • Support our team in putting on a top-notch musical event
  • Participate in crucial, behind-the-scenes prayer ministry, interceding for the region, its people and our outreach event

 

Dancers and performers - Poland Festival

 

Bonus Features

  • Enjoy this festive time of year with Jonathan Bernis and the Jewish Voice team
  • Experience traditional European Christmas markets
  • Explore cities full of Jewish history
  • Visit Treblinka, the second largest Nazi extermination camp. This is a day trip that will both move and inform you regarding the Holocaust’s impact on the Central European Jewish community
  • Return home in time to spend Christmas with your family or celebrate the holidays abroad after the Festival

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Past Festival Outreaches:

Hear O' Israel! Festival of Jewish Music & Dance - Kiev, Ukraine (2014)