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  • 19 Jun 2015 9:17 PM | Anonymous

    SAN FRANCISCO — Taube Philanthropies has named two Polish citizens whom it will honor with its 2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award: Krzysztof Czyżewski, social activist, intellectual, and founding director of the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) in Sejny, and Dr. Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman, who donated more than $6 million to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, the largest single gift to the museum.

    The ​Irena Sendler Memorial Award, named for a Polish social worker who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation, will be presented at two ceremonies, one in Kraków on
    July 3 for Krzysztof Czyżewski, and a second in Warsaw on October 13 for Dr. Jan Kulczyk.


    Each year, in commemoration of the May 12 anniversary of Sendler’s passing, the award is​ presented to Polish citizens who have been exemplary in preserving and revitalizing​ their country’s Jewish heritage.

    Nominations are reviewed by a panel of Taube Philanthropies advisory board members and Jewish community leaders in Poland. 

  • 14 Jun 2015 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    New Logo Design

    San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association


    This unique and contemporary design, selected by the association’s Board of Directors, represents the Golden Gate and Piłsudski bridges, respectively, and underscores the mission of Sister Cities to promote cross-cultural exchanges


    Created by MiPolin ( – contemporary Jewish design from Poland





  • 04 Jun 2015 5:53 PM | Anonymous



  • 20 May 2015 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    Jewish Community Center in Kraków

    Celebrates "Queer May" 



  • 19 Apr 2015 9:51 PM | Anonymous
  • 15 Apr 2015 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    Alexander String Quartet:  Trip to Poland


    The Quartet was accompanied on a two-week trip to Poland (March 2015) by a team of documentary film-makers from the celebrated DocFilm Institute from San Francisco State University's College of Liberal and Creative Arts 


    San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities will contribute to the DocFilm Institute to help with post-production film expenses



    The Alexander String Quartet in Kraków 

  • 15 Apr 2015 8:35 PM | Anonymous

    The South City Rotary Club

    and the Jewish Community Center (JCC SF) 

    Fundraiser for the JCC in Kraków




    The Rotary Club of El Camino High School in South San Francisco

    under the auspices of

    The Rotary Club of South San Francisco


    in partnership with 


    the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco 



    purchased and transported to Poland two stationary exercise bicycles

    for riders participating in the

    Ride for the Living 


    The JCC SF and the SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association

    worked together on this project




    Thanks to the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, the JCC in Kraków is the proud owner of two new exercise bicycles.  These will be used for training riders who  participate in the Ride for the Living (a bicycle ride from the Nazi German Camp, Auschwitz, to Kraków) to celebrate Jewish life, survival and hope.


    Thanks to the JCC SF crew: 

    Craig Salgado and Aaron Zaffronowi who raised funds to purchase the spin bicycles


    Thanks to Sister Cities President, John Henry Fullen, who, with Ryan Romero and Matteo Rizzo, and the South San Francisco Rotary Club and El Camino High School's Interact Club  raised additional funds for transporting the bicycles to Poland








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