The mission of the Friends of the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival Society is to support Jewish cultural events, including the Jewish Culture Festival held annually in Cracow, Poland, and to support the cultural activities of the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival Society. Friends of the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival Society is organized exclusively for the charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our President has been personally involved with the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival Society since 1992, and has attended every Festival since then. We have personally maintained contact with the Festival organization and many of the American performers at the Festival on a year-round basis. None of our officers or participants receive any monetary compensation for their work for Friends of the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival Society.
We are deeply involved in the details of the various cultural events from the Festival and other Jewish culture organizations. We consider requests for aid and offer support, provided they meet our criteria, goals, and desires. We require complete accounting as to the expenditure of the funds we donate to any recipients and conduct annual field investigations to ensure that the funds are spent productively and wisely.
|“We have to preserve the
memory of the Jewish culture,
and we should give people an
opportunity to meet in the
natural space of the culture
created over 700 years. Thanks
to authentic and great artists,
Jewish life can return to
Poland, to Cracow. It is a great
holiday to have amazing people
in the places where their
grandparents lived, where their
parents maybe lived, and where
now they come back to be close
to this art. I am proud to be a
-- Janusz Makuch
Founder and Director
Jewish Culture Festival