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Jewish Association Czulent

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Jewish Association Czulent
Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent
Registration no.0000226390
Legal statusnon-profit association
PurposeHuman Rights, Minority Rights
  • Krakow, Poland

The Jewish Association Czulent - is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization with the status of a non-governmental organization of national minorities.[1]. The association brings together experts belonging to the Jewish community in Poland and Europe.

The Association as an advocacy organization works to promote tolerance and shape attitudes of openness towards national, ethnic and religious minorities with particular emphasis on counteracting anti-Semitism and discrimination, including cross-cutting discrimination.

As part of its activities, the Association cooperates with domestic and international institutions, also working on a global scale. Czulent is a member of the International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)[2], Coalition of Equal Opportunities and ENCATE European Network Countering Antisemitism Through Education[3].

Association's history[edit]

In 2004, a group of Jewish students initiated the Jewish Association Czulent. The organisation was officially registered in January 2005[4]. At the heart of the Association are values ​​such as pluralism, diversity, openness and tolerance. Initially, the Association focused on integration activities aimed at building the Jewish identity of individual members. In 2008, the Association joined the Coalition for Equal Opportunities. It is an informal platform bringing together the most important non-governmental organizations in Poland, working for human rights and promoting the principles of equality and anti-discrimination. In the same year, the Association began advocacy activities.

Tasks of the Association[edit]

The Association's priority tasks include:

1. Advocacy and watchdog activities.

The association works through political, social and legal advocacy, creating and implementing innovative systems of educational solutions. By building a coalition for the promotion of tolerance and shaping attitudes of openness to national, ethnic and religious differences, with particular emphasis on actions condemning anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination. By cooperating with institutions, public administration and dialogue bodies, the Association contributes to changes in the society’s attitudes and provisions of Polish law regarding tolerance and racism. The Association cooperates, among others with OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), American Jewish Committee Central Europe, National Democratic Institute, European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Polish Commissioner for Human Rights, the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland.

2. Strengthening the Jewish community.

The association aims to build alliances, coalitions and initiates the creation of legal instruments as well as programs and strategies that enable and support Jewish institutions in the development of the Jewish community. The association works to build a strong sense of community and cooperation within Jewish organizations in Poland.


The Board of the Association is elected for a three-year term, by the General Assembly of members of the Society. The auditing body is the Audit Committee. Members of the Board and the Audit Committee do not receive remuneration for their functions.

Major projects[edit]

  • Interfaith And Interethnic Coalition-Building To Combat Xenophobia And Religious-Based Discrimination (2017-2018), as a partner organization, the Association cooperated with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). The aim of the project was to build a coalition for advocacy and watchdog activities between national and ethnic minorities from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
  • Contemporary Challenges Facing the Jewish Community in Poland (2019), a nationwide conference of Jewish organizations organized in partnership with the American Jewish Committee Central Europe (AJC), the Jewish Religious Community in Łódź, the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw and the Jewish Religious Community in Wrocław. The event received the patronage of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland and the Ombudsman. The conference was held in the Office of the Comissioner for Human Rights [6] for Civil Rights and in the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The meeting was attended by members and board members of Jewish religious communities and Jewish non-governmental organizations base in Poland.
  • Book of Good Practices for National and Ethnic Minorities and Foreigners[5] (2017-2018) project implemented by coalitions of national and ethnic minorities. As part of the project, report the Book of Good Practices was created based on the research of Voivodship Offices, Marshal Offices, Municipality Offices and majority organizations in terms of cooperation with minority and/or foreigner organizations.
  • Anti-Semitism is not an opinion[6] (2014-2016) project implemented under the auspices of the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment. As part of the projects, a report was prepared on the analysis of school textbooks in terms of content on Jewish and minority subjects. Two innovative anti-discrimination textbooks with scenarios for educators and teachers were also prepared.
  • The Majses publishing project (2014-2017), under which four publications for children in Polish, Yiddish and English were published. One of the books "Majn Alef Bejs" was awarded the BolognaRagazzi Award in Bologna[7]. All books published as part of the project are provided free of charge to Jewish children in Poland through the Denominational Communes, Jewish cultural and educational institutions[8]
  • Polish and Jewish women - Krakow emancipants. History and contemporary times for equality and diversity 'and' Krakow's Women's Trail - the project focused on anti-discrimination education, addressing contemporary issues related to equality and diversity.


External links[edit]

Official website

Participant Identification Code (PIC)



Official website

  1. "Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent". (in polski). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  2. "Our Affiliates". ICJW. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  3. "European Network – Countering Antisemitism through Education". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent". (in polski). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. "Project "Anti-Semitism is not a consistent outlook"". Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. "Bologna Ragazzi Award 2014 for Majn Alef Bejs". Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. "Majn Alef Bejs – European Design". Retrieved 2020-02-16.

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