The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland was founded and registered in the United States of America as an independent, non-profit organization in 2016. It is an IRS-approved 501 (c) (3) public charity qualified to receive tax deductible gifts under US law.
Our primary mission is to protect and commemorate the surviving sites and monuments of Jewish cultural heritage in Poland. A major beneficiary of our work is the Poland-based "Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland", also known as FODŻ.
Projects include cemetery and synagogue maintenance and restoration. Through FODŻ, we are supporting renovation of the Old Lublin Jewish cemetery's historical wall, the synagogue at Przysucha, the Jewish cemetery of Trzcianne and installation of a memorial at the Janów Sokólski Jewish cemetery.
We are also supporting a documentation and repair project at the Tarnów Jewish cemetery. Founding board members: Herbert Block, Perry Dane, Evan Hochberg, Dan Oren (President), Sarah Tauber, Gideon Taylor