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Private Jewish schools in Poland

Find the top private and non-public Jewish schools in Poland

A private Jewish school is a great option for many kids in Poland. In one of these schools, your child will learn about Jewish culture and history as well as the Hebrew language. He or she may also learn about and come to appreciate the country of Israel, through a focus on zionism.

Access to Jewish education in Poland was somewhat limited in the past. Since the country lacks large Jewish population centres, few Jewish schools emerged.  continue reading...

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School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
1 Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dialogu Kultur Etz Chaim

ul. Żelazna 57, Wrocław, 53-429
Gr. 9 to Gr. 12 Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN) English, German, Polish, Spanish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)

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In some places, Jewish children have the chance to learn together with their Polish peers in public and private schools. They can also take separate classes on Judaism, the Hebrew language, and Jewish culture. These classes are normally organized by Jewish communities and various non-governmental organizations.

For example, Jewish classes are offered as part of the Sunday school "Cheder Gdańsk," which is run by the Jewish community in Gdańsk. This school is open to children and young people aged 5-15 who want to learn about Jewish tradition and customs, whether they’re Jewish or not.

Religion, history, Jewish culture, and the Hebrew language are also a major focus in courses and meetings run by various Jewish organizations in Poland. This includes Mojżesz Schorra in Warsaw, the Jewish Community Center in Krakow (JCC), the School of Ancient and Oriental Languages, ​​and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation. Jewish classes are also offered in the 47th High School S. Wyspiański in Warsaw, and the 6th High School in Gdańsk.

Recently, though, more private schools dedicated to Jewish education have emerged In Poland. According to the data of the Educational Information System, in the school year 2015-2016, the number of students learning in one of these schools was 58 in kindergarten, 312 in elementary school, and 65 in middle school.

These schools, like some public Poland schools, educate Jewish children in the tradition, culture, and values of the Jewish people, and offer Hebrew instruction. But unlike public schools, they offer a dedicated program in Jewish studies, along with a core secular curriculum.

Characteristics of Jewish schools in Poland

In addition to community programs, then, there are now dedicated private Jewish schools in Poland. This includes schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznán, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

While these schools can differ in their approach and focus, they tend to share some key traits. We describe some of the main ones below.

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