Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska, a social entrepreneur based in Warsaw, will be Limmud’s first-ever Central and Eastern Europe Regional Coordinator. This appointment enhances Limmud’s support for local groups and Jewish life across the region. It was made possible thanks to grants and support from UJA-Federation of New York and other partners.
Ms. Rubenfeld Koralewska, who speaks Polish, English, and Spanish, and can get by in Swedish, French, and German, will work with the Limmud communities in the Baltics, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, and former Yugoslavia, among others.
“As a decentralized movement with an emphasis on volunteer empowerment, Limmud has always been ahead of its time,” said Central and Eastern Europe Regional Coordinator Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska. ”I look forward to working with Jewish activists in Central and Eastern Europe to continue to innovate the Limmud model and strengthen our communities.”
Ms. Rubenfeld Koralewska, an ROI Community member and Paideia alumna, has cofounded Festivalt, a performance and visual arts program celebrating the complexities of the contemporary Jewish Polish landscape; Envision Symposium, which convenes representatives of Jewish communities in Belarus, Poland, and the UK to explore cross-border collaborations, and has now been adopted by Canadian Jews; and, Beit Krakow Jewish Community, the first Reform Jewish Community in southern Poland after the 65-year post-Holocaust and post-Communist vacuum, at the intersection of learning and the arts.