Team

 

 

Management:
President: Tadeusz Królczyk
Vice President: Katarzyna Odrzywołek
Secretary: Olga Danek

Revision Committee:
Ewelina Olaszek
Monika Biesaga
Ewa Dyngosz

Program Board:
Tadeusz Królczyk
Ewelina Malik
Agata Mucha
Anka Dawidowicz
Magdalena Arabas
Aleksandra Kalisz

 

All educators within our foundation are specialist in their respective fields. Each has different experiences with Jewish and anti-discrimination issues. Many also have reached Three of our educators are former recipients of the scholarships of the Minister of Science and Higher Education (Ewa Dyngosz 2013, Ewelina Olaszek 2014, Katarzyna Odrzywołek 2013). In our team are both doctoral students as well as students, teachers and guides.

Other than being a part of the Mifgash Foundation, many team members take part in activities that aide the preservation of history and culture of Jewish, Roma and other ethnicities traditions. Thanks to the diverse group educators that make up Mifgash, it allows a vast range of topics to be taught, yet all still striving together for the common goals expanding the minds of students. Not only to the students learn from the educators but the it is growth for the educator as well. We remain at the disposal of all teachers of junior high schools, high schools and technicians. We always provide advice and meet the expectations of students and teachers.

Tadeusz Królczyk

President Of MIFGASH Foundation

Graduate of Slavic studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. For many years has been working on improving Polish-Jewish dialogue, commemorating the Holocaust and educating about history and culture of Poles and Jews. He is engaged in fighting anti-semitism as well anti-Polonism. In his hometown Ochotnica, Tadeusz Królczyk is involved in commemorating the Polish and Jewish martyrdom. In 2009 he founded an informal educative group which a few years ago transformed into the Mifgash foundation.

Katarzyna Odrzywołek

Vice President Of MIFGASH Foundation

Since 2017 she works at the International Center of Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, where she leads workshops and organises study trips for adults and teenagers. Katarzyna graduated history, political science and Roma studies at the Pedagogical University in Kraków. She is a scholarship holder of Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Erasmus+ programme held in Beit Berl College in Israel. She is a vice president and a member of Mifgash Foundation.

Olga Danek

Director Of Programming , Educator

Olga Danek is a Cultural Anthropology and Literature Ph.D student at Jagiellonian University. Her main focus of research is in the Jewish issues found within literature and culture in a post World War II society. Issues such as Jewish identity after the Holocaust, the Holocaust itself and March 1968. She is a member of the team of researches studying cultural and literary Polish-Jewish relations. Danek’s academic accolades include: History and Contemporaneity subsidized by the Foundation for Polish Science (Master Program) and is a recipient of the Foundation for Polish Science Scholarship. Danek has conducted her own writing workshops at Jagiellonian University, which dealt with the image of the Holocaust in cultural texts. Danek is a proud member of the Krakow JCC, humus lover and has a love for Eastern Europe and India.

Małgorzata Kucharska

Coordinator Of The Project "Between Kraków and Jerusalem" and anti-discrimination workshops , Educator

Graduate of theology at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. Also graduated Christian-Jewish relations studies and many courses on Judaism. Works as a catechist, theologist, educator and Judaism teacher. Moreover she is a guide in the Jewish quarter of Krakow. Developed the idea of workshops for children and adults “Get to know various religions” and anti-discrimination workshops. Her passions are teaching, history of Poland, theology, canonical law, Judaism and Jewish history. In her free time she discovers unknown places in Krakow.

Wojtek Huk

Educator

Wojtek Huk is a student of the History department at Jagiellonian University and a licensed Krakow guide and tour guide. Residing in the historic Kazimierz district, Huk’s interests are not only limited to the history of the Jews of Krakow but range into contemporary topics. This is what brought him to the Krakow JCC at which he is a volunteer.

Magdalena Arabas

Educator

Magdalena Arabas not only is a highly qualified educator but also a very passionate one. Her area of focus is Jewish history of the 20th century in Poland with a focus on the Jewish pogroms. Believe that the present is just as important as the past Arabas works at the JCC actively participates in the life of the Jewish community in Krakow. She loves traveling which allows her to get to know other cultures and religions.

Monika Biesaga

Educator

Monika Biesaga received her doctorate from Jagiellonian University in Judaic Studies. Her adventure with Jewish culture began with a trip to Israel. Since her return from the Middle East almost 5 years ago her passion for Jewish studies only grows stronger with no end in sight!

Julia Gnatowska

Educator

Julia Gnatowska is a student of Jewish Studies with a fascination of contemporary art, soc-modernism and literature.  She is an English teacher and enjoys cooking and reading in her free time.

Justyna Arabska

Educator

Justyna Arabska – a theater studies and culture studies scholar, a graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. An aspiring Jewish scholar as well, constantly pursuing her passion for the Jewish culture. Currently a postgraduate student at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Polish Studies. Her interests include the performative body, the boundaries of artistic experience and the Jewish actor’s identity. She works with a number of Kraków’s theatres. She highly values her experience in working with the minorities. During her spare time she practices yoga and tries to catch up on watching movies about superheroes.

Monika Krawczyk

Educator

Student of cultural relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her passions are linguistics, anthropology and multicultural dialogue. In her free time she loves cooking, baking sweets and discovering new recipes.

Katarzyna Domagała

Educator

Graduate of Slavic studies, Jewish studies and ethnic relations and migration studies at the Jagiellonian University. She specialises in history of Jews in the Balkans. Currently works in a bank and trains financial analytics. In her free time she likes planning future travels and uses the culinary inspirations from past trips.

Ewa Goczał

Educator

Graduate of Polish and Russian language and literature, currently a Polish language teacher. Her PhD thesis focuses on poetry of Aleksander Wat and Piotr Matywiecki, which she is writing at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. She is studying at the postgraduate programme on “Christian-Jewish Relations” at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. She also graduated numerous courses on Judaism, Jewish culture and education about the Holocaust. Now she is participating in an academic project “The images of God, human and world in Polish literature of 20th and 21st century” carried out in the Institute of Jozef Tischner’s Thought. She is interested in history of film. Her free time she spends in a cinema or on long walks.

Ada Bryś

Educator

Student of Cultural Relations at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, Leader of Dialogue (granted by Forum of Dialogue). Since summer 2017 she leads workshops of School of Dialogue. Her interests are intercultural education and ethnic minorities. Her main goal is to build regional identity.

Anna Krzynówek

Educator

Graduate of the department of history at the Jagiellonian University, currently a PhD student at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Israel and its inhabitants fascinate her. She can talk for hours about this country, especially its orthodox community. Her main academic interests are social relations in contemporary Israel, antisemitism and the Holocaust and Jewish cemeteries of Lesser Poland.

Mifgash Foundation
ul. Juliusza Lea 213
30–133 Kraków
NIP: 677-23-83-381
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Account number:
4112 4045 7511 1100 1060 1345 37
Name of bank:
Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.
President of the MIFGASH Foundation
Tadeusz Królczyk
tel. +48 607 623 626
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Director Of Programming
Olga Danek
tel. +48 880 170 692
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Coordinator of the project “Between Kraków and Jerusalem” and anti-discrimination workshops
Małgorzata Kucharska
tel. +48 509 845 105
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