Foundation

Brama Cukermana Foundation (The Cukerman’s Gate Foundation) was established on March 10th, 2009 in Będzin at the initiative of Karolina and Piotr Jakoweńko.
The impulse for which it has come into existence was the strong need of saving the Jewish House of Prayer, situated in the so-called Cukerman’s Gate, where the historic polychromies have been preserved.

The major goals of our activity are:
The care and protection of Jewish culture monuments as well as the commemoration of the Jews’ many centuries-presence in Będzin and within the region.

The education of the local community together with actions to the benefit of mutual tolerance and understanding amongst cultures.

Conducting research on the history and life of Jews in Będzin and within the region.

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