Pdfcast: 2011 Report of the Moses Schorr Foundation

English: Moses Schorr (Mojżesza Schorr, 1874 -...

English: Moses Schorr (Mojżesza Schorr, 1874 – d. in 1941) Jewish rabbi and historian, born in Przemysl, died in Soviet forced labour camp in Uzbekistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a guest pdf-cast, I am making the topic of today’s post here on Huliganov TV  the Prof. Moses Schorr Foundation, a unique non-profit organization in Poland, which runs an educational centre for secular and religious Jewish studies and the country’s largest Hebrew language school.

Using a wide range of professional tools, as well as social media, they educate both Jews and Poles about the enormous presence of Jews in the Polish society before the Holocaust, their contribution to culture, political thought and community life, all in a contemporary context, but respectful of tradition. What makes them distinctive is their flexible programming, which allows them to participate in the public debate in Poland, while remaining inclusive for students of all backgrounds and viewpoints.

Their overarching objective is to support the development of an open society in Poland and help counter the rise of xenophobia and isolationism in Europe by using documentary material and scholarly work to re-create the past and bring back to life links between communities that were brutally destroyed by the Holocaust.

Here is the annual report of the Foundation. Hopefully it will spark the interest of some of my readers.

Report 2011 Moses Schorr

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 11/07/2012, in Blog only, Charity, Pdf-casting, Poland and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Excellent recommendation! I knew this gent from his Latin course, but never noticed his Hebrew work. Many thanks, and I’ll definitely have it on my watch list.

  2. Anybody interested in learning classical / biblical Hebrew might also find the following YouTube link of interest.


    or a search for “H0000 Introduction to the Oral and Serial Course in Classical Hebrew” within YouTube will find it.

    This gentleman (Evan Millner) offers comprehensive Latin, Hebrew and French language courses using a method developed by a frenchman named Jean Manesca around about 1845. Apparently Manesca’s method was a significant breakthrough for its time and it seems that Mr Millner thinks highly enough of it to adopt and adapt it for learning Latin and Hebrew. I am using it ( together with Hans H Oberg’s “Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata” ) for learning Latin and am finding it suits my needs very well indeed. If the Hebrew course is as thorough and well presented as the Latin, many readers might find it an additional aid in learning.

    The Schorr Foundation seems to be an excellent idea as a means of enabling interested parties to pursue any interest in the Judaic world view. I have read that Poland had a poor record of anti-semitism during the second world war so this initiative can hopefully explain why that particular form of Xenophobia is as irrational as any other.

    From my own adeist perspective, I have always admired Jewish scholarship, their achievements and their approach to life.(not necessarily Zionist scholarship and views which have a rather forced,but perhaps necessary agenda).
    I do not hold Jewish religious beliefs but nonetheless find their erudition (within a closed system of thought) admirable and an inspiring example to us all.

    V.D.Huliganov yet again unearths a hidden gem ! Please keep them coming.

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