There are also many books printed in Polish that contain a wealth of information even an English-only speaker can take advantage of. One such book is Zachowane Synagogi Domy Modlitwy W Polsce Katalog by Elenor Bergman and Jan Jagelski of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. This is a catalogue of all existing synagogue buildings throughout Poland. It lists almost 400 synagogues with black and white pictures. Even though it is written in Polish much information can be garnered from its pages. Each listing has an address, alternative spelling of the town name, percentage of Jews in the town at different points in time, and the date the synagogue was built. At the moment, the book is out-of-print, but there are plans for a new edition including an English version.
The Jewish Community of Lodz with the hotel and restaurant are located at 18 Pomarska street.
The Jewish Community of Wroclaw Is located at 9 Wlodkwica Street.
The Jewish community of Krakow is centered around the Kazmerez area that includes the Rema Synagogue/Cemetery complex. It should be noted that the ‘Jewish-themed’ cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood are NOT KOSHER.
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