Jewish Central Poland encompasses the Jewish communities that existed before the Second World War in the area where the four central provinces of contemporary Poland converge: Wielkopolska, Kujawy-Pomerania, Mazovia, and Ziemia Łódzka. The ADJCP focuses its activities on the Jewish communities of the cities and towns that are explicitly listed on its website, mailing list, and official documents. Such list is periodically reviewed and updated by the Association’s Board of Directors.
The ADJCP is open to all the persons who, regardless of their current religion, ethnicity, or national origin, trace their ancestry, fully or partially, to families from the Jewish communities of Central Poland.
The purpose of the ADJCP is the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Jewish communities of Central Poland, including their legacy of physical structures, artifacts, and intangible attributes inherited from past generations. In fulfillment of this goal, the association will develop initiatives to:
(Image above: Yosef Kutner scans recovered matzevot fragments from the Jewish Cemetery in Kutno. His book Broken Memories: Remains from the Jewish Cemetery in Kutno contains many images of shattered gravestones.)