Rivka Foremniak

As part of her original program, together with other Shatzim, she teaches the future Prayer Leaders. She also leads singing classes for the children of Beit Warszawa’s Gam Yahad program. She is a member and a manager of Shir Aviv choir. She studies psychology with media major at the University of Lublin.

Elżbieta Avigail Geniusz

Miriam (Mariya) Klimova

She attended Maria Konopnicka School in Lvov, with Polish as the main language, M. Kołesa music school, and a ballet school. After that, she graduated from W. Barwiński Secondary Music School in Drohobycz.
Together with her family she attended the Ture Zagav Progressive Community in Lvov. She also participated in various projects carried out by a charity organization – E. Domberger Bnei Brit Leopolis.
In 2012 she completed the Machon – WUPJ Program for Modern Judaism in Moscow. In 2013 she received a certificate from the Madrih School in Petersburg.
In 2014 she graduated from a cantorial course for prayer leaders at Beit Warszawa congregation.
In 2015 Miriam completed her Bachelor studies at the Hebrew Philology Graduate School in Toruń. Her thesis, Cantillation signs in the Hebrew Bible, discussed the tradition of Torah melody recitation among Gil and Ziva Nativ’s family members.
She is now continuing her Hebrew Master’s Studies at the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She is also working on her final paper on Hebrew liturgy in the Karaite Jews tradition.

Piotr Natan Kondrat

An actor working with several theatres in Poland, as well as Shakespearian festivals all over the world. Student of Mimi Sheffer.
He gained his qualifications as Shabbat Prayer leader in 2011.

Henryk Shmuel Kowalski

Converted to Judaism in 2014. His Hebrew name is Shmuel. Together with his wife, Elżbieta (Yael) they have been active in the community since 2013. He leads services as Shliach Tzibur. He holds qualifications to lead all holiday services and ceremonies. He catillates Torah scriptures. He is now retired. He enjoys learning Hebrew.

Piotr Menachem Mirski

 

Anna Katarzyna Silverman

Master in vocal techniques, mother of two wonderful, adult daughters. As it often happens in Poland, it was late when she found out about her Jewish ancestry, and even later when she understood how important Jewish life and Jewish community were to her. She began her journey back towards her roots by joining the Jewish Choir CLIL by the Jewish Community of Warsaw and the Social-Cultural Jewish Association. She was also part of the original Szir Awiw chorus. She became an active member of the Progressive Jewish Community Beit Warszawa, where she graduated from the Shaliach Tzibur Lay Cantor Program with Cantor Mimi Sheffer and Rabbi Daniel Alter from Berlin. She began working on a project to restore and create non-Orthodox Jewish Communities and Jewish groups in many cities in Poland – Gdańsk, Białystok, Łódź, Poznań, where she led Shabbat services. The project later evolved into the Jewish Renewal in Poland initiative coordinated by Rabbi Haim Beliak. In Przysucha, she led workshops of Hasidic Niggunim as part of a festival organized by David Chernobilsky from Tel Aviv. She continued her Jewish education at the Paideia Program in Stockholm. During her time in Sweden she also led Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a non-Orthodox Jewish community in Malmö. She continued her cooperation with the Malmö community by returning to tech Niggunim at their Limud. At the moment Ann is a third-year student at the H. L. Miller Cantorial School by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.