Whether you have three hours, three days, or three weeks, Taube Jewish Heritage Tours is prepared to offer you, your family, your campus, or your organization an extraordinary experience of discovery and connection.

Journeys of Discovery through Poland

About Taube Jewish Heritage Tours

We are a mission-driven, on-the-ground Jewish heritage tour service based in Poland. We design tours for visitors from around the world, most frequently including the United States, Canada, Israel, and Europe. Our professional team of academics, guides, educators, and community leaders provide meaningful and engaging customized tours of Poland’s multicultural landscape, infusing each encounter with illuminating personal stories and insights from those engaged in Polish Jewish life and committed to the preservation of Polish Jewish heritage.

You have many choices, and we are ready to help you make them:

We are a full-service operation and can attend to all of your travel logistics, offer special rates at five- and four-star hotels, and partner with land providers in the US and Israel.

Our guides are scholars and educators who have been trained for presenting Poland’s multicultural landscape.

We provide orientations and educational resources that prepare you for your journey.

We have extensive experience in organizing educational and community group tours, family genealogy excursions, VIP delegations.

Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

Taube Jewish Heritage Tours is the flagship program of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation. The Taube Center was established in Warsaw in 2009. The Taube Center offers innovative educational programs and extensive resources with the aim to enrich Jewish life in Poland and to connect Jews from around the world with their Eastern European heritage. Through educational and cultural programs in Jewish studies, tourism, publishing, and the arts and media, the Taube Center strengthens Polish Jewish literacy and cultivates global knowledge and a celebration of a living Polish Jewish heritage drawn from a rich historical legacy.

The Taube Center places special importance on heritage study tours that bring special groups of people —Jewish professionals, students and faculty, and families — in direct contact with a new and different Polish Jewish experience in the broader influential context of a 21st century democratic Poland.

A tour’s effectiveness depends greatly on the skill of the personnel leading it, so the Taube Center has established a special training program, Mi Dor Le Dor, for tour leaders and educators to study both the thousand years of Polish Jewish history and the post-Communist emergence of Jewish culture. The curricula, professionally led and organized tours and mentoring, provide a broad perspective on current-day realities in Poland.  

We are a mission-driven, on-the-ground Jewish heritage tour service based in Poland. We design tours for visitors from around the world, most frequently including the United States, Canada, Israel, and Europe. Our professional team of academics, guides, educators, and community leaders provide meaningful and engaging customized tours of Poland’s multicultural landscape, infusing each encounter with illuminating personal stories and insights from those engaged in Polish Jewish life and committed to the preservation of Polish Jewish heritage.

Our team

Meet us

Helise Lieberman

Director

Ms. Lieberman is the director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland. A former Hillel director, she was the founding principal of the Lauder-Morasha Day School in Warsaw and has served as consultant to the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, the Westbury Group, and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Aleksandra Makuch

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Aleksandra holds a BA in linguistics from Jagiellonian University, Kraków and an MA in International Relations from the Tischner European University in Kraków.

Jakub Lysiak

General Tour Manager

Jakub joined the Taube Jewish Heritage Tour staff in December 2015. He is an experienced tour assistant, guide, and researcher, having established and managed his own firm, Polin Consulting, in 2007 (now incorporated into TJHT).

Anna Szczesniak

Assistant General Tour Manager

Anna Szcześniak, joined the Taube Jewish Heritage Tour staff in April 2017. Anna holds a Master’s in Hebrew Studies and a Bachelor’s in Iberian Studies from the University of Warsaw. She also studied in Paris and Berlin.

Paweł Łukaszewicz

Program Coordinator

Among various other duties at the Taube Center, Paweł is the coordinator for Taube Jewish Heritage Tours. He is interested in the topics of Warsaw and urban planning, and the city of Lviv and the region of Eastern Galicia.

Aleksandra (Ola) Sajdak

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Born in Warsaw, Ola has interned at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute. She served as a Taube Center intern in 2011 and joined the staff in 2012, bringing her research and computer skills to the team.

Natalia Czarkowska

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Born and raised in Warsaw, Natalia graduated from Warsaw University with an MA in Political Science. Previously, she worked as a visitor and fundraising specialist at the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.

Kaja Siczek

ASSISTANT TOUR COORDINATOR