Klaudia Klimek is the founder of the Jewrnalism Foundation. For the past ten years, she has been deeply involved in working for the Jewish community in Krakow and in Poland in general. She is a sociologist who analyzes and a dreamer who aspires to change the image of Europe’s Jewish communities. After being involved in many projects, Klaudia finally found her niche by promoting young European Jews and their work. She is a member of many Jewish Polish organizations, President of the Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland in Krakow. She is a Fellow of the Paideia Project Incubator 2011 and the Minyanim Program. Currently working as an assistant of former Prime Minister.
Jews visiting Central and Eastern Europe often come away with impressions based on stereotypes and prejudices about the region. In particular, heritage and educational tours for young Jews frequently rely on outdated materials that present inaccurate and negative views of contemporary Central and Eastern European Jewish life. While a lot of time and money is invested in planning and running seminars for young Jewish leaders, many of these seminars fail to maximize their potential for a variety of reasons, including the lack of involvement by local Jews. Jewrnalism is a network of young Jewish journalists from Central Eastern Europe and a multimedia and activism platform that trains those young amateur journalists to report on and promote the life and work of their Jewish communities. Jewrnalism offers Jewish educational institutions, tour groups and Jewish websites up-to-date reporting (both video and print) about European Jewish life, along with curricula and educational guides.