Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska
Graphic designer, social entrepreneur, activist and “serial” volunteer in both Jewish and civic NGOs. Experienced fundraiser, project coordinator, educator and producer of cultural events.
Actively involved in Jewish life in Poland and Europe for over a decade, including serving as Chairwoman of Jewish Progressive Communities for the last ten years. In 2009 she co-founded Beit Krakow, the first Progressive community in Krakow established in the 70-year vacuum created by the Shoah and Communist rule.
In addition to community building, Magda is particularly passionate about social change and the intersection of learning and the arts. She pioneered a number of cultural and artistic projects, such as: The Midrash Lab, which increases Jewish literacy, while inspiring the creation of modern Jewish art or The Jew Not Painted exhibition, which presents the 19th century history of Jews in Poland through art. In 2011 she joined the New Jewish Music Festival, which aims to reinvigorate the creative and radical Jewish musical scene in Poland. In 2017 she co-founded Festivalt, a program of performance and visual art that celebrates and investigates the complexities of the contemporary Jewish Polish landscape.
Appointed Limmud's Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe in November 2017.