First Jewish grammar school since 1968 to open in Warsaw

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On September 1 the Lauder-Morasha School Complex in Warsaw, the first group of Jewish schools founded in post-communist Poland, will open a grammar school. Its patron will be Zuzanna Ginczanka, a Polish-Jewish poet killed by the Nazis in 1944.

Agata Patalas, the school's designated headmistress, told PAP that its programme will focus on cooperation, teamwork, joint problem solving and the development of personal talents and skills rather than mechanical learning. She added that she hoped the school will become a venue of importance for Warsaw's Jewish community.

On the school programme will be, among others, Hebrew and Yiddish, Jewish culture and history, classes will be held in a tutorial system rather than the traditional preceptorial model common in Polish schools.