Menora – Museum POLIN's new space at 2 Grzybowski Square
We invite you to the new initiative of POLIN Museum at 2 Grzybowski Square in Warsaw. At this location there was once a legendary Jewish restaurant named Menora. In honoring this name, Menora is now an information point about Jewish Warsaw, a meeting space for NGOs, and a place for cooking workshops!
Here one can find an old address on a giant map of prewar Warsaw, look at the available internet data bases and platforms, sign up for a trip around the city, and get to know what, when, and where things are going on in Jewish Warsaw!
Menora InfoPoint is open Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
You can get materials at our InfoPoint, for example the map of Jewish Warsaw.
POLIN Museum is gladly sharing this room with non-governmental organizations and institutions, whose activity is consistent with the mission of the museum and who aim to broaden common understanding and respect for others. We direct our invitation to organizations dealing with the promotion of culture and maintenance of Jewish heritage, but also to those who deal with human rights, civic education, and counteracting antisemitism, racism, and any other kind of discrimination. Organizations can use the room for free for workshops, meetings, debates, etc. For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
POLIN organizes cooking workshops at Menora with the intention of bringing back forgotten Jewish-Polish recipes. However, we do not solely limit ourselves to reconstructing the recipes ( i.e. learning how to cook them); we also show what was and is Jewish cooking. We try to answer questions like: is pickling kosher? How do you prepare a Shabbat dinner? Jewish culture – try it, cook it, taste it!
To see available workshops and sign up click here: http://bilety.polin.pl/
We would like to sincerely thank Katia Roman-Trzaska from Little Chef for helping us to create the concept of our culinary workshops.
There is also the bistro, Charlotte Menora, where you can try their new Jewish menu, prepared especially for Jewish Warsaw!
Charlotte is a Jewish café, inspired by traditional Jewish bakeries like the Parisian Le Marais or the bakeries and bars of Brooklyn and Manhattan, that perfectly combines traditional elements and modern functionality.
As in every Charlotte in Poland, you can also buy bread made on-site, have a quick and tasty meal, or a glass of wine. Charlotte Menora is distinguished by its Jewish bread, such as bagels, challah, and rye bread, which are available only at this particular Charlotte location, and by its special addition of Jewish dishes to its menu.