2019 POLIN AWARD Nominees: Dorota Budzińska, Jolanta Konstańczuk
Dorota Budzińska, Jolanta Konstańczuk work together at the Museum of the Jews of Białystok and the Region and are active in the community in Dąbrowa Białostocka.
Dorota Budzińska, a Polish language teacher, is an active member of the Forum for Dialogue, while Jolanta Konstańczuk serves as a scout leader, involving her scouts in all her activities. Each year, in Dąbrowa Białostocka, they organise the “Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church of Poland”.
This is the only event of its kind in the Podlaskie Province. In recent years, they have created the Dialogue Schools project, the original “Multicultural Bridges” project and the exhibition “Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka”, created from the works of Marek Podwal, one of the descendants of the Jews of Dąbrowa Białostocka, presented in such places as Grodno, Białystok and Łomża.
Currently, work is well advanced on the creation of a separate website, in both Polish and English, dedicated to the Jews of Dąbrowa Białostocka.