Rabbi Michael Schudrich

New York-born rabbi Michael Schudrich served as Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan from 1983 to 1989. He began working in Poland in 1990 on behalf of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation. Since 2004 he has served as Chief Rabbi of Poland.

Publications by Rabbi Michael Schudrich

The Jews in Poland: Recent Developments

The Polish Jewish community is growing and the average age of its members is declining. The process of Jews discovering their Jewish origins and wanting to "do something Jewish" is likely to continue for years to come. A number of new rabbis have arrived from abroad in recent years. Developing local leadership, however, remains slow. Read More »

The Chief Rabbi’s View on Jews and Poland

At least twenty thousand Jews live in Poland. The two leading organizations, the Union of Jewish Communities and the Cultural and Social Association of Jews, each have about two thousand members Read More »