“I am very happy, it is a great honor for all of us”, said Gołda Tencer right after she heard about the results of S3KTOR competition organized by the Capital City of Warsaw to award the best completed non-governmental initiatives.
This is how Aldona Machnowska-Góra, Managing Coordinator of Cultural Affairs and Social Communication, Head of the Working Team for the Best Overall Performance GRAND S3KTOR 2019 Award explained during the gala why this important prize was awarded to us: “Recognizing the Foundation’s credit and contribution in the historic and cultural education of Warsaw’s citizens, in the development of Polish-Jewish relations in the interest of the rule of law and equality before the law as well as respect for cultural and national dignity and diversity of Polish citizens across the globe, this special award is given to the Shalom Foundation”. The prize was awarded based on the motion submitted by Warsaw’s Council of Charitable Activities.
„For the past thirty years, the Shalom Foundation has been engaged to focus on the memory, restoring Warsaw’s multicultural identity. Organized for the 17th time this year, Singer’s Warsaw Festival is a well-recognized brand, it has become the biggest Jewish culture festival in Poland. I am truly touched and proud. I would like to thank the Capital City of Warsaw. I thank the Foundation’s Employees and Partners as well as Volunteers who give their hearts and energy to the Foundation and Singer’s Warsaw Festival”, added Gołda Tencer.
23 September 2020 will be remembered as an exceptionally nice and gratifying day. Because on that day the Shalom Foundation received the Mayor of Warsaw’s GRAND S3KTOR Special Award.
We received this prize “In recognition of the Foundation’s engagement in the historic and cultural education of Warsaw’s citizens, in the development of Polish-Jewish relations in the interest of the rule of law and equality before the law as well as respect for cultural and national dignity and diversity of Polish citizens across the globe.
Below are the photographs documenting the ceremony of handing the award that is now decorating the office of the founder and the head of the Foundation for many years, Gołda Tencer.