Magda Koralewska studied IT (M.A. in artificial intelligence), but is a graphic designer by profession. Her true passions are culture and Jewish life. In 2007, she co-founded the Zyd Niemalowany educational project, featuring 19th century wood engravings of Jews created by some of the most prominent Polish graphic artists. As part of the project, she co-organized over 20 exhibits all over Poland and co-published four books. In 2009, she co-founded the Beit Krakow creative community and has since served as President of the board. This is the first progressive community established in Southern Poland after the 65-year-vacuum created by the Shoah and Communist rule. Since 2011, Magda has also served as Vice President of the New Jewish Music Festival in Warsaw. Professionally, she is also invovled in a number of Jewish initiatives, which helps her combine her work with her interests. Magda tries to raise the standards of Jewish art in Poland and to inspire valuable projects in that arena.
Magda’s community is a comprised of young and dynamic people, many of whom have artistic backgrounds. They are committed to bringing creativity, relevance, spiritual growth and a sense of community to the Jews in contemporary Poland. They organize innovative projects, such as Midrash Theatre and Midrash Lab, where they study classical Jewish text and re-interpret them into various disciplines of art, thus creating a new quality of Jewish art in Poland.