up to our mission of “inspiring and educating area residents on all things
Polish,” we are excited to announce enrollment is now being accepted for our
Presbyterian Church on Wick Ave. on the edge of Downtown Youngstown
continues to open their doors to our group. We are grateful that this centrally
located church with already established classrooms, a stage and kitchen
facilities has offered us such gracious hospitality. Dzięki!!
1. All classes will take place at
Presbyterian Church 201 Wick Avenue Youngstown, OH 44503-1001
2. Adequate parking and security will be
available. Preregistration is important.
3. Prices vary and discounts for PolishYoungstown
4. For more information on classes, call 330-333-9724 or click here to register.
Tuesdays Beginning September
23 - December 16, 2014
Polish Language & Culture Classes
you have always wanted to learn to speak Polish or maybe just learn a little
more about your heritage and culture, our classes suit both of those needs! Click
here to register.
Beginners Polish II & Intermediate Polish 12
– 2:00 PM
Prerequisite Beginners (Polish I or
equivalent) focuses on building vocabulary in order to develop better
comprehension and conversation skills. We will continue introducing grammatical
concepts and structures. Students will begin developing basic writing skilIs.
Instructors: Stanley Gerchak and
Cost: FREE with optional textbook to
Location: Sts. Peter and Paul Church,
421 Covington St., Youngstown, Ohio 44510
Introduction to All Things Polish 6 – 7:30 PM
This FUN, casual class is ideal for
people who are interested in learning some basics that might be helpful for
travel or informal conversation. This class is balanced between discussion of
customs, culture and history while providing some basic speaking, reading and
Instructor: Walter Bielski
Cost: $55 plus optional textbooks
Beginners Polish II 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Prerequisite Beginners Polish I or
equivalent. Class focuses on building vocabulary in order to develop better
comprehension and conversation skills.
We will continue introducing grammatical concepts and structures.
Students will begin developing basic writing skills.
Instructor: Stanley Gerchak
Cost: $55 plus textbooks
PM Beginning date
to be announced
history of Poland is full of dramatic changes: splendid victories and tragic
defeats. At its height, Poland's empire made it one of the largest and most
powerful European states. In the depths of its national catastrophes, it lost
its independence, suffered partition, and waged relentless, often bloody
struggles with oppressors. The aim of this six-part lecture course is to
explore some of the issues and controversies that are part of Poland's history.Click here to register.
YSU Professors and guests
Lineage of Kings: Polish nobility’s role in history and modern day
by Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska*
Long 19th Century (1790-1918): from Partition to Independence
by Dr. Brian Bonhomme*
Second Polish Republic
by Dr. Sean Martin
by Dr. Helene Sinnreich
Paull II: Taking Poland from Behind the Iron Curtain through Solidarity
by Fr. Joseph Rudjak*
From Solidarity to leading the European Union: Poland Today
by Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director, Polish Studies Initiative, Cleveland State*
Monthly Screening beginning in October
from Poland is known worldwide mostly due to a few names: Polanski,
Wajda, and Kieslowski. But while these directors are mostly famous for
their work outside of their homeland, there are many others who were
toiling away creatively with little notice. Today Polish film festivals
are becoming more frequent worldwide thanks to the spread of the Polish
diaspora. We are planning to show a few of these recent and classic
films this fall. More info to come!
1 PM beginning
around a seasonal theme each month, klubowiczki ages 4-14 years old will enjoy
learning about Polish traditions, language, and song and create a craft to take
home. Parents can drop off their students with the qualified instructor and
know they will spend the morning learning about their culture while having fun.
Click here to register.
by Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle
$5 per family per outing
the Fall Harvest Celebration Countryside Pumpkin Farm
November: Holiday ornaments and
December: Spreading holiday cheer with
Our Family Tree
March: Easter egg decorating and holiday
Day & Spring traditions
Sundays Noon beginning October 12
hands-on training removes the mystery from your Grandma’s favorite recipes.
Students will work side-by-side with experienced Polish cooks and bakers
allowing them to not only get a recipe but also absorb their knowledge and experience
with all the tips and tricks that make a dish delicious. These classes sell out
fast for topics, also for their reputation for fun and laughter. NEW ITEMS PLANNED! Click here to register.
Instructor: Chef Tad Siembida and guests
Cost: $25 per class or $175 for the year
- everyone's favorite dumpling
November: Gołąbki/Stuffed cabbage – cold nights call
for this comfort food
December: Wigilia – make the important elements for the
biggest dinner of the year
NOTE: This is a special, extended
January: Soups – the best remedy for cold weather
February: Pączki – everyone's favorite Polish donut
March: Paska/Babka – Easter bread is best when
made by hand
April: Kielbasa - A sausage of which we are very
May: Polish cuisine - to be announced
Winter Family Research
part of your fall studies include your family heritage, you will want to get
familiar with the Polonica
Americana Research Institute. PARI is a research facility dedicated to
Polish family history and hosts lectures, workshops, and seminars, as well as
serving as a repository for immigrant family files. PolishYoungstown has taken weekend excursions to the bucolic campus
of St. Mary’s of
Orchard Lake to allow you to conduct your research and visit their Galeria, museums and the Polish shops in
historic Hamtramck. We are also working with our fellow Slavs and local
genealogy enthusiasts to host a workshop in January. Let us know if you are