Brzeżnica was the original name of the present-day Jędrzejów in the 12th century. A monastery was founded by the bishop of Wrocław Janik and his brother Klemens, Cracow"s Count Palatine in 1140. Nine years later they brought Cistercian monks from the French Abbey of Morimond in Burgundy.
Jewish cementary in Kielce was estabilished in 19. century by well-known architect Franciszek Ksawery Kowalski. Supervision of the cemetery was held by one of the most important Jewish charitable organizations - the Society for the Poor"s Relief of the Jewish Faith - Chwera Kadisha.
- Kielce, ul. Pakosz
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Bodzentyn had a sizable Jewish community. In the mid-19th century, Jews of Bodzentyn belonged to the synagogue district of Szydłowiec and buried their dead there. However, in 1866, the Jewish residents of Bodzentyn managed to obtain a permit to build a cemetery in their own town.
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Few records of the Jewish presence in Działoszyce have survived till the present time. There are still ruins of the kahal house and of the synagogue erected in 1852, once considered the most beautiful prayer house in Poland.
- Działoszyce, ul. Krasickiego
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There are few traces of Jewish existence still present in the town of Ożarów today. One of them is the synagogue ruined during WWII. It was used as a cinema for many years after the war. Now it houses a shop.
- Ożarów, ul. Jana Kochanowskiego 2
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The Jewish cemetery, or kirkut, established in 1891, is situated in ul. Podgórze. It occupies an area of an acre and contains approximately 200 tombstones.
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At present, the synagogue building shelters a gallery of modern art: the local artists present mostly the historical building and panoramic views of Szydłów. There is also an exhibition of items representing Jewish religion and culture, for example, two pieces of Torah scroll, four-meter-tall figure of Moses holding Decalogue tablets.
- Szydłów, ul. Targowa 3
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Geological attractiveness of Kielce is best proved by the presence of four inanimate nature reserves on the city’s territory. Very well-known is the Kadzielnia that contains an inselberg known as the Rock of Geologists located in the central part of the former open-pit quarry.
- Kielce, Krakowska
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Karczówka is a picturesque hill located in the western part of the city of Kielce and topped with a beautiful post-Bernardine monastery founded by the Bishop Marcin Szyszkowski and dating back to the 17th century.
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