During the final night concert of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, the outdoor audience of 15,000 people watched as Janusz Makuch – the Festival's co-founder and long-time director – received the distinguished title “Friend of Israel” from Hon. Anna Azari, Israeli Ambassador to Poland, together with a personal letter from Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel. Israeli embassies throughout the world, on the occasion of Israel’s anniversary, had chosen one person from each country to receive this honorable distinction.
Taube Philanthropies is a long-time supporter of the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival.
From the letter by President of Israel Reuven Rivlin: