Chulent is the name of a Cracow association established in 2003 by a group of young people (chulent is the name of a traditional Jewish dish similar to Polish bigos or Hungarian leczo). The basis for membership in the association is Jewish identity and self-identification with Jewish culture, tradition, history and/or religion. Its basic principles are pluralism, diversity, openness and tolerance.
The Association runs the Rabbi Remuh Jewish Library (the library catalogue can be accessed through the website) and the Jewish Youth Club whose activities include Hebrew lessons, encounters with Jewish culture, Torah reading, exhibitions and holiday observances. The Club is also a meeting place where one can read the Jewish press, listen to music and learn to play chess. The Club is open to all other Jewish organizations active in Cracow.
Czulent also organizes educational projects aimed at the high school level. Examples of this are the Galicja project, intended to restore the memory of the history and culture of Polish Jews, implemented in concert with the Jewish Religious Community in Cracow and cofinanced by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and private individuals; or the Meetings in Polin project, ongoing since 2006, an initiative for Polish-Jewish dialogue. The Club runs the Jewish Film Discussion Club at the Mikro Cinema in Cracow and the Jewish Literary Salon at Klezmer Hois on Szeroka St. in the Kazimierz district of Cracow.