The Jewish Culture Festival was co-created and co-founded by Januch Makuch of Krakow amost 30 years ago. Since that time, the Festival has grown enormously. It is now the largest Jewish Culture Festival in Europe. The Festival has been sponsored since the beginning by the City of Krakow, and by various other Polish and Jewish organizations. The goal of the Festival is to show-case Jewish culture while uniting people of good will and counter-acting anti-Semitism, anti-Polonism, and various other -isms. Two JLS members, Michael Steiman and Elizabeth Zechenter attended various Festival events in Krakow this summer. JLS is one of the long time supporters of the Festival.