Estera Derkowska celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah with a havdallah ceremony Saturday before a congregation of up to 200 people.
Krakow’s local Orthodox rabbi, Boaz Pash, and Reform rabbi, Tanya Segal, both took part in the ceremony.
“There have been other Bat Mitzvahs in Krakow but this is the first one ever for a local Krakovian girl,” said Jonathan Ornstein, executive director of the Krakow Jewish Community Center.
Ornstein said Estera had studied with Pash for a year and had attended Sunday School classes at the JCC since the facility opened in 2008.
The bat mitzvah, he said, marked a milestone in the development of the Jewish community, which numbers several hundred people.