Before World War II, one of Poland's largest Jewish communities lived in Czestochowa. Its members played a crucial role in the political, economic and cultural life of the city. To remember Jewish citizens of Czestochowa, victims of the cruelty of Holocaust, and cherish their contribution and legacy, as well as to support research into the history of this community, an agreement between the University Rector dr hab. Anna Wypych-Gawrońska and Andrew Rajcher was signed on October 29, 2018. Andrew Rajcher is a funder of the Wolf & Dora Rajcher Memorial Academic Prize, an award in memory of his late parents Wolf and Dora Rajcher. The award will be granted to both JDU students and staff for the best new research on the history of the Jewish community of Częstochowa and its region. The first Prize will be awarded in 2019.