Teen Track

The March of the Living is an international, education program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II. Then the teens travel to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. The goal of the March of the Living is for these young people to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again.
High school students in 11th and 12th graders are eligible to participate. All qualified applicants will be carefully screened. An applicant must complete an application, medical form, essay, participate in a personal interview and supply letter of recommendation.

The trip runs from April 17 – May 3, 2020. The price of $6,500 includes everything except for domestic luggage costs. All travel, Kosher meals, entrance fees, guides and educators, tips, and identifying clothing are included.  Scholarships may be available in each region.

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Ode to Poland, 2019

Poem created by participants on the 2019 March of the Living

Poland, I have hope for the Jewish people here

We need to remind the world of the Holocaust

Hopeful because of the youth

A journey through history with strangers and first- hand witnesses

After a week I have enriched my understanding of Jewish history specifically the Holocaust

This week in Poland has been very eye opening. It has shown how proud I am to be a Jew and how important it is to keep the religion going

Poland was informative and very depressing

Poland showed me how lucky I am

I feel when I leave this week I have a new family and I have so many memories

This trip has been so eye-opening so far, and I’m so glad to be a part of this new family

I’ve never been prouder to be a Jew. I will cherish my grandmother so much more after learning about her past

For me this trip was about being reflective and introspective

We are empowered, proud and united

I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of such an empowering group

I will no longer let my fears that haunted me keep me from being Jewish

I am grateful for the experience that I had, the stories I heard, the childhood, safety, freedom and liberty I’ve had and still have, the friends I’ve made, and the future that I have, all because they lost and we won and we continue to have this unique Jewish spirit of life and happiness.

I am so humbled to be a part of such an amazing community. I’m in awe of the power of my people

This trip had made me feel such warmth and power being a Jew

Poland was the place where bonds were made, tears were fallen, pride of being Jewish was set in our hearts and a family was formed

Never be silent to the atrocities and destruction of people because of their religion or beliefs

The experience in Poland was amazing and meaningful

This week we celebrated sorrow to joy