Sample itinerary for 2020, *subject to change

Poland Draft 2020

Friday April 17
Travel to New York
Shabbat in New York

Saturday April 18
Shabbat Programming
Travel to Poland

Sunday April 19
Arrive in Warsaw
Lodz Cemetary and Ghetto
Overnight Lodz

Monday April 20
Pitrokov Synagogue
Pitrokov Ghetto
Deportation Center
Drive to Krakow
Erev Yom HaShoah tekes
Overnight Krakow

Tuesday April 21
Yom Ha Shoah
Tour of Auschwitz
Overnight Krakow

Wednesday April 22
Krakow Tour of Synagogues and Ghetto
Drive to Lublin
Overnight Lublin

Thursday April 23
Kazimierz Dolny
Drive to Warsaw
Overnight Warsaw

Friday April 24
Day in Warsaw
Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday April 25
Shabbat services
Walking tour
POLIN Museum

Draft Israel 2020

Sunday April 26
Shehechiyanu on the edge of Machtesh Ramon Crater
Tour the Machtesh
Mount Gamal Sunset Hike
Stargazing inside the Machtesh
Overnight Mitzpe Ramon

Monday April 27
Hike Ein Avdav
Camel Ride
Sde Boker
Big Crater Yerucham
Erev Yom HaZikaron Program
Overnight Arad

Tuesday April 28 – Yom HaZikaron
Drive to Shaar Hanegev
Meet with Shaar Hanegev Teens
Netiv Ha’Asara – border with Gaza
9/11 Memorial
Erev Yom HaAtzmaut Program
Overnight Jerusalem

Wednesday April 29 – Yom HaAtzmaut
Hezikiah’s Tunnel
Lunch – Independence Park
Safra Square
March to Kotel
Old City
Haas Promenade
Dinner and event in Latrun
Overnight Jerusalem

Thursday April 30
Drive to Tel Aviv
Innovation Center
Lunch shuk HaCarmel
Rabin Square
Holon Cemetary
Overnight Jerusalem

Friday May 1
Yad Vashem
Har Herzl
Lunch- pizur Machaneh Yehuda
Prep for Shabbat
Kabbalat Shabbat- Kotel
Dinner- hotel
Overnight Jerusalem

Saturday May 2
Different shuls
Lunch- hotel
Walking tour
Seudah shlisheet
Go to the airport

Sunday May 3
Arrive in US

Recent Posts

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