2018 ADULT MARCH OF THE LIVING

 

The adult group travels to sites of historical and contemporary interest in Poland in order to experience Poland before and during the Holocaust as well as Jewish life in Poland today. On Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) we will participate in the “March of the Living” from Auschwitz to Birkenau. In Poland we will visit several concentration camps or sites of camps, daven (pray) at sites of destroyed or renewed synagogues, tour Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz and Lublin.

In Israel, participants commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) with thousands of March of the Living participants. We will spend Shabbat in Jerusalem. 

Options include the full 2-week program (Poland and Israel), Poland or Israel only, and choice of a “package” inclusive of flights, and/or ground (accommodations, food, tours) arrangements only.  You will be able to choose your option for the trip on the application.  

The cost of the trip depends on the trip option which you will choose on your application. The fee for the trip includes accommodations in 4 star hotels, 3 kosher meals per day, all gratuities, deluxe bus as per itinerary, Polish security and guide while in Poland, and medic/security and guide while in Israel. Entrance fees to events as per itinerary.  On all options the cost of the DFW-NYC and NYC-DFW is not included.

The adult trip will mostly travel in tandem with the student trip in Poland.  We will have separate educators but will spend time together at various sites.  The adults will have additional time in Warsaw on our last day in Poland.  The hotel accommodations and the meals will be separate from the students and of better quality!      

POLAND ITINERARY (TENTATIVE)

Monday April 9th – Fly from New York to Krakow or Warsaw

Tuesday April 10th – Arrive in morning

-        Drive to Gliwice / or Gora Kalawaria

-        Daven in restored prayer hall of cemetery building

-        Visit Museum of Jews of Upper Silesia

-        Visit monument to the Jews who died on the death march

-        Drive and tour Lodz, dinner in Lodz

-        Drive to Krakow, Overnight in Krakow

Wednesday April 11th

-        Daven in Plaszow (site of concentration camp shown in Schindler's List)

-        Tour Auschwitz/Birkenau

-        Overnight in Krakow

Thursday April 12th

-        Daven in Osweicim (Polish name for town in which Auschwitz is located)

-        March of the Living

-        Overnight in Krakow

Friday April 13th

-        Tour Tarnow, Zbyltovska Gora

-        Tour Kazmierz (Old Jewish quarter of Krakow)  Visit old synagogues

-        Overnight in Krakow

Shabbat April 14th

-        Krakow walking tour

-        Overnight in Krakow

Sunday April 15th

-        (Wakeup at 5:30) Early morning drive to Lancut for davening

-        Krasnik (if time)

-        Majdanek Concentration Camp

-        Overnight in Lublin (teens at Yeshiva if possible)

Monday April 16th

-        Daven in Yeshiva

-        Drive to Warsaw

-        Tour Warsaw and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Dinner in Warsaw, Flight to Israel