Coast to Coast High School Program
THE COAST TO COAST PROGRAM RUNS EVERY OTHER YEAR -
THE PROGRAM IS SET TO TAKE PLACE IN 2020
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Tentative Dates for 2020 are April 18 - May 3
All participants on the March of the Living are carefully chosen based upon emotional maturity and community involvement. The application process includes an essay and an interview.
the march of the living curriculum is designed to equip the participants with basic knowledge and background on the Holocaust and Israel prior to their departure. Key themes include: Jewish life before the war, history of Antisemitism, Nazism, the Final Solution, Zionism and the state of Israel, as well as your life as a Jewish person living in the Diaspora.
The March of the Living is a trip to Poland and Israel to learn about the Jewish community that once flourished in Europe, the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the establishment and survival of the State of Israel.
In ISRAEL: The program will combine visits to a number of exciting places and ancient sites, including Jerusalem, Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, the Negev Desert and more. Participants will take part in many national and international events organized specifically for the the March of the Living. On Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Remembrance Day – students will take part in ceremonies honoring Israel’s soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country. The next evening, Yom Ha’aztmaut, will include a celebration in honor of the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel
In Poland: The program will include visits to a number of Polish cities, towns and villages that were once vibrant centers of Jewish life and learning including Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. Participants will visit the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, and Treblinka where much of European Jewry was annihilated. The experience in Poland will be marked by special observances, culminating with the March of the Living itself on Yom Hashoah. In Poland there will be moments of hope; students will have the opportunity to connect with a new generation of Polish Jews who are committed to keeping Judaism alive in Poland. Students will meet one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ and be inspired by the courageous stand they took in risking their lives to save Jews during the Shoah.
The cost of the program includes all expenses
The cost of the 2020 program is still being determined
as a point of reference the 2018 cost was $6195.00 USD
Financial assistance is available
Coast to Coast Contact Person
Roberta Malam, Director, Coast to Coast March of the Living
Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
Rady Jewish Community Centre
B100 – 123 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3N 2B3
JEWISH FEDERATION OF Hamilton
Hamilton Jewish Federation
1605 Main Street W.
Hamilton, On. L8S 1E6
P: 905-648-0605 ext. 301
Regional Jewish Communities of Canada
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, On M2R 3V3