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

Eligibility

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.

Pre Trip

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 Trip

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

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

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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
P: 204-480-7550
E: rmalam@radyjcc.com

 

Regional Information

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Dafna Silberstein
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC. V5Z 2N7
dsilberstein@jewishvancouver.com

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Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Dani Uretsky
10220 156 St. NW, Suite 200
Edmonton, AB. T5P 2R1
Ph: 780-487-0585 ext. 205
daniu@edjfed.org

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Calgary Jewish Federation
Ilana Krygier Lapides
1607 90th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB. T2V 4V7
Ph: 403-444-3162
ikrgierlapides@jewishcalgary.org

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Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
Roberta Malam
Rady Jewish Community Centre
B100 – 123 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3N 2B2
Ph: 204-480-7550
rmalam@radyjcc.com

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Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Anne Read
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON. K2Z 1R9
P: 613-798-4696 – ext. 355
E: aread@jewishhottawa.com

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London Jewish Federation
Eric Robinson
536 Huron Street
London, ON. N5Y 4J5
Ph: 519-673-3310
E: program@ljf.on.ca

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Atlantic Jewish Council
Edna Levine
5670 Spring Garden Road Suite 309
Halifax, NS. B3J 1H6
P: 902-422-7491 ext. 226
E: elevine@theajc.ns.ca

JEWISH FEDERATION OF Hamilton
Leslie Selevan
Hamilton Jewish Federation
1605 Main Street W.
Hamilton, On. L8S 1E6
P: 905-648-0605  ext. 301
E: leslieselevan@cogeaco.ca

Regional Jewish Communities of Canada
Perry Romberg
4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto, On M2R 3V3
P: 416-634-3072
E: PRomberg@jfcuia.org