The toronto 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.

The Tentative Dates for 2020 are April 18 - May 3

Public High School students participating in the Toronto March of the Living can now earn a credit! For more information CLICK HERE


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

Students are required to attend several educational seminars and a Shabbaton specifically created for the March of the Living. These seminars are 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

on each bus there is an educator, a holocaust survivor, 3 - 4 chaperones and security.

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 2020 program is $6025.00 usd - The cost includes all expenses

Financial assistance is available - Please contact Witnee, for the financial assistance application