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NATIONAL YOUNG ADULT MARCH OF THE LIVING

The Young Adult 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 19 - May 3

The program is one week in Poland and one week in Israel..
Participants have the option of opting out of the Israel portion of the program.

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Pre Trip

A number of optional pre-trip seminars to help prepare for the program will be offered in Toronto. These sessions are a great way to enhance your knowledge and get to know your fellow participants, but are not mandatory. If you are unable to attend or live in a city which is not offering sessions, we will email you materials to help you prepare for the program.

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The March of the Living reminded me of why I am proud to be a Jew. It reminded me that there are so many ways to connect with Judaism, and no matter how much you know about Jewish history and customs, there is always a place for you in the Jewish community. The trip was an incredibly eye opening experience for me and I truly recommend it to anyone interested.

- Samantha Landy, 2016 Participant

 

The Trip

on The ground, the group is led by a dynamic team of educators including Canadian staff, an Israeli tour guide and Holocaust survivors who share their personal experiences and wisdom throughout the trip.

In ISRAEL: The program will combine visits to exciting places and ancient sites, including Jerusalem, the Galilee and Golan Heights, Tel Aviv, the Negev Desert and more. On Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Remembrance Day) participants will attend ceremonies honoring Israeli soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defense of their country. The next evening, Yom Ha’aztmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) will include a celebration in honor of the establishment of the State of Israel.

In POLAND: The program includes visits to Polish cities, towns and villages that were once vibrant centers of Jewish life and learning. You will visit the concentration/death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, and Treblinka where millions of European Jews were annihilated. Your experience in Poland will be marked by special observances, culminating with the March of the Living itself on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) – a three-kilometer silent march between Auschwitz and Birkenau with thousands of people from around the world.

 

The Cost of the Program Includes:

  • Group Airfare (Toronto – poland, Warsaw – Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-TorontO)

  • Transportation on the ground in Poland and Israel (as outlined on itinerary)

  • hotel accommodation

  • daily meals (except where otherwise noted on the trip itinerary)

  • two weeks of touring in a luxury, air conditioned bus

  • All entrance fees, speakers, and site visits

To view the cost of the 2020 program - click here.