On this trip you will explore Jewish approaches to the most fundamental issues of life including suffering, free will, antisemitism and Jewish identity. This trip doesn’t simply focus on the past and the horrors of the Holocaust, it challenges its participants to forge a new path toward taking the lessons of the past in order to lead an inspired Jewish future.
Past participants have found it to be one of the most inspiring and meaningful weeks of their lives.
Board your flight for Poland
WARSAW: 1 NIGHT
ARRIVE IN WARSAW
Famous for the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II.
OKOPOWA STREET JEWISH CEMETERY
Visit the life of the Jewish people pre-war through the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw. The cemetery allows us to understand the richness and diversity of life pre-war.
WALKING TOUR OF WARSAW
Visit the Nozyk Synagogue, the former ghetto, the Church of the Apostates, the Umschlagplatz monument, Ghetto Uprising monument and Miła 18, the ŻOB (Jewish Combat Organization) memorial site.
LUBLIN: 1 NIGHT
The site of the infamous Nazi death camp in which over 800,000 Jews were murdered.
WALKING TOUR: OLD TOWN OF LUBLIN
Before the war, Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin was the most important Yeshiva in Poland, if not the world. It was led by the dynamic Rabbi and member of the Polish Parliament – Rabbi Meir Shapiro. We will also visit the Old Lublin cemetery.
TARNOW: 1 NIGHT
The Majdanek concentration camp was located three kilometers from the center of Lublin and was in operation from october 1941 until July 1945.
The grave of Elimelech of Leżajsk attracts pilgrims from around the world making the surviving cemetery one of the largest sites of Jewish pilgrimage in Poland and still an important Chassidic center.
A small town close to Łańcut where we can tell the remarkable story of those who put their lives at risk to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.
KRAKOW: NIGHT 1 OF 2
A site of mass murder of the Jews from Tarnow.
SHABBAT IN KRAKOW
Spend an uplifting Shabbat experience in the city of Krakow.
KRAKOW: NIGHT 2 OF 2
The former Jewish quarter in Krakow comprises the most intact and significant collection of Jewish buildings in Central Europe today, including seven remaining synagogues.
OLD JEWISH CEMETERY
Tour the Old Jewish cemetery in Krakow.
GHETTO & OSKAR SCHINDLER'S FACTORY
Over the bridge from Kazimierz is the former WWII ghetto situated int he Prodgorze area of the city where traces of the ghetto wall can still be found as well as Schindler’s ‘Emalia’ enamel factory.
CZESTECHOWA: 1 NIGHT
AUSCHWITZ I & AUSCHWITZ II BIRKENAU
The largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps and extermination camps operational during World War II, the camp took its German name from the name of the Polish town of Oswiecim in which it is located. Most victims were killed in Auschwitz II’s gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions and purported “medical experiments”.
LODZ: 1 NIGHT
Jewish people made up about one third of the cities population and owned one third of all the factories. The Radegast train station was situated in the Lodz ghetto, which served as the departure point to the death camps in Chelmno and Auschwitz. We will visit the Jewish Cemetery of Lodz as well as the site of the ghetto.
CHELMNO: 1 NIGHT
Chelmno was the first death camp of the Nazi’s Final Solution which was operational in Autumn 1941 before the famous Wannsee Conference. Gassing took place in experimental gas vans claiming the lives of over 200,000 Jews.
What an experience!!! Board your flight bound for home.
TOGETHER, LET'S LIVE