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BJE Adult March of the Living

Offered every other year, BJE was proud to again offer an adult March of the Living trip in 2019.  The journey in Poland began in Warsaw after Passover on Tuesday, April 30 and continue to Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The Israel portion of the trip was from May 7-11, 2019.


Tailored to adults, this transformative experience features an enriched itinerary and 5-star accommodations. Survivors joined us for portions of the Poland trip and we joined LA teens in the cornerstone events of the International March of the Living – the “March” from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day and the "March" in Jerusalem on Israeli Independence Day.

 

Holocaust historian, Dr. Michael Berenbaum was once again the scholar on the Poland portion of BJE’s Adult trip. BJE staff Dr. Gil Graff and Miriam Prum Hess also travelled with the group.

 

The Poland experience explores Jewish life in Poland before and during the Holocaust as well Jewish life today through travel to sites of historic and contemporary interest in Poland and meetings with leaders of today’s Polish Jewish community.   In Israel, participants commemorate Yom Ha-Zikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). The two-week experience concludes with Shabbat in Jerusalem.

 

2019 March of the Living Photo Gallery

 

 

For more information about future BJE Adult March of the Living trips, please contact Miriam Prum Hess, BJE’s Associate Director at [email protected] or 323.761.8334.

 

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