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Trip Details


Join thousands of people from all over the world to experience March of the Living. Walk the three kilometres from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah in honour of those who survived and in memory of those who perished. Mourn with Israel on Yom HaZikaron and celebrate with Israel on Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Participants will meet with Polish students to engage in a dialogue around Holocaust remembrance and commemoration, as well as hear stories of Righteous Among the Nations, who inspire tremendous courage.


TRIP: PART ONE (POLAND)


The first part of the trip takes place in Poland and includes visits to several Polish cities and villages that were once vibrant centres of Jewish life, 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, including the March of the Living itself on Yom HaShoah. While this part of the trip is incredibly emotional, there will also be moments of hope. Students will meet with a new generation of Polish Jews who are committed to keeping Judaism alive, as well as some Righteous Among the Nations, whose stories inspire tremendous courage.

TRIP: PART TWO (ISRAEL)


The second part of the trip takes place in Israel, where participants will celebrate the establishment and the survival of the Jewish State through the lens of Holocaust education. Participants will take part in many national and international events organized specifically for the March of the Living. On Yom HaZikaron—Israel’s Remembrance Day—students will attend ceremonies honouring Israel’s soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country. The next evening, Yom Ha’aztmaut, will include an incredible party to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.



There is an educator, UJA staff, and security on each bus for the entire duration of the program.





Eligibility & Cost:


The cost of the 2025 program is still being determined. For reference, the costs of the 2024 Adult program was:

• Poland and Israel - $14,150 USD

• Poland Only - $7,750 USD


Eligibility: 40 years +


The cost of the program includes:

  • European 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Flights roundtrip from Toronto
  • Three Kosher meals a day
  • All entrance fees
  • March of the Living Swag




FAQ


WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE?

  • Due to the current situation, registration will remain open. We will be in touch with anyone who has started an application when more details are available. You do not need to pay a deposit to secure your spot at this time.

DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED?

  • Yes, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated for all in person programming.

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE PROGRAM?

  • The 2024 tentative dates are:
  • Poland only: May 1st – May 9th
  • Poland and Israel: May 1st – May 15th
  • *Subject to change slightly

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

  • It is mandatory for participants to have emergency hospital and medical insurance coverage that is valid in Poland and Israel for the duration of the trip.
  • Participants will be required to submit proof of their plan, their policy number, and details on how to make a claim.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE INSURANCE?

  • We are not affiliated with any insurance company and cannot make any recommendations as to where participants should purchase insurance.

ARE THE SURVIVORS TRAVELLING?

  • Our hope is that survivors will be able to travel with us.

CAN I MAKE BUS/ROOMING REQUESTS?

  • Yes, on the application you can identify who you would like to room with.

HOW DOES ROOMING WORK IF I DON'T KNOW ANYONE?

  • Rooms are double occupancy, if you don’t know anyone and would like a double room, we will do our best to match you with another participant should you wish. Please note: In the case where we are unable to match you with another single traveler, you will need to pay for your single supplement.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT IS NOT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO ISRAEL?

  • If it is not safe to travel to Israel, March of the Living will travel to Poland only. If that scenario unfolds, we will provide you all details including cost, dates, etc.

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE SECURITY ON THE TRIP?

  • The safety and security of your children are always our top priority. All travel decisions made by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto in cooperation with the Government of Israel, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Security Desk of the Ministry of Education in Israel, security experts and authorities in Israel, as well as the Government of Poland. UJA Toronto strives to provide participants with the highest standards of security at all points in both Poland and Israel.

WHAT IS THE CANCELATION POLICY?

  • The cancellation policy is detailed in the terms and conditions which can be found in the application.


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