History, Heritage, and Hope
June 2-10, 2024
With Rabbi Esther Adler & Co-hosts Phil and Renae Goldman
Cost per person with 20 participants (land only): In a double room: $4350 per person, in single room $4980. If there are 30 participants, costs will go down.
For 1000 years, Poland was the heartland of European Jewish life and culture. Rabbinic Judaism, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, secular Jewish political parties, and other forms of a vital, diverse Jewish culture flourished in Poland until the Holocaust, when it became a central part of one of the most devastating moments of our history.
With experienced educator guides we will explore Poland’s rich Jewish legacy, Holocaust sites, and Jewish cultural resurgence. There will be opportunities to reflect on our experiences, meet locals, and enjoy good food and music. Highlights include:
- Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jewry
- Warsaw Ghetto Path of Remembrance
- Forum for Dialogue
- Nozyk Synagogue –
- Tykocin: The world of the shtetl
- Ringelblum Archives and Jewish Genealogy Center
- Free time in Warsaw, “Paris of the North”
- Kazimierz Jewish Quarter
- Altshul Synagogue and Tempel Synagogue
- Ghetto Heroes Square, Empty Chairs Monument
- Oskar Schindler Museum
- Shabbat Dinner with the local community, including Survivors, Hillel students, and Ukrainian refugees, and music.
- Krakow Market Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Galicia Museum with live Klezmer music
- Shabbat dinner with local community