• Alumni Reflection: Brianah Caplan, BBYO Song Leader 2017

    I had the privilege to be a part of BBYO’s recent March of the Living delegation. In addition to this, I was also given the opportunity to be the song leader for our group- I led all Shabbat and Havdallah services as well as provided meaningful spiritual moments throughout the

  • ‘The most impactful and important journey of my life’

    Cynthia Sedlezky, a 2015 participant in the March of the Living, reflects on an experience she wishes all Jewish youth could share. Ottawa Jewish Bulletin – One conversation and I was propelled inexorably towards a set of values, way of thinking, and infinite relationships that, at that time, I could not

  • March inspires participants to remember, take action

    This year I was in Auschwitz-Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day as part of the March of the Living (MOL) contingent from North and South Carolina and Virginia. These few days reminded me to be so thankful for everything that has been given to me. The emotions I felt as a

  • ‘Ode to Poland’ – Reflections by Western Region, 2017

    During the 2017 March of the Living, participants from Western Region each wrote one line reflecting on their experience traveling through Poland: Poland was a roller coaster of emotions Eye opening Paradigm shifting and revengeful We’re still here Life changing My eyes and heart have been opened through an amazingly journey

  • Elie Wiesel’s Only Son Steps Up to His Father’s Legacy

    New York Times – OSWIECIM, Poland — Back when all he wanted was to play baseball and tinker with his computer, Elisha Wiesel found himself touring Treblinka, evading KGB agents on the Moscow subway and watching his father accept the Nobel Peace Prize. “I wanted a normal American childhood,” said

  • Alumni Reflection: Giana Gurrera, San Diego / Western Region

    Auschwitz. I know this word from pictures, videos, and the literary documentation of the events that took place at this concentration camp active during 1940 and 1945. Yet, this word was just simply a concentration camp, of course there are undeniable emotional responses evoked by the word alone, but there

  • ‘We run like mouses to hide,’ a Holocaust survivor saved by ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ remembers

    Holocaust survivor Stefania Sitbon (nee Kenigswein) visits the Warsaw Zoo, where she and her family hid for more than two months during World War II. (Sarit Shina / March of the Living) By Kristina Jovanovski / LA Times Stefania Sitbon sits in the dining room of her Toronto apartment, surrounded

  • The day I walked through the valley of the shadow of death

    UJS – When we are confronted by and forced to relive the horrors of the past we reach for euphemisms. Even the term genocide becomes a tool behind which we may hide ourselves from the truth, from these unspeakable crimes. We push away what we can never understand. During my time

  • March of the Living UK

    The Jewish Weekly – The business section of The Jewish Weekly has earned its fame for inspiring our readers with great in-depth articles on how determined people have started businesses completely and utterly from scratch and turned them into successful companies, providing a living not only for their own families,