• Alumni Reflection: Anna Valkin, South Africa, 2017

    In this lifetime, according to basic societal norms, we have a responsibility to acquire as much knowledge as we have access to, and in turn, use what we’ve learned to improve the quality of our lives, that of our community and, as much as possible, our whole planet. The potential

  • Alumni Reflection: Tamara Waizer, ORT Argentina, 2017

    SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION: El 24 de Abril del 2017 marché, Marché por la vida, Marché para no olvidar, Marché para transmitir, Marché por nuestro pasado y por su futuro, Marché como testigo de lo que SI pasó, Marché por los sueños robados, Marché por los 6 millones de

  • The Last Generation: Reflections on March of the Living by Dr. Tuvia Book, UK, 2017

    Times of Israel – The feeling of exiting an ElAl plane in Poland is difficult describe. I felt like I was leaving a protective cocoon of “Israeliness.” Despite the warm spring weather I felt a chill as I stepped outside. This is the land of the murder of millions of

  • Alumni Reflection: Yamila Sultani, ORT Argentina, 2017

    SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION… Siempre me interesó todo el tema de la Shoa, desde chica que me hago la misma pregunta, que todavía nadie consigue una respuesta, el ¿Por qué? No llego a entender como un ser humano pudo llegar a hacer cosas tan tremendas y utilizar su inteligencia

  • How seeing the horrors of Auschwitz changed the lives of young girls from Hilton Head

    Hair made the unthinkable hit home. Ariel Shatz, 17, touches her long curls as she describes the feeling. It came last month, in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. By now she’s back home, starting the summer before her senior year at Hilton Head Island High School. But Ariel and

  • March of the Living participants share their experiences

    More than 100 Broward County adults and teens met recently at the Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie to discuss their emotional reactions and observations regarding their recent 14 day March of the Living program visiting both Israel as well as the concentration camps in Poland to remember the Holocaust.

  • March of the Living was life-altering experience-altering experience by Ivan Cutler, Southern Region, 2017

    After bearing immense grief, transformed into hope and exhilaration, a group of committed Guilford County Jews returned from the annual March of the Living spiritual-educational journey in Poland and Israel. Representing the Mid-Atlantic Region, Guilford’s group joined contingents from Southern Virginia and South Carolina in the intense educational program, attracting

  • Alumni Reflections from Orloff CAJE, Broward County, 2017

    The March off the Living experience doesn’t end when participants return home. The experience in Poland and Israel continues to impact our participants as they re-enter daily life. Recently, we held a reflection session. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Six million people, Six million stories by Leanne Mitchell, UJS UK, 2017

    How do you answer when people ask you how the trip was? I’m not sure that I can quite put it into words or if there are any words that can really sum it up. Thoughts were encircling my mind as to how and why anyone could deny another of

  • Alumni Reflection: Josh Raikin, BJE LA / de Toledo High, 2017

    We waited in line to enter one of the most efficient murder camps ever built, Auschwitz. It pains me to write the word “efficient,” knowing it was the Nazis’ goal to destroy human beings in an organized process. Like at a normal museum, we entered, wearing headphones, accompanied by our