Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ Mission to Poland & Israel

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

May 5-15, 2016

Gain a greater understanding of the communal journey of the Jewish people by traveling to Poland and Israel with Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ.

Chairs: Ellen Goldner and Rabbi Greg Litcofsky

This Mission includes visits to sites of Jewish heritage and memory, it offers unique encounters with 1,000 years of Polish Jewish history, and it includes opportunities to celebrate the revival of Jewish life in Poland today. We will infuse your journey with unique insights and perspectives into Poland’s profound Jewish heritage.

We will then travel to Israel, our homeland. There we will commemorate the fallen soldiers of Israel and victims of terrorism on Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day), celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), and meet with Israelis in MetroWest’s Partnership2Gether communities.
 

Please join us for a Mission Informational Meeting
Tuesday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m
.

Temple Emanuel of West Essex
264 W. Northfield Aveue Livingston
RSVP to jpascol@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2926.


 

Mission highlights include:

  • Visit the museum at the Oskar Schindler Factory
  • Welcome in Shabbat with members of the Krakow Jewish community
  • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Walk through the area that comprised the Warsaw Ghetto and visit the Umschlagplatz, the gathering area for deportation
  • Visit the Nozyk Synagogue, the only pre-war synagogue remaining in Warsaw
  • Meet Polish Jews and hear about the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland
  • Tour Poland with a Holocaust survivor (pending)
  • Visit Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • Commemorate Yom Ha’zikaron (Remembrance Day) in Israel
  • Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) with our friends in our Partnership2Gether community
  • Enjoy Shabbat in Jerusalem
  • And more……


$4,999 per person, includes land and air $1,365 single supplement (limited availability)
 

All participants will be asked to contribute to Jewish social services at home, in Israel, and worldwide by making a voluntary suggested minimum commitment of an unrestricted $1,800 donation to the 2016 UJA Campaign.

Click button above to download form. Please email, fax or mail the completed application form to:

Heidi Kuperman, Missions Director
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10 | Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-3046 | fax (973) 884-7361
hkuperman@jfedgmw.org


Click button above to download form. Please email, fax or mail the completed application form to:

Heidi Kuperman, Missions Director
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10 | Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-3046 | fax (973) 884-7361
hkuperman@jfedgmw.org


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For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman, Missions Director, at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.