MOTL 2019

Friday was an incredible day as our teens chose one of four electives for their day‘s adventures. One group went to Masada to climb a famous Roman fortress and learn about its important role in Jewish history. That bus continued their fun with an adventure in the Dead Sea. A second group went to the Gallillee [...]

MOTL #8

Due to the late night festivities on Ben Yehudah, we woke up slightly later on this joyous day. We began our Yom HaAtzmaut with very special J-Serve program. David Kramer founder of NU design and author of the book State of the Heart described to our teens the many incredible acts of kindness and charity in Israel that [...]

MOTL #7

Great news, everyone’s luggage has now arrived! Thank you so much for your patience, we are thrilled with how all the teens handled this situation. We are staying in the bustling city of Jerusalem, where the Yom HaAztmaut celebrations are in full swing. Our day began with a trip to the old city where we toured [...]

Your teens are doing great!  Their insights and impressions are really quite profound, and it has been wonderful sharing the past week with them. Although we arrived in Israel quite early yesterday morning, our teens hit the ground running. We landed early in the morning in Israel, and even without a good night’s sleep, our teens [...]

What Can We Do?

What can we do? How can we high school seniors change our lifestyles to reflect the lessons learned on the March and from the camps? How can we live in a way that actively commemorates the memory of the six million? I don’t have the answers, but I would like to suggest a mindset that [...]

MOTL #5

Our morning began with a spirited prayer and song session in “Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin.” We sang and danced together in this incredible an beautiful structure. This was a beautiful way to start our day together before entering the morbid realties of Majdanek.  Our trip to Majdanek was when the reality of the Holocaust took on a new [...]

MOTL #4

    Friday was a very emotional day. We began our day with a visit to the destroyed synagogue in Tarnow. This city, once home to a vibrant to the Jewish community is now, but a relic of the past. Standing in the shell of the former Great Synagogue of Tarnow, one can get a [...]

MOTL #3

We began our morning with a visit to the infamous concentration camp, Plascow. The tale of this camp is most accurately told through the movie, Schindler’s List. At the camp, we learned the history of the camp and explored the powerful, “Torn Heart Memorial”. We concluded our visit with some moving prayer songs tales of [...]

MOTL #2:

n Wednesday, we toured the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located in the town area of Osweicem, 37 miles west of Krakow. We visited the only original synagogue left in the town and learned that it was 80% Jewish before the Holocaust. We had a special ceremony at the synagogue. It was really special to bring Jewish [...]