Over the few days we have been in Kraków, Poland learning about the Jewish Quarter, the people, and the history during the Holocaust of the city. The first night we celebrated Shabbat at an Orthodox Synagogue that is over 500 years old. The rituals were interesting as everything was in Hebrew and the men and [...]
We are done with Prague and can now Czech it off our list! Two days have flew by and we have finished our experience in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic. After meeting at JFK airport, our 14 participants journeyed eight hours to Paris in which we then took a one and a half [...]
After a long and emotional day visiting both Auschwitz and Birkenau, the teens were given time to reflect on their personal experiences. They were given an option of writing a journal entry and one teen offered to share his story. Below is Eli Rosen's thoughts on visiting the camps: I'm in Auschwitz. Birkenau itself is [...]
Yesterday, the group 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 the community was 80% Jewish before the Holocaust.
BBYO's National Teen Delegation arrived safely and started their journey in Krakow. The group toured the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, the symbol of the wealthy and prominent Jews who had lived in Krakow for hundreds of years. In the area are numerous synagogues and old and renovated Jewish institutions.
More than 160 teens making up BBYO's National Teen Delegation to the March of the Living are on their way to Poland this evening. The teens have high expectations for their upcoming journey.