The Ramah Poland Journey is an optional, seven-day masa (journey) to Poland, which takes place a week prior to the Israel portion of the Ramah Seminar experience. Throughout their masa, participants will explore and engage with centuries of rich Jewish communal life in Poland, learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust, and be encouraged to ask challenging, critical questions to help guide them on their personal, Jewish journeys moving forward. On the program, participants will trace the history of some of the most outstanding and historically relevant Jewish communities. This is an opportunity to learn about the European Jewish communities prior to and during the Holocaust. The seven-day program includes an exploration of the remnants — and, in some cases, the revival — of the Jewish communities in Warsaw, Krakow, and Lublin. The Ramah Poland experience offers this meaningful and inspiring program within the educational framework of Ramah.
- The complete eight-day program, including travel days and sessions for Poland participants in Israel
- Room and board, for which kashrut is observed according to Ramah’s standards
- All airfares and taxes with departures from the New York area to Warsaw
- Security guard throughout the duration of the trip
- All entrance fees
- Medical insurance
- Tour guides and counseling staff
The staff for Poland Seminar includes experienced and knowledgeable mechanchim (tour educators) as well as madrichim (counselors) who are trained for the physical and emotional aspects of this trip. These trained professionals are with the group from their arrival in Poland through their arrival in Israel, and the division into Seminar bus groups in Israel.