Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar

1st Departure: June 20-July 25, 2016

2nd Departure: June 27-July 31, 2016

New for 2016: Departures are available from New York and Chicago.

Spend a week walking among the history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow, and Lublin, and engage in moving visits to the concentration camps of Sobibor, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Treblinka. Then, with a new appreciation of Jewish history,  spend the next four weeks discovering and exploring modern day Israel.


The Warsaw Ghetto. Lodz Jewish Cemetery. Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Masada. The Biblical Zoo. Ein Gedi. Riding camels in the Negev Desert. Kibbutz Ketura. Swimming in the Kinneret

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Click here to download a sample itinerary for Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar.

To get an idea of a typical day on Pilgrimage, check out the daily group updates from summer 2014.

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*Europe/Israel groups do not participate in the Gadna field training simulation.