This is a personal post so scroll down for news. I was just accepted on the March of the Living! It is a trip of a lifetime. There are three contingents, High School, young adult and adult and during this trip you spend a week in Polan touring the remnants of pre-War Jewish life, the synagogues, cemetaries and you visit all of the death camps. The climax is the actual March of the Living, a silent march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust memorial day, wrapped in Israeli flags. After seeing the death and horror that is Poland, we travel to Israel where we will spend a week touring the beautiful country, and we will be there for Yom HaZikaron, IDF Memorial Day and Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day. On Yom HaAtzmaut, there is a parallel march through the streets of Jerusalem to the Kotel.
I am soo excited. We leave right after Passover and most of my grade is going. I have heard people describing the trip as one of the most defining experiences in their lives. Just for you all to know... ;)