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    United Synagogue Youth: Israel Pilgrimage/Poland


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Israel, Poland
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: Jewish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    With USY Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar you will spend a week walking among the history and culture of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, Krakow, and Lublin, and engage in moving visits to concentration camps. After you experience Poland, spend four weeks of renewal exploring the length and breadth of Israel as you have a full Israel Pilgrimage experience.

    The trip itinerary is subject to change from summer to summer. To get a taste of the itinerary, please visit our website and click on your child’s specific trip in order to see what our groups did last summer.

    Before departure, participants will receive a personalized group itinerary as well as a copy of “Footsteps in Israel,” a summary of the key places that USY visits. In addition to spending a great deal of time in Jerusalem, the groups will take trips of varying length to the Galilee, Haifa, the northern seacoast, Tzfat, Tel Aviv, the Negev Desert, Masada,and other exciting places.

    USY Israel Pilgrimage is not just a tour of Israel. It is an active experience. We don't want to just show participants places, we want to introduce them to life there. The trip is filled with time to bond with new friends, fun games and activities, amazing seminars, and captivating speakers who bring Israel alive.