The March of the Living is a program funded by Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA and by local UJA and CJA Federations.

Application: Young Adult March of the Living

Young Adult (ages 21-35) registration is still open. For more information, click here and to apply go to:

https://www.cieregistration.com/apply/Default.aspx?Program=232

Applications: Adult March of the Living

For Toronto Adult March of the Living, APPLY HERE

For Cost to Coast Adult March of the Living, APPLY HERE

For Montreal, please contact ali.newpol@bjec.org

Applications: High School Program

Toronto High School MOL Application is now closed.

Montreal High School MOL Application: English Version – APPLY NOW

Montreal High School MOL Application: French Version – APPLY NOW

Coast to Coast High School MOL Application – APPLY NOW

Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 Years After Liberation……A Warning to Future Generations

On January 27, 2015, the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The 70th anniversary ceremonies taking place in Auschwitz-Birkenau are expected to draw dozens of foreign dignitaries, heads of state and royalty, including President François Hollande of France, President Joachim Gauck of Germany, President Heinz Fischer of Austria, King Philippe of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of Holland & Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

More than 3,000 guests will be in attendance, including about 300 survivors of the camps, several of whom will speak during the ceremony, along with 80 March of the Living alumni from Europe. This will likely be the last time when a sizeable group of Auschwitz survivors will be able to personally attend a significant anniversary marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The event is being organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the USC Shoah Foundation & The World Jewish Congress.

Please take a few minutes to watch: “Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 Years After Liberation……A Warning to Future Generations”. In this video, five survivors who frequently accompany students to Auschwitz-Birkenau on the March of the Living, along with a number of March of the Living leaders and students, reflect on the meaning of the 70th anniversary and on the educational importance of Auschwitz-Birkenau to future generations.

100,000 Souls: The Legacy of Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg rescued more Jews than any other single individual during the Holocaust. He vanished on January 17, 1945 after being apprehended by Soviet authorities. January 17th, 1945 marks the 70th anniversary of his tragic and never explained disappearance.

March of the Living, with the help of the Azrieli Foundation, produced a very moving short piece on his life and legacy, featuring Holocaust survivor Eva Meisels, human rights advocate Irwin Cotler & Joe Kertes, Second Generation Wallenberg survivor.

As we approach this tragic anniversary, in honor of his heroic legacy, please take a few moments to watch:

100,000 Souls: The Legacy of Raoul Wallenberg

70 Years Since the Death of Hannah Senesh

Today, Friday, November 7th marks 70 years since the execution of the poet Hannah Senesh by the Nazis during WWII.

Senesh, a member of the British Army, was one of 37 Jews from Palestine to parachute into Yugoslavia during WWII to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews. Senesh was captured at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured and ultimately executed on Nov. 7, 1944. During her time as a captured prisoner in her native Budapest, she refused to provide details of her mission. Senesh is regarded as one of the greatest heroines in Jewish history.

If you do nothing else today, please watch this moving 4 minute music video on the heroism and courage of Hannah Senesh. The video is a well known song written by Senesh – Eli, Eli – performed by acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist and Juno-winner Sophie Milman.

http://youtu.be/lHAhqfoOHFs
Please share with as many people as possible…..

Love, Hate & Indifference: A March of the Living Alumni Project

This summer, amidst a war in Israel and while Jews around the world were facing blatant Antisemitism, March of the Living alumni decided that their voices needed to be heard.

Part one of four: Standing in Solidarity with Jewish People around the World

Part two of four: Standing in Solidarity with the People of Israel

Part three of four: Antisemitism vs. Anti Zionism

Part four of four: MOL: We Remember