High School


March of the Living 2019

 Dates: April 29-May 13, 2019


Contact Information:
Witnee Karp, Director, Toronto March of the Living
P: 416.398.6931 ext. 5367
E: wkarp@ujafed.org

Public High School students participating in the Toronto March of the Living can now earn a credit!  MOL and Torah High’s ISRAEL FOR CREDIT


Contact Information:
Lauren Seller, Director, March of the Living Montreal
P: 514-734-1528
E: Lauren.Seller@federationcja.org
W: https://www.federationcja.org/en/genmtl/march-of-the-living/

Coast to Coast:

Contact Information:
Roberta Malam, Director, Coast to Coast March of the Living
P: 204.480.7550
E: rmalam@radyjcc.com

See the Coast to Coast page to find an information session in your area.

In POLAND: The program will include visits to a number of Polish cities, towns and villages that were once vibrant centers of Jewish life and learning including Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. Participants will visit the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, and Treblinka where much of European Jewry was annihilated. The experience in Poland will be marked by special observances, culminating with the March of the Living itself on Yom Hashoah. In Poland there will be moments of hope; students will have the opportunity to connect with a new generation of Polish Jews who are committed to keeping Judaism alive in Poland. Students will meet one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ and be inspired by the courageous stand they took in risking their lives to save Jews during the Shoah.

In ISRAEL: The program will combine visits to a number of exciting places and ancient sites, including Jerusalem, Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, the Negev Desert and more. Participants will take part in many national and international events organized specifically for the the 2018 March of the Living. On Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Remembrance Day – students will take part in ceremonies honoring Israel’s soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their country. The next evening, Yom Ha’aztmaut, will include a celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

All participants on the 2018 March of the Living will be carefully chosen based upon emotional maturity and community involvement. The application process includes an essay and interview. Students are required to attend several educational seminars and a Shabbaton specifically created for the March of the Living. These seminars are designed to equip you with basic knowledge and background on the Holocaust and Israel prior to your departure. Key themes include: Jewish life before the war, history of Antisemitism, Nazism, the Final Solution, Zionism and the state of Israel, as well as your life as a Jewish person living in the Diaspora.

The Canadian March of the Living program is coordinated by Canada Israel Experience, a department of UIA Federations Canada, and is subsidized by local UJA/CJA Federation campaigns.