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MARCH OF THE LIVING

The March of the Living is an international education program that brings Jewish teens and adults from all over the world to Poland on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day), and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel's Independence Day). Among the goals of the March of the Living is for participants to learn the lessons of the Holocaust and to lead the Jewish people into the future vowing Never Again. The experience leads to a better understanding of the Holocaust and strengthens Jewish identity.

For more information, click here: March of The Living

 

INFORMATION ON THE 2022 MARCH OF THE LIVING PROGRAM

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

The International March of the Living 2022 will take place (pending regulations set forth by Poland, Israel, and the US).

The dates will be April 24/25-May 6/8, 2022. 

To apply for the 2022 March of the Living, click here. 

Need based financial assistance is available.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30th

Click here for Application

For additional information, please contact: 
Rochelle Baltuch, Director of the March of the Living | rbaltuch@jewishbroward.org

MARCH OF THE LIVING - ADULTS ONLY 2022 DATES: APRIL 24 - MAY 8, 2022

(Dates and plans subject to modification due to protocols or policies of the US/Poland/Israel)

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Adult March of the Living Program.

Join us as we visit the sites of Jewish interest in Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. Participate with others from around the world on the March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Stay with us as we travel onto Israel and create many memories. Together, we will commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Day of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror), and celebrate Israel's birthday on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Experience how history and modern times come together in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem. This and much more awaits you as you embark on this amazing journey.

For more information on the Adult Program, please contact:
Rochelle Baltuch, Director of the March of the Living

rbaltuch@jewishbroward.org | (954) 660-2077

 

As per the guidelines set forth by the International March of the Living, all participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson, and will be required to submit a copy of their vaccination card. If boosters become available, you will be required to submit a new vaccination card.

 

MARCH OF THE LIVING - STAFF

We welcome your interest in participating on the Teen March of the Living in one of the categories described below.  

We expect more information on applications, fees, and requirements will be forthcoming shortly.

If you are interested in participating in the 2022 program, please contact:
Rochelle Baltuch, Director of the March of the Living | rbaltuch@jewishbroward.org


Staff and adults who participate with the teens will be expected to attend orientation and training sessions specific to staff/adults, in addition to the regular Sunday study sessions with the teens.  A calendar is available on the Staff/Adults. All staff/adults "work" 24/7 for the 14 days.

MADRICH(A) – STAFF MEMBER – You have a background in education, either formal or informal, and/or you have worked with teens and have a wonderful rapport with them. You will be asked to teach, counsel, and advise a group of teens and work directly with a Bus Captain.

MEDICAL STAFF – You are a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, or registered nurse experienced in dealing with teens. You are qualified to deal with and treat emergencies. The nurse will provide care under the direction of the physician(s). The medical staff will be responsible for the medical care of a group of buses, including teens and adults, and may have to miss some group activities.

SURVIVOR LIAISON – Preferably, you have participated in the March of the Living previously and would like to return to help our survivors during this experience which oftentimes can be difficult for them as they age. You have an affinity for working with older adults and understand you may miss some group activities.

ADULTS ACCOMPANYING THE TEENS – You are coming on this trip to help with the teens at various levels, and to witness how this experience allows the teens to grow as proud and dedicated Jews. You may be a parent of one of the teens or not. You will be asked to participate fully in the program, attending all sessions, both for teens and adults, and be given responsibilities with the teens. You will be required to follow the rules and regulations to which the teens must conform. It should be noted that this is not a "family experience". Additional information will be available at the interview.

This year, there will also be an ADULT ONLY GROUP.  This group has flexible opportunities.  More information can be found under Adult Only Program on the sidebar.

APPLICATION PACKAGE

AVAILABLE ONCE REGISTRATION OPENS.

An interview is part of the process and will be set up after your application is received.  You will be required to participate in our study sessions and several staff/adult sessions prior to the March.  These sessions are primarily held on Sundays, from 1:30 – 5:00 PM, and usually held at the Katz Federation Building on the campus of the Posnack JCC. 

Questions regarding March of the Living, contact:

Rochelle Baltuch | Jewish Federation of Broward County

Rochelle Baltuch Vice President, Jewish Engagement; Director, March of the Living

(954) 660-2077 | rbaltuch@jewishbroward.org

Rochelle joined Orloff CAJE in 1991 as Assistant Director in South Broward, after serving as Education Director at Adath Yeshurun in North Miami Beach for 13 years.   Her participation in the first March of the Living in 1988, and seeing the impact it makes on all participants, led to her being named Regional Director upon joining CAJE, a position she still currently holds.. The March is her passion and she looks forward to reconnecting with our alumni and continuing to increase numbers, both teens and adults, along with helping the Jewish Federation of Broward County grow  support for this incredible program. In addition, Rochelle administers and facilitates the committees which award scholarships for Israel Programs for High School students and Jewish Sleep Away Summer Camps together with the One Happy Camper program.