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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Ohel Avraham- Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Student Information Centers(JSIC)

Refund policy for trips

(including all trips and missions outside of Israel): For cancellations prior to 1 week before the event, we will offer a 50% refund. For cancellations received within 1 week of the event, we will offer 50% credit towards future trips. If no notification is given prior to the event, we cannot offer any refund or credit for the cancellations. 
If a cancellation is necessary, the participant must notify Jeff Seidel at jseidel@jeffseidel.com.

Insurance:
 Students are responsible to take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to any trips. JSIC is not responsible for insurance and it is not included in the Shabbaton/trip price.

Privacy Policy: JSIC will never disclose your personal information or share it with any outside organization.

Please note that all transactions and prices are in US dollars (unless otherwise specified).

Jeff Seidel’s Student Centers are in no way connected to or empowered to act on behalf of any of the universities mentioned here.

Corona related information for Poland:

1. You must vaccinated to whatever standard is held by the Polish government.

2. You must follow all Polish regulations regarding corona while in Poland (including wearing masks where required).

3. You must do required PCR/Antigen tests before the trip and likely during the trip as well for the return flight back to Israel.

4. If by some chance you test positive for corona while in Poland, you are then responsible for any related costs such as a quarantine hotel and food in Poland and applicable flight change charges until you are better and cleared for return back to Israel.

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Our Student Mission is led by one of the premier educators of Yad Vashem, Mrs. Hazy Flint.  2 security guards will be traveling with us at all times.

Poland Trip Sample Spring Itinerary

 

THURSDAY 

  • Meeting at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Departure from Tel Aviv LOT 
  • Arrival in Warsaw
  • Tour of the Warsaw Ghetto, Umschlagplatz Plaza, Mila-18, Ghetto Wall, Story of the Uprising
  • Lunch in Warsaw
  • Bus to Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • Night in Lublin

 

FRIDAY

  • Tour of Maidanek Concentration Camp
  • Grave of Hasidic Master Reb Elimelekh of Lezansk
  • Bus to Krakow
  • Arrival in Krakow
  • Pre-Shabbat Lchaims, Prayer Services, Friday Night Dinner, and Oneg Shabbat

 

SATURDAY 

  • Optional Shabbat Morning Services
  • Kazmierz Jewish Quarter Tour
  • Lunch
  • Krakow Ghetto, Market Square/Wawel
  • Dinner and Havdala
  • Special Nighttime Activity, Preparation for Auschwitz/Birkenau
  • Overnight in Krakow

SUNDAY 

  • Bus to Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration Camp & Special Ceremony
  • Dinner & Closing Session
  • Departure from Krakow LOT to Warsaw
  • Departure from Warsaw LOT to Tel Aviv

MONDAY 

  • Arrive Tel Aviv

POLAND MISSION Sample FALL Itinerary


WEDNESDAY

  • Meet at Ben-Gurion Airport
  • LOT Airlines to Warsaw
  • Visit Remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto Wall
  • Umshlagplatz – deportation center of Warsaw Jews to Treblinka from July 1942
  • The Route of the Heroes and Martyrs – tracing the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (incl. Mila 18)
  • Lunch in Warsaw
  • Bus to Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • Dinner & Overnight in Lublin Hotel Victoria


THURSDAY

  • Breakfast & Luggage on to the Bus
  • Maidanek Concentration Camp
  • Bus to Belzec Concentration Camp
  • Visit to the city of Lizansk and the revered Chasidic master Reb Elimelekh for a Tish
  • Visit to restored Lancut Synagogue
  • Dinner & Overnight in Tarnow Hotel Tarnovia

FRIDAY

  • Breakfast & Luggage on to the Bus
  • Tarnow Ghetto
  • Tour of the Krakow Ghetto, Apteka,
  • Drive by Krakow Ghetto Wall and Schindlers Factory
  • Visit to Rema Synagogue & Cemetery
  • Preparation for Shabbat
  • Spirited Friday Night Prayers & Shabbat Dinner/Oneg
  • Overnight in Krakow Hotel Ester

SHABBAT 

  • Optional Morning Prayers
  • Kiddush & Breakfast
  • Tour of Kazmierz – the Jewish Quarter
  • Shabbat Lunch
  • Explore the beautiful Wawel Castle & Marketplace Square
  • Havdala
  • Dinner, Preparation for Auschwitz, and Special Program
  • Overnight in Krakow Hotel Ester

SUNDAY 

  • Breakfast & Luggage onto the bus
  • Tour of Auschwitz I and Museum
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Birkenau (Auschwitz II)
  • Dinner and Closing Session in Krakow
  • Bus to Krakow Airport
  • LOT to Warsaw
  • LOT Flight 151 to Tel Aviv

Poems By Taylor Freeman

After her visit to Poland

Poem 1

2 Poems

I think about my future constantly
I think about the man I am going to marry
I think about my career
I think about my home
I think about children
And I think about children innocence, and their hopes and aspirations
I think about their free spirit and curiosity
Today, as I stood in a forrest in the middle of Krakow,
I thought about these children
Yet they are no longer with us
No longer with innocence, and hopes, and aspirations
No longer free spirits, no longer curious
They were not allowed the chance to be or to do
And the trees stood silent, but the stories roared
And the shofar roared
And the mothers roared
All louder than the gunshots

We are louder than gunshots
We are louder than ghettos, and concentration camps, and selections
We are louder. We are resilient. We are forever.
We are Jewish.

 

– Taylor Freeman
UPENN


 

 

Today, I stood in a gas chamber
And I didn’t cry
I saw the ovens
And I didn’t cry
I stood aside graves
And I didn’t cry
We sung next to 7 tons of ashes
And I didn’t cry
I don’t know why I didn’t
I hear large numbers: 6 million Jews, 870,000 at Treblinka, 18,000 in one day at Majdanek
I think comprehension is impossible
When numbers are no longer statistics
But mothers gone, and children separated, and cousins shot dead, and neighbors gassed
And I don’t think I will ever understand
But I think later
I will weep

 

– Taylor Freeman
UPENN

 

Jeff Seidel – Poland Trip May 2019

Poem 2

Today, I stood in a gas chamber
And I didn’t cry
I saw the ovens
And I didn’t cry
I stood aside graves
And I didn’t cry
We sung next to 7 tons of ashes
And I didn’t cry
I don’t know why I didn’t
I hear large numbers: 6 million Jews, 870,000 at Treblinka, 18,000 in one day at Majdanek
I think comprehension is impossible
When numbers are no longer statistics
But mothers gone, and children separated, and cousins shot dead, and neighbors gassed
And I don’t think I will ever understand
But I think later
I will weep

– Taylor Freeman
UPENN

Jeff Seidel – Poland Trip May 2019

2 Poems

I think about my future constantly
I think about the man I am going to marry
I think about my career
I think about my home
I think about children
And I think about children innocence, and their hopes and aspirations
I think about their free spirit and curiosity
Today, as I stood in a forrest in the middle of Krakow,
I thought about these children
Yet they are no longer with us
No longer with innocence, and hopes, and aspirations
No longer free spirits, no longer curious
They were not allowed the chance to be or to do
And the trees stood silent, but the stories roared
And the shofar roared
And the mothers roared
All louder than the gunshots

We are louder than gunshots
We are louder than ghettos, and concentration camps, and selections
We are louder. We are resilient. We are forever.
We are Jewish.

– Taylor Freeman
UPENN


Today, I stood in a gas chamber
And I didn’t cry
I saw the ovens
And I didn’t cry
I stood aside graves
And I didn’t cry
We sung next to 7 tons of ashes
And I didn’t cry
I don’t know why I didn’t
I hear large numbers: 6 million Jews, 870,000 at Treblinka, 18,000 in one day at Majdanek
I think comprehension is impossible
When numbers are no longer statistics
But mothers gone, and children separated, and cousins shot dead, and neighbors gassed
And I don’t think I will ever understand
But I think later
I will weep

– Taylor Freeman
UPENN

Jeff Seidel – Poland Trip May 2019