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Poland Trip 2019
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Ohel Avraham- Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Student Information Centers(JSIC)

Refund policy for Shabbatons/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 Shabbatons/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.

Refund policy for trips/events within Israel: Events are planned based on registration and booked well in advance; therefore, we are unable to offer refunds for local events. If an event is overbooked or you are on a waiting list and have paid, your money will be refunded.

 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).


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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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


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


  • Arrive Tel Aviv



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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