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Pre-Trip Programs

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7 – 9pm

Prior to traveling to Poland and Israel, a significant amount of time is dedicated to learning about the Holocaust (Shoah) and Israel. This preparatory program, sponsored by the Mayerson JCC, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, is meant to strengthen the participant’s experiences by providing them with basic concepts and knowledge to prepare them for this impactful trip of a lifetime.

All sessions are held at The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education on the campus of Rockwern Academy: 8401 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236.


Schedule of Pre-Trip Programs

Seminar One: Introduction

Date: Thursday, January 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
Introduction meeting with parents and participants.  This is your first chance to meet the leaders of the trip, other participants, and their families. There will be a separate program for parents facilitated by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.


Seminar Two: When, Where and How?: Participants

Date: Thursday, February 2, 7 to 9 p.m.


Seminar Three: The Longest Hatred: Exploring Antisemitism: Participants

Date: Thursday, March 2, 7 to 9 p.m.


Seminar Four: Destruction to Reconstruction: Participants

Date: Thursday, March 9, 7 to 9 p.m.


Seminar Five: Israel Today: Participants

Date: Thursday, April 6, 7 to 9 p.m.


Pre Trip Departure Meeting for Parents and Participants

Date: Thursday, April 13, 7 to 9 p.m.