FJA’s senior trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a whirlwind journey through Jewish national tragedy in Poland and Jewish national renaissance in Israel.
Students begin the trip by exploring Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter, learning about the vibrant Jewish life that existed before World War II. Then they visit concentration camps, bearing witness to the destruction of the Holocaust. This leaves students with an unforgettable appreciation of Jewish survival despite suffering.
Next, students fly to Israel for a thrilling trip to one-of-a-kind sites both ancient and modern. They climb Masada, float in the Dead Sea, hike in the lush hills of the North, spend Shabbat in Jerusalem and much more.
After receiving a stark reminder in Poland of the anguish of our past, students see in Israel the vivid signs of hope in our future. This senior trip shows students how important these aspects are to their identity as young Jews.