Trip Blogs

Wednesday, November 11th – Bob G

The day started off with a delicious breakfast at the Qubus Hotel in Krakow.  We then boarded our tour bus and headed for Warsaw with en route stops at the Holocaust Memorial in Kielce, the Majdanek Concentration/Extermination camp near Lublin, … Continue reading »

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Monday, November 9th – Lisa & Jonny

Morning in Lodz Prior to WW2 one-third of the population of Lodz, Poland was Jewish. There has not been a Jewish community there for 70 years. Our group was blessed to witness the tiny spark that will undoubtedly (G”W) – be the key to the … Continue reading »

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Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Hindy & Rosie

We finally got to see the Golden Autumn after days of grey. Our group was amazed by the panoramic bus tour of Warsaw. We caught glimpses of the Opera House, the famous Hotel Bristol where contemporary leaders and film stars … Continue reading »

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Allison’s Blog of Shabbos November 7, 2015- Warsaw, Poland

The overcast day began for us at 9 AM with Shabbat Davening. The only shul left standing in Warsaw is called the Nozyk Synagogue. The only reason why it remains and wasn’t destroyed by the Nazi’s is because the Nazis preferred to keep it … Continue reading »

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Thursday evening – Arline D U

Tonight we had the privilege of dining at the Galil kosher restaurant and meeting with Dr. Sebastian Rejak,  the special Envoy to the Jewish Diaspora, Polish Ministry of Affairs.  His topic was Poland , Polish Jewry and the diaspora. He … Continue reading »

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Day 1 in Warsaw – Marc I

Greetings from Warsaw, We all met at 2 pm at the Jewish Institute in downtown Warsaw. It was one of the few Jewish buildings that survived World War II. There we had an interesting, open and very frank discussion with our resident … Continue reading »

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Shabbat in Budapest by Sylvia

After a lovely and musical luncheon at the Talmud Torah Federation Center, adjacent to the magnificent Dohany St. Synagogue, our Tour guide extraordinaire Agi took us on a stroll of the Budapest streets. We visited a large Plaza where a grandiose … Continue reading »

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Shabbat Day shared by Suzette

Our Shabbat in Budapest was one we’ll not soon forget. We arrived at the Keren Or Chabad Center and (some of us) were delighted to discover it was for Israelis and the entire service was conducted in Hebrew. The Rav spoke so … Continue reading »

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Friday as shared by Bob

Today’s presentations by Charge d’affaires Goodfriend of the United States Embassy and later by Israel Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor were truly outstanding.   They both provided a detailed historical perspective and highlighted past, present and future events.  They also addressed … Continue reading »

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Friday in Budapest by Allison

We started the day with another early start and breakfast.  We were honored to have as a guest speaker, the American Ambassador Charge d’Affairs, Andre Goodfriend.  He spoke to us about the US approach to Hungary and how he is … Continue reading »

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Allison continues with Thursday afternoon in Budapest

After we left the meeting with Szegedi we boarded the bus again and headed to our last stop of the day.  We went to see the Frankel Synagogue.  The interesting thing about this shul, is that in the 20’s an … Continue reading »

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Craig’s Perspective of Wednesday and Thursday

After leaving the Madi Synagogue and cemetery, we had about a 200 km drive back to Budapest and due to the lateness of the day, we had to forego the planned visit to the Tokaji winery and the Miskolc synagogue, … Continue reading »

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Bashi – Munkacz and onto Mad, Hungary

After yesterday’s happy sad stressful very long day, and the post-wedding vodka celebration in Sylvia and David’s presidential suite last night, I found it very difficult to fall asleep. Suzette and I (roomies for the trip) were exhausted – she … Continue reading »

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Munkacz, Ukraine – Bob

Woke up this morning in Munkacz, Ukraine.  My room at the Star Hotel is beautiful.  The hotel itself is beautiful and the street it is on is beautiful. It is now 7:15 am.  The plan is to meet in the … Continue reading »

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Debbie continues in Sighet

We stayed in a charming hotel just down the street from the home of Elie Weisel.  We had a tour guide who described the home, and what was original furnishings…One really felt what prewar life was like growing up in … Continue reading »

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