The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC), an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, is a cultural and educational institution in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland, offering year-round local educational programming and established international academic opportunities since 2000.
In Fall 2017, the AJC will offer a Familiarization Tour for Program Directors in Kraków, Poland, open to Program Directors and staff in Europe, Israel, and the region. The program is designed to introduce participants to the experience and pedagogy of the AJC’s educational offerings, including the Program for Students Abroad, for-credit summer program, customized academic programs, and funded summer fellowships.
The tour dates are October 26-29, 2017. The $550 program fee includes:
• All meals, including kosher Shabbat dinner with the Jewish community;
• Single-sex double occupancy rooms (single rooms available for a supplement);
• Transportation to all program excursions;
• Entrance fees at all museums, synagogues, and special sites.
During the Thursday evening through Sunday evening program, participants will tour Kraków and Oświęcim while learning about the AJC and its academic offerings for their students of all backgrounds throughout the year. Activities include tours of Jewish Kraków, plus the AJC and the Auschwitz- Birkenau Museum in Oświęcim. Participants will meet with the Jewish community in Kraków and staff at local institutions. The tour is led by American staff from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York and Polish AJC staff.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up at this link; we will contact you with further instructions. Participation is limited to 20 participants. Please contact Yael Friedman: YFriedman@mjhnyc.org for more information.