The March of the Living started in 1988, and to this day offers an unrivaled, unique, immersive educational experience. Jewish high school students, joined by Holocaust survivors, visit the death camps and ruins of the Jewish community in Poland. This is followed by visiting Israel to experience the rebirth of the Jewish people and nation.
I first learned about the March shortly after it first began. Vadim Dreyzin, a schoolmate in Winnipeg, returned from the trip and at our Holocaust commemoration program, performed “The April Wind,” a song he wrote that has inspired Jewish communities ever since. [Read more…]