April 19 - May 3, 2017
BJE March of the Living is a two week experience during which teens from all over the world travel together to Poland and to Israel to learn about the Jewish people’s past, present and future. The program in Poland focuses on the pre-World War II Jewry and the Holocaust. The Los Angeles delegation is honored to be accompanied by Holocaust survivors who become guides, story-tellers and surrogate grandparents to the group.
The fee for this unique program, including round-trip travel from Los Angeles, room and board, tuition and varied social and cultural programs, is $7,150*. There is a discount of $200 (bringing the cost to $6,950) for those who pay by check or cash rather than by credit card.
Please note that financial assistance is available from various sources. The BJE March of the Living experience is available to all Jewish teens, regardless of their family’s financial status. There are individual subsidies and grants, as well as need-based assistance available. Please check the box indicated in the on-line application if you would like to receive more information.
*This rate is subsidized through a generous grant from the Jewish Federation.
The BJE March of the Living experience...
teaches a profound lesson in Jewish history, personal Jewish identity and has a powerful life-changing impact on its participants. The program uniquely helps teens to face the most significant events in the modern history of the Jewish people as they weave them into their own personal connection to the Jewish people. On Holocaust Remembrance Day the Los Angeles delegation, along with thousands of people from all over the world march in solidarity from Auschwitz to Birkenau to remember the lives lost during the Holocaust. In Israel, programming gives participants the opportunity to reflect on the hardships they saw during the past week, but also to look forward and see all of the incredible accomplishments and advancements the Jewish state has made since its establishment. The core programming of the week in Israel is centered around two days: Israel’s Memorial Day and Israel’s Independence Day reinforcing the fact that Am Yisrael Chai – the Jewish people and the Jewish homeland live!
Under the leadership of Maya Aharon, the 2016 Los Angeles Delegation consisted of 6 remarkable Holocaust survivors and 223 extraordinary teenagers who joined 10,000 Jewish teens from over 40 countries around the globe in remembering our past, living the present and marching into the future.
For more information, contact Maya Aharon Director, BJE March of the Living at (323) 761-8611.
Financial assistance is available from various sources, including individual subsidies and grants, as well as need-based assistance. The BJE March of the Living experience is available to all Jewish teens, regardless of their family’s financial status.
"The values and lessons that I have learned form being a part of the Jewish Community and the experiences that I had on the BJE March of the Living have shaped who I am today, and for this, I am forever grateful." - Abby K., 2014 BJE March of the Living participant
For a glimpse of BJE March of the Living through the eyes of some of our recent alumni, please check out the following articles: