March of the Living - New Haven Delegation

April 19-May 3, 2020

Don't miss out on the ultimate Jewish teen experience.

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2019

Help Send a New Haven Teen to March of the Living

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven uses donations to provide needs-blind financial assistance to help ensure that Israel is accessible to all Jewish teens. Please consider making a contribution today. Help a Jewish teen participate in the 2020 March of the Living.




The March of the Living is a two-week travel experience and an annual tradition where Jewish teens (grades 11-12) from five continents converge in Poland and in Israel for an emotional journey that will impact your sense of history, perspective, and identity.


This program occurs each spring and coincides with the commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, where you will march in unity from Auschwitz to Birkenau, and then the celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, where you’ll dance in the streets of Jerusalem. Along the way, travels are uniquely enriched by the presence of Survivors who share their own personal testimony, perseverance, and wisdom.


The goal of the March is to educate Jewish teens about the richness of our past and to perpetuate our future. Past participants have maintained their level of Jewish commitment by returning to Israel, seeking a Jewish lifestyle in college, acting to protect human rights, and developing a sense of leadership and responsibility for the world around us.


*March of the Living Greater New Haven Delegation is organized by BBYO Passport. BBYO membership is not required.


For more information, please contact Eliraz Shifman Berman at (203) 387-2424 x308  or

Registration deadline is December 12, 2019.


Program Highlights:


Bear Witness in Poland & Celebrate the Jewish Homeland in Israel


  • Explore historic Jewish communities in Krakow, Warsaw, and Lublin

  • Bear witness in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Zbylitowska Góra and Majdanek

  • Honor the courage of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Righteous Among the Nations

  • Commemorate Yom HaShoah marching with thousands of teens from 60+ countries

  • Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut dancing down the streets of Jerusalem

  • Discover 3,000 years of Jewish history and traditions in Jerusalem’s Old City

  • Spend a memorable Shabbat as a group in Lublin, Poland and in Israel’s lush Galilee

  • Connect with fellow Jewish teens who live in modern Europe, and learn from their experiences


Who is eligible to participate?


This program is appropriate for Jewish high school students (grades 11-12).


Is this program open to non-members?


No prior involvement with JTE or JCC necessary; however, teens must participate in a preparatory course held Tuesday nights at 7 PM at the Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Building/JCC of Greater New Haven.

Is Financial Assistance Available?


The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is proud to announce that alongside offering preparatory courses for this unforgettable Jewish experience, we will also be providing funds to help assist prospective teens in making this journey a reality. To inquire about available funds, please contact Eliraz Shifman Berman at

How Do I Enroll? 


  • Contact Eliraz Shifman Berman at eshifmanberman@jewishnewhaven for more information or to register.
  • All participants must register by December 12, 2019. 


Click below to review a program itinerary.


Please Note: We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary including confirmed accommodations is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Travel Requirements:


Do I need any vaccines?

Participants need to be up-to-date with most vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control. Please review our policy at immunization policy. Additionally, vaccine guidelines vary by country and are continually evolving. We recommend consulting with your physician as well as the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines.


How is medical insurance handled?

BBYO Passport tuition includes basic local health insurance coverage for all non-pre-existing conditions. Full policy details are available on request. Additionally, teens are required to travel with their own valid medical insurance, which is also provided as part of most travel insurance policies.


Will I need a visa?

If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Poland or Israel, but your passport will need to be valid for at least six months from your date of entry to Poland.

Travel Preparations:


Check your Passport

Please note that your passport cannot expire prior to December 2020 in order to enter Israel. If your passport needs to be renewed, please do so immediately. Please make sure that the name in your online registration account matches the name on your passport. Once your airline ticket is issued, any name changes fees from the airline will be your responsibility.


Insure Your Travel

Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment and plan for the unexpected. A group travel insurance policy through Travel Insured International can be selected and paid for as part of your BBYO Passport registration account and may be purchased up until the date you make full payment for the program. Learn more about travel insurance.

For more information, please contact Eliraz Shifman Berman at (203) 387-2424 x308 |