“This past fall I went away to Poland and Israel with Federation CJA’s Young Adult mission and I’d been waiting to go on this trip for almost ten years. There was no March of the Living when I was in Grade 11 and for years afterwards, my timing never worked out.
The trip was 10 days in Poland and Israel. We went with Israelis, which was really nice because it added a whole other dimension to the trip. When we got to Poland, we saw how different our two groups were, but within a few days we were really unified. When we got to Israel, they really showed us their lives. We connected on a different level because of the Poland experience.
I didn’t know what to expect but I had the most incredible time. Everyone says that you go on a trip like this and it changes your life – and I really feel like it did! I got home and felt different. Even now, several months later, I’m still processing the effect it had on me.”