FAQs

Welcome to Heritage Seminars!

We hope that involving you in the process that you will be an integral part of your child’s experience. Of course, we would welcome the opportunity of having you join us for the seminar in Poland. Joining with your child creates a bonding experience unsurpassed, and we urge you to consider it.

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FAQs for Parents

What is the Heritage Mission Statement?

Heritage Seminars are unique educational experiences in Eastern Europe which study Jewish history, Jewish ancestral roots, the sources of Torah and Jewish life, and teach us to identify with our heritage. It is our educational philosophy that in order to appreciate the magnitude of Holocaust that took place in Eastern Europe, one must first appreciate the magnitude of rich Jewish life that existed prior to the Holocaust. Heritage is not a “pure” Holocaust seminar. It is a synthesis of a number of approaches that include History and Spirituality that hopefully adds knowledge, insight and identity to all who participate.

How can I communicate with my son/daughter?

Your son/daughter needs to ask his/her provider as to what to do with his/her phone in Poland. The hotels have WI- FI.  We invite to follow us on Facebook through the week. Every bus has a Heritage Polish Cell phone.  There will be areas in Poland – particularly in the Galicia regions that will not have reception.

 

 

What are the Restrictions for Kohanim?

At the cemeteries in Warsaw and Krakow – we provide alternative sites.

Concentration Camps are not a problem except in 2-3 areas where the Kohen stays back from the group – but can hear the guiding via the historian’s microphone and PA system.

What is included in the Heritage Itinerary?

In and around Warsaw: The Warsaw Ghetto Areas, Jewish Cemetery: Rav Chaim Soloveichik, The Netziv, The Mass Grave, Nozyk Synagogue, Januz Korzchak, The Jewish Historical Institute. Rappaport Memorial, Umshlagplatz

Gora Kalvaria(Gur)

Lodz, Alexandow, Dabia

Tikocyn and Lupachowa Forest

In and around Lublin: Kotzsk, Lublin, Yeshiva of Hachmei Lublin, Cemetery of the Choseh, Lublin Ghetto, Krashnik, Ishbitz, Wlodowa, Zamosc

In and around Galicia and Krakow: Krakow, Synagogues, The Remah(shul and cemetery), Kuppah, Isaac and Temple, Beis Yaakov, Sarah Schneier, Schindler Factory, Apothecary, Galicia Museum, Plazsow, Bobov, Tarnow, Zbilatovska Gora, Bzsesov, Dzailoszyce, Lancut, Lezajsk

Camps:Treblinka, Majdanek, Chelmno*, Belzec** Auschwitz, Birkenau

* Men’s Program ** Women’s Program

In Prague: Alt- Neui Synagogue, Jewish Synagogue- Precious Legacy Tour, Maharal Cemetery, Chevtra Kadisha, Prague Castles, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square. Terezin

 

Can Adults join the seminar?

Yes! Call us at 011-9722-582-0231 or e-mail us at heritagemjb@013.net for details.

As of this writing six parents have inquired about joining the Heritage Overseas Yeshiva Seminar.

 

Can an overseas student fly from Poland or Prague to the USA?

Our students will fly from Katowice Airport to Tel Aviv or from Prague to Tel Aviv. In the case of Poland – Warsaw Airport is a 4 hour Taxi ride and an overnight stay in Warsaw in preparation for mid day direct flight to the States. In the case of Prague – the student would need to say another AM in Prague. We will not leave a student in either country unchaperoned. So – the answer is NO!

What is the weather like in Poland?

January – April:  Snow, Ice and Rain are all likely. Highly recommended to bring several layers of clothing

What about security?

Both Israeli and Polish security remain with the Heritage participants at ALL times.

What if a participant has medical issues?

We have Medical Staff with us at all the time. Additionally all Heritage participants are insured for the duration of the Seminar.

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