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Tribal visit to Poland

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-11-20

A group of students from Tribe, the United Synagogue's young people's division have retuned from a five day tour of Jewish Poland.

The 30 students aged 17 and 18 visited cities Warsaw and Krakow as well as Nazi concentration camps Majdanek and Auschwitz.

In Warsaw, the students visited the Warsaw Ghetto as well as the Nozyk Synagogue, the only remaining synagogue from pre-war Warsaw. Shabbat was celebrated in Kracow.

"This trip was an emotional rollercoaster for us all and the participants gained so much as a group," said Avi Friedmann, Tribe Teens executive. "Tribe is so proud of its participants and we look forward to continuing to work with them in all our communities, remembering the past to build our future".

Commenting on the trip, participant Eli Gottleib said: "The Tribe Poland Trip epitomised the essence of Judaism - that we should learn from the past to build the future.  It was a once in a lifetime experience and I am grateful to Tribe for the opportunity to be part of the trip."

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