Teen Holocaust education international travel program now accepting scholarship applications

Press release from Asheville Jewish Community Center:

Jewish Asheville area teens are invited to apply for a scholarship to travel to Poland and Israel with March of the Living to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred.

The March of the Living scholarship opportunity is presented by the Harry and Lily Lerner Memorial Holocaust Education Program of the Asheville Jewish Community Center. During the program’s two-week trip, teens will march the same 3-kilometer path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah. They will then travel to Israel to celebrate the 75th Israeli Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, in the streets of Jerusalem.

March of the Living will be attended by teens from around the world, as well as Holocaust survivors themselves, who share their own personal testimony. This is an increasingly rare opportunity for young people to engage with Holocaust survivors.

The March of the Living trip will be April 16-May 1, 2023.  The full cost of 2023 trip is $6,500 plus transportation to JFK airport in NY. The Harry and Lily Lerner Holocaust Education scholarship award is available for two teens and will cover up to $5,000 of the trip cost.

To apply:
Interested applicants can view the application online at www.jcc-asheville.org.

Applicants must self-identify as Jewish but are not required to be members of a synagogue or Jewish organization. Deadline to apply is noon on October 10, 2022. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award by October 14, 2022.

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