Monthly Archive: April 2017

  • Lublin & Majdanek (Day 3, 2017)

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on April 21, 2017 | Share

    Reflections from Cincinnati Delegates Avi Goldstein & Drew Schneider… Avi: We boarded the bus this morning and headed towards the petit town of Lublin. Beautiful architecture, pubs, and polish signs lined the streets. It was hard to imagine such a beautiful area as once a harsh Jewish ghetto. We collected in front of an old building that was used…

  • Tykocin & the Lupachwa Forest (Day 2, 2017)

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on April 20, 2017 | Share

    Reflections from Cincinnati Delegates Jonah Goldwasser & Josh Rosen… Jonah: The little shtetl of Tykocin was an eye opener for me. People can tell stories of their experiences in the holocaust and you can learn all about it in history books. But, once you’re actually there it’s a whole different perspective. I went into this shtetl not expecting much…

  • Worth it (Day 1, 2017)

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on April 20, 2017 | Share

    After many weeks of meeting, learning and preparing together, plus a whole lot of anticipation… the day finally arrived. Gathering yesterday morning at CVG, we read our traveler’s prayer, hugged our goodbyes to our families, and were off. Two planes, one bus, three airports, and 16 hours later… we landed in Poland, having bonded in ways we might not…

  • From Here to There. (pre-trip, 2017)

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on April 17, 2017 | Share

    Hello everyone! I can’t begin to express how excited I am to begin this incredible journey on Wednesday morning! Of course, in many ways, our journey has already begun. We first met each other over 3 months ago and talked about our hopes and fears of this experience. We talked about our expectations. We heard from Holocaust survivors from…