The 2019 Cincinnati March of the Living delegation heads to Poland and Israel later this month to experience the trip of a lifetime as they observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Poland and march with Jewish teens from around the world from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II. They’ll then travel to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day).
As many past participants will tell you, a delegation’s leadership can help make this incredible journey even more special. Before all 27 Cincy teens prepare for their travels, let’s meet the three fearless March of the Living leaders who will help guide the group on their way:
Becca Pollak: “I grew up in Cincinnati and am very familiar with our Jewish community. I graduated from Sycamore High School and then went on to get a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology at Michigan State. I have been teaching and working with teens for the past two years and am super excited to lead MOTL this year. It is going to be an extremely meaningful and memorable experience and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”
“I am the Director of Operations at the Mayerson JCC. I’ve been working there for almost nine years. I graduated from Reading High School, went to Ohio State for undergrad, and have a Master’s Degree concentrated in Nonprofit Management from NKU. I chaperoned MOTL in 2015. Holocaust remembrance, and specifically this trip, is really important to me and I am really looking forward to sharing this incredibly meaningful experience with all of you.”
“I am the Programs & Outreach Manager at The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. I have been with HHC for six years and before that, graduated with my MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University in New Jersey. While I’ve been to Poland and other Holocaust-related sites, I am very excited to go to Israel for the first time, especially after seeing Holocaust sites, which makes my appreciation of Israel that much more special.“
Watch our blog in the coming weeks for updates from the delegation as they share the experience of a lifetime.