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Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Poland.

We'll be visiting Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow, Lodz and driving through numerous shtetlach in Galicia and throughout Poland. Poland creates a challenge for Jewish tourists, as it is the heartland of Ashkenazic practice where Jewish life thrived and developed over the course of hundreds of years, yet it is also the center of the destruction of European Jewry during the Holocaust. This trip will aim to celebrate the history of Jewish life in Poland by reviving its Batei Knesset and Batei Midrash, and to commemorate its destruction by visiting the graveyards – marked and unmarked – where so many Jews found their deaths. A unique aspect of the trip will be the personal stories of participants who will have the opportunity to visit their ancestors' home towns and villages. Individual trips that cannot be accommodated by the group itinerary can be arranged for an additional fee and should be coordinated with the tour historian.

And of course, in addition to the special Torah in Motion educational and spiritual nourishment, the Journey Through Jewish History in Poland will feature:

• Beautiful hotels in prime locations;

• strictly kosher food;

• expert local tour guides for sites of general interest.

To register on our U.S. site, click here.

 

See our flyer here.

Here's what people had to say about other Torah in Motion trips:

"I found the trip fabulous; the accommodations everywhere, the food, the guides were all excellent. I am very grateful I was able to attend." --Pessy Weitzner, Toronto, Ontario

"Thank you for a wonderful trip." --Eudice Greenfield, Skokie, Illinois

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about the  Jewish history of Sfarad in the company of such extraordinary people. I think it is important for Ashkenazim to explore Sephardi history in order to understand where our fellow Jews are coming from.  It was truly elucidating. Somehow one can read about it all day long, but to be there is something else, something much deeper." --Ellen Jaffe, Jerusalem, Israel

 

"Thanks--it was a fantastic trip!" --Neal Shanblatt, Santa Monica, California

 

"We looked for a kosher tour, and received much more--a spiritually uplifing experience that deepened our understanding of and appreciation for our Jewish heritage." --Sam and Susan Joffe, Merrick, New York

 

 

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The tour includes: - All private touring and transfers - Deluxe Coaches with air conditioning - Luxury Hotels - Italian Tour Manager from arrival until departure - All meals including Shabbat Dinners and Lunches - Transfers in Rome & Venice (one transfer is provided each way) - Entrance fees - Local Guides to sites - Luggage handling at all hotels

Not included: •- Flights to and from Europe •- •Tips to Guide and Drivers -• All expenses of personal nature.

Until payment is made in full, prices are subject to currency fluctuations of more than 3%.

Momentum Tours and Travel, Inc. (Fl. License #ST35769), is the designated, responsible Tour Operator for this departure. Torah in Motion acts merely as a liaison between its members and Momentum Tours and Travel. Therefore, all special requests, complaints, claims, etc., must be made to the Tour Operator, Momentum Tours and Travel, or elsewhere, and cannot be made against Torah in Motion under any circumstances. Participation in part of the program is not possible for any traveler unless payment for the entire tour has been made.

Meals: All meals throughout the tour are Strictly Kosher and provided by certified caterers in each city. We reserve the right to increase rates without further notice due to currency fluctuations of 3%. Likewise rates will decrease in the event of currency fluctuation of more than 3%.

Travel Protection Plan: We strongly recommend that each traveler buy a Travel Protection Plan. Momentum Tours & Travel sells group Travel Protection Plans on behalf of Travelex Insurances. Preexisting conditions can be waived if the plan is purchased before or at the time of final payment. However, each traveler must be fit to travel at the time of signing up and deposit is paid.

Passport and visa: No visa is required for this departure. Each participant must possess a valid U.S. or Canadian passport. For travelers not holding a U.S. or Canadian passport, Momentum Tours & Travel does not have responsibility to check for entry regulations. All passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the tour has been completed. It is crucial that travelers check the status of the passports.

Disclaimer: Torah in Motion (TiM) and/or its representatives does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, inconvenience, expense, damage or loss of property, death, cancellation,change in itinerary, accident, irregularity or delay due to an act of negligence of, or default of, any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour, or by an act of God. Further, TiM is not responsible for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or any other causes. No responsibility shall be incurred for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or other acts of any government or other authority. The airline, steamship and railroad companies concerned are not responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger contract issued by the airlines, steamship and railroad companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between such companies, and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers. All baggage is at the owner’s risk throughout the tours, and TIM is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to baggage. Upon registration, each participant will be required to sign an acknowledgement of the terms of travel and a waiver of liability. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour listed herein, and/or to make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable for the convenience, comfort and/or welfare of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour, without any penalty to the Tour Operator. Additional expenses, if any, will be borne by the passenger. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to revise the routing of the itinerary. If due to such circumstances a change becomes necessary in the sole opinion of the Tour Operator, hotels substituted shall be of the same quality as those listed in the itinerary. The Tour Operator assumes no financial liability for any resulting losses, expenses, or inconvenience. No refunds will be made for portions of transport, tours, rooms, or meals, and no credit can be allowed for unused accommodation. The full tour cost will be refunded, however, if the entire tour is cancelled by the Tour Operator prior to the published departure date. The participants agree that Torah in Motion does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, inconvenience, expenses, damage or loss of property, death, cancellation, change in itinerary, accident, irregularity or delay, direct, indirect or consequential losses of any kind whatsoever that may occur as a result of the participation of the undersigned(s) in the Trip. The participant(s) agree(s) to hold harmless Torah in Motion and its personnel, employees and agents, from any claims, damages, losses and/or expenses arising out of his/her/their participation in the Trip and to assume all liability for any and all personal injury, bodily injury, illness or property damage or other direct, indirect or consequential losses that occurs as a result of his/her/their participation in the Trip.

The tour includes: - All private touring and transfers - Deluxe Coaches with air conditioning - Luxury Hotels - Italian Tour Manager from arrival until departure - All meals including Shabbat Dinners and Lunches - Transfers in Rome & Venice (one transfer is provided each way) - Entrance fees - Local Guides to sites - Luggage handling at all hotels

Not included: •- Flights to and from Europe •- •Tips to Guide and Drivers -• All expenses of personal nature.

Until payment is made in full, prices are subject to currency fluctuations of more than 3%.

Momentum Tours and Travel, Inc. (Fl. License #ST35769), is the designated, responsible Tour Operator for this departure. Torah in Motion acts merely as a liaison between its members and Momentum Tours and Travel. Therefore, all special requests, complaints, claims, etc., must be made to the Tour Operator, Momentum Tours and Travel, or elsewhere, and cannot be made against Torah in Motion under any circumstances. Participation in part of the program is not possible for any traveler unless payment for the entire tour has been made.

Meals: All meals throughout the tour are Strictly Kosher and provided by certified caterers in each city. We reserve the right to increase rates without further notice due to currency fluctuations of 3%. Likewise rates will decrease in the event of currency fluctuation of more than 3%.

Travel Protection Plan: We strongly recommend that each traveler buy a Travel Protection Plan. Momentum Tours & Travel sells group Travel Protection Plans on behalf of Travelex Insurances. Preexisting conditions can be waived if the plan is purchased before or at the time of final payment. However, each traveler must be fit to travel at the time of signing up and deposit is paid.

Passport and visa: No visa is required for this departure. Each participant must possess a valid U.S. or Canadian passport. For travelers not holding a U.S. or Canadian passport, Momentum Tours & Travel does not have responsibility to check for entry regulations. All passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the tour has been completed. It is crucial that travelers check the status of the passports.

Disclaimer: Torah in Motion (TiM) and/or its representatives does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, inconvenience, expense, damage or loss of property, death, cancellation,change in itinerary, accident, irregularity or delay due to an act of negligence of, or default of, any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company or person rendering any of the services included in the tour, or by an act of God. Further, TiM is not responsible for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or any other causes. No responsibility shall be incurred for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or other acts of any government or other authority. The airline, steamship and railroad companies concerned are not responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger contract issued by the airlines, steamship and railroad companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between such companies, and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers. All baggage is at the owner’s risk throughout the tours, and TIM is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to baggage. Upon registration, each participant will be required to sign an acknowledgement of the terms of travel and a waiver of liability. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour listed herein, and/or to make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable for the convenience, comfort and/or welfare of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour, without any penalty to the Tour Operator. Additional expenses, if any, will be borne by the passenger. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to revise the routing of the itinerary. If due to such circumstances a change becomes necessary in the sole opinion of the Tour Operator, hotels substituted shall be of the same quality as those listed in the itinerary. The Tour Operator assumes no financial liability for any resulting losses, expenses, or inconvenience. No refunds will be made for portions of transport, tours, rooms, or meals, and no credit can be allowed for unused accommodation. The full tour cost will be refunded, however, if the entire tour is cancelled by the Tour Operator prior to the published departure date. The participants agree that Torah in Motion does not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, inconvenience, expenses, damage or loss of property, death, cancellation, change in itinerary, accident, irregularity or delay, direct, indirect or consequential losses of any kind whatsoever that may occur as a result of the participation of the undersigned(s) in the Trip. The participant(s) agree(s) to hold harmless Torah in Motion and its personnel, employees and agents, from any claims, damages, losses and/or expenses arising out of his/her/their participation in the Trip and to assume all liability for any and all personal injury, bodily injury, illness or property damage or other direct, indirect or consequential losses that occurs as a result of his/her/their participation in the Trip.

"Marc has been such an inspiration to us all. We couldn't have had a more interesting, knowledgable guide. He has so much to share, relating one aspect of Yiddishkeit as we may know it now to other, historical practices, and taking us to walk in the steps of our Sages--including Galileo. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity."
- Susan DeRosa
"Magnificent sites and thorough explanations from our past heritage given by an excellent and knowledgeable Marc Shapiro."
- Hanna Zehnwirth
"Kudos to Marc – he made the trip a truly memorable and enjoyable experience."
- Steve and Mali Schwartz