FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Who is eligible for this trip?
A. This trip is being made available for the Jewish population of the greater GTA (Greater Toronto Area) from the ages of 20 and up. There is a heavy focus on young professionals which is reflected in the highly subsidized price for under 30 year olds.
Q. What are the 2019 trip dates?
A. The trip is scheduled to depart from Toronto on Sunday, May 26th with a return date of Sunday, June 2nd.
Q. When should I book my flight?
A. From our experience, the sooner you book, the cheaper it will be.
If you would like to book through an agent, please contact Max Benaim from Avenue Travel - firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 416.789.1011
Q. Which flight are we taking?
A. We will be flying on LOT Airlines
- Departure - Sunday, May 26th - 7:25pm - FLIGHT 42 direct to Warsaw - arrival at 9:45am Monday.
- Return - Sunday, June 2nd - 5:05pm - FLIGHT 45 direct to Toronto - arrival at 8:10pm
Q. When is full payment due and what is the actual cost?
A. The full application and payment must be submitted by January 31, 2019.
The true land cost of the trip is $1,599 USD.
If you are 20-29 years old, the amount due is $599 USD. Each participant is being subsidized $1,000 through Aish Toronto and community philanthropists. If you are in a position to pay the full amount, it will assist us in helping others who cannot afford the cost of this trip.
If you are 30-44, the amount due is $999 USD. Each participant is being subsidized $500 through Aish Toronto and community philanthropists. If you are in a position to pay the full amount, it will assist us in helping others who cannot afford the cost of this trip.
If you are 45+, the amount due is $1,499 USD. Each participant is being subsidized $100 through Aish Toronto and community philanthropists. If you are in a position to pay the full amount, it will assist us in helping others who cannot afford the cost of this trip.
The fees are based on your age as of May 26th, the day the flight leaves Toronto (not when you register).
Q. What can I expect from the trip?
A. There is no sugar-coating this… the trip will be the one of the most intense & emotional experience of your life. You will witness the remnants of the world’s largest modern day genocide with many sites still left intact. But this is who we are and this is our history and you need to witness it firsthand. There will be many moments of introspection, inspiration, song & hope.
Q. How much is the deposit?
A. Upon completing the registration form, you will be asked to make a deposit of $300 USD. Your application is only complete with your deposit.
Q. Who will be leading this trip?
A. Each bus will have a licensed tour guide from Israel, a professionally trained veteran on Holocaust education. The trip will also be accompanied by a Holocaust Survivor, a Toronto community leader and trip logistics will be coordinated by a member of The Living Legacy Experience committee.
Q. What type of security will be on the trip?
A. The trip will be accompanied by a Polish security officer from start to finish. This individual will assist us with the driver and maintain security for the participants.
Q. Can you tell me about the food & accommodations?
A. Three certified kosher meals will be provided daily by a company out of Israel who will follow us from Hotel to Hotel. The Hotel accommodations will be 4 star and the price is based on double occupancy. The single occupancy rate is $400 USD
Q. What is expected of me from this experience?
A. Our goal with this experience is 3-fold:
- To educate participants about pre-war Poland & Jewish life, the Holocaust, the impact & the aftermath
- To have participants hear live testimony from a Holocaust Survivor to ensure the continuity of their legacy
- To inspire participants to come back to Toronto and make a difference in Jewish Toronto
Q. What are the expectations over Shabbat?
A. We will be in the beautiful town of Krakow... so rich in Jewish History. Participants are expected to be with the group at all times. When in public with the group, we expect participants to respect the Shabbat and those observing it. No phones, cameras or pictures please.