Monday, March 26th, 2012...5:01 pm

3 Days and Counting…

In three days 18 University of Wisconsin students will embark on the journey of a lifetime. We will be joining forces with the JDC for a service- learning trip to Poland. While there we will travel around Poland from Warsaw to Lublin to Krakow to provide care and support to the Jewish community. Our goal is to give hope to these individuals and reassure them that people care about them. Poland’s Jewish community had doubled in the last 30 years, creating a need for social services and Jewish life programming. At the same time, the needs of the nation’s aging Holocaust survivors and other elderly Jews remain a primary concern for the JDC. In preparation for the trip, our group has attended various orientation sessions to learn about the Jewish community and history of the community in Poland as well to bond as a group. So far our group has raised $5300 (and counting) for the Jewish community and we will collectively decide how to donate this money once in Poland and we can asess the need.

We are all looking forward to a wonderful trip!

–Emily B.

TRIP DESCRIPTION: Our group will be volunteering within the Jewish community in Poland for a week over Spring Break. The Jewish community in Poland currently has about 10, 000 individuals, with most of them living in Warsaw. The group will be volunteering in Warsaw for a week working with the kids and the community, learning about the economic situation and immersing ourselves in the culture.

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