Mission to Vilnius,  Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow

June 17 – 26, 2018

Mission to Vilnius,  Kaunas, Warsaw, and Krakow Image

Join the Vilna for an uplifting community and culture mission to Eastern Europe! Deadline just extended to March 1! 

Highlights include:

  • Intimate group size
  • Access to scholar-in-residence throughout the mission, Jacek Nowakowski.  Jacek is Senior Curator, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Explore the historic “Jerusalem of Lithuania” – Vilnius – with a side visit to the Old City of Kaunas
  • A visit to Warsaw's new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • Krakow’s annual Jewish Culture Festival
  • JUST ADDED! A private meeting with the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich!

Click here for the updated itinerary.

Click here for the application.

Pricing:
Single - $4900/person exclusive of airfare to/from United States
Double - $4500/person exclusive of airfare to/from United States

Each participating household is asked to contribute to Jewish life and culture in downtown Boston for everyone by making a minimum gift of $1,800 to the Vilna Shul’s 2018 Annual Campaign.

Scholar in Residence: Jacek Nowakowski, Senior Curator, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
Jacek Nowakowski was born in Krakow, Poland and is the child of a Holocaust survivor. He emigrated to the United States, where he became the Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of the Polish Museum of America. Jacek later moved to Washington DC, becoming the Director of Collections and Acquisitions at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he was closely involved in the implementation, design, and building of the Museum's main permanent exhibition. He is frequently asked for expert advice for many Holocaust and museum related projects both in the US and overseas.

Contact Rosa Kramer Franck at rosa@vilnashul.org to with questions.

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