YAD's Journey through Unexpected Poland

Join YAD to Discover A New Layer of Jewish Identity

Join YAD on an exclusive insider tour through historical and present-day Poland, led by your peer, Sean Taube (Federation Cabinet Member and Taube Family Foundation Representative) along with Taube Jewish Heritage Tours. Learn about 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland while discovering today’s resurgence of Jewish vitality in Warsaw and Krakow. Learn More

Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Privately tour the internationally awarded POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Ringelblum Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
  • Celebrate at contemporary and alternative Jewish music performances at the largest celebration of Jewish culture in Europe—the 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow
  • Tour through the shtetls of southern Poland
  • Walk through Krakow’s Jewish Quarter and Old Town, listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites
  • Commemorate the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Take part in meetings and briefings with reporters, government and embassy spokespersons
  • Connect with and learn from professional young adult Jewish NGO and project leaders in Poland
  • Visit San Francisco Jewish Federation supported institutions for an in-depth look at the initiatives’ contributions to democratic Poland’s cultural and civic life

Optional Genealogy Session: Discover your roots through private consultations with genealogists prior to your arrival, with an option to visit your ancestral homes before the official start of the trip

Subsidies Available:

A generous subsidy of  $2,000 is provided by the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.

The subsidy is available to all who register before April 8, 2017

Registrations between April 8th and May 20th will receive any available remaining subsidies.

Full price: $2,900

Your estimated price: $900* (after the $2,000 subsidy)

*Price includes hotel accommodations, transportation, guides, most meals, taxes, tips, group transfers, and security. Airfare is not included.

This Poland trip has the option to connect with the JFNA National Young Leadership Summer Mission to Israel

Stretch your flight by joining YAD and travel to both Poland and Israel. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes Israel experience that goes beyond being a tourist. Connect with like-minded adventurers (age 22-40) through the framework of tikkun olan and make memories you’ll be talking about for years to come. Meet Israelis from every sector of society, savor Shabbat overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, gain insight into the unique Israeli Start Up culture, enjoy the nightlife of Tel Aviv, learn about Federation supported nonprofits, and meet students from the Ethiopian National Project.

Interests: , Young Adults
June 26, 2017 to July 03, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Buses meet at Warsaw Chopin Airport
Warsaw, Poland


Organized By: 
YAD of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Taube Jewish Heritage Tours, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture
Event Contact Person: 
Sharon Siegel