Students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, remember the Holocaust at annual March of the Living trip

Students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, remember the Holocaust at annual March of the Living trip

Visiting Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hatred, a group of seniors participated in the annual March of the Living program April 8-23. The program inspires participants, including Jewish teens and adults, Holocaust survivors and individuals of diverse faiths and backgrounds, to fight […]

March of the Living attendance decreases

Only four students from the senior class, a sharp decrease from past years, traveled to Poland and Israel on the annual March of the Living April 19-May 3 to learn about the history of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Student involvement has shown a downward trend, with 12 attendees last year and 22 the year prior. […]

What we learned during March of the Living

If you didn’t notice, during the two weeks after spring break, 24 seniors were absent from school. We were part of that group, the group that embarked on the two-week journey to Poland and Israel called March of the Living. We Harvard-Westlake kids were in the minority of the Los Angeles delegation, which had over […]

Two seniors travel to Poland, Israel for March of the Living

By Ester Khachatryan   Two students visited death camps and concentration camps in Poland and then traveled to Israel during the March of the Living Holocaust awareness trip from April 7-21. Michelle Yousefzadeh ’10 and Eli Moghavem ’10 joined high school students from all over the world in the 20th march since the program was […]

‘I felt something larger than me’

By Annie Dreyer Three days into a trip that he said has changed him forever, Jake Goren ’08 joined 11,000 people from Belgium, Japan, South Africa, Germany, Poland, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Canada and the U.S. to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau (the death camp component of the Auschwitz concentration camp complex). All 11,000 participants […]

College Board allows leeway for trip to Israel

By Michelle Yousefzadeh Seniors who choose to participate in a two week trip to Poland and Israel will be allowed to miss their AP exams this May. The program, sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation, is called March of the Living and was approved by the College Board in November. […]