When a high school student asks “what’s Auschwitz,” you know there’s a lot of history to teach.
This month the world commemorates the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass – organized attacks on Jews throughout Germany and Austria on the night of November 9, 1938. It is a seminal date in the history of the Holocaust.
In an attempt to ensure that the world never forgets, the New England Friends of March of the Living (MOTL) is offering a $2,000 scholarship for every qualified Massachusetts high school junior or senior who wants to participate in a unique, life-changing Jewish heritage trip to Poland and Israel, said Aaron Kischel, director of MOTL Teen Programming.
The 2022 two-week trip will run April 24 – May 8, 2022. (For complete details, visit https://motlnewengland.org/). Kischel, who has chaperoned several previous MOTL teen trips, recommends early registration as space is limited. We have had a successful fundraising year and want to spread the message that we’re in full recruiting mode.”
“The frightening rise of global antisemitic rhetoric and events makes it crucial to remind the world – and teach the next generation – what happens when antisemitism is left unchecked,” Kischel said. The trip, which annually attracts 10,000 teens from 50 countries, teaches about the roots of prejudice and Holocaust history, builds lifelong Jewish identity, and creates ambassadors for Israel and new friendships. N. E. MOTL Chair Irv Kempner said additional financial assistance may be available from area temples and organizations.
For more teen trip information and registration materials, contact Aaron Kischel: firstname.lastname@example.org / 781-799-4765.
To make a tax-deductible donations, contact Development Chair Jim Slovin – email@example.com. Contributions may be made via the website https://motlnewengland.org/. New England Friends of MOTL is a tax-exempt charitable organization as defined by Federal Tax code section 501(c)(3).