March of the Living 


Am Yisrael Chai...the Jewish people live, is the recurring theme of the March of the Living, an inspiring, exhilarating and memorable journey with Jewish teens from across the globe.  The “March” is a roller coaster of emotions-- from sadness to elation, from despair to hope, and above all, a feeling of "oneness" with Klal Yisrael, the Jewish people. 


The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg offers the March of the Living to local Jewish high school seniors. Over a two-week period, many thousands of students from all corners of the earth gather together in Poland to commemorate Yom Ha’shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, and then proceed to Israel to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. 


2022 Dates:

April 24 - May 8
Prices from JFK Airport, April 24: Teens & Staff: $5695 | Adults $5985 (Double Occupancy)


The program includes a preparatory course beginning on Sunday, January 9, 2022, meeting weekly at 1pm at the JCC.


For more information on the March of the Living, please contact Jenna Rappaport.


Participants are responsible for costs associated with pre-trip COVID testing, a minimal 72 hour test. The International March of the Living will cover the cost and arrange for the necessary Covid-19 tests required by Poland and Israel for entry and exit.


Needs based scholarships for the March of the Living are available through the Gesher L'Machar Endowment Fund. This fund is limited to Jewish high school seniors. A letter of reference from a rabbi, educator, or Jewish community member is required. Applicants must first apply for scholarships to their respective congregations before submitting an application to the foundation.


Application & Payment Timetable:


Application by Thanksgiving with a $500 deposit. 60% payments by December 26 & Balance by Feb. 15.


Individual Cancellation Policy

January 1, 2022 - January 31 2022 – 80% returned

February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022 – 60% returned

March 1, 2022 - March 20, 2022 – 40% returned

After March 20, 2022 – NO return