For the girl who is interested in the history of the Jewish
people; who would like to research her family's and her
people's roots in the lands of eastern Europe; who seeks an
opportunity to pray at the gravesites of famous tzadikim,
this is a chance to do so in an appropriate framework
especially tailored for Beis Yaakov girls, directed by a
renowned teacher who has already successfully organized
similar trips in the past for her students at the Lucerne
The 10-day trip, intended for girls of 18 years old and
above, will take place iy"H after Tisha B'Av in the
middle of August.
The trip begins in Cracow, the Rama's town with a visit to
the Rama's Shul, Mrs. Sarah Schenirer's "Beis Yaakov"
Seminary and the town's Jewish cemetery. This is to be
followed by a trip to Lizensk, the Rebbe Reb Elimelech's town
and a moving visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps.
From Poland the group continues to Prague, including its
shuls and the old Jewish quarter. From there they move
on to the Tereisenstadt concentration camp and to Budapest,
the capital of Hungary where they will spend Shabbos at the
town's Jewish hotel. A Shabbos of lectures, talks,
davening together, singing and social activities is
After an extensive tour of Budapest, the group continues on
to Vienna, and from there to Pressburg, the Chasam Sofer's
town. The trip will conclude with prayer at the Chasam
Rebbetzin Sternbuch of Lucerne, the organizer of this unique
trip, is currently visiting the U.S.A.