Over 40 EMET Students Return From Life-Changing Trip To Poland, Prague, And Vienna

This month, forty-two EMET students, along with two rabbis and four staff members, spent an unforgettable week touring Poland, Prague, and Vienna. It was EMET’s third exclusive trip to Eastern Europe, and its second trip this year.

EMET Co-Director Rabbi Mordechai Kraft and Upper Boys’ Division Director Rabbi Nissim Musheyev led the trip. They were joined by three female madrichot, and EMET’s Women’s Director Miss Shira Fendel surprised the group by joining mid-week. Most participants came from EMET’s flagship fellowship program in Forest Hills and its campus programs at Queens College and St. John’s University. To help prepare students intellectually and emotionally, EMET rabbis taught them about the Holocaust in the weeks leading to the trip, focusing on relevant philosophical and hashkafa issues.

This trip was attended exclusively by Sefardic students, allowing them to explore the history of Ashkenazic Jewry in Europe, including its lifestyle, culture, wonders, and tragedies. Virtually all the students have a limited religious background, yet they were deeply moved and inspired, and many committed to elevate their level of observance…

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