Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Service for Survivors
Miami Beach, Florida

Washington DC Young Professionals are going to Miami Beach!


Join us, as the last generational link to the Holocaust, for a unique opportunity to socialize and assist Holocaust survivors in sunny South Florida. This is the chance to interact with a population in need of socialization while enjoying Miami Beach with other Jewish Young Professionals.With survivors passing away, we need to hear their stories so we can pass them on...and you can help!

JUNE 14-18 (Fly out Thursday night and return Monday afternoon)

This Service Trip will provide a unique opportunity for you to:

*Learn to communicate the history as the last generational link  

*Socialize with Survivors who are more likely than other elderly people to be socially isolated

*Strengthen your Jewish identity and connect to our Jewish history

*Challenge yourself to a more complex participation in your Jewish life

*Train with social workers on the unique needs of Holocaust survivors

*Ensure that survivors live the remainder of their lives in dignity while learning from them

*Upon return we will provide opportunites for you to continue working with survivors in DC

*Enjoy Miami Beach and Shabbat with other Young Professionals


In Partnership with:

HIAS, 3GDC, JSSA, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc, iVolunteer

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Tentative Itinerary


Participants will meet to learn more about the care of Holocaust survivors and the Holocaust

Day 1

Thursday Night

Participants fly into Miami
Optional Thursday night social event

Day 2 Friday
Breakfast and Prepare Shabbat baskets for Survivors
Enjoy brunch and get to know the Survivors
Participants visit the Holocaust Memorial
Shabbat Dinner

Day 3 Saturday
Shabbat-Optional Services
Free Beach Day
Group Dinner and Night out in South Beach

Day 4 Sunday
Participants will spend the day helping the survivors they met
Participants will have dinner with a Professor of Holocaust History

Day 5 Monday
Participants meet with survivors for a closing exchange
Participant Discussion
Participants take a group shuttle to the airport in the afternoon

Post Trip
Participants get involved with the care of Survivors in DC

Please contact Ilana Weltman for any questions about this Service Trip or if you have any financial challenges.    (202) 777-3259

Cost: $400
Deposit due May 14

Participants will book their own flight to and from Florida

Hotel (on Beach) Accommodations, most meals, and activities, are included.

Time: 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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