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"I can't begin to express our gratitude for all that you did for us. You made the trip a dream come true for our daughter. For all of us, it opened our eyes to the sparks that are still burning in Poland. I learned that Poland is not in black and white, and that the people are not  blurry! It is a beautiful country and I now understand why the Jews settled and stayed there. Shabbos in Krakow, was an unforgettable event. Our guides were second to none. They were lovely and so knowledgeable! Our trip was beyond our expectations and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
 


"This trip was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was very well organized and all of the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and fun both those from Hillel and those from Poland. The biggest impact that the trip had on me was to definitively dispel my preconceived notion of Poland being a land of anti-Semites who do not care about Jews. While there still is some anti Semitism, there is also a growing interest in Jewish culture and religion. This realization was definitely one of the best aspects of this trip and I will highly recommend the trip to everyone I know. Thank you again for an amazing experience."


"Our Taube Jewish Heritage tour was an exceptional experience. Thanks to Helise Lieberman for designing the itinerary in both Warsaw and Krakow with great precision and emphasis on historical (ie. the Warsaw Ghetto and Podgorze ghetto) as well as contemporary Jewish Poland (ie. the Krakow JCC). Each of our guides provided a well informed context for our daily excursions and were always willing to go the extra mile to answer our questions and provide a context for our understanding of the Polish Jewish culture then and now. The highlight for me was visiting my grandmother’s shtetl, a place that would have remained a mystery had my driver not called ahead to the Town Hall and found out that some Jewish records were still in existence. Indeed I found my great grandparents death certificates which listed their parents’ names—great great grandparents whose existence was unknown to me. Our trip to Poland, thanks to the Taube Foundation, is a trip that I will treasure for the rest of my life." 


"Last summer, our family embarked on a Taube Jewish Heritage Tour as our daughter prepared to become a bat mitzvah. Our experience in Poland, and the three other eastern European countries included, transformed our understanding of Jewish history. Each day, we journeyed to our own family's past, learned about Poland as the one-time center of world Jewish life, reflected on the Shoah, and engaged with so many who are rebuilding Jewish life today… As we tell and retell our experiences to our friends, we are asked, again and again, how did you organize all of that? With a smile, we tell them the Taube Jewish Heritage Tour professionals took our family history information, translated it into an ambitious itinerary, then provided all the reservations and staffing we would need to make it happen.”


"Thank you for all of the hard work that the Taube Center staff did to insure a wonderful and meaningful experience in Jewish Poland. You taught us history. You showed us the darkness, introduced us to the light and gave us a taste of what can be. Our trip to Poland shattered our preconceived images of the country. The story of Polish Jewry has started a new chapter, and we are fortunate to be part of it."