Susan Berkon enjoyed a custom-tailored tour in September which included Warsaw and Krakow.

"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."