Moment Anniversary Expedition to Poland

June 28 – July 5, 2015


Dear Friend, 

I am writing to announce a very special Moment expedition to Poland this summer, June 28-July 5, 2015. This unique journey is one of the ways we will be honoring the 40th anniversary of Moment Magazine and the 105th anniversary of the founding of Der Moment, the independent, Warsaw-based Yiddish daily, after which Moment was named. Der Moment was one of the leading publications of Poland’s independent free press between the two World Wars.

Konstanty Gebert, prominent Polish dissident, writer and Moment contributor will join our group as journalist-in-residence. We will meet many of the leaders—both Polish and American—of Poland’s Jewish renaissance, as well as the visionaries behind POLIN: the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews. We will also attend the famed Jewish festival in Kraków and hold a Moment-sponsored event celebrating the three eras of free press in Poland and the critical role Jews have played.

We are limiting the size of this trip, so please let us know quickly if you would like to join us. A $500 deposit is due by April 17th to reserve your place for what promises to be a very special experience. 

To ‘whet your appetite,’ I am attaching a draft itinerary of our program. We will stay at 5 star hotels in both Warsaw and Kraków. The cost per person will be approximately $4221 person (double occupancy) exclusive of airfare. A single occupancy supplement will be approximately $680.  

Aviva Meyer is coordinating this trip.
Please feel free to email her at or call her at 202-966-3066.
She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This trip came out of my amazing journey to Poland last summer. I look forward to bringing you with me as I return to further explore this country that was so crucial to the birth of Jewish culture!



Nadine EpsteinMoment Editor // Konstanty GebertJournalist-in-residence 

Read “Our Man in Warsaw, Konstanty Gebert
Read Nadine Epstein’s in-depth article about the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews


Moment Anniversary Expedition to Poland Itinerary

 Sunday, June 28 // Arrival in Warsaw

  • Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner with Kostanty Gebert
  • Bristol Hotel

Monday, June 29 // Warsaw

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day program including Nozyk Synagogue with a special welcome by community leaders
  • Guided walk through the former Warsaw ghetto
  • POLIN: Welcome by the director of Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
  • Special guided museum tour and session with curators
  • Dinner with community leaders, artists, journalists
  • Bristol Hotel

Tuesday, June 30 // Warsaw

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting and special session in the archives at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
  • Lunch with Kostanty Gebert
  • Tour of Warsaw’s Old Town, Royal Route, the University, and Pilsudski Square
  • Bristol Hotel

Wednesday, July 1 // Warsaw – Krakow

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Coach to Krakow
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Kazimierz (Jewish neighborhood)
  • Event at JCC
  • Krakow Jewish Festival Concert
  • Bonerowski Palace Hotel

Thursday, July 2 // Krakow – Auschwitz/Birkenau – Krakow

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning study visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Light Lunch at Auschwitz Jewish Center
  • Afternoon return to Krakow
  • Time at leisure for Festival activities
  • Krakow Jewish Festival Concert 
  • Bonerowski Palace Hotel

Friday, July 3 // Krakow

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Half-day tour of Krakow’s Old Town Galicia Jewish Museum: Moment–sponsored event about the role of Jews in Poland’s free press, then and now
  • Time at leisure for Festival activities
  • Shabbat Dinner with community leaders and leading international visitors
    Bonerowski Palace Hotel

Saturday, July 4 // Krakow

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free day or option for tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mines or Schindler’s Factory Museum
  • Closing Dinner
  • Final Krakow Jewish Festival Concert(private viewing)
  • Bonerowski Palace Hotel

Sunday, July 5 // Krakow – Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport

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