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2020 European Study Program

Applications are now being accepted for The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) 2020 European Study Program which will go to Germany and Poland. The dates are July 5 to July 19, 2020.  Our scholar is Professor Robert Jan van Pelt.  The participant fee is $3,600.  If you want a single room, the single supplement is $795.

Based on discussions with center directors and education directors from our Centers of Excellence, it was decided that the participant fee would not include the cost of airfare from the U.S. to Munich, Germany and home from Krakow, Poland.  This means that the airfare to and from Europe is to be arranged by and paid for by the participant, this cost would be in addition to the participant fee. This enables each participant to source the least expensive ticket on an airline of his/her choosing, to use points from a credit card, or to use airline miles. It also enables each participant to arrive in Europe early or remain in Europe after the program without paying for a change fee if we did a group ticket. Our travel agent, Jan at Momentum Tours, will book your ticket if you would like.  We ask that everyone arrive in Munich as early as possible on Sunday, July 5, 2020, as we would like to leave the Munich Airport by 10:00 a.m.  Your flight must arrive in Munich by 9:00 a.m.  If this is not possible, you will either have to arrive the day before or we will arrange for you to meet the group in Munich.

JFR Study Program will be capped at 20 participants.

Below are links to the required documents:

The JFR is subsidizing a significant part of the 2020 Study Program. We worked hard to keep costs reasonable.  Costs have gone up, especially where we are traveling – Germany and Poland.  It will be possible to establish a payment plan if such an arrangement will enable someone to participate in the program.  If you want to pay out the participant fee, we ask that the fee be paid by December 31, 2020.

The following is included – all lodging, all meals – except dinner on Sunday, July 12 in Warsaw and lunch on Wednesday, July 15 in Krakow, all transfers, all admission fees, and all tips – except to chambermaids.  The following items are not included:  air fare from the United States to Munich, Germany and return to the United States from Krakow, Poland, travel insurance which we strongly recommend each participant consider purchasing, beverages, and any personal expenses, i.e., laundry service at hotels, souvenirs. Porterage is not included.  Each participant will be responsible for taking his/her suitcase off the bus to their hotel room and for putting their suitcase on the bus.

Travel Insurance – there are two kinds of travel insurance.  One type of insurance waives pre-existing conditions.  If you have to cancel before departure you will get some or all of your funds back.  This type of insurance must be purchased at the time you make your deposit and/or you purchase your airline ticket whichever comes first.  The other type of insurance is for medical insurance while traveling and can be purchased up to departure.  This insurance covers the cost of travel back to the United States if you have to leave the Study Program while in Europe.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in the 2020 Study Program.

In order to participate in the 2020 Study Program you must be actively teaching the Holocaust or a staff member at one of the JFR’s current Holocaust Centers of Excellence.  If your Center is no longer part of the JFR Centers of Excellence Program, the JFR will serve as your center.  If you have retired from teaching and are actively working for your center in the field of Holocaust education, we will consider your application.

Applications may be submitted electronically.  Please remember to have your center sign off on your application.  Please give me a heads up if you plan on joining us this summer.

If you are attending the 2020 Summer Institute for Teachers, you are eligible to apply for the 2020 European Study Program.

The last time we offered this specific European Study Program to Germany and Poland was in 2015.  I am hoping to see our Lerner Fellows from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 participating in the 2020 program, as well as Lerner Fellows from previous years.

If you have questions, please email Stanlee Stahl at [email protected].

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