March of the Living

The March of the Living Southern Region, a proud program of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, engages, enlightens and educates students from Florida, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Zealand. Traveling to Poland to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) and on to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel Remembrance Day and celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), participants become ambassadors of memory for victims of the Holocaust.

March of the Living stands as the antithesis of the Nazi Death March. Teen and adult delegations march the same path as those who were murdered, as a tribute. The lives of six million Jews and five million others that were lost have made an indelible mark on our history; these men, women and children are remembered and will never be forgotten.


  • Never Again:More than a phrase, “Never Again” is meant to be a way of life for the Jewish leaders of tomorrow; those who have committed to “bear the torch” and light the way to a world in which freedom, democracy and justice prevail over oppression and intolerance.
  • Am Yisrael (The People of Israel):A love and appreciation for – and connection to – Israel is the legacy of every Jew, L’Dor V’Dor (from generation to generation). March of the Living exposes participants to Jewish history unlike any other experience, serving to strengthen Jewish identity and instill a commitment to Tikkun Olam (repair of the world).
  • Entering into History: Remembering the past teaches about the future. It is said, “All Jews are responsible for one another” (kol yisrael arevim zeh lazeh), and it is our responsibility to remember the Holocaust and educate the next generation.
  • Advocacy for Israel:It is imperative that discussions about Israel are shaped and led positively, and March of the Living participants will learn how to counter attacks on the legitimacy of our sovereign, democratic Jewish state.
  • Human Rights Advocacy: The time to ensure human rights are not violated is before there is an incident! Students will discuss and analyze how they can be a voice for the betterment of others as “citizens of the world.”

We are proud to share that March of the Living Southern Region  has been blessed with more than 2,500 participants traveling with our Federation since 1996!

The 2024 March of the trip

will be from May 1 – 8

Learn about it – from a sample itinerary to what to bring, payment policies, financial requirements and financial assistance, payment and cancellation policy, and more — here

The department also features the From March to Miriam program, enriching the lives of local Holocaust survivors, pairing them with students and adults for relationship-building activities. Students of bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah age and older, current March of the Living students and recent alumni, as well as young adult women are eligible to participate. They will make a once-a-week phone connection, a monthly  home visit and share a Shabbat encounter or community experience as opportunities arise. Participants make a one-year commitment to the project and are trained by Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Service and March of the Living staff members.

Contact Lori Neiberg at 561-852-3318 or for more information.

Upcoming Events

MOL 2025 Student Bus Informational Session

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MOL 2025 Student Bus Informational Session

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MOL 2025 Student Bus Informational Session

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MOL 2025 Adult Bus Informational Session

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March to Miriam and PJ Library Challah Bake

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm