Reconnecting Ties

Study Visit from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom

November 2015

Participants of Forum’s study trip from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom visited Opoczno in November 2015. There, they met with local high school students, participants of Forum’s School of Dialogue program. After getting to know each other, the students took our group on a walking tour around Jewish sites of the town.

One of the participants – Susan Wolf Turnbull – wrote a thank you note to the students after the meeting: “Thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our visit to Opoczno with the Forum for Dialogue. We were so fortunate to be able to see your town through your descriptions of the Jewish sights that no longer exists as they were.

For centuries our families lived side by side in all of Poland. Your work today and your knowledge of the Jewish community continues this historic relationship. We have faith in your sharing this knowledge with your friends and families to help combat the misinformation and myths about Jews…

Be well and reach high and continue to learn!”