17 Dec Israeli students from the Ish Shalom High School in Kfar Yona visited their friends from the 1st High School in Rabka-Zdrój
A delegation of 100 students and teachers from the Ish Shalom High School from Kfar Yona visited their friends from the 1st High School in Rabka-Zdrój between 16 and 22 October 2016. It was a return visit and a result of mutual cooperation conducted as part of the Preserving Memory. The History and Culture of Two Nations.
The Israeli students had the opportunity to visit the Tyniec Abbey, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Tatra Mountains, where they took the cable car to the Kasprowy Wierch summit and strolled along the Krupówki Street in Zakopane, the capital of the region. They also had a barbecue together by Czorsztyn Lake.
The Israeli guests visited the Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, including the royal representative chambers, and Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Kraków. They also learned about the Jewish history of Rabka and visited the quarter of the town inhabited by Jews in the past, guided by Narcyz Listkowski, a man devoted to preserving the memory of Rabka Jews. The Jewish Rabka sightseeing tour ended with a visit to what used to be the rabbi’s house and with refreshments.
An important element of the whole programme was the Israeli students’ visit to the Rabka-Zdrój school and integration workshops. Both groups also had fun together at a disco in Skomielna.
Coordinator: Magda Tomalak