The Jewish World

 

HUNGARY

In Budapest visit the very beautiful Dohany Synagogue, along with the Jewish Museum and Holocaust Memorial.  Take a boat ride down the Danube to the quaint artist's village of Szentendre and see the smallest synagogue in the world.  During the summer visit JDC's camp for children and see donated dollars at work.

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CZECH REPUBLIC

The magical city of Prague is a joy to visit.  The Jewish Section of Old Town brings you to the Alta/Neu Synagogue and Jewish Cemetery, where you can see the tombs of Rabbis Lowe and Maisel. Walk through the Spanish and Maisel Synagogues.  Cross the historic Charles Bridge to the Golden Lane where Kafka lived.  The views from Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral are astounding.  A day visit to Terezin, the "show-case" concentration camp is a must from Prague.  Meet Jewish students from the university and members of the Jewish Community.

GERMANY

Tour the vibrant city of Berlin. Visit the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Memorial and the old Jewish section. Check-point Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island are a treat to visit. Meet students from the Progressive Jewish Seminary. In Frankfurt visit the Rothschild Palace, now a museum and the West End Synagogue, one of the most beautiful in Eastern Europe.

SPAIN

Explore the Jewish sites throughout Spain. In Barcelona meet members of the synagogue. See sites of that whimsical architect Antonio Gaudi throughout the city. In Cordoba tour the synagogue and mosque to remind you of the “Golden Age” of Spain. Madrid has the world renown Prado Museum. Meet with members of the Jewish Community.

PORTUGAL

An excellent destination to tour medieval Jewish sites throughout the country. Visit the vibrant Jewish community in the mountain village of Belmonte. Here 150 Crypto-Jews re-converted to Judaism. Listen to the soulful sound of ‘Fado’ in a Lisbon Café. Meet with the Jewish community in Lisbon. There are many cities throughout Portugal with Jewish sites.

POLAND

Begin in Warsaw and visit the Jewish Cemetery and the Umschlagplatz, where Jews were loaded onto wagons bound for Treblinka and other death camps. See the bunker at Mila 18, the Ghetto Heroes Monument and the Nozyk Synagogue. Walk through Old Town Kazimierz Dolny on the way to Krakow, a medieval town that was 85% Jewish before the Second World War – there are numerous towns along the way to stop and visit. Tour the ancient capital of Poland and continue for a somber visit to Auschwitz.

ITALY

Tour Venice where the word ‘Ghetto’ originated. In Rome visit the lovely synagogue and museum. Walk through the old ghetto area. The Vatican is a must when visiting Rome. Florence has remains of a Jewish Community. Tour the synagogue and don’t forget to see the famous statue of “David”. Tour less traveled Jewish sites throughout the country.

Visits to wineries may be added in most countries - as can 'off the beaten track' site visits. 

SOUTH AMERICA

Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. Experience a festive Shabbat Service in one of the synagogues. Walk in the upscale Rigaletto District. Visit the huge Jewish Sports Club and meet its members. In Rio de Janeiro go up to Sugar Loaf, and then down to the beautiful beaches. Join with members of the Jewish community at their unique “Café Shabbat.” Iguassu Falls has 122 waterfalls in the shape of a ‘u’. It’s an amazing site from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides. Visits to Santiago, Chili and Montevideo, Uruguay can also be arranged, along with boat rides along the Amazon River.

RUSSIA

In Moscow walk in Red Square, visit the Choral Synagogue, the JCC and Arbat Street. It’s one of the best areas in the city to take a stroll. A bohemian center and shopping utopia since the Middle Ages, it’s now a very charming and colorful pedestrian street. In St. Petersburg a must visit is the Hermitage Museum. Visit Catherine the Great’s Summer Palace. Enjoy a boat ride along one of the canals.

   

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We are also able to arrange visits to the Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Montenegro.


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