As many of you know we just announced our departure for our first Jewish Heritage Trip to Central and Eastern Europe! The trip will be from June 21st through July 5th. We will be starting in Berlin and continuing on to Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Krakow. In Poland we will conclude our trip with the Krakow Jewish Festival, an astounding on-of-a-kind celebration of Jewish food, music, and culture.
We will be visiting some of the most important centers of Jewish life in the last 800 years, and visiting the largest synagogue in Europe and the Dohany in Budapest. We will also stand in some of the places where, the Shoah, the darkest chapter of Jewish history unfolded, the Terezin Ghetto, and Auschwitz.
Some of the highlights of the itinerary include: Pergamon Museum, The Berlin Jewish Museum, Alt-Neu Synagogue, the Prague Jewish Cemetery, Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, the Charles Bridge, St. Stephen Cathedral, the Belvedere, Schönbrunn Palace, Budapest Jewish Museum & Holocaust Memorial, Danube River Cruise, Matthias Church, Remuh Synagogue with the Cemetery, Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Krakow’s Market Square, and St Mary’s Church.
More information can be found on the TBA website:
Rest assured, if you have to miss this trip you will have an opportunity to travel back to Israel with us the following year. The 2016 trip may be one of our largest, and we will have a chance to celebrate B’nai Mitzvah in Jerusalem for the sixth time! As we live out the dream, L’shanah ha-ba’ah B’Yeruslayim, Next Year in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Mark Blazer