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Led by scholars and experts on the history, culture, and Jewish significance of each destination, our national and international study tours provide access to sites and people that ordinary package tours seldom include -- from participating in an archaeological dig (Israel tour, Fall 1999) to meeting with a member of the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague (Paris/Amsterdam tour, Spring 2000).

Most tours are accompanied by a preparatory course, in addition to reading materials and instruction during the tour itself. For more information on Lehrhaus study tours, please contact Ariel Goldstein at ariel@tiyuljewishjourneys.com or 510-833-5854. The Lehrhaus Traveling Classroom is in partnership with Tiyul Jewish Journeys. All study tours are made possible by the Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund of the JCF.

Current Tours

China: A Jewish Journey to an Ancient Civilization and Contemporary Powerhouse

June 4-17, 2019 | Beijing—Tianjin—Harbin—Xian—Nanjing—Shanghai Encounter some of the most breathtaking attractions on earth: the Great Wall, the imperial palaces in the Forbidden City, the shrines in the Temple of Heaven, and the ancient 8,000 Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Contemporary China is no less astounding: the world’s fastest high-speed train, busiest ports, longest bridges, and highest […]

Historic Jewish Communities of Portugal and Catalonia: Endurance, Resilience and Identity

October 25 – November 4, 2018 Lisbon – Coimbra – Tomar – Sintra – Barcelona – Girona – Figueres – Besalú Join Lehrhaus and Tiyul Jewish Journeys this fall for a study tour of Portugal and the Catalonia region of Spain. Explore the Golden Age of Spain, including the poets, philosophers, and mystics. Learn about […]

Crossroads of Four Cultures: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Slovenia

August 17-29, 2018, optional pre-tour extension to Vienna, August 15-17 Balkans Tour Reader Vienna Tour Reader Fully subscribed Immerse yourself in the compelling history and scenic beauty of the Western Balkans — where Jews co-existed with Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Muslims for almost half a millennium. Departing from Vienna, we will visit such enthralling cities […]

Past Tours

Lehrhaus’ Traveling Classroom Offers Variety


Past Lehrhaus Tours Include

Austria (Vienna)
Czech Republic
Germany (Berlin and Dresden)
New York City


Berlin, Prague & Vienna 2010

I believe in listening to participants sum up their impressions of this program that this was a Jewish transformative experience for most of us. Jewish consciousness happens one person at a time and I truly feel that programs like this one are exactly what the JCCSF should be doing – Lehrhaus is a great partner.
~ Judy Edelson – San Mateo, CA

Israel and Jordan 2009

This program brought together the ancient and modern worlds of Israel not only with the two great Lehrhaus scholars, Fred Rosenbaum and Jehon Grist but also the Israel tour guide Jeremy Arons and the trip coordinator Ariel Goldstein. Each had his own perspective and views which greatly enriched and enhanced the trip.
~ Lorri Holzberg – Menlo Park, CA

April 2011 Argentina-Uruguay Tour Group