January 11-19, 2016
This unique study tour will deal primarily with one city, but one to which three major and related faith communities are bound by veneration and love. We will try to understand what Jerusalem has meant to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and what it means to them today. We will compare and contrast the diversity of the sacred bonds held by these communities. Engage with “living history” as actors meet us in the walled city of Jerusalem in character, speaking to us of the past. Finally, we will converse with the current issues as Jerusalem sits at the center of war and peace.
October 8-18, 2015
Tour Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Brugge, Deauville, Giverny, and Paris, cities of incomparable art and architecture, in a region rich in Jewish history since the Middle Ages. However, in the past year, Belgium and France have experienced a worrisome upsurge of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic acts and attitudes. (more…)
Jewish Life on the Mississippi From Memphis to New Orleans
After a highly successful maiden voyage in November 2013, we are repeating this exceptional tour. Explore Jewish life and identity in the Deep South, a region rarely visited by Jewish groups, but one rich in history and culture, especially music. Stay at the historic Peabody Hotel, an antebellum mansion, and a luxury hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans. (more…)
Spain is a fabulous place to visit, a country of historic walks, great food and wine, ancient sites, and monuments to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The rich Jewish heritage of Catalonia, Andalusia and the city of Toledo is part of modern Judaism. (more…)