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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

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 for a Jewish study tour of Portugal and the Catalonia region of Spain this fall. The detailed itinerary can be viewed here.

Israel at 70 Celebration: Achievements, Challenges, and Ancient Treasures

April 9-20, 2018; Petra, Eilat Extension, April 20-25 Whether your first visit or 10th, this adventure offers you exciting new locations, fresh insights and over 3000 years of discovery, past and present. And you’ll be there to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s 70th birthday).

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

August 17-29, 2018, optional pre-tour extension to Vienna, August 15-17 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 as Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Mostar, and Zagreb, and [...]

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