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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

Italy and the Jews: A Shared Heritage of Two Millennia

October 16-26, 2019 Pre-Tour Extension, Naples/Monte Cassino/Pompeii: October 14-16 Italy’s Jewish community has sculpted an image of beauty, character and resilience. Our tour will visit every feature of its heritage, from Jewish catacombs in Rome to the vitality of Jewish life today. We’ll also explore Italy’s world-famous cultural life, from the great museums of Rome, […]

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 […]

Past Tours