About Jewish Heritage Travel
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We are dedicated to making your experience rich in content and superior in comfort.
This unique travel program combines the expertise and resources of two organizations that cherish the traditions, achievements, and faith of Jewish communities – past and present – around the world. Jewish Heritage Travel and the Museum of Jewish Heritage are delighted to have the opportunity to share this rich, varied, and poignant history and culture with you on these select trips. We look forward to traveling with you.
Every step of the way…
We make sure that each Jewish Heritage Travel journey provides you with an experience that is memorable. Our programs combine an exploration of Jewish history and culture; outstanding, dynamic scholars; important local sites of interest; striking countryside; deluxe accommodations; and the company of like-minded travelers. From the places you will visit, to the places you will sleep, from our experienced guides to our knowledgable scholars, we create an atmosphere of ease and camaraderie combined with in-depth educational content.
Experienced, quality leadership all along the way.
Dr. Aryeh Maidenbaum organizes each program. He has been facilitating and leading educational travel programs for over 25 years. For the past 15 years his focus has been on Jewish-oriented travel. The breadth and depth of his knowledge provide the direction that he and his staff use as they collaborate to conceive, research, and implement every aspect of each trip.
Dr. Maidenbaum will tell you that, “Jewish Heritage Travel programs are really learning vacations designed with content and comfort in mind.” Carefully chosen scholars and local experts create a vibrant tapestry that bring to life the historic, Jewish, and cultural experience in the countries and cities we visit. We stay at deluxe hotels, with fine amenities, see important sites of interest and enjoy the company of like-minded travelers along the way.
Your trip begins when you register.
That is when our friendly and experienced staff, Jo Fisher and Sally Smith-Raymond, will offer to help you with your travel arrangements and make sure that your travel needs are attended to. Through out the program your leader, guide, and the staff back at home are on the ready to make sure everything goes smoothly.
We invite you to join us.
There are vacations, and then there are journeys…trips so unforgettable, you’ll be talking about them for years to come. We believe the programs we offer are just that. Come join us!
About the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Anchoring the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Museum of Jewish Heritage completes the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Since 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage has welcomed more than two million visitors; it maintains a collection of 30,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 400-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.
For more information, visit the museum’s website.
About “INDIA, MY 2ND HOME” | INDIA JEWISH EXPERIENCE TOUR
Whether you’re touring India for the first or fourth time, seeing it with an experienced, knowledgeable guide – someone who can bring to life the history and culture you’ll encounter at every turn, as well as ensure the smooth and safe operation of all aspect of your trip – transforms a vacation into an experience of a lifetime.
Escorting “INDIA, My 2nd Home” India Jewish Experience Tour will be Nathan Katz, a Florida International University distinguished professor, emeritus, and scholar of Indian religions who not only specializes in Asian Jewry, but also has lived in and traveled extensively throughout India for years. From his first journey as a 20 year-old backpacker, to residing with the Jewish community of Kochi (Cochin), and later as a member of a Jewish delegation of rabbis and scholars to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the four-time Fulbright scholar eagerly returns every chance he gets, both individually and leading groups.
“I love showing India and introducing it to people in a very direct way. One of the many features that’s great about this tour is the interactive opportunities participants will have with Indian people. Those human connections – that’s what makes a trip memorable.”
As he has for most of his tours, Prof. Katz is teaming up with his wife, Ellen Goldberg, an author, journalist, photographer and veteran Jewish Federation professional. A South Asia-based correspondent for two years for The Christian Science Monitor, she covered stories ranging from an interview with the Dalai Lama at his residence in northern India to the outbreak of the ethnic civil war in Sri Lanka. Her photographs have been exhibited in Israel, India and throughout the U.S.
To register and for more information and personalized service about this tour, please click here, or contact Jewish Heritage Travel, a program for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, at 845.256.0197 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here.