November 3-12, 2017
BEYOND THE EXPULSION: A PILGRIMAGE TO JEWISH HISTORY AND LANDMARKS IN SPAIN.
We will depart and end our tour in Madrid and will visit the cities of Toledo, Grenada, Seville and Cordoba. The land only cost will be around $2,500. Participants will make their own flight arrangements – Currently, airfares are as low as $400 – check out Iberia for a direct flight. Plan to arrive in Madrid for our tour to start on November 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm and we will end on November 12, 2017.
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Israel – March 13-22, 2018
Plan to Join Us for our 2018 Adventure:
An American Jewish Encounter with Israel: Roots and Ties – Faith and Culture – Dialogue and Dissent
Modern Israel is a complicated mix of all of these themes for us. We are bound to this land, this nation and its people by deep ties of history and destiny. There is incredible beauty and inspiration in visiting Israel, but the stark disconnects between our own understandings and commitments as American Reform Jews – and the complex political and religious forces that shape Israeli life today – can leave us with many painful dilemmas as we seek to navigate this unavoidable relationship. In the midst of the exciting, impressive, transforming- and very fun-filled experiences we will share, our visit will forthrightly embrace all of these ambiguities… as we seek new insights and ways to confront the challenges.
If you have visited Israel before – even many times we are confident that approaching this journey with the always special CRT perspective will offer new dimensions of meaning. If you have never been to this historic birthplace of our Jewish faith and values, which is also a vital and critical stage for the events that are shaping our world today, we know that you will come away with a profound and memorable experience – made all the more special by being shared with our CRT family. Please sign up to be on our list as we plan this experience: email@example.com
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2018 – A Weekend in Philadelphia – Details coming soon!
Read about our recent May 2017 trip to New York City!
Gantze Apple: A Weekend in Jewish New York
As part of our learning experience our touring at Torah programs provide our members a chance to learn and visit one city within the US and one trip abroad. Our trips this year are New York City and Spain. The last weekend of April our congregation traveled for the Gantze Apple: A Weekend in Jewish New York. Members Shelly Cohen and Dr. Joseph Zibrak provide their reflections below.
Photos: top left, CRT at the Statue of Liberty; top right, Ellis Island where many of our ancestors first arrived in the USA, bottom left, CRT at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, bottom right, Our tour guide telling us about Shearith Israel, oldest Jewish congregation in the USA.