Rabbi Ben Herman

Join The Jericho Jewish Center ‘s

“People to People” Cuba Mission

Led by Rabbi Ben Herman

January 11 – 16, 2018

Thursday January 11, 2018

Havana (L,D ) – Arrival in Havana (today’s program dependent on arrival time) Box Lunch- Tu Hubana. 3:30 Visit the Beth Shalom synagogue and learn about the history of Judaism in Cuba. Dinner at a Paladar Ateliere. Overnight: Tu Hubana B&B

Friday January 12, 2018

Havana (B, L, D) – Visit a Cigar factory, Cuba is the birthplace of premium cigars. Touring a Cuban cigar factory is a journey back in time. Guided Tour of Museum of Fine Arts. Lunch TBA. Rum Museum. Additional programing to be added depending on timing. 6:00PM Services at Patronato. Kabbalat Shabbat at the Patronato-Beth Shalom Synagogue founded in 1959. Enjoy festive Kiddush with the community members at La Patronato. Shabbat Dinner with Jewish Community at the Patronato. Overnight: Tu Hubana B&B

Saturday January 13, 2018

Havana (B, L) – After breakfast, you will have the option of participating in Shabbat Morning Services at The Patronato. Catered Shabbat lunch at Tu Hubana. Free afternoon exploring the city, interact with residents to learn about their lives or relax at the around the Tu Habana neighborhood. Free evening, dinner on your own (the guide will help you in arranging reservations in restaurants) Optional Tropicana show (Optional cost about $115 per person) or 10:00 PM Buena Vista Social Club concert ( additional cost $35) Overnight: Tu Hubana B&B

Sunday January 14, 2018

Havana (B, L, D) – Guided walk through historical ‘La Habana Vieja,‛-Old Havana, founded in the 16th century, nowadays an incredible open air museum of architecture, art and culture. Stroll along the narrow colonial streets while vintage automobiles pass by. Sightseeing in modern day Havana, covering all important landmarks. Lunch at Paladar Dona Eutimia. Afternoon Tour Museum of the Revolution. Time for a drink in style in the iconic ‘Nacional de Cuba‛ hotel, where you may sip a cocktail in the palm filled gardens where presidents, movie stars and celebrities have gathered since the 1930s.

Visit the craft market. Dinner at Paladar Eclectico. Overnight: Tu Hubana B&B

Monday January 15, 2018

Havana (B, L, D) – After Breakfast Visit the Jewish Cemetery. Visit to Finca Vigia where Hemingway wrote ‘The Old Man and the Sea‛, among others. The interior has remained intact, as if Ernest just left the house for a break in between writing. Learn about the restoration project taking place. Box lunch- Tu Hubana. 2:30 Visit the Sephardic Synagogue. Meet with the President of the Sephardic Hebrew Center Dr. Mayra Levi. We will walk through the senior day center and the Holocaust exhibit that is housed in the synagogue. Visit studio of José Rodríguez Fuster, a Cuban naïve artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving and more. Classic car cruise to our farewell dinner . Farewell Dinner at Paladar Le Chansonnier. 10:00 PM Buena Vista Social Club concert (Optional) Overnight: Tu Hubana B&B

Tuesday January 16, 2018 (B, L)

Transfer to Airport for flight home Order of itinerary may be rearranged according to availability

Included in the trip: *: 5 nights Havana, Tu Hubana B&B – * 14 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners *All touring per attached itinerary *Health insurance in Cuba per airline *Air Conditioned Motor coach transportation to all programmed activities *Bilingual local guide to all programmed events.

Not included in the trip costs:

* R/T International airfare from New York area airport to Cuba *Cuban Tourist Visa* $75.
*Gifts to Jewish Community of Cuba (upon registration a “needs” list of donations will be provided to you) *tips for guide, driver, restaurants, hotel and porters ($130 per person) In addition to above we suggest $100
per person Tzedakah to be divided among Jewish community *Trip cancellation insurance,

Key Deadline: $250 (non-refundable) by August 21, 2017
For more information: Call Yafa at ITC tour (800) 247-7235 email: yafa@itctours.com For more information about the tour, insurance, cell phones in Cuba and application Please visit us on our website: www.itctours.com/jerichojc

Tour Rates

$2495 Land only in double occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$2595 Land Only credit card payment
Based on minimum 8- 12 participants

$2895 Land only single occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$3010 Land Only single occupancy credit card payment Estimated air $305 -$495

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