Jewish Heritage TourWarsaw, Krakow, Berlin
Join Congregation Adath Israel European Jewish Heritage Journey
Warsaw, Krakow and Berlin
Led by Led by Rabbi Eric Yanoff
April 23-May 2, 2017
Join Congregation Adath Israel
European Jewish Heritage Tour
Warsaw, Krakow, Berlin
Our Jewish heritage tour will explore the long rich history of Jewish life in Germany and Poland. We will learn about the systematic destruction of Jewish life by the Nazis by visiting Berlin, the center of Nazi power, and the Auschwitz and Treblinka Concentration camps. We will remember what once was; we will learn how each country has come to grips with its role in the Holocaust, and we will see examples of the rebuilding and reawakening of Jewish life in Europe. Each destination has its own significance and place in our history. Join us as we learn, remember, and memorialize.
Tour is based on 20 paying travelers
Air from PHL – Frankfurt – Warsaw – Krakow – Berlin – PHL $1,150
- Land Only: $3,848 per person in a double room (single room supplement $1,020)
- Additional cost: tips for guide and driver $175 per person
Included in the Tour:
- 2 nights Westin Warsaw, 2 nights Sheraton Hotel Krakow, 4 nights Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
- All touring sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary in Deluxe air-conditioned bus*
- English Speaking Guide
- Daily breakfast, 7 lunches, 6 kosher and vegetarian dinners*
- Group manager throughout the trip* and group transfers upon arrival and departure
For additional information, please contact Micky Zoldan at 973-535-2578 or e-mail: email@example.com
Day 1 – Sunday, April 23 –Sunday, Day of departure from USA
- Depart from Philadelphia or EWR. Flight information will be released approximately 11 months prior to the start of the program
Day 2 – Monday, April 24 Arrive in Warsaw (L, D)
- Arrive to Warsaw meet and great by your guide and driver. Drive into town and stop for lunch break
- Warsaw Jewish Cemetery which provides an excellent introduction to polish Jewish history.
- Kadish and Holocaust Memorial day services (Details TBA)
- Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Check into the hotel, Dinner at Galil kosher restaurant. Overnight Westin Hotel Warsaw
Day 3 – Tuesday April 25 – Treblinka –Warsaw (B, D)
- Start the day with Nozyk Synagogue, Warsaw Ghetto Wall remnant on Zlota St, Umschlagplatz – the gathering place for transport to Treblinka, Mila 18 and the Ghetto fighters’ monument .Lunch break at Arcadia Shopping Mall
- Travel to Treblinka
- Dinner at the Beit Warszawa with community members, followed by a Chopin concert (TBA). Overnight Westin Hotel Warsaw
Day 4 – Wednesday April 26 – Krakow (B, L, D)
- Depart by first class train to Krakow.
- Lunch on your own in the Jewish Quarter – Kazimierez , tour includes entry to: Remu, Isaac, Alte (old) synagogues, Eagle Pharmacy, Krakow ghetto sites, Ghetto square, Ghetto wall and a visit at Schindler’s Factory
- Dinner at the Olive Tree kosher restaurant. Overnight Sheraton Hotel Krakow
Day 5 -Thursday April 27 – Bear witness at Auschwitz (B, L, D)
- This morning we travel to Auschwitz/Birkenau complex, the former Nazi concentration camps was established by Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. About 3 kilometers from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the Nazis established a new camp Auschwitz II Birkenau. Visit the historic synagogue (one of three surviving in the centre of Oświęcim),
- We will recite Kadish together.
- Boxed kosherlunch en route, Return to Krakow, Free time in the Old Town Square, Wawel Caste and more
- Dinner at Kosher Delight. Overnight Sheraton Hotel Krakow
Day 6 – Friday, April 28 – Berlin (B, L, D)
- Very early morning flight from Krakow to Berlin
- Arrive Berlin , we begin the day with an bus overview city tour:
- Weissensee cemetery- giving us a sense of the size and importance of Berlin’s Jewish community before the Shoah.
- Visit the “Field of Honor,” the section of World War I burials that is the largest Jewish military cemetery outside of Israel.
- Lunch at Café Schmus in the Jewish Museum
- The Jewish Museum- finished in 2001; this architecturally profound museum was designed by Polish-born Jewish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, and provides a unique look at 2,000 years of Jewish history. Get Ready for Shabbat.
- Shabbat services followed by dinner at Westin Grand (Kosher Catering) Overnight Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
Day 7 – Shabbat, April 29 – Shabbat in Berlin, Museum Island (B, L)
- Shabbat services at Oranienburger Synagogue ‘New Synagogue” of Masorti kehillah in Berlin (Rabbi will arrange).
- Followed by lunch with community (Rabbi will arrange). Or kosher lunch will be delivered to hotel.
- A walking tour with all prepaid entrances: Visit to Mendelssohn’s grave followed by entry to collections at Museum Island to see the Ishtar Gate of Babylon at the Pergamon, bust of Nefertiti and other art treasures. Stop by the burning book memorial
- Dinner reserve at Hummus & Friends serves kosher Israeli food in a casual, lounge-like atmosphere.
- The rest of the evening free to explore the town. Overnight: Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
Day 8 – Sunday, April 30 – Gleis 17- Wannsee and Potsdam (B, L)
- Gleis 17 or Track 17 – where Berlin Jews were deported to Riga, Auschwitz, Warsaw and Thereisinstadt, we will Recite Kadish. The Wannsee Conference Villa – where the “Final solution “conference was held
- Lunch next to Wannsee House at Seehaase Restaurant
- Potsdam – was the residence of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers until 1918. It is the site of the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. We will spend the evening on Bandenberger Strasse in Potsdam. Discover the city around Brandenburg Street with its shops and modern shopping in old inner courtyards. From here you can easily visit the Dutch Quarter with its galleries, upscale boutiques, restaurants and trendy pubs. Return to Berlin
- Dinner reserve at Bleibergs Kurfuerstendamm (Vegetarian and Fish) Overnight Westin Grand Hotel Berlin.
Day 9 – Monday, May 1 – Berlin (B, L, D)
- The Brandenburg Gate – is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin that welcomed kings and emperors, homecoming armies and conquerors, and in the twentieth century marked the border where the Berlin Wall divided east from West. Check Point Charlie – we will visit the old Cold War border crossing point into of Communist East Germany.
- Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe – Holocaust Memorial’s Field of Stelae.
- Entrance to the Reichstag housing the parliament called the Bundestag; it is topped with a strikingly contemporary glass dome where we will see fantastic views of central Berlin. Lunch on the roof top at Dachgarten Restaurant. Walking tour of the Jewish sites of East Berlin, Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind, Hackesche market, Jewish Boy’s school, The New Synagogue and Centrum Judaicum, one of the most important locations for contemporary Jewish life in Berlin.
- Farwell dinner at Milo Kosher restaurant. Overnight Westin Grand Hotel Berlin.
Day 10 – Tuesday May 2 – Day of departure back home to USA
- After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home
Tour is based on 20 paying travelers
Check payment: Land Only: $3848 per person in a double room – Single room supplement $1020
Air from PHL – Frankfurt – Warsaw – Krakow – Berlin – PHL $1150
Additional cost: tips for Guide and Driver $175 per person
Included in the tour:
2 Nights Westin Warsaw, 2 Nights Sheraton Hotel Krakow, 4 Nights Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
* All touring sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary in Deluxe air-conditioned bus* English speaking Guide
* Breakfast daily * 7 lunches 6 kosher and vegetarian dinners *
Group manager throughout the trip* Group transfers upon arrival and departure
Detailed Itinerary and Application can be viewed and downloaded at www.israeltour.com/RYanoff