Jewish Heritage and History of Berlin

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jul 7, 2015 9:15:53 AM

Overview of Jews in Berlin

The history of Berlin links closely with the history of the Jews. In fact, it was founded when the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I, in 1671, commanded 50 of the Jewish families expelled from Vienna to settle in Berlin. Today, Jews are once again weaving into the life and times of Berlin, but the heritage sites of Jewish past still remain significant in the history of the community.

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Topics: Arts and Culture, Europe, Family Tours, Jewish Heritage, Maccabi Games, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

2015 Maccabi Games Berlin: Keeping in Touch with Jewish Roots

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jun 3, 2015 9:32:03 AM

A desire, a dream, a vision: those who have been in competitive sports can tell you what champions are made of. So there couldn’t be a better way than The Maccabi Games to allow athletes to attain this. It is also an opportunity to connect with each other, and their Jewish identity. These Games give the participants and observers a delightful mix of sports competition and cultural heritage. It’s a great feeling to cheer on an athlete going for the gold while at the same time, making memories for a lifetime.

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Topics: Active Tours, Arts and Culture, Custom Programs, Europe, Family Tours, Jewish Heritage, Maccabi Games

Top Ten Secret Facts about Jewish Vienna!

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 4, 2015 10:01:47 AM

Vienna has long been known for its rich culture and vibrant history as an artistic center of Europe throughout time. Gil Travel has brought Jewish travelers from around the world to Vienna on various tours and trips with direct connection to this city's featured Jewish experiences. Over our travels we have gather our favorite tidbits and facts about Jewish Vienna that you probably didn't know! So study up and put your knowledge to the test on your next visit to Jewish Vienna.

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Topics: Europe, Jewish Heritage, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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