Jewish Amsterdam: More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Sep 6, 2016 4:25:41 PM

Jewish Amsterdam is about far more than Anne Frank. In fact, Amsterdam is arguably the first place on earth where Jews became modern!

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

Jewish Tourism Highlight: Sahar Hassamain Synagogue

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jul 26, 2016 10:21:25 AM

What's truly unique about Jewish tourism is the common thread of faith that colors each destination. Judaism, although prevalent in many cultures, has not always been an accepted faith in many global settings. Take, for example, the Jewish presence in Portugal. Its oldest synagogue dates back to 1836, but unfortunately, it hadn’t been utilized for years until its recent refurbishment. Luckily, a Massachusetts synagogue identified the importance of maintaining the presence of Jewish faith in the Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

How Do People Use Travel Agents?

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Mar 23, 2016 3:16:55 PM

Looking to book that trip abroad you’ve been thinking about? Interested in requesting special accommodations and amenities, as well as getting an inside scoop on your destination?

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

Worldwide Jewish Heritage Countries [Infographic]

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 10, 2016 2:05:04 PM

When you hear Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, or Jewish history, chances are Israel will pop into mind and maybe Poland. But Jewish culture has a strong influence on many countries and there are many countries across the globe that are rich with Jewish heritage, such as Portugal, Morocco, and India to name a few from very different parts of the world.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage

Jewish Explorations Launches 2016 Study Tours

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Oct 29, 2015 10:17:39 AM

Discover Jewish Civilization Around the Globe

JEWISH EXPLORATIONS is now offering an array of exciting educational travel programs in collaboration with us, the Gil Travel Group headquartered in Philadelphia.  As a leader in Jewish travel to Israel and worldwide, we're excited to work on these Scholar-Led Jewish Study Tours. Our first tour will depart in March 2016. Keep reading for more information and the complete roster of 2016 tours.

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Topics: group travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, Romantic trips

A Culinary Experience of Israel

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Aug 19, 2015 3:29:26 PM

by Jackie Sayet

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Topics: guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Tel Aviv

Introducing New Jewish Tours with Scholars

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Aug 3, 2015 9:15:49 AM

We at Gil Travel Group are very proud and excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with Adult Jewish Learning Programs in Princeton, NJ to offer the Jewishly-engaged sophisticated traveler a new option in worldwide education travel.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, Romantic trips

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 in Israel, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, World Travel

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: Arts and Culture in Israel, Custom Programs, Family Tours, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage, Senior Travel, World Travel

A Taste of Israel: MachneYuda and Chef Assaf Granit

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

May 23, 2015 11:57:54 AM

[su_quote]For starters, I will take a sashimi passion fruit with pickled kohlrabi and tobiko; I will have the fillet mignon with yogurt pesto, and beet mashed potatoes as my entrée. For dessert, you might as well add in the tiramisu with pistachio cookies & cream.[/su_quote]The featured image above is just a glimpse of the mouthwatering items offered by the iconic MachneYuda restaurant in Jerusalem.  At MachneYuda, Chef Assaf Granit has taken the restaurant scene in Jerusalem to another level. Assaf Granit was born and raised in Jerusalem and is notable for being the winner of Israel’s Iron Chef. Internationally versed in his art, Chef Granit has become unstoppable.  He combines his culinary innovation with the heart of Jerusalem cuisine making it almost impossible to get a reservation at MachneYuda unless made weeks prior.

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Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, guest posting & travel experience, Israel Travel, Jewish Heritage