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: Academic Tour, Active Tours, group travel, Jewish Explorations, Jewish Heritage, Jewish History, Jewish Study Tours, Scholar-Led Study Tours, Study Tours, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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: Active Tours, Arts and Culture, Jewish Heritage, Organization, Scholar Tours, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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

Heritage and History of Jewish Florence

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 18, 2015 9:37:27 AM

For any and every Jewish Italy tour, visitors to this incredible country must make a stop in Jewish Florence. The Jewish Heritage of Florence is as vibrant and inspiring as the rest of this beautiful country, as a hub for arts and culture for centuries.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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

Vibrant History of Jewish Morocco

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Feb 2, 2015 10:51:04 AM

Morocco has long been an exciting and interested destination for world travelers. Its strategic location amidst impressive dynasties has allowed Morocco stand above the best of its Mediterannean neighbors. Morocco, a North African country situated in the Maghreb Desert, has a population of 33 million, and a long historical connection to Judaism. Despite the country’s long historical association with the religion, the population of Jewish residents has dwindled to just .02 percent of the total. When Morocco obtained its independence, there were about 280,000 Jewish citizens throughout the country, making it the largest community of Jewish residents within the Muslim world. Estimates of the current Jewish population in Morocco vary.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Jewish morocco, Morocco, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

Top Jewish Heritage Sites in India

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 30, 2015 9:11:27 AM

Our Jewish India Tour brings travelers the best of Indian culture and local Jewish history in this exquisite travel destination. Having spent thousands of years in India amid no anti-Semitic sentiments from the local populace at all, the Jews of India have shown remarkable adaptation to changing times and continued an unbroken chain of religious and traditional heritage. Dotted around the country are numerous heritage sites, most of them still used by the remaining Indian Jews. In honor of our upcoming Jewish Heritage India Tour, we have compiled some interesting sites in India that will sure to be on our exclusive Jewish India itinerary!

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

Moroccan Jewish Heritage Tour Highlights

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 21, 2015 11:02:39 AM

There’s more to Morocco than a movie made in 1942 – and at Gil Travel, we want you to see all of the best sights. We offer a custom Jewish Heritage tour  to Morocco with two departures, March and November 2015, that will take you to the heart of Morocco's rich history. You’ll see Casablanca, Rabat, Fes (or Fez, but we’re not talking about the hat here). During our heritage tour, you’ll trace the history of the Jewish people in the Northern African nation of Morocco and visit synagogues, historic cemeteries and other locations that will bring history to life. We’ll spend time exploring multiple cities and their Moroccan Jewish heritage.

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Topics: Jewish Heritage, Jewish morocco, Morocco, Tips, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

History and Heritage of Jewish Venice

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 19, 2015 10:52:38 AM

Jewish Venice has long been an amazing and insightful destination for travelers of all backgrounds. The Venetian Jewish history is as interesting as its the history of Italy at large. At Gil Travel, we are pleased to offer amazing trips to Italy aligned with the Jewish heritage of Venice. Familiarize yourself with the Jewish history of Venice to know how to best take advantage of the beautiful offerings of this amazing destination.

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Topics: Arts and Culture, Jewish Heritage, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

Exploring Jewish Portugal through the Community’s Culinary Traditions

Posted by Lauren Yagoda

Jan 14, 2015 3:41:29 AM

Jewish residents of various backgrounds embrace different cooking methods and use different ingredients while remaining true to the roots and rules of traditional Jewish cuisine. This is true of Portugal’s Jewish community, who are part of a larger group called the Sephardic Jews.  This group is from the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Portugal and other areas, like North Africa.  The culinary traditions of the people of  Jewish Portugal vary, depending on location within the area- though no matter where you go the food is supurb!

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Topics: Culinary, food, Jewish Heritage, jewish portugal, Worldwide Jewish Heritage

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