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.Read More
This is part of our Travel Diary series where our travelers write about their experiences abroad and share it with our readers.
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Stained glass is a typical element of décor in the sanctuary of a synagogue.But upon entry into a synagogue, the stained glass windows usually aren’t what people notice and or give strong consideration to, at least at first. When people do look at stained glass windows, they tend to think of the Read More
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As we reflect on the wonderful experience had by all at the 19th Maccabiah Games, we are reminded of the importance and impact the Maccabi Games has on the supporters and athletes.Read More
This July 18th marks the opening ceremony for the The 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel where about 32,000 people are expected to attend. Gil Travel works closely in conjunction with Maccabi USA and Maccabi World Union to organize travel for the athletes and supporters of the Maccabi Games in Israel, Australia, South America and Europe. The US has the largest delegation of athletes and supporters to the Maccabiah Games. After attending the 18th Maccabiah Games 4 years ago in Israel, Macabi Carasso, 16 years old, "was struck then by the realization that Jews live in lands he didn’t expect. His “aha moment” came upon seeing Azerbaijan’s flag, which got him wondering which countries with Jewish populations did not send delegations to the games." Carasso has helped to bring 21 new countries to Israel's Maccabiah Games, visiting 18 countries between June 2011 and January of this year, in an effort to recruit Jewish athletes to participate in the quadrennial sports competition that dates back to 1932.Read More