• A Marriage of Different Cultures:
    The Jews of Havana, Cienfuegos & Santa Clara

    Cuba

    February 7—14 (filled); February 14—21, 2017 (filled)

    Join Dr. Aryeh Maidenbaum on a unique program. Meet with local scholars and leaders of the Jewish community and experience the music, spirit, and culture of Cuba.

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Joseph Benatov, Ph.D., scholar, professor, and translator, lectures regularly on the history of Jewish life in Bulgaria and has published on the fate of Bulgaria’s Jews during the Holocaust. Join Professor Benatov, as he brings depth and dimension to our trip From Sofia to Salonika: Jewish Gems of the Balkans.

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  • Northern Italy
    October 16—29, 2017
  • Cuba
    February 2018

 

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—Fredric P.

Bedford, New York

The history and heritage of the Jews of Cuba is rich, many layered and influenced by an amalgam of Jews primarily from Turkey, Eastern Europe and those who fled Europe prior to the Holocaust. Powerfully impacted by the emigration of over 90% of its Jewish population following the 1959 Revolution, Cuban Jewry has nevertheless managed to survive as a unique and creative community.

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Jews have lived in the Balkans since Roman times—with the largest numbers being Sephardic Jews, who arrived from Spain following the expulsion in 1492. Visit fascinating sites of interest, learn about the rich Jewish heritage of these three jewels of the Balkans, and meet leaders of the local Jewish communities. Led by Aryeh Maidenbaum and accompanying scholar Joseph Benatov, whose research has focused on the history of Jewish life in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Salonika, we will enjoy deluxe accommodations throughout the trip.

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Lithuanian Jews, also called Litvaks, were among the most influential scholars, energetic businessmen, and skilled professionals in Europe prior to WWII. In Lithuania, Jewish secular and religious institutions flourished. With more than 100 synagogues, …

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