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Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

$100

per person

with Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

[November 13 – 20, 2017]

Join Rabbi Gruenberg and experience this fascinating country and the welcoming spirit of the Cuban people. During our days in Cuba we’ll delve into the art, culture, and history of this 150-year-old nation.

Join Congregation Beth El’s
“People to People”Cuba Mission
led by
Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg

Join Rabbi Gruenberg and experience this fascinating country and the welcoming spirit of the Cuban people. During our days in Cuba we’ll delve into the art, culture, and history of this 150-year-old nation. During our evenings, we’ll enjoy ourselves in the Cuban nightlife engaging with the Cuban people. We’ll also enjoy a Cuban Shabbat with the local Jewish community. An amazing itinerary has been custom designed to inspire and interest you – the memories will last a lifetime!

$2925.00 Land only in double occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$3040 Full cost for credit card payment

Based on minimum 12 participants

$3415.00 Land only single occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$3550.00 full cost for credit card payment

Estimated air $330.00 – $400.00

6 nights Havana B&B Stay Hostal Tu Hubana

1 night Jagua Hotel Cienfuegos

* Meals-total of 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

* All touring per attached itinerary *Health insurance in Cuba *Air Conditioned Motor coach

transportation to all programmed activities* Bilingual local guide to all programmed events.

Not included in the trip:*Trip cancellation insurance * any flights * Visa*

(For insurance rates please visit our website www.itctours.com or please call our office),

*Gifts to Jewish Community of Cuba *tips for guide, driver, restaurants, hotel and porters $150 per person, plus $100 per person Tzedakah requested, 10 pounds of medical supplies; a list of needs will be sent

Key Deadline: $250.00 deposit (non-refundable) by June 01, 2017

For more information: Call Micky at ITC tour (800) 247-7235 email:micky@itctours.com

For more information about the tour, insurance, Itinerary and application http://www.itctours.com/Rabbi-Gruenberg-cuba

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Monday November 13, 2017 – New York- Havana – (L, D)

Departure from New York to Havana, Cuba

Arrival in Havana where we will meet our guide and bus driver who will be traveling with us during our stay in Cuba. (Arrival time will determine today’s program)

Box lunch waiting on the bus for transfer to B&B for check in

Visit Fabrica De Arte, one of Havana’s finest new art projects

Welcome dinner at Paladar Le Ateliere Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Havana (B, L,)

After breakfast, a private guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts

Tour of a cigar factory, a trip back in time

Box lunch

Visit the Sephardic Synagogue and meet with President Mayra Levi

Visit the Callejon De Hamel a small Havana alley stuffed with Cuban-Afro culture, art, and music

Tour the Museum of the Revolution

Return to the B&B

Dinner on own and sample some of the nightlife Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Wednesday November 15, 2017 – Havana-Trinidad-Cienfuegos (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast, travel to travel to Trinidad which was founded in 1514. It is one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean from the time when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region

Visit to Plaza Mayor, the historic center of the town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.The buildings surrounding the central square date from the 18th and 19th centuries when trade in sugar and slaves brought riches to the area.

Lunch (TBA)

Travel to Cienfuegos

Check in to Hotel

Evening performance by the Cienfuegos Choir

Attend a performance by the children of La Colmenita. La Colmenita was developed with the purpose of conveying a message of peace, humanity and forgiveness. As official UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, the children of La Colmenita are required to demonstrate these values not only in their performances but in their daily lives

Dinner at Club Cienfuegos & meeting the small Jewish Community of Cienfuegos (TBA) Overnight Hotel Jagua, Cienfuegos

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Thursday November 16, 2017 – Havana (B, L,D)

Breakfast at hotel

Morning tour of Cienfuegos which was founded by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana in 1819. The tour will include the Thomas Terry Theater, the bay of Cienfuegos and Palacio del Valle-an impressive Moorish-style building

Stop in Santa Clara in central Cuba and meet with members of the Jewish Community Continue to the Jewish cemetery, which serves the communities of Santa Clara, and Cienfuegos. The cemetery was recently restored and an impressive memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was erected,

Lunch with members of the Santa Clara Jewish community and their leader, David Tacher.

Continue back to Havana

Dinner at a Paladar Eclectico

Evening on own Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Friday November 17, 2017, 2017- Havana-Trinidad-Cienfuegos (B, L, D)

After breakfast, walking tour of Old Havana

Box Lunch

Visit the Beth Shalom synagogue and learn about the history of Judaism in Cuba.

Return to B&B to rest and prepare for Shabbat

6:00PM Services at Beth Shalom

Shabbat Dinner with the community at the Patronado

Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Shabbat November 18, 2017 Cienfuegos-Santa Clara-Havana (B, L,)

Breakfast at hotel

Optional morning services at Beth Shalom bus available

Shabbat Lunch at B&B Catered by Paladar Eclectico

Free day to explore the city, interact with residents to learn about their daily lives or relax at the B&B

Dinner Buena vista Social Club Downtown; 10:00 PM Buena Vista Social Club concert ( additional cost $35) Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Sunday November 19, 2017 – Havana (B, L, D)

After breakfast Tour Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s home) located in the outskirts of the city.

Lunch at private restaurant El Divino. This restaurant is located on an organic farm

Fusterlandia

Rum Museum tour

National ballet performance (optional if in town; additional fee)

Farewell dinner at Paladar L’Chansonnier Overnight Hostal Tu Hubana

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Monday November 20, 2017- Havana – Miami (B)

After Breakfast Transfer to airport for flight back to New York

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$2925.00 Land only in double occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$3040 Full cost for credit card payment

Based on minimum 12 participants

$3415.00 Land only single occupancy discounted rate for check payment

$3550.00 full cost for credit card payment

Estimated air $330.00-$400.00

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