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Traveling through Poland gives us an opportunity to visit historic sites of culture, to engage in meetings with members of the Jewish Community, and of course to explore and experience the remnants of the camps, ghettos and the painful reality of the Shoah.

We are Joining Nanuet Hebrew Center Central & Eastern European Jewish Heritage Tour

Led by Rabbi Paul Kurland

April 26 – May 6, 2020

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Sunday, 26 April

Depart USA
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Monday, 27 April – Krakow:  A Cradle of Jewish Life

  • Arrive in Karakow to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today’s program depends on arrival time).
  • Tour of the Kazmierez, Krakow's old Jewish Quarter including the Rama Synagogue, Old Synagogue, and Temple Synagogue.
  • Kosher lunch at Krakow JCC.
  • Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory.
  • OR: Tour of Krakow’s beautiful Old Town (Wawel).
  • Check in to Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, Krakow
  • Kosher dinner at hotel
  • Overnight:  Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, Krakow
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Tuesday, 28 April – Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Guided tour (local museum guide) of Aushwitz 1 camp.
  • In depth tour of Birkenau-Auschwitz II Death Camp.
  • Packed kosher lunch
  • Return to Krakow
  • Travel by first class train from Krakow to Warsaw.
  • Kosher dinner at restaurant in Warsaw.
  • Check in to the Leonardo Royal Hotel in Warsaw.
  • Overnight: Leonardo Royal Hotel, Warsaw
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Wednesday, 29 April – Warsaw

  • Tour of the Opakowa Jewish Cemetery – One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.  If only these stones could speak:  The cemetery is a reflection of Jewish Warsaw over the 150 years prior to its destruction.
  • Packed lunch to be provisded by JCC Warszawa.
  • Visit the Umshlagplatz, the place from where Jews were deported from the Warsaw Ghetto. Then follow the Path of Heroism on Mila St. to the Mila 18 Memorial and Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, latter designed by the late sculpture Nathan Rappaport.
  • Visit Polin – The Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
  • Dinner at Galil Restaurant
  • Overnight: Leonardo Royal Hotel, Warsaw
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Thursday, 30 April  –Tyckocyn and Treblinka

  • Travel to Tickocyn to visit the last historic painted wooden synagogue in Poland – The world of the shtetl that was.
  • Time permitting: Visit the site of mass grave in the Lupochova Forest.
  • Packed lunch
  • Treblinka Death Camp – The void that says so much.
  • Travel to Warsaw Chopin Airport for late afternoon flight to Prague
  • Check in to the Alcron Hotel in central Prague
  • Kosher dinner at kosher or vegan restaurant
  • Overnight: Alcron Hotel, Prague
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Friday, 1 May – Jewish Prague

  • Walking tour of Jewish Prague – The Josefov neighborhood, including Jewish Town hall, Altneuschul (Old-New Synagogue), Maisel (Jewish Museum), Pinkas and Klausen Synagogues.
  • Lunch on own
  • Tour of Prague castle.
  • Shabbat evening services with Rabbi Ron Hoffberg, Conservative Rabbi of Prague.
  • Festive Shabbat Dinner – Dinitz Kosher Restaurant
  • Overnight: Alcron Hotel, Prague
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Saturday, 2 May – And on the Seventh Day…in Prague

  • Shabbat morning services at historic Altneushul.
  • Traditional Shabbat Lunch at King David Restaurant
  • Walking tour of Old Town of Prague, including Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock.
  • Havdalah with Rabbi Kurland
  • Dinner on own.
  • 'Black Theater' – Laterna Magica performance
  • Overnight: Alcron Hotel, Prague
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Sunday, 3 May – Terezin and Berlin

  • Tour of Terezin Ghetto, including Ghetto Museum, Magdeberg Barracks, Crematoria, Memorial Site at cemetery and ‘Hidden’ synagogue.
  • Travel to Meissen Germany.
  • Lunch and tour at Meissen Porcelain Factory in Dresden
  • Travel to Berlin
  • Check in to the Melia Hotel in Berlin
  • Kosher dinner at Bleibergs on the Kurfursdendam ('Kudam')
  • Overnight:  Melia Hotel, Berlin
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Monday, 4 May – Berlin: Jewish History and the Cold War

  • Visit the Kindertransport Memorial next Friedrichstrasse Train Station.
  • Visit Check Point Charlie and the adjacent Berlin Wall Museum to learn about Berlin as a divided city during the Cold War.
  • Guided tour of the Jewish Museum Berlin to appreciate its unique architecture.
  • Lunch at Jewish Museum Café (Café Schmuss).
  • Tour of historic Neues Synagogue (Oranienburger Strasse) and its museum.
  • Visit Otto Weidt's Worshop for the Blind, a brush factory which helped rescue blind and deaf Jews during the Holocaust.
  • Dinner at Badanhunes Hummus and Friends Restaurant
  • Overnight:  Melia Hotel, Berlin 
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Tuesday, 5 May – Pergamon, Re-United Berlin and Holocaust Memorial

  • Visit the Pergamon Museum to see the Ishtar Gate, the entrance to the city of Babylon to hear about its special place in Jewish history.  Then tour other exhibits on own.
  • Visit the Neues Museum to see the world renown Nefrettiti Bust.
  • Lunch at Kaefer Dachgarten Restaurant on top of the Reichstag Building (vegetarian/fish).
  • View Brandenburg Gate and see Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Tour of Reichstag, including elevator to iconic glass dome.
  • Visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Berlin's Holocaust memorial designed by architect Peter Eisenmann.
  • Dinner at Gadya Restaurant.
  • Overnight: Melia Hotel, Berlin
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Wednesday, 6 May

Departure: Transfer to airport for flight to U.S.

Land Only Package $4515. Check payment
Land and Air Package *5765. Check payment
Single room supplement $950 Check payment
Land Only Package $4695 Credit Card Payment
Land and Air Package *$5995 Credit Card Payment
Single room supplement $988 Check payment

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