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“People to People” Jewish Cuba Mission
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Israel Tour / “People to People” Cuba Mission Led by Rabbi Andrew Warmflash January 17 –24, 2019

“People to People” Cuba Mission Led by Rabbi Andrew Warmflash January 17 –24, 2019

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I Am Joining Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre’s “People to People” Cuba Mission
Led by Rabbi Andrew Warmflash on January 17 –24, 2019

“People to People” Cuba Mission

Led by Rabbi Andrew Warmflash

January 17 –24, 2019

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Thursday January 17, 2019

Havana (L,D) Arrival in Havana (today's program dependent on arrival time) • Box lunch from Melia Cohiba • 3:30pm Visit the Beth Shalom synagogue and learn about the history of Judaism in Cuba • Presentation of donation • Dinner at a Paladar Ateliere • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Friday January 18, 2019

Havana (B, L, D) Visit a Cigar factory, Cuba is the birthplace of premium cigars • Touring a Cuban cigar factory is a journey back in time • Guided Tour of Museum of Fine Arts • Lunch at Paladar Starbien Rum Museum • 6:00pm Services at Patronato • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Patronato-Beth Shalom Synagogue founded in 1959 •Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Saturday January 19, 2019

Havana (B, L) Shabbat Morning Services at The Patronato (bus available) • Shabbat Lunch at the Hotel • Free day Spend Shabbat afternoon exploring the city, interact with residents to learn about their lives or relax at the beautiful hotel • Free evening, dinner on your own (the guide will help you in arranging reservations in restaurants) • Optional Tropicana show (Optional cost about $115 per person) or visit the Fabrique de Arte Cubano, the hip new spot for a drink and the latest Cuban art • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Sunday January 20, 2019

Havana (B, L, D) Guided walk through historical ‘La Habana Vieja,’ founded in the 16th century, nowadays an incredible open air museum of architecture, art and culture • Stroll along the narrow colonial streets while vintage automobiles pass by • Sightseeing in modern day Havana, covering all important landmarks • Lunch at Paladar Dona Eutimia • Callejon de Hamel (Hamel Alley) in Central Havana, is covered in murals and sculptures all devoted to Afro-Cuban culture as well as a space for live music and dance • Afternoon Tour Museum of the Revolution • Visit arts and crafts market Almacenes de San José on the Port of Havana • Dinner at Paladar Eclectico • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Monday January 21, 2019

 Havana-Trinidad-Cienfuegos (B, L, D) Rise early for Breakfast at hotel and bus ride to Trinidad/Cienfuegos • 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 o cial 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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Tuesday January 22, 2019

Cienfuegos-Santa Clara-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 • Evening on own • Overnight Melia Cohiba
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Wednesday January 23, 2019

Havana (B, L, D) After Breakfast Visit the Jewish Cemetery • Visit to Finca Vigia where Hemingway wrote ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, among others. The interior has remained intact, as if Ernest just left the house for a break in between writing. Learn about the restoration project taking place • Lunch at Il Divinio • Visit the Sephardic Synagogue • Meet with the President of the Sephardic Hebrew Center Dr. Mayra Levi • We will walk through the senior day center and the Holocaust exhibit that is housed in the synagogue • Visit studio of José Rodríguez Fuster, a Cuban naïve artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving and more • Make presentation of donation • Classic car cruise to our farewell dinner • Farewell Dinner at Paladar Le Chansonnier • 10:00pm Buena Vista Social Club concert (Optional) • Overnight: Melia Cohiba
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Thursday January 24, 2019

After breakfast, transfer to airport for ight home

Land Only: Double occupancy: $3295.00
Land and Air package: $3825.00
Discounted price for check payment Single occupancy: $825.00
Full price for credit card payment Land Only: $3429.00
Full price for credit card payment Land and Air package: $3978.00 Full price for credit card payment Single occupancy: $858.00
Price based on 25 full paying travelers - for less than 24 paying participants price will increase for more then 31 price will decrease. 
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Included in the trip.
*6 nights Havana Hotel accommodations at Melia Cohiba 5 stars, 1 night Jagua Hotel plus 1 night Crown Plaza Miami Meals total of 2o: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners *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 (For rates please visit our website www.itctours.com or please call our office),

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