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Virtual Tour of Jewish Rome
Sunday, January 9 • 1 pm

Learn about the history of the Jewish Community of Rome, the oldest in Europe, from its beginning in 161 BCE to modern times. Using pictures, maps, and videos, licensed tour guide Sara Pavoncello will speak about the bond between Jerusalem and the Colosseum and about the Ghetto that started in 1555 and ended in 1870. A special focus will be about the Shoah, the Nazi occupation, and how her family and other community members survived. We will learn about typical Jewish Roman traditions including delicious kosher recipes, the Giudaico Romanesco (their unique language) and the origin of some typical Jewish Roman last names.

Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Free; donations to support BJC’s Adult Education programs are always welcome.  Donate here.

The Golden Age of Jewish Life in Spain
Sunday, February 6 • 1 pm

For centuries, the Jewish community of Spain was one the world’s most significant. Its achievements were unprecedented for a Diaspora community, largely because of the interaction and integration of the Jewish community in Muslim Spain. All this ended during the same year Columbus set sail to discover America. What is the legacy of this important community? We will visit some of the more important Jewish centers, including Córdoba, birthplace of Maimonides, Granada, home of the beautiful Alhambra Palace, where Ferdinand and Isabel issued their expulsion order, as well as the beautiful synagogues of Toledo. The presentation will also touch upon the complexity of minority/majority relations, the tension between integration and assimilation, and celebrating the rich legacy of Sephardic Jewry.

Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Free; donations to support BJC’s Adult Education programs are always welcome.  Donate here.

Travel with B'nai Jeshurun


POSTPONED:  Israel Family Adventure
with Rabbi Rudin-Luria & Rabbi Foster

June 15-25, 2020


Join Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria and Rabbi Josh Foster for an unforgettable, multi-generational experience. Parallel tracks for all ages and abilities.
· Explore and taste Israel's diverse ethnic cultures · Dig into Biblical and ancient history · Encounter a thriving modern democracy · Enjoy home hospitality in our sister city Beit Shean.
· Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem · Experience an Israeli Air Force flight simulator · Rafting, hiking, winery tour, museums, art fairs, relaxing – the choices are yours!

If you are interested in learning more, contact Diane Dronzek.

Registration form
View the flier here.

Ride for the Living Mission to Poland
with Rabbi Weiss
June 29 - July 5, 2020 (canceled)

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Join Rabbi Weiss and thousands of others as they bicycle from the gates of Auschwitz to the JCC in Krakow to celebrate the resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland.
The ride is the centerpiece of a week-long guided tour. Non-bikers welcome! Please contact Rabbi Weiss or Diane Dronzek if you are interested in participating.
Register here.
Itinerary and pricing information here.

Past Journeys with our Clergy

European Jewish Heritage Journey
with Rabbi Weiss

June 11 - 22, 2017

B’nai Jeshurun was founded as “The First Hungarian Congregation of Cleveland” and to this day a large percentage of our families trace their roots back to this region. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the synagogue, we returned to trace those roots, explore our heritage and learn about contemporary Jewish life in the “old country.” 

View the flier and itinerary here.

2016 Israel Trip Itinerary
2014 Israel Trip Itinerary


Jewish Heritage Trip to Spain & Portugal with Rabbi Weiss - June 8-19, 2015

Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust 50th Anniversary - February 9-11, 2013 (London)

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782