Hungary 2014 – Adult Mission

Shabbat in Budapest by Sylvia

After a lovely and musical luncheon at the Talmud Torah Federation Center, adjacent to the magnificent Dohany St. Synagogue, our Tour guide extraordinaire Agi took us on a stroll of the Budapest streets. We visited a large Plaza where a grandiose … Continue reading »

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Shabbat Day shared by Suzette

Our Shabbat in Budapest was one we’ll not soon forget. We arrived at the Keren Or Chabad Center and (some of us) were delighted to discover it was for Israelis and the entire service was conducted in Hebrew. The Rav spoke so … Continue reading »

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Friday as shared by Bob

Today’s presentations by Charge d’affaires Goodfriend of the United States Embassy and later by Israel Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor were truly outstanding.   They both provided a detailed historical perspective and highlighted past, present and future events.  They also addressed … Continue reading »

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Friday in Budapest by Allison

We started the day with another early start and breakfast.  We were honored to have as a guest speaker, the American Ambassador Charge d’Affairs, Andre Goodfriend.  He spoke to us about the US approach to Hungary and how he is … Continue reading »

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Allison continues with Thursday afternoon in Budapest

After we left the meeting with Szegedi we boarded the bus again and headed to our last stop of the day.  We went to see the Frankel Synagogue.  The interesting thing about this shul, is that in the 20’s an … Continue reading »

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Craig’s Perspective of Wednesday and Thursday

After leaving the Madi Synagogue and cemetery, we had about a 200 km drive back to Budapest and due to the lateness of the day, we had to forego the planned visit to the Tokaji winery and the Miskolc synagogue, … Continue reading »

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Bashi – Munkacz and onto Mad, Hungary

After yesterday’s happy sad stressful very long day, and the post-wedding vodka celebration in Sylvia and David’s presidential suite last night, I found it very difficult to fall asleep. Suzette and I (roomies for the trip) were exhausted – she … Continue reading »

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Munkacz, Ukraine – Bob

Woke up this morning in Munkacz, Ukraine.  My room at the Star Hotel is beautiful.  The hotel itself is beautiful and the street it is on is beautiful. It is now 7:15 am.  The plan is to meet in the … Continue reading »

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Debbie continues in Sighet

We stayed in a charming hotel just down the street from the home of Elie Weisel.  We had a tour guide who described the home, and what was original furnishings…One really felt what prewar life was like growing up in … Continue reading »

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Hungary 2014 Adult Mission: Lenny begins

Boker tov! We`re on our way to Debrecen, eastward, ultimately to the Carpathian mountains.  The bus ride was with anticipation and tefilah that the experience for everybody would be fulfilling. The morning sky was very overcast and foggy, reminiscent of … Continue reading »

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