Croatia, Slovenia, Italy: 4-11 November 2018

Your fascinating journey led by Rabbi Joel and Aviva Tessler to Dubrovnik, Split,  Zagreb, Ljubljana and Trieste will enable you to discover the history of the Jewish presence.  Chesed and community service in the birthplace of western civilization and democracy will be a meaningful, transformative and spiritual travel experience. 

Mission Objectives

  • Cultural, religious, personal relationship/connection with Croatian and Italian Jewry
  • Assess short/long term  Jewish community needs vis a vis meetings/discussions with  Jewish community leaders
  • Chesed activities
  • Meetings with American and Israeli Ambassadors about Jewish community safety, security and civil rights

Itinerary **
11.4.2018. Sunday

Arrival Dubrovnik, Jewish/general walking tour of Dubrovnik, visit to synagogue, meeting with members of Jewish community
Overnight: Hilton, Dubrovnik 5*
Meals: Dinner at the hotel

11.5.2018. Monday
9.AM departure for Split
Packed lunch on the way
2PM arrival Split
Jewish/general tour of Split, former Jewish ghetto, Synagogue, Diocletian palace
Meeting with the community
Dinner at hotel
Overnight: Hotel Le Meridien Split 5*

11.6.2018. Tuesday
9AM departure Split
Packed lunch on the way
1 PM arrival Plitvice lakes national park – 3hours walking tour
4PM departure
6PM arrival Zagreb
Dinner @Hotel/Community
Overnight: Hotel Westin 5*

11.7.2018. Wednesday
Jewish/general walking tour of Zagreb, Mirogoj Jewish cemetary,
Meetings with Jewish communities, Israeli/American ambassadors
Dinner @Hotel/Community
Overnight: Hotel Westin 5*

11.8.2018. Thursday
9AM departure
12AM Arrival Ljubljana
General/Jewish tour of Ljubljana, Jewish cultural center
Afternoon departure for Trieste
Dinner in Trieste
Overnight: Grand hotel Duchi D’Aosta Trieste 4*

11.9.2018. Friday
Risiera di San Sabba, Miramare, Jewish Trieste, Jewish museum Trieste – bus and walking tour.
Dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat @community synagogue
Overnight: Grand hotel Duchi D’Aosta Trieste 4*

11.10.2018. Shabbat
Services at Trieste synagogue, community
Meals Kosher Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Grand hotel Duchi D’Aosta Trieste 4*

11.11.2018. Sunday

** Itinerary subject to change

Price: $3,695 per person; $650 single supplement.
Non Refundable Deposit of $1,000 per person 

** *The program is subject to a minimum of 12 participants. A decision will be made no later than July 30, 2018

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  • Seven (7) nights accommodation in four & five star deluxe hotels including taxes, service charges and baggage handling (1 standard size bag plus 1 carry-on per person)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing with expert local guides and Rabbi Joel & Aviva Tessler including entrance fees where applicable
  • Hands on Chesed Activities
  • Political Action
  • History & Culture
  • Private deluxe motor coach

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