WJT

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  • Our Mission
  • המשימה שלנו
  • Our Story
  • הסיפור שלנו
  • Get Involved
  • קחו חלק

Our Mission

World Jewish Travel (WJT) is a unique non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) which provides an innovative and comprehensive digital platform to promote Jewish travel and help users discover and experience Jewish culture around the world.

World Jewish Travel (WJT) הוא ארגון ייחודי ללא מטרות רווח (501(3)(c)), המספק פלטפורמה דיגיטלית חדשנית ומקיפה לקידום נסיעות יהודיות ולעזור למשתמשים לגלות ולחוות תרבות יהודית ברחבי העולם.

Travel

טיילו

Traveling is the best way to learn about a new culture and the history of a specific location. If you aren't quite sure where you want to go, read our travel blogs and eBooks to learn more about a city, and check out our cultural calendar to see what exciting events are happening around the world. These sources will help you get a better feel for each city and understand the history that transformed the city into what it is today.

Discover

גלו

Once you choose a destination, you can explore all the city has to offer. We make this easy for you by pointing out the top sites, and even local events that occur in that city. Whether you want to visit historical monuments, attend the annual Jewish music festival, or eat traditional food in the city's Jewish quarter, we will help you discover the best parts of the city.

Connect

התחברו

During any journey to an unfamiliar part of the world, it is important to connect with the new culture and environment. We give you the tools to do that by providing top-recommended restaurants, tours, guides, and hotels - all of which will help you connect to and learn about the city's local culture.

Our Story

Our story starts with our founder Jack Gottlieb's trips to his mother's shtetl in Voronovo (Belarus) and his father's shtetl in Sarny (Ukraine). Each trip took 6-12 months to plan. This gave World Jewish Travel its kick-start.

2011
WJT was founded
WJT starts in Jack Gottlieb's living room with IDC students who wanted to  advance interest in their Jewish heritage. These students were part of the Hillel project, which provided students with work experience while strengthening their Jewish cultural roots.
2013
Israel's Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants eBook
WJT's first digital eBook is released. It explores 100 unique, well-known, and recommended ethnic restaurants throughout Israel.
2014
Instagram Campaign
WJT opens its first Instagram account (@wtj.restaurants), followed by @World.Jewish.Travel and @wtj.events to promote Jewish restaurants, events, and sites around the world.
2015
A Journey Through the Venetian Ghetto eBook
WJT's second eBook is released, taking a look at the history of Jews in Venice in the world's oldest ghetto. It shows the top Jewish sites, events, synagogues, restaurants, and tours in the Venetian ghetto.
2017
WJT eBook Library
An eBook collection offering both inspiration and practical guidance, while encouraging travelers to broaden and deepen their journey wherever their destination may be.
WJT Calendar
Includes both cultural days and cultural events taking place around the world
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2020
WJT Website Launch
This website is a digital Jewish tourism platform where all WJT content is accessible and users can share their own content and services. The website launched in 2020 and includes an eBook library, events calendar, Jewish heritage sites and tours, cultural trails, tour guides around the world, kosher tours, and much much more. 

Get Involved

We receive messages from writers, bloggers, city officials, and enthusiastic travellers from around the world. They want to know how they can contribute to World Jewish Travel. There are several way to help out (and we provide all of the tools you need). Here is how you can get involved:

WJT MEMBER BENEFITS

הטבות לחברים של WJT

By becoming a member, you get ACCESS to all WJT content
Cultural Calendar
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City Maps
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eBook Library
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RECEIVE OUR TRAVEL NEWSLETTER

קבלו את פרסומי הטיולים שלנו

WRITE A TRAVEL BLOG

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Share your Jewish travel experiences with others by writing about favorite Jewish tours, events, restaurants, and hidden Jewish sites in cities around the world
World Jewish Travel Official June 9, 2024

Explore World Jewish Travel: Urban Trails to Inspire Your Next Adventure

When it comes to travel, few experiences can match the depth and richness of exploring Jewish cultural heritage around the globe. World Jewish Travel’s Urban Trails offers a range of experiences that connect travelers to the history, traditions, and vibrant communities of Jewish life in various cities. In this blog post, we’ll dive into some of the most captivating Urban Trails, including the Be'er Sheva Old City Market, Netanya Market, Prague Jewish Quarter Trail, Amsterdam City Trail, and Machane Yehuda Market. Each destination promises a unique journey into Jewish culture, history, and cuisine.

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World Jewish Travel Official June 5, 2024

Exploring Jewish Heritage: Unique Tours to Inspire Your Next Journey

Discovering your cultural roots through travel is one of the most enriching experiences one can have. For Jewish travelers, delving into Jewish heritage tours offers a unique opportunity to connect with history, culture, and traditions across the globe. World Jewish Travel's Get Inspired page provides an array of experiences specifically designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Jewish heritage. In this blog post, we explore some of these inspiring offerings, guaranteed to ignite your wanderlust and yearning to explore Jewish history and culture.

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World Jewish Travel Official May 27, 2024

Shabbat Around the World: A Jewish Cultural Traveler’s Guide

Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, is not just a religious observance but also a cultural tradition weaving together both community and spirituality. For Jewish cultural travelers, experiencing Shabbat in different parts of the world offers a unique way to connect with local Jewish communities and traditions. World Jewish Travel’s Get Inspired page provides thematic experiences that are perfect for those looking to enrich their travels with meaningful Shabbat celebrations. This blog will take you through some of the most inspiring Shabbat experiences around the world, helping you to embrace the global Jewish community in all its diversity.

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World Jewish Travel Official May 22, 2024

Discover the World Through Kosher Travel: Your Ultimate Guide to Kosher Journeys

Travel is more than just visiting new places; it's about experiencing the cultures, histories, and traditions that make each destination unique. For the Jewish cultural traveler, the quest for experiences that resonate with their heritage and dietary laws takes on an added layer of significance. Thanks to organizations like World Jewish Travel, finding these enriching and kosher-friendly adventures has never been easier. Their thematic experiences are designed to inspire and educate, offering a window into the vibrant mosaic of Jewish life around the globe.

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World Jewish Travel Official April 7, 2024

The Jewish Tapestry of Europe: A Journey Through Time and Tradition

Europe, with its cobblestone streets, towering cathedrals, and history-soaked cities, holds within its heart a story not often told with the vibrancy it deserves—the Jewish story. It's a tale woven with the threads of resilience, tradition, and an enduring spirit that has significantly shaped the continent's cultural fabric. Let's embark on an enlightening journey to explore the Jewish narrative across Europe, where each destination invites us to immerse ourselves in experiences that are both profound and inspiring.

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GET CONNECTED

התחברו

Connecting with WJT on social media is the best way to share your travel images, videos, and experience. If you visit a unique Jewish heritage site we want to know! So please tag us and share your travels with us whether you are dining at a local Jewish deli, attending a Jewish film festival, or visitng an old synagogue.
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Embark on a culinary adventure with our Virtual Israel Food and Culture Tours! 🌍🍽️ Get ready to ignite your taste buds and explore the rich flavors and traditions of Israeli cuisine. From aromatic spices to mouthwatering dishes, these cooking classes will transport you to the vibrant streets of Tel Aviv without leaving your kitchen. Just click the link in our bio and join us for a virtual journey that will tantalize your senses and leave you craving more! 😋🔥 #VirtualFoodTour #TasteOfIsrael #CookingClasses #worldjewishtravel #JewishVirtualTour ...

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🌍 Celebrating One Year of the Jewish Silk Road Portal

World Jewish Travel was thrilled at #IMTM 2024 to present a copy of the WJT Jewish Silk Road Pressbook to the CEO of the Azerbaijan National Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid and Jamilya Talibzade its Israeli representative Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB).

The Pressbook celebrates the one year anniversary of the Jewish Silk Road Portal launch, an amazing example of using Jewish travel as a means of cultural diplomacy, whilst highlighting the significant Jewish contribution to the ancient trade route. Kudos to our participating partners from the Kiriaty Foundation (Turkey), National Board of Tourism of #Georgia, National Board of Tourism of #Uzbekistan, and Israeli Embassy of #India. 

See the overwhelming reaction from the press, by downloading our free pressbook. Special thanks to Moshe Gilad of the @haaretzcom for highlighting this forgotten but important story in the Galeria section of the newspaper and available to download on WJT.

👉Link to WJT Jewsih Silk Rad Pressbook and more is in our bio

🌍 Celebrating One Year of the Jewish Silk Road Portal

World Jewish Travel was thrilled at #IMTM 2024 to present a copy of the WJT Jewish Silk Road Pressbook to the CEO of the Azerbaijan National Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid and Jamilya Talibzade its Israeli representative Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB).

The Pressbook celebrates the one year anniversary of the Jewish Silk Road Portal launch, an amazing example of using Jewish travel as a means of cultural diplomacy, whilst highlighting the significant Jewish contribution to the ancient trade route. Kudos to our participating partners from the Kiriaty Foundation (Turkey), National Board of Tourism of #Georgia, National Board of Tourism of #Uzbekistan, and Israeli Embassy of #India.

See the overwhelming reaction from the press, by downloading our free pressbook. Special thanks to Moshe Gilad of the @haaretzcom for highlighting this forgotten but important story in the Galeria section of the newspaper and available to download on WJT.

👉Link to WJT Jewsih Silk Rad Pressbook and more is in our bio
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🌍 Celebrating One Year of the Jewish Silk Road Portal

World Jewish Travel was thrilled at #IMTM 2024 to present a copy of the WJT Jewish Silk Road Pressbook to the CEO of the Azerbaijan National Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid and Jamilya Talibzade its Israeli representative Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB).

The Pressbook celebrates the one year anniversary of the Jewish Silk Road Portal launch, an amazing example of using Jewish travel as a means of cultural diplomacy, whilst highlighting the significant Jewish contribution to the ancient trade route. Kudos to our participating partners from the Kiriaty Foundation (Turkey), National Board of Tourism of #Georgia, National Board of Tourism of #Uzbekistan, and Israeli Embassy of #India. 

See the overwhelming reaction from the press, by downloading our free pressbook. Special thanks to Moshe Gilad of the @haaretzcom for highlighting this forgotten but important story in the Galeria section of the newspaper and available to download on WJT.

👉Link to WJT Jewsih Silk Rad Pressbook and more is in our bio

🌍 Celebrating One Year of the Jewish Silk Road Portal

World Jewish Travel was thrilled at #IMTM 2024 to present a copy of the WJT Jewish Silk Road Pressbook to the CEO of the Azerbaijan National Tourism Board Florian Sengstschmid and Jamilya Talibzade its Israeli representative Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB).

The Pressbook celebrates the one year anniversary of the Jewish Silk Road Portal launch, an amazing example of using Jewish travel as a means of cultural diplomacy, whilst highlighting the significant Jewish contribution to the ancient trade route. Kudos to our participating partners from the Kiriaty Foundation (Turkey), National Board of Tourism of #Georgia, National Board of Tourism of #Uzbekistan, and Israeli Embassy of #India.

See the overwhelming reaction from the press, by downloading our free pressbook. Special thanks to Moshe Gilad of the @haaretzcom for highlighting this forgotten but important story in the Galeria section of the newspaper and available to download on WJT.

👉Link to WJT Jewsih Silk Rad Pressbook and more is in our bio
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Step into the soul-stirring Pesach traditions of Jerusalem virtually. Experience the resonating echoes of Birkat Kohanim🌿

 Link is in our bio

#VirtualTravel #JerusalemVibes #SpiritualJourney #JewishTravel #Isarel  #BirkatKohanim #JewishJerusalem

Step into the soul-stirring Pesach traditions of Jerusalem virtually. Experience the resonating echoes of Birkat Kohanim🌿

Link is in our bio

#VirtualTravel #JerusalemVibes #SpiritualJourney #JewishTravel #Isarel #BirkatKohanim #JewishJerusalem
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Discover the enigmatic “Donkey Stable” in Jerusalem's underground. Unveil the city's secrets from home. 🌌

Find link in our bio

#JerusalemUnderground #CitySecrets #ExploreHistory #JewishTravel #Israel #Travel #WesternWall

Discover the enigmatic “Donkey Stable” in Jerusalem`s underground. Unveil the city`s secrets from home. 🌌

Find link in our bio

#JerusalemUnderground #CitySecrets #ExploreHistory #JewishTravel #Israel #Travel #WesternWall
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