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Lithuania & Poland Join YIVO for an enlightening journey to Lithuania and Poland. Examine the life that was lived as you reconnect with your own heritage. Discover the remarkable treasures of old Warsaw, Kraków, Vilnius, and the magical Białowieża Forest. Literary Tour of Jewish Galicia Due to popular demand and the success of the 2018 tour, YIVO will host its second Literary Tour of Jewish Galicia, where we will read the works of writers such as Peretz, Bruno Schulz, Agnon, Celan, Babel, and many others in the places that they were written, and travel through the historic landscape that shaped them. St. Petersburg – Moscow – Prague YIVO is proud to announce a study tour to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Prague. This tour will explore the history of Russian and Soviet Jewry, as well as visit some of the major attractions of these two Russian capitals. The tour will conclude in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe.
The Jewish history in Moscow and St. Petersburg is relatively modern. After the February Revolution of 1917 which guaranteed civil rights to all Russian citizens regardless of their nationality and faith, the Jewish community started growing in both capitals allowing jews to participate in all spheres of the economical and political life of the country. Allow us to take you on a 9-day fascinating journey and share the stories of the Russian Jewish community through time. -Visit the places connected with the cultural, religious, and political life of the Russian Jews. -Walk the streets of these grand cities with our expert guide to plunge yourself into the life and history of the country. -Taste kosher food with a local flavor -Get to know the vibrant Jewish life of modern Russia. Meet with people and participate in numerous events. -Visit also the must-see sites in both cities. -Admire the art collections of the major art galleries of both capitals. -Learn what it was like to live under the KGB’s watchful eye. The hotels in both cities are conveniently located near the Synagogues and are friendly to Jewish needs.