Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

Experience the Joyful Celebration of Jewish Heritage and Art at the Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Jewish culture at the Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival, an annual celebration that transforms Budapest into a vibrant hub of heritage and artistic expression. This premier Jewish festival showcases nearly 200 talented performers, offering visitors a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Jewish culture. This year’s festival promises a special treat with the world premiere of an international musical collaboration.

Celebrate 25 Years of Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival

Join us in celebrating a quarter of a century of the Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival, an event that has grown to become a cornerstone of the city’s cultural calendar. We invite you to be part of the festivities and share in the love and passion that has sustained this vibrant community tradition. From intimate encounters with artists to grand performances, the festival offers something for everyone. Dive into the millennial Jewish tradition, explore the cultural and artistic wonders, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Budapest.

Images attribution: Photos by Zsidó Kulturális Fesztivál – Jewish Cultural Festival

Unveiling Avila: A Journey Through Jewish Heritage

Introduction

Nestled in the heart of Spain lies the majestic city of Avila, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its medieval walls and rich history. However, beyond its surface, Avila holds a profound story of Jewish heritage that has shaped its cultural and historical landscape. In this blog, we will explore the Jewish story of Avila, from its early days to modern times, uncovering the significant contributions and the enduring legacy of the Jewish community.

Early Jewish Life in Avila

The Jewish presence in Avila dates back to the 11th century when the city became a haven for Jews escaping persecution. The community quickly flourished, contributing significantly to Avila’s economic and cultural development. Jews in Avila were involved in various professions, including trade, crafts, and medicine. They played a crucial role in the city’s commerce, establishing themselves as respected members of society.

Contributions to Society

Jews in Avila were not only merchants but also scholars and intellectuals. They contributed to the fields of science, philosophy, and literature. The Jewish Quarter, known as Juderia, became a vibrant center of learning and culture, where Jewish scholars engaged in intellectual pursuits and exchanged ideas with their Christian and Muslim counterparts.

Catastrophic Events and Their Impact

However, the peaceful coexistence was shattered by the catastrophic event of the Spanish Inquisition in the late 15th century. Jews were forced to convert to Christianity or face expulsion. This edict led to the mass exodus of Jews from Avila, profoundly impacting the community and altering the course of Jewish life in the region. The Jewish Quarter was left deserted, and many of its treasures were lost to history.

Modern Jewish Life in Avila

Today, the Jewish presence in Avila has dwindled, but the legacy of the Jewish community endures through historical sites and cultural initiatives. Efforts have been made to preserve and commemorate the Jewish heritage of Avila, with various organizations working to restore Jewish landmarks and educate the public about the city’s Jewish past.

Sites and Visitor Attractions

Ávila Jewish Quarter- Photo by Britchi Mirela on Wikimedia Commons

 

Avila Jewish Quarter

The Avila Jewish Quarter, known as Juderia, is a historic district that once thrived with Jewish life. Walking through its narrow streets and ancient alleys, visitors can imagine the vibrant community that once inhabited this area. Although many of the original structures have been lost, remnants like the old synagogue and Hebrew inscriptions on buildings serve as poignant reminders of the Jewish heritage that once flourished here.

Iglesia-Convento de Santa Teresa – Photo by Zarateman on Wikimedia Commons

St. Teresa Convent

While primarily associated with the legacy of St. Teresa of Avila, this convent also holds significance for the Jewish community. During the Spanish Inquisition, the convent’s grounds were used to imprison and interrogate Jews accused of heresy. Today, it stands as a symbol of the turbulent history faced by Avila’s Jewish population.

The Four Pillars – Photo by alexandra_camarena on Flickr

The Four Pillars

The Four Pillars are an iconic monument in Avila, representing the city’s medieval past. These stone pillars are believed to have marked the boundaries of the Jewish Quarter. They serve as a reminder of the once-thriving Jewish community and its historical importance in shaping Avila’s identity.

Iglesia de San Pedro, Ávila – Photo by Américo Toledano on Wikimedia Commons

San Pedro Church

San Pedro Church, a Romanesque gem in Avila, has a unique connection to the city’s Jewish history. It is said that the church was built on the site of a former synagogue, symbolizing the transformation of the Jewish Quarter following the expulsion of Jews. Today, it stands as a testament to the complex interplay of religious and cultural influences in Avila’s history.

Medieval Fair of Ávila

One of the most anticipated events in Avila is the Medieval Fair, held annually in September. This fair transports visitors back in time to the medieval period, recreating the atmosphere of the city’s golden age. The fair celebrates Avila’s rich history, including its Jewish heritage. Visitors can enjoy traditional music, dance, crafts, and delicious foods while learning about the contributions of the Jewish community to the city’s cultural tapestry.

Famous Jewish Figures

Moses de Leon – Photo by Sonsaz on Wikipedia

Moshe de León

Moshe de León, a prominent Jewish scholar and mystic, is renowned for his authorship of the Zohar, one of the most important works of Kabbalah. Born in León in the 13th century, Moshe de León spent a significant part of his life in Avila, where he composed and disseminated his mystical teachings. His connection to Avila is commemorated through various monuments and plaques, making him an enduring figure in the city’s Jewish history. He passed away in 1305 and was buried in the Jewish cemetery in Avila.

Jacob ben Asher – Photo by Unkown on Olive Seedlings

Jacob ben Asher

Jacob ben Asher, also known as Baal HaTurim, was a prominent Jewish legal scholar born in Cologne, Germany. He later moved to Spain and spent part of his life in Avila, where he wrote his magnum opus, the Arba’ah Turim, a comprehensive code of Jewish law. His scholarly contributions have left an indelible mark on Jewish legal tradition. Jacob ben Asher passed away in 1340 and was buried in Toledo, but his connection to Avila remains a significant part of the city’s Jewish heritage.

Conclusion

The Jewish story of Avila is a testament to the resilience and enduring legacy of the Jewish community. From its early days as a thriving center of commerce and scholarship to the challenges faced during the Spanish Inquisition, the Jewish community has left an indelible mark on the city’s history. Today, efforts to preserve and celebrate this heritage ensure that the story of Jewish Avila continues to inspire and educate future generations.

Explore Avila’s Jewish heritage for yourself and gain a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry that has shaped this remarkable city. Join us in celebrating the enduring legacy of the Jewish community in Avila.

Discover more and plan your visit to Avila today!

Jewish Lisbon

We start at the Shaarey Tikvah Synagogue – 1st
synagogue built after the Inquisition (1536-1821) in
Portugal by Moroccan & Gibraltar Jews who arrived
in the late 1700’s, some of them descendants of the
Portuguese & Spanish Jews who left the Iberian
Peninsula after the Edicts of Expulsion (1496 and
1492, respectively).
Walk through Bairro Alto Quarter till we get to a
viewpoint for an extraordinary view over the Castle
of Lisbon & the city centre. Today this
neighbourhood is the heart of the night life with a
high concentration of restaurants & bars. It started to be built in the early 1500’s by a great
part of Conversos who stayed in Portugal and continued their businesses with the trade.
Continue to Baixa (Downtown) where we will reach
the location of the Inquisition Court & Prison (today
the National Theatre Queen Maria II). Around the
corner, we will see the Memorial to the Victims of
the Massacre in 1506.
Walk through the former Main Jewish Quarter on the
way to the Alfama Quarter (old city) to see the
name of a street (Rua da Judiaria) where another
Jewish Quarter was located.
We will continue to the Commerce Square, where most of the Autos-de-Fé took place in
Lisbon. We end at the City Hall Square to finish our walk through the 3 co-existing Guettos
during the Medieval time up to the Edict of Expulsion, where a small Jewish Quarter was
located (Judiaria Pequena).

Days of Jewish Culture Berlin

Days of Jewish Culture Berlin

The Days of Jewish Culture in Berlin is a vibrant celebration of Jewish heritage, art, and history. First organized in the early 1980s, the event commemorates the rich tapestry of Jewish life and culture that has flourished in Berlin for centuries. Held in various locations across the city, including synagogues, cultural centers, and public spaces, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse facets of Jewish life. Through lectures, art exhibitions, concerts, and theater performances, visitors can immerse themselves in the stories, traditions, and contributions of the Jewish community, both past and present.

Participants of all ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy traditional Jewish foods, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and partake in customs that have been passed down through generations. Special events such as guided tours of historic Jewish sites and interactive workshops provide deeper insights into the community’s enduring legacy. The festival not only celebrates Jewish culture but also fosters a sense of unity and understanding among attendees. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a curious traveler, the Days of Jewish Culture in Berlin invites you to join in this enriching and educational experience, celebrating the resilience and vibrancy of Jewish life.

Image attribution:

All from: <https://www.juedische-kulturtage.org/>

Planning the Perfect Jewish Destination Bar-Mitzvah

This blog was originally posted on Gil Travel’s website.

A Bar-Mitzvah trip to Israel, or any destination with a strong Jewish or family connection, is one of the most precious gifts you can ever give a teenage boy. A properly planned trip offers a spiritual connection to Judaism and a deeper awareness of our shared Jewish heritage.
Choose the perfect destination for a Bar-Mitzvah – and begin some deeper family bonding – with a tailored travel itinerary from Gil Travel.

Why Plan a Bar Mitzvah Trip?

A Bar-Mitzvah is one of the first significant milestones in life for a Jewish boy. It represents symbolic entry into manhood and public acknowledgment as an adult member of the Jewish community. When a young boy stands before the congregation at his Bar-Mitzvah, he’s formally accepting the obligations and responsibilities of a Jewish man.

Obviously, nobody in 21st-century America seriously expects a 13-year-old kid to suddenly start behaving like a responsible adult, but he’s told the world that he’s ready to stand and be counted in a crisis. Jewish history is replete with tragedies and crises. Over the last few thousand years – and as recently as October 7th – many young men did have to stand and be counted.

A Bar-Mitzvah is a happy event and a time for celebration. But the serious sub-text sometimes gets lost in the modern focus on big ostentatious parties and extravagant gift giving. Many American Jewish families are opting to travel abroad to celebrate a son or grandson’s Bar-Mitzvah. It’s not only refreshing to get away from the community events circuit and do something different, a Jewish destination for a Bar Mitzvah trip can offer a surprisingly meaningful experience for a teenage boy.

Israel: The Popular Destination for a Bar-Mitzvah Trip

The most popular destination for a Bar Mitzvah trip – bar none – is Israel. There are no surprises there; Jerusalem is the thriving spiritual center of Judaism and many American Jews either have family in Israel or a personal connection to the Jewish State. A Bar-Mitzvah in Jerusalem, especially one held at the Wailing Wall (Western Wall or Kotel) can be profoundly moving – even for secular families. A ceremony in such an important place creates a spiritual link to the Kingdoms of David and Solomon and the deepest origins of the Jewish people.

Israel is a fascinating country and there are plenty of other amazing locations with a cultural significance to Jews. If you’re looking for alternative ideas for Bar-Mitzvah destinations in Israel, check out the mountaintop fortress at Masada where Jewish rebels died defying the Roman Legions. Safed is a beautiful old town set in Israel’s Northern hills and is an ancient center of Jewish mysticism. There are also ancient synagogues and religious sites at Tiberius and the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret).

If you have family or close friends in Israel, or belong to a particular congregation, you may want to arrange a Bar Mitzvah in a neighborhood synagogue among friends and relatives and members of their community. Gil Travel can help with all your arrangements, including the hiring of venues, security and local catering. Dealing with our local contacts means that you don’t have to impose on others – and won’t be charged at “tourist rates” by Israeli service providers!

Other Creative Destinations for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Most American Jews are of Russian or Eastern European origin (usually going back at least a few generations) but many families have connections around the world. A Bar-Mitzvah trip with a strong Jewish connection doesn’t have to take place in Israel. Gil Travel is an expert at arranging Jewish heritage tours for family groups in some seriously amazing historical locations.

We can easily arrange a tailored tour – with the Bar-Mitzvah ceremony of your choice to your ancestral home in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, or pretty much anywhere else in Europe. It’s a wonderful opportunity to combine a Bar-Mitzvah with a wider family vacation, and carefully thought out bonding activities for all age groups in the family. It’s also a chance to explore your own family history – perhaps even with an itinerary that takes in a number of European countries.

If you’re looking for a more exotic trip, or have family connections in far flung locations, Gil Travel has the expertise and the contacts to make it happen. We can organize a memorable tour to a completely way out Bar- Mitzvah destination like China or Japan, or a visit to the vibrant Jewish centers of South America. If there’s a country or a city that you especially love, why not arrange a Bar-Mitzvah there? You can take the Jewish connection with you!

Create a Truly Meaningful Bar-Mitzvah Ceremony

We sometimes forget that the essence of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah isn’t the trip, or the party, or the gifts – or competing to upload the best pictures and videos to social media – it’s the meaning of the ceremony itself. When you’re planning a Bar-Mitzvah, you really need to sit with the Bar-Mitzvah boy and talk seriously about how he wants to mark his transition to a new status as an adult member of the community. Parents and grandparents frequently have their own agendas and sometimes make assumptions about what’s appropriate.

A Bar-Mitzvah is a serious ceremony that provides a link to our ancestors and their lives in the Diaspora, but it shouldn’t be a daunting or traumatic experience. Talk to your teen about whether he is comfortable standing up in public and reading from the Torah, and whether he wants an overtly religious ceremony. Does he want a major event that includes guests that he doesn’t know personally, or does he prefer a smaller and more intimate ceremony with family and friends. You might be surprised at some of the answers you get.

Whatever you decide on as a family, Gil Travel can help to find the right local rabbi, or liaise closely with your own choice of rabbi. We’ll help you to plan a customized ceremony that will meet your needs and values – and your expectations! We have the contacts and the experience to cover the entire spectrum of Bar-Mitzvah requirements from traditional to non-traditional or even entirely secular.

If you want an Orthodox ceremony in a beautiful old synagogue in Budapest or Vienna, a big party in a top Jerusalem restaurant or venue, or even a beach Bar Mitzvah on a Caribbean Island resort (unusual but not unheard of) we’ll figure it out and make sure you get a top quality service from the best, and most reliable, local contractors. Gil Travel has the local knowledge, established partnerships, and proven business contacts, to make sure that you get real value for money and that there are no misunderstandings or glitches.

Arrange a Twinned Ceremony with a Local 13-year-old

If you’re visiting a country with a significant Jewish community, Gil Travel may be able to arrange a joint Bar Mitzvah ceremony with a local boy. It’s a great way to build links with other Jewish communities – at a time when it’s vitally important to do so. It’s also a way for the kids to build lifelong connections through their shared entry to adulthood. A shared Bar Mitzvah is ideal if there are cousins or family friends of the same age, but sharing a ceremony with a complete stranger is a way to emphasize community solidarity, mutual reliance and mutual dependence. These are qualities that Jews have sometimes lacked, usually to their detriment.

The religious (or secular) service aside, the party is important and you want the best local caterers, service staff and security. You also need to observe local customs and traditions, especially if you opt for an event like a big meal in a Bedouin tent, which is a popular choice in Israel. There’s a need to honor a teen’s transition to Jewish adulthood and respect for others plays a big part in that. Basic common sense and good manners is enough to avoid most issues, but specialist local knowledge is really helpful.

Gil Travel’s local guides can advise you on local customs and dress codes, especially when you visit religious sites or interact with local people on day trips and excursions. Gil Travel will also take care of the logistics for both the ceremony and your wider tour. You’ll be covered when it comes to safe and comfortable transport and planning around the local climate. Most people think of Israel as a hot Mediterranean/Middle Eastern country with golden sandy beaches and deserts. Winter in Jerusalem or Masada can be cold and wet – or even snow-covered!

Take the Time for Family Bonding!

We already touched on the opportunity for some family bonding when you set out on a Bar-Mitzvah trip, but it’s important enough to expand upon. Whatever Bar/Bat Mitzvah destination you decide on, it will be an adventure. Travel is a wonderful eye-opener and an exciting experience for everyone, but especially for kids. When you’re considering ideas for Bar-Mitzvah destinations, factor in the bonding potential.
What’s the age range in your group, are there elderly relatives and do you have little ones? Perhaps there are people in your group who have the energy for some serious hiking in local nature resorts, or you’ve got people whose idea of adventure is a serious shopping trip in the local bazaar or souk.

Your choice of activities, and how they suit every member of the group, will directly affect the quality of your family bonding. Gil Travel can work closely with you to create a dream itinerary with just the right blend of adventure, cultural and Jewish heritage activities, visits to sporting events or shows, nightlife and kosher gastronomy. If it’s fun, your family will bond and you’ll return to the US with some wonderful memories that your kids will cherish forever.

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Seret International Israeli Film Festival

Experience the Seret International Israeli Film Festival

Founded in the vibrant cultural hubs of some of Europe’s most renowned cities, the Seret International Israeli Film Festival is a pivotal event that elevates the tapestry of Jewish culture through the lens of Israeli cinema. Fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for varied narratives, this festival shines a spotlight on the creative energy of Israeli filmmakers and storytellers. Since its inception, the festival has grown in prominence and now unfolds annually across cities like Barcelona, Amsterdam, Maastricht, London, and Berlin. It offers a rich portrayal of Israeli society, its complexities, and its place within the global community.

This celebration of film is characterized by its diverse showcase of cinematic achievements ranging from compelling dramas and thought-provoking documentaries to innovative short films. Movie buffs and culturally inquisitive minds congregate to immerse themselves in screenings that not only entertain but provoke dialogue and reflection on Jewish history, identity, and contemporary life. Through panel discussions with esteemed directors, workshops, and special presentations, the festival invites participation and discourse, bridging communities and cultures. It’s a proud commemoration of Jewish heritage, a testament to artistic expression, and a gathering of creatives, scholars, and enthusiasts alike who come together to honor the stories that resonate at the heart of Israeli and Jewish experiences.

Images attribution: Images attribution: Photos by Seret International Israeli Film Festival

Geneva International Jewish Film Festival

Experience the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival

Nestled in the heart of Geneva, the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival stands as a hallmark of cultural celebration, uniting film enthusiasts and culture-seekers from across the globe. Since its inception, this festival has been a beacon of Jewish storytelling, shedding light on the rich tapestry of Jewish life, history, and creativity through the cinematic lens. The event, which finds its roots established decades ago, is celebrated in a range of venues known for their familiarity and charm, ensuring an immersive experience in the exploration of Jewish narratives. With each screening, the fabric of Jewish tradition and contemporary life is woven into a visual dialogue that resonates long after the echoes from the closing credits fade away.

Walking through the festival, one is enveloped by a symphony of stories that celebrate and contemplate the Jewish experience throughout history. Here, filmmakers, actors, and artists converge, bringing with them a panorama of films ranging from poignant historical documentaries to forward-thinking dramas that stir the soul and challenge perceptions. Special events punctuate the festival, including panel discussions with creative minds, workshops designed to enlighten and engage, and special screenings that honor the unique contributions of Jewish individuals in the world of cinema. These customs have cemented the festival’s place not only in the Jewish cultural calendar but also in the hearts of all who participate. From the curious minds of budding cinephiles to the seasoned critics and historians, the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival is a point of convergence where Jewish culture is celebrated, contemplated, and perpetuated for generations to come.

Images attribution:Images attribution: Photos by Geneva International Jewish Film Festival

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb

Explore the Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb

Journey into the heart of Croatian culture with the Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, an emblematic film festival that illuminates the screen with tales of resilience, history, and the vibrant mosaic of Jewish life. Celebrated amidst the charming streets of Zagreb, this festival is not just an event, but a testament to the enduring spirit of tolerance, understanding, and community. Conceived to cast a light on the complexity of Jewish narrative and culture, the Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb has become an annual occasion for both reflection and celebration, rooted in a history that dates back to its inception over a decade ago.

The Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb unfolds as a series of cinematic tributes, each film a window into the souls of Jewish heritage and its global impact. Visitors are immersed in a curated selection of thought-provoking films that narrate diverse Jewish experiences across eras and geographies. More than just observers, attendees participate in a rich array of events, including workshops, discussions, and exhibitions that foster a dialogue on the importance of cultural diversity and acceptance. Open to all who share an affinity for film and a commitment to intercultural exchange, the festival invites a panorama of guests—from cinephiles and prominent filmmakers to historians and local enthusiasts—to partake in a communal reverie that underscores the contributions and trials of the Jewish people. This is where the past and present converge, as the festival celebrates both the creators who capture Jewish stories through the lens and the broader community that keeps its legacy alive.

Images attribution: Images attribution: Photos by Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb

Yesh! Jewish Film Festival in Zurich

Discover the Yesh! Jewish Film Festival in Zurich

Journey into the vibrant core of cinematic storytelling with the Yesh! Jewish Film Festival, a cultural beacon that celebrates Jewish history, heritage, and contemporary life through the lens of film. This festival first opened its curtains in Zurich, showcasing the depth and diversity of Jewish culture against the backdrop of one of the world’s most picturesque cities. Framed by the majestic Alps and echoing the spirit of openness and culture, the festival converges upon Zurich’s historic venues, transforming the cityscape into a dynamic canvas for Jewish narratives.

Every edition of Yesh! Jewish Film Festival in Zurich is marked by an impressive selection of films—from moving documentaries that trace the contours of Jewish identity to riveting dramas that explore the intricacies of life and tradition. It’s more than just a series of film screenings; it’s an immersive experience in a storied culture. There’s no standing-on ceremony here; this festival is known for its air of accessibility and community. From thought-provoking guests speakers to directors and actors unpacking creative processes, the festival fosters open dialogue and enriches the understanding of Jewish culture for all attendees. Enthusiasts, aficionados, and curious minds alike gather to share in this vibrant cultural exchange, with everyone from local Zurich residents to international visitors taking part in the festivities. Whether you’re seeking to reconnect with your roots, to appreciate the varied Jewish stories from around the globe or simply to enjoy quality cinema in a convivial atmosphere, the Yesh! Jewish Film Festival in Zurich is a cultural junction where all lines intersect, offering a comprehensive panorama of the Jewish experience, contributions, and their universal resonance throughout history.

Images attribution: Photos by Yesh! Jewish Film Festival in Zurich

UK Jewish Film Festival

Immerse Yourself in the UK Jewish Film Festival

Discover a vibrant celebration of Jewish culture, history, and storytelling at the UK Jewish Film Festival in London. This cinematic event is more than just an exhibition of movies; it’s a rich tapestry of Jewish life, achievements and challenges, wrapped in the universal language of film. The festival, established during a time of burgeoning cinema culture, has been bringing diverse stories to the big screen since its inception in the late 20th century. Annually, it unfolds in the quaint theaters scattered around the historic and cosmopolitan streets of London, where tales of heritage and identity find a heartfelt showcase.

The UK Jewish Film Festival commemorates the indelible legacy of Jewish narratives through a curated selection of films that span genres from documentary to drama, comedy, and beyond. Special events often accompany the screenings, including Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions that provide deeper insight into Jewish history, and workshops that inspire the next generation of storytellers. These customs have become a staple of the festival, enriching the experience for attendees and participants alike. It’s where artists, scholars, and enthusiasts, regardless of their background, gather to celebrate the multifaceted nature of Jewish life and its contributions to the arts. The festival doesn’t just celebrate Jewish artists and themes; it encourages a dialogue—an exchange where the resonance of Jewish history with the present and future can be explored and appreciated.

Images attribution: Photos by UK Jewish Film

🌍 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.

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