We have taken Jewish travel and married it with our commitments to Jewish Peoplehood and Jewish Community.
Our Journeys, and we prefer to call them Journeys and not trips or travel, are always about stories within stories as the Jews have always lived as part of societies and not separate from societies or their stories.
Our Journeys are based on the understanding that the elements which go into making a journey a Jewish Journey are the places and people we visit, the texts we use and the stories we tell, and the group of people who are on the Journey together.
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October 03, 2013 - October 06, 2013
(The Movement for Reform Judaism) (Jewish Journeys)
Jews and their Italian Renaissance - Padua and Mantua
3rd - 6th October with Jeremy Leigh
In this Jewish Journey we travel to the heart of the Italian Renaissance, to two cities whose great and good helped define that great revolution of ideas and culture in the late Middle Ages. Here we find stories of Jews for whom the porous cultural borders of the surrounding society provided a rich opportunity for innovation and change – in art, philosophy, medicine and music. Though their numbers were small, the Renaissance Jews of this period were influential precursors to later times when curiosity, innovation and change defined the spirit of the age.
Set against the backdrop of the fine Italian palaces, libraries and squares, as well as in the smaller backstreets of former Jewish areas and ornate synagogues, we look for reflections of ourselves as Renaissance Jews.
Price will be £530 for double occupancy with a single supplement of £180. The price excludes flights and is based on a minimum of 30 participants. We reserve the right to add a surcharge if there is a significant devaluation of the pound against the destination currency. A non-refundable deposit of £75 per person is payable with your booking form. Final payment will be required by 18 July 2013. To book please contact Debbi Arnold or Kirsty Pegg at Colletts Travel on 020 8202 2233 or download a booking form.
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