Jewish Heritage

Jewish Tourism Highlight: Sahar Hassamain Synagogue

What’s truly unique about Jewish tourism is the common thread of faith that colors each destination. Judaism, although prevalent in many cultures, has not always been an accepted faith in many global settings. Take, for example, the Jewish presence in Portugal. Its oldest synagogue dates back to 1836, but unfortunately, it hadn’t been utilized for …

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Jewish Explorations Launches 2016 Study Tours

Discover Jewish Civilization Around the Globe JEWISH EXPLORATIONS is now offering an array of exciting educational travel programs in collaboration with us, the Gil Travel Group headquartered in Philadelphia.  As a leader in Jewish travel to Israel and worldwide, we’re excited to work on these Scholar-Led Jewish Study Tours. Our first tour will depart in March 2016. Keep reading for more …

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Introducing New Jewish Tours with Scholars

We at Gil Travel Group are very proud and excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with Adult Jewish Learning Programs in Princeton, NJ to offer the Jewishly-engaged sophisticated traveler a new option in worldwide education travel. JEWISH EXPLORATIONS features the very best in adult Jewish learning and high-quality travel arrangements to create truly unique and …

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2015 Maccabi Games Berlin: Keeping in Touch with Jewish Roots

A desire, a dream, a vision: those who have been in competitive sports can tell you what champions are made of. So there couldn’t be a better way than The Maccabi Games to allow athletes to attain this. It is also an opportunity to connect with each other, and their Jewish identity. These Games give …

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A Taste of Israel: MachneYuda and Chef Assaf Granit

The featured image above is just a glimpse of the mouthwatering items offered by the iconic MachneYuda restaurant in Jerusalem.  At MachneYuda, Chef Assaf Granit has taken the restaurant scene in Jerusalem to another level. Assaf Granit was born and raised in Jerusalem and is notable for being the winner of Israel’s Iron Chef. Internationally …

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Berlin to Host the 2015 European Maccabi Games

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! The chant notoriously attributed to the leading sporting event in world history, The Olympic Games, will be shouted by U.S. fans for a different sporting event this upcoming July: The 2015 European Maccabi Games. For those unfamiliar with the Maccabi Games, this international sporting exhibition is the 3rd largest in the world, …

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The Benefits of Celebrating your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel

The splendor and vibrancy of Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations in North America are a wonderful testament to the prosperity of the Jewish community. But there is an entirely different joy to be had in celebrating a young man or woman’s coming of age in the Jewish homeland – in Israel itself. Our Bar and Bat …

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