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11.4.16 Issue

Nate Shapiro, Director of Development, JFO

One of the goals of the Jewish Federation of Omaha is to provide our community with unique ways to experience Jewish life around the globe. With that goal in mind, JFO and the Partnership2Gether(P2G) consortium will offer a unique P2G Jewish Journey to Poland, Bratislava and Budapest with optional extensions to Berlin or Israel.  This one-of-a-kind trip is for anyone interested in traveling to Eastern Europe in comfort while learning about its history through a Jewish lens.

The trip will take place from May 8-16, 2017 (with optional extensions May 16-19) and will include visits to the Warsaw ghetto and Memorial, the Museum of History of Polish Jews, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Bratislava Museum of Jewish Culture, and a variety of Budapest city sites, including the Castle District.

The optional extension to Berlin, Germany includes visits to Checkpoint Charlie, the House of the Wannsee Konferenz, a tour of Jewish Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall.

The optional extension to the Western Galilee of Israel (our partner region) includes a tour of Command Centers as well as an Israel/Lebanon Border Tour, Malka Beer Tasting, Galilee Medical Center Tour and Briefing and dinners with Israeli Friends.

The land-only cost for Poland, Bratislava and Budapest is $2,950 per person double occupancy ($550 single supplement). This price includes a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach for all touring and sightseeing, English speaking tour guides and guided tours, meals, entrance fees, a boat tour on the Danube and hotel accommodations. Tips and individual transfers are not included (other than with group arrival and departure). This trip price is based on a minimum of 28 participants. We encourage all trip participants to buy trip insurance.

The Berlin extension price is $1,498 per person for double occupancy ($250 Single supplement) and is based on a minimum of eight participants, while the Western Galilee (Israel) land-only extension is $500 per person for double occupancy ($160 single supplement).

For more information contact Zoe Riekes at and/or Jan Goldstein at Sign up by Jan. 6, 2017; a $1000 Deposit to the Jewish Federation of Omaha is required. Cancellation fees apply after Jan. 15; the final payment is required by March 10.

PARTNERSHIP2GETHER is a program of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America, promoting people-to-people relationships through cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs. This Partnership is between the 14 communities of the Central Area Consortium, Budapest, Hungary and Israel’s Western Galilee.

Our Partnership2GETHER Communities, Buffalo, NY; Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana and South Bend, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas and Budapest are linked with Akko and Matte Asher in the Western Galilee.