Destinations


Israel


There is no better place to engage in the story of the Jewish people than in their eternal home; Israel. JRoots can tailor a trip to Israel to meet your needs, whether for a school or synagogue group, family simcha or Bar/Bat Mitzva trip. Coming to Israel with JRoots will be a chance to see Israel through different eyes whether it’s your first time or you are a regular visitor.

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Poland


Poland was home to Jews for almost a thousand years and produced some of the greatest Jewish scholars, philosophers, scientists and artists. On the eve of World War Two over three and a half million Jews lived in Poland. A JRoots journey to Poland deals with a thousand years of life as well as the tragic end of one of the world’s greatest Jewish communities.

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Morocco


Jewish presence in Morocco dates back to the First Century with Jews arriving in the wake of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans. A JRoots journey to Morocco tells the story of Sephardi Jews and the rich and beautiful home they built in the midst of the Muslim world. Whilst there are over one million Morrocan Jews living in Israel today we will have the chance to meet and hear from those who make up the current Jewish community of Morocco.

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Prague


From the sixteenth century onwards, Prague became one of the most important Jewish centres in the world. Known for its beautifully preserved Synagogues and cemeteries as well as great Jewish leaders such as the Maharal and Noda B’Yehuda, the Jewish story in Prague is waiting to be explored. A JRoots journey to Prague will bring these places to life.

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Budapest


A visit to Budapest with JRoots will uncover many hidden signs of the rich Jewish life that existed before the Holocaust. The old Jewish quarter still contains Europe’s largest Synagogue, the Dohany Street Synagogue. We will explore together the unique story of Budapest’s Jews during the Holocaust and will visit the famous Memorial of the Shoes on the side of the River Danube. We will also follow the story of bravery by those who risked their lives to save Jews, in particular, the story of Raoul Wallenberg. A JRoots journey to Budapest will bring to life the story of Hungarian Jewry and give a chance to be inspired by those who lived there.

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Vienna


Prior to World War Two Vienna had a rich Jewish life and was considered to be one of the Jewish cultural capitals of Europe. The home of Mozart. Freud and Wittgenstein boasted a Jewish community of 140,000 Jews before the war and was also the home to Martin Buber and Theodor Herzl.

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Frankfurt


Frankfurt has a rich Jewish history dating back to the twelfth century and is an exciting base to explore the centre of Jewish medieval life - the towns of Speyer, Worms and Mainz. This is a chance to walk in the footsteps of the giants of Jewish scholarship including Rashi and Rabbeinu Gershom. Frankfurt also boasts a place on the modern Jewish map with the story of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and the way that Judaism coped with changing realities in the world.

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Lithuania


A journey to Lithuania with JRoots opens a window into the beating heart of Jewish life and scholarship which existed from the Eighth Century onwards. Lithuania became a symbol of studious Judaism and together with your JRoots educator you will get a sense of the community and beauty of Lithuania’s Jews before taking time to mourn and commemorate the tragic destruction.

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