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The Ultimate Heritage Tour to Lithuania & Poland

Dates:

12-19 September 2024

Price:

3200 Euro per person

Shabbat in Vilna, meet the local community, and enjoy a walking tour of the old city where the Gaon of Vilna lived. Discover the beautiful city of Kaunas (Kovna).
A short flight on Sunday morning to Warsaw, visit the famous city of Lublin and then Crakow where Jewish Klezmer music is played at concerts still to this day in this ancient city with deep Jewish roots.

Explore the roots of Zionism, the Enlightenment and Chassidism, and marvel at the enormous contribution which Jews have made to Europe and the world and perspectives on the Holocaust.
Come walk with pride in the footsteps of our forefathers and give honor to those on whose shoulders we are carried to this day!

With Kosher Travelers it's not just a vacation - it's a lifelong experience

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

Enrich… We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.

Connect… Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!

Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour!

Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.

An Unforgettable Safari designed for you!

This Safari tour is available in a 7-night / 8-day package. This is not a group tour, and therefore you can conveniently reserve a private tour at a time that is ideal for you and your family/small group. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 travelers to guarantee departure. 

Tours will start on a Monday at Kilimanjaro International Airport and end the following Monday at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Pesach 2023 Kosher Travelers at the Nof Ginosar

Nof Ginosar hotel, is set on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Kineret with stunning views of the magnificent Golan Heights. The Hotel offers features spacious green landscapes, which create a picturesque backdrop to the nearby seashore and private beach. The varied activities, recreational options for all ages, and the attentive Kosher Travelers hospitality promise you the serene and joyful Chag you’re looking for.

On a Kosher Travelers Pesach Program, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment. We’re passionate about hosting and creating the perfect Chag experience. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our Pesach guests, and delight in the many lifelong friendships that have been formed on our programs.

Delight in an inspirational and fun Pesach that’s perfect for the whole family, right on the shores of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) at the Nof Ginosar Hotel. Discover the inviting atmosphere of this bright resort nestled in a charming kibbutz. Boasting a private beach steps away from the guest rooms, choose your type of fun in the sun: a boat ride, lounging by the pool with its spectacular views of the Golan Heights, or cooling off with a dip in the lake. Indulge in the hotel’s delicious cuisine, and explore nearby picturesque villages. On Chol Hamoed you can visit the mystical cities of Tzfat and Tiberias, Mt. Meiron, Aqua Kef, Hamat Gader hot springs, numerous archeological sites, and more- all just a short drive away!

Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Program!

Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.

Join us for an unforgettable stay at Dubai’s luxurious 5-star Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The hotel is located in the heart of Dubai, giving you easy access to numerous famous sites. Indulge in fine kosher delicacies, along with traditional Jewish cuisine, prepared by our in-house, gourmet chef. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and dinner in the hotel dining room, and refreshments throughout the day in the lounge.

With Kosher Travelers it's not just a vacation - it's a lifelong experience

Day 1 Thursday- Vilnius

Arrival in Vilnius. Meet at airport, assistance, and transfer to the hotel.

Walking along the main street of Vilnius – Gediminas Avenue. A walk through Vilnius Old City and enjoy a fascinating panoramic view of the city. Stroll through the Vilnius University campus and visit the library built in the 16th Century. Visit the Jewish State Museum and view the exhibitions. Visit the Ponar Memorial in the Ponar forest near Vilnius where the Nazis and their collaborators murdered over 100.000 people, most of whom were Jews. Welcome dinner in Vilnius.

Fri. Day 2. Vilnius – Zhezhmariai – Trakai – Kaunas 

Kaunas (Kovna), the interim capital of pre-war Lithuania, including a visit to charming Old city Town Hall square; Tour of Slobodka – a former Jewish suburb of Kaunas and the site of the Kovno Ghetto during WWII. A visit to the Old Jewish cemetery. See the building of the famous Slobodka Yeshiva founded by Rabbi Natan Zvi Finkel. We will discuss the Lithuanian Musar movement (emphasis on character refinement) founded by of Rav Israel Salanter: The influence of the Slobodka Yeshiva, and the famous Rav Itzhak Elchanan Spector. A visit to  the Kovno Synagogue and the Children’s Memorial in its courtyard. A visit to the Consulate of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Consul in Kovna in 1940, who issued six thousand life-saving visas for the Jewish refugees from Poland. Drive to Vilnius. En route, a stop at Zezmariai (Zhezhmer), where a remarkable Jewish community settled before the war. A large wooden Synagogue has been restored there. A tour of Trakai, the ancient Lithuanian capital, famous for the lakes and sights of the area. See a 14th century insular castle with a museum of Lithuanian history and the mode of life of different estates and ethnic groups. Karaite museum and the story of this small ethnic group, who came from the Crimea about 600 years ago.

Shabbat Day 3. Vilnius

Visit the only functioning Vilna Synagogue. Visit to the location of the Ramailes Yeshiva in Vilna. Walking in the old Jewish quarter: narrow streets and courtyards of the middle-age Ghetto; the Great Vilna Synagogue and the shulhoyf; Vilna – the city made famous by the Vilna Gaon – the genius Jewish scholar; Vilna – the center of the struggle between Mitnagdim and Hasidim; the famous Jewish sculptor Mordekhai Antokolski; the territory of the Large Ghetto; the courtyard of the Judenrat; the battle of the Ghetto prisoners against the Nazis.

Sun. Day 4. Vilnius – Warsaw – Lublin

Morning flight to Warsaw.

Drive to Lublin – one of the most important Polish cities and was the capital of Jewish Poland for 200 years, and a Hassidic centre in the 19th century. Visit the illustrious Yeshiva where great Jewish scholars studied. A visit to the site of one of the harshest concentration camps in the Holocaust – Majdanek.

Mon. Day 5. Lublin – Tarnow – Krakow 

Morning drive to Krakow with a stop in Tarnow.

Tour of Old Krakow along the route used by Polish Kings to cross the city on special events. A visit to the “Rynek Glowny” – the Central Market with its famous 14th Century Polish Gothic architecture. Along one of the side narrow streets to see the Jagiellonian University founded in 1364 by King Casimir III the Great, one of the oldest universities in Europe. A visit to the famous Ramo Synagogue as well as the old Jewish cemetery which has graves from 15th Century.

A visit to the Old Synagogue, built just next to the old Kazimierz city walls. The High Synagogue and the study house next to it. The new market square and Esther Street. The Temple Synagogue and Jewish Community Centre of Krakow.

Tue. Day 6. Krakow – Auschwitz – Warsaw 

Morning drive to Auschwitz (Oswiecim). Visit the Auschwitz concentration camp museum, which became a symbol of the Holocaust and Genocide due to its geographical location and the scale of the tragedy which took place there. Continue to Birkenau extermination camp, which was built as extension of the Auschwitz camp. The tour ends at the memorial built next to the ruins of crematoria.

Wed. Day 7. Warsaw – departure

Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki) located in the very new center of Warsaw. Janucz Korczak Monument, Nożyk Synagogue – the only active Synagogue in Warsaw, the Jewish Shalom theatre, a visit to the few original dwelling houses on Prozna street – remnants of lost Warsaw, a visit to the remnant of the original Warsaw Ghetto Wall, the new Jewish Cemetery – an open book of Polish Jewish history, Mordechai Anielewicz Street (he led the uprising), the Umschlagplatz Memorial- the former train station from which 300 000 Jews were deported to Treblinka and other Nazi death camps, Ghetto Heroes Road – a walk along two streets marked by stones with names of Jewish resistance leaders, Mila 18 Street, and Ghetto Heroes Square with a modern museum of Jewish history. If time permits visit Lazienki park and Belveder Palace with Chopin Monument and Presidential residence.

Drive along the Royal Route; restored after total destruction during WWII. A visit to the “Stare Miasto” (Old Town) including Royal Castle, Statue of Sigismund Vasa the Third, Old Town market Square with a statue of “Sirenka” a symbol of Warsaw, panoramic view of Vistula river and the new city, and the Little Insurgent Monument next to Warsaw Barbacan and the memorial of Warsaw Uprising.

Thu. Day 8. Warsaw – departure – flight home.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the airport

  • The tour package price includes:*       Hotel Accommodation for 7 nights 4.5 Star*       A/C coach*       Leading local guides*       Kosher Full Board package*       E-fees to the museums and visiting places*       Kaunas IX Fort*       Zhezhmariai synagogue*       Vilna Jewish state museum*       Warsaw Zamek Krolewski*       Polin Jewish Museum*       Nozhik Synagogue

    *       Jewish Cemetery in Krakow

    *       “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre Brama

    *       Wawel Cathedral

    *       Tempel Synagogue

    *       Rema Synagogue

    *       Schindler Museum

  •        *          AUSHWITZ – Regular ticket with audio guide

What’s not included?

  • $500 Single Supplement
  • International flights 
  • Travel insurance – comprehensive travel & health insurance is compulsory.
  • Tips for local guides and service providers, $10 per person/per day. 
  • Entry visa if required.

Kosher Travelers is committed to providing all meals of the highest quality and under strict kosher supervision. We choose the hotels based on the hotel’s willingness and ability to accommodate our kashrut needs and/or the proximity to kosher restaurants if available.

In countries where such supervision is not available, we have a cook/mashgiach travel with us to supervise kashrut and prepare our meals.

HUGH RAICHLIN – TOUR GUIDE & SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE

Hugh was born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English Literature and Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, followed by a Bachelor of Laws. Hugh served for two years in the South African Air Force as a Law Officer and was awarded the Gold Certificate of Merit by the Officer Commanding Air Force Headquarters for outstanding services rendered as a National Serviceman. He attained the rank of Full Lieutenant.

Hugh has been a practicing attorney since 1986. He has a general practice with particular expertise in commercial litigation and family law. Hugh is a former Gauteng Chairman of the IUA-UCF, former Chairman of Keter Torah Congregation Sydenham Johannesburg, and a current Trustee of the Rambam Charitable Trust which has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hugh has conducted services on the High Holy Days at the Pine Street Synagogue, Sunny Road Synagogue and Northcliff Synagogue for almost 30 years, and presently teaches Jewish Law, philosophy, and ethics on a weekly basis.

Hugh has become well known for his published articles, series on South African television (YouTube), radio, and very popular audio-visual presentations on Jewish communities across the globe. For the past 28 years, Hugh has lectured across South Africa and internationally, on the Jews of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Rhodes, India, Italy, Argentina, China, Japan, and Morocco. Hugh is a Scholar in Residence for Kosher Travelers Jewish Heritage Tours and has led tours to India, Morocco, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Belarus, Budapest, Bratislava, Germany and Vienna.

    • Comprehensive Travel Insurance covering trip cancellation, medical emergencies and luggage is mandatory at the time of reservation.
    • Israeli Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance. Contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp.
    • USA & Canadian Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends www.traveldefend.com Ph Josh: 18005782871 info@traveldefend.com
    • Arrangements and cost of International flights are not included.
    • We recommend the Travel & Flight Consultant PJ Sahor  pj@tagtravel.co.il
  • KOSHER TRAVELERS CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUNDS POLICY:If guest cancels their reservation the following cancellation fees apply:
    • 90 days prior a full refund is payable less $100 admin. per room
    • 45-90 days prior a full refund is payable less $500 per room
    • Within 45 days there is no refund.
    • If government-imposed lockdown of hotel or airport full refund less $100 admin. per person

The common denominator of our clients is Shomer Shabbat and kashrut. There are no religious level criteria to join our tours, cruises or hotel programs and we won’t ask you any questions about your religious observance.

We attract a diverse group of Jewish, English-speaking guests from across the globe, and encourage an accepting atmosphere among our group members.

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

Enrich… We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.

Connect… Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!

Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour to Fascinating Japan!

Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.

Local Attractions & Touring

Recreation options for the entire family! Including outdoor sports facilities, a game room, a fully-equipped playroom, and a full entertainment program!

Delicious, Culinary, Gourmet Dining

Delight your palate with delicious, healthy meals in the dining room and afternoon refreshments.

Kids Day Camp & Activities

Dedicated day camp counselors and fun activities will keep your children entertained and happy all Pesach long!

Family Entertainment & Programming

Scholars in Residence & Guest Speakers

5* Hotel Grounds & Facilities

Israel's Ultimate Israel Food & Wine Tour

The Ultimate Israel Food & Wine Tour

The tour is perfect for couples, Singles fathers/sons, and good friends willing to share on a twin basis. The entire tour will be in English

Israel's top Kosher culinary

We have planned an exciting, tantalizing, and uplifting program that will surpass your gastronomic expectations and introduce you to some of Israel’s finest wines.

Israel's Best Wineries

We are looking forward to hosting you on these series of Ultimate Israel Food & Wine Tour. We’re thrilled that you will be joining us! Together with our resident wine expert and strategic affairs guide, David M. Weinberg, we will be with you every step of the way

The Ultimate Scottish Whisky Tour

Bond over Beer

The tour is perfect for couples, fathers/sons, and good mates willing to share on a twin basis.

Epic Landscapes

Soak in Scotland's majestic scenery, ancient castles, and incredible vistas.

Authentically Scottish

Experience a grand whisky tour that only Scotland can offer-with all your kosher meals provided.

Experience The Best of Iceland

Delicious Kosher Food

Experience Iceland to the max without having to worry about your next meal. Our own mashgiach/cook will prepare fresh Kosher meals for us!

A Complete Sensory Experience

Be blown away by the breathtaking glaciers, natural wonders, and sci-fi movie-worthy vistas.

Unbeatable Hikes

Love a good hike? A leisurely stroll in nature? This tour is for you! Experience nature's wonders up close.

The area is full of Winter Fun for all ages! Some attractions include:

Skiing and ski lift rides

Indoor and outdoor ice skating

Snow trekking, sledding and Alpine coasters

Ice hockey matches and shows

Paragliding and helicopter rides

Ice climbs on frozen waterfalls for beginners or experts.

The area is full of Summer fun for all ages! Some attractions include:

GARDALAND AND SIRMIONE

The largest park in Italy awaits you for a day of unbridled fun. Combine a visit to beautiful Sirmione, a romantic and very characteristic resort on the shores of Lake Garda.

CALDARO ADVENTURE PARK

An adventure park on the edge of the Castelvecchio forest, with trails for children and adults, ropes and bridges, up to 60 meters high, for exciting adventures at all ages.

LATEMAR ALPINE COASTER

Dunes, stunning parabolic curves, and full-speed rides on 2-seater slides. An exciting track in contact with nature and the forests of this area.

RAFTING ON AVISIO RIVER

Just 45 minutes from our hotel, you will have the opportunity to practice this adventurous sport safely on Avisio River, along Val di Fiemme. Kayaking, canyoning and tubing are also possible.

PERA DI FASSA

Located just 10 minutes from our hotel, Val San Nicolò is famous for attracting hikers and offering suitable attractions for children and adults, with varying degrees of difficulty.

PANORAMAPASS

This card allows you to use all cableways and chair-lifts in Val di Fassa: from Marmolada to Pordoi, Sella, Sassolungo, Catinaccio, Costabella, Lusia and Monzoni.

The area is full of Summer fun for all ages! Some attractions include:

Pricing

Lower Deck

Double cabin with window In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Area – 14 sq.m.
Pricing
$3300 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Mid Deck

Double cabin with french balcony In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Location – upper deck Area – 14 sq.m.
Pricing
$4,000 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Upper Deck

Double cabin with french balcony In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Location – upper deck Area – 14 sq.m.
Pricing
$4,300 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Suite Upper Deck

In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe, bathrobe and slippers. Location – upper deck. Area – 17 sq.m.
Pricing
$5,500 incl Taxes & Port Charges

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Inside Stateroom

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.
Pricing
$4350 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Ocean View Window Stateroom

Ocean View Window Staterooms are a very comfortable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable
Pricing
$5100 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Balcony Premium Stateroom

Balcony Premium Staterooms are the luxury way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish with a sea view facing Balcony
Pricing
$5750 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Suite Balcony Stateroom

Suite Balcony Staterooms are the most luxury way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish, have the extra space with a sea view facing Balcony
Pricing
$7,000 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Pricing

Lower Deck:

Double cabin with window In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Area – 16 sq.m.
Pricing
$3300 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Mid Deck

Double cabin with french balcony In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Location – upper deck Area – 16 sq.m.
Pricing
$4250 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Upper Deck

Double cabin with french balcony In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe. Location – upper deck Area – 16 sq.m.
Pricing
$4550 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Suite Upper Deck

In the cabin – double bed, bathroom with toiletries, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, wardrobe, bathrobe and slippers. Location – upper deck. Sitting lounge area Area – 24 sq.m.
Pricing
$5450 incl Taxes & Port Charges

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Interior Premium

Inside Premium are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.
Pricing
$5,000 incl Taxes & Port Charges

Ocean View Premium

Exterior Premium Cabins are an affordable way to cruise with an ocean view. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.
Pricing
$6,000 Incl Taxes & Port Charges

Balcony Premium

Unobstructed Balcony Premium cabins are comfortable cabins with an host of amenities including a private unobstructed balcony looking out over the sea to make your cruise simply unforgettable.
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$6,650 Incl Taxes & Port Charges

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Inside Stateroom

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price. Cabin Inside Stateroom
Pricing
$3,200

Balcony Cabin

Pricing
$4200

Suite Cabin

Suite Cabin comes with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed.
Pricing
$4,900

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Inside Stateroom

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price. Cabin Inside Stateroom
Pricing
$3,200

Balcony Cabin

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$4200

Suite Cabin

Suite Cabin comes with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed.
Pricing
$4,900

Experience The Best of Japan

Experience the Future & the Past

Only in Japan, you’ll find ancient customs and craftsmanship woven together with cutting-edge modern technology.

A Complete Sensory Experience

Be blown away by the breathtaking vistas, natural wonders, and sci-fi movie-worthy cityscapes.

Experience the Future & the Past

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Join us at the Nof Ginosar!

Excellent Facilities

On-site recreational options for all ages, relaxing outdoor sitting areas, and sports courts.

Many Local Attractions

A huge variety of adventurous Chol Hamoed day trip options close by!

Gourmet Dining

Delight your palate with delicious, healthy meals in the dining room, and afternoon refreshments.

Join Us in Cuba's Exhilarating Capital

Fascinating History

Hear Havana’s dramatic history and captivating story from our knowledgable tour guides.

Scrumptious Cuban Cuisine

Indulge in authentic Kosher Cuban cocktails and delicious cuisine prepared on-site!

A Vacation Like No Other

Let Havana's undeniable energy take you over and revel in the change of pace and artistic flair of this intoxicating country.

Pricing

Interior stateroom

Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. Ideal for anyone looking for Cabins that are stylish and comfortable at a good price.
Pricing
$5,875 Incl Taxes & Port Charges

Oceanview Premium Stateroom

Ocean view Premium Staterooms are cabins with large windows to admire the view or simply to enjoy the first rays of morning sunlight.
Pricing
$6,000 Incl Taxes & Port Charges

Balcony Stateroom

Balcony Premium staterooms are comfortable cabins with an host of amenities including a private balcony looking out over the sea to make your cruise simply unforgettable.
Pricing
$7,250 Incl Taxes & Port Charges

The Ultimate Expedition/Retreat to Hawaii

Striking Landscapes

Jet off to Brazil & Argentina and discover fascinating history, dramatic scenery, panoramic cities, Jewish communities, stunning sunsets, and much more…

David M. Weinberg

Mr. Weinberg is an inspirational educator who combines strategic and political insight with learned Jewish perspectives. He is a diplomatic, defense, political, and Jewish world columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers, a prominent lecturer on public affairs, and an accredited expert on Israeli and kosher wines.

He studied international relations and history at the University of Toronto and Bar-Ilan University; Jewish law and thought at Yeshivat Hakotel under Rabbi Chaim Yeshayahu Hadari, and at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein; and oenology at the London-based International Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the world’s leading institute for qualifying sommeliers.

Since moving to Israel in 1990, he has served in several public positions. Among other, he was senior advisor to then-Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky and founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. He is married to Bonnie with six children and five grandchildren. His op-ed columns over the past 25 years are archived at davidmweinberg.com

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