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Lithuania & Poland Join YIVO for an enlightening journey to Lithuania and Poland. Examine the life that was lived as you reconnect with your own heritage. Discover the remarkable treasures of old Warsaw, Kraków, Vilnius, and the magical Białowieża Forest. Literary Tour of Jewish Galicia Due to popular demand and the success of the 2018 tour, YIVO will host its second Literary Tour of Jewish Galicia, where we will read the works of writers such as Peretz, Bruno Schulz, Agnon, Celan, Babel, and many others in the places that they were written, and travel through the historic landscape that shaped them. St. Petersburg – Moscow – Prague YIVO is proud to announce a study tour to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Prague. This tour will explore the history of Russian and Soviet Jewry, as well as visit some of the major attractions of these two Russian capitals. The tour will conclude in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe.
Experience a unique and incredible journey through Poland spanning 1000 years of Polish Jewish history and culminating with the reawakening of Jewish life in Poland today. Prior to WWII, Poland was home to the largest and most vibrant Jewish community in Europe. It was referred to as the epicenter of Jewish learning and culture for hundreds of years. More than sixty years after the Holocaust, Poland is once again home to a Jewish community proud of its heritage and culture. Join us as we explore the past, encounter the present and look ahead to the future!