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    BBYO Passport: Ultimate Central Europe Israel

    BBYO Passport: Ultimate Central Europe Israel


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Poland, Austria
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Faith-Based
    • Sub-Categories: History, Jewish, Youth Outreach
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Get ready to trace the winding story of Europe from its origins through the history of the 20th Century. As a Jewish teen experience, you'll get an unparalleled look into Europe's historical Jewish population—their origins, triumphs, and sorrows—and spend time connecting with the enduring communities of today. Then, we’ll travel on to Israel for a true full-circle journey of redemption and renewal in the Jewish homeland.

    Travel to the heart of Europe on a rewarding journey that explores Jewish history, classic world heritage sites, and the beauty of European nature. Then, go on to discover Israel’s many treasures on a transformative journey with a focus on historical exploration, exhilarating adventures in nature, and cultural connections. This experience gives you the unique opportunity to connect both our Central Europe Discovery and Israel Journey programs. Be wowed by spectacular castles, wander through ancient market squares, and take in the high culture of European art and music. The region is particularly well-known for its natural beauty and, along the way, we find plenty of time for outdoor adventure and relaxation as we explore the mountains, canyons, and historic rivers of Bavaria and Bohemia. As a Jewish experience, we will also celebrate the historic achievements and contributions of the region’s Jewish communities, including an especially memorable Shabbat with Prague’s thriving Jewish community of today. We will re-trace the rise of Nazi-inspired anti-Semitism, learn about the legacy of forced labor, and bear witness to the ultimate horrors at Dachau and Auschwitz Concentration Camps. After that, we’ll travel to Israel where we’ll explore from the far north in the Galilee to the deep south at the Red Sea as we visit ancient Jerusalem, modern Tel Aviv, the lush Golan Heights, the vast Negev Desert, the unsinkable Dead Sea, and the stark mountaintop fortress of Masada. Along the way, you’ll take part in an authentic archaeological dig, sample the world’s very best falafel, spend a night sleeping under the desert stars, and experience the innovative energy of the Jewish Homeland first-hand.