The People of the Book in the Land of the Book

On this special mission curated by the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, lovers of Jewish books and Jewish libraries will discover the phenomenal richness of Jewish books and documents, as they preserve and enhance Jewish culture. Both heart and mind will be engaged, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Join Prof. David Kraemer, Librarian of JTS and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, and Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services at The Library, for an unprecedented tour of Jewish books and Jewish libraries, in the land where it all began.


This trip is scheduled to coincide with an international conference of Jewish Libraries and collections convened by the National Library of Israel, this trip will make possible a series of unparalleled opportunities:

  • A unique tour of rare items in the collections of the National Library of Israel, including manuscripts, rare printed books, maps, and more
  • A reception with senior staff of the National Library, along with curators of major Judaica ollections from around the world
  • A specially guided tour of the Shrine of the Book (home of the Dead Sea Scrolls), with historical insight offered by Prof. Kraemer and local experts
  • A visit to Qumran, the site of the discovery of the oldest known Jewish library
  • A visit to Chaim Nachman Bialik’s personal library, preserved at his home in Tel Aviv
  • A tour of the Schocken Library, JTS’s historically significant and architecturally distinguished Jerusalem library, with the opportunity to view its unique treasures
  • A guided tour of the Yad Vashem archives and its digitization lab
  • Visits to exceptional galleries of contemporary Israeli art in Tel Aviv
  • Visits to private collections of rare Judaica, including those of William Gross, one of the most significant collectors in Israel

The InnovatioNation Difference

  • High level itineraries
  • First-class accommodations
  • Professional logistical services
  • Tour educator from your field
  • Highest safety and security standards


7 days


Jewish books and libraries


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