A Russian Jewish Journey June 17-25, 2019 + Extension to Ukraine June 25-30, 2019

A Russian Jewish Journey

A unique historical and personal journey to Moscow and St. Petersburg. In addition to visiting Russia’s famous national and historical sites, including the Kremlin, Red Square, the Hermitage, the Peterhoff Summer Palace and Catherine’s Palace, the trip will delve into Russian Jewish life today and during the recent Soviet period. We’ll visit synagogues, newly established Jewish community centers and world-class museums, plus meet with figures from the Jewish past and present of Soviet and post-Soviet Jewry.

Scholar and Senior Educator, Rabbi Jonathan Porath has visited Russia and the Former Soviet Union over 180 times since his first visit in 1965, leading trips and serving on the Senior Staff of the Joint Distribution Committee’s Russian Department.

Trip Highlights

      • Tour Moscow and St. Petersburg and environs
      • Visit classical Russian landmarks including the Kremlin and Red Square, the Tretyakov Gallery, Izmailova Flea Market, the Moscow Metro, Arbat Shopping District, the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Catherine’s Palace, Peterhoff (by hydrofoil) and more…
      • Explore Russian Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life, with meetings with Jewish leaders and activist
      • In Moscow visit the JCC, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Kosher supermarket, Grand Choral Synagogue, Poklonaya Gora Memorial Synagogue and Holocaust Center, Moscow Hillel
      • In St. Petersburg visit the Grand Choral Synagogue, State Ethnographic Museum Jewish Collection, YESOD JCC, Sha’arei Shalom Progressive Synagogue, Pushkin Holocaust Memorial
      • Visit off-the-beaten-path sites most tourists don’t get to see like Stalin’s Bunker, Graveyard of Soviet Fallen Monuments, the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, the Museum of Political History
      • Cruise on the Neva River during the White Nights Festival
      • Deluxe hotels
      • 13 catered Kosher meals (lunches and dinners)
      • Sabbath Observant
      • All this and more…

The InnovatioNation Difference

      • High level itineraries
      • Luxury accommodations
      • Professional logistical services
      • Experienced Tour Educator/Scholar in Residence
      • Highest safety and security standards

For more information please contact:

Steve Zerobnick steven@keshetisrael.co.il


9 Days + 6 day extension


Russian Jewish History




June 17 - 25, 2019 Extension June 25 - 30, 2019


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