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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

Blue Ridge Mountain Folklore, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, and Raoul Wallenberg

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Program #20904RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Aug 25 — Aug 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.

Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 25 - Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Juna...
Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Junaluggers who will assist with your luggage and help you find your rooms.

Afternoon: Following Registration, experience a presentation of the "History of Lake Junaluska"

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Evening: Orientation and Reception

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.

Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 26 - Morning and afternoon courses with evening entert...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: Names, epithets and titles of God in Judaism. The concept of God in the Jewish Bible and in post-biblical literature. Radical monotheism. The shema. Rejection of systematization of theology in Judaism. The rabbinic idea of machloket. Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith." Torah and God: the relationship according to Tj Hag. 1:17 Lecture Two: Explore the heroic life of Raoul Wallenberg in saving the Jews of Budapest, plus the 27 year effort of Human Rights Attorney Morris Wolff to rescue Wallenberg from the Soviet gulag, where he was held incommunicado after his kidnapping by the Russians from Hungary at the end of WWII.

Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room

Afternoon: Lecture: "Blow the Tannery Whistle"...a story about growing up in Sylva where the whistle at the local tannery regulated not only the work shifts, but the daily lives of the people living there. The story covers 60 years and stresses the role that the whistle had in the lives of my family.

Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room

Evening: Evening entertainment

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.

Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 27 - Morning and afternoon courses. Evening entertain...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Christian concept of God. Virgin birth, incarnation, Kenosis theory in Letter to the Philippians. A concept of incarnation in Judaism (Ez.2:8-10). The terms Christ and Messiah. The Christological titles in the New Testament: their previous Jewish meaning and their transformation. The concept of Trinity within monotheism (St. Augustine). Heresies. The Nicaean Creed and its fallout for the Jews. Lecture Two: Continue course studying with Morris Wolff about Raoul Wallenberg and International Law.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Lecture: Mason Jars in the Flood. This class will focus on Carden's book and the episodes that give an insight into Appalachian culture and tradition. In addition, there will be discussion on 3 of Carden's plays: "The Raindrop Waltz", "Prince of Dark Corners", and "Birdell". Then, enjoy some free time before dinner walking around the Lake, enjoying the view from the hotel decks relaxing in the rocking chairs, or visiting nearby communities.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Enjoy entertainment from local artists. Our hospitality room is always open with games, puzzles, snacks and conversation!

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.

Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 28 - Morning and evening courses with the afternoon fr...
Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Great Commission. Resurrection. The forty days. Ascension. Pentecost (shavu'ot). Early Judeo-Christian. Church. Stephen's death. Saul on the Road to Damascus. Paul's modification of Judaism for the Gentiles and his motivation. Circumcision, kashrut, holy calendar. Jewish and Hellenistic theological justification for Paul's missionizing of gentiles. Plato's Parable of the Cave. The philosophical notions of "signifier" and "signified." Romans 9-11.Was Paul a Jewish traitor or Jewish dreamer? Paul's teleology in I Corinthians 15:24. Lecture Two: Course on Wallenberg and International Law.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Storytelling and lecture will stress stereotypes in Appalachia and theories in such books as "Night Comes to the Cumberlands" (Harry Caudell) and "Yesterday's People" (Jack Weller).

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.

Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 29 - Morning and afternoon courses with evening entert...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: What is a symbol? Circumcision in Judaism and its purpose. What is a sacrament in the Church? The seven sacraments. Jewish antecedents to Christian baptism: proselyte baptism, Essene ablutions, and John the Baptist's baptism. Jewish and Christian notions of sin compared. The didache and the mechanics of Christian baptism. Lecture Two: Continue with previous course on Wallenberg.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Lecture: The Tall Tale. This is a collection of Appalachia tall tales which are a common feature in Carden's program, The Liars Bench. They will include "The Coldest Day" and series of snake tales, including hoop snakes, milk snakes and whip snakes.

Dinner: Banquet is served in hotel dining room with plated salad and dessert, buffet line for entree, reserved seating.

Evening: Entertainment

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 30 - Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Exodus, the Jewish Passover and their meaning. Kiddush. The Eucharist (Holy Communion, Last Supper, Lord's Supper). The ongoing need for this sacrament. Christ's words of institution of the Last Supper and possible meanings. Lecture two: Final course with Morris Wolff on Wallenberg and International Law.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
General OverviewOn the grounds: Fitness Center(minimal fee) Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail);swimming; paddle boats and canoes (in season); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore Estate in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
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