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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia’s Jewish History and Culture

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Program #16529RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Jewish pioneers were active in Pennsylvania before the arrival of William Penn. Join us to trace Philadelphia’s Jewish roots, historic achievements, and cultural legacy from Colonial days to the present.


Highlights

• Explore Jewish landmarks and study the lives of heroes and heroines from Haym Salomon, Rebecca Gratz, and Nathan Levy to the modern Annenbergs and Guggenheims.
• Venture into the heart of Philadelphia to explore the Museum of American Jewish History as well as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center and Society Hill — a vibrant Jewish immigrant neighborhood in the 1900s.
• Enhance your appreciation of Jewish achievements in the arts including outstanding painters, art dealers, and the aesthetics of temples including Beth Sholom, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Rodeph Shalom with its Byzantine-Moorish architecture; and Mikveh Israel, the oldest Sephardic congregation in America (1740).

Activity Notes

Some walking and standing.

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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4.6
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