A Jewish New Year Celebration
Enjoy New Year in Southern California. Learn about Jewish Art, Jewish Musicians, and a fascinating comparative religion course.
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Program No. 20265RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Make your way to Southern California to ring in 2018 with a New Year’s Gala. Celebrate Shabbat with a traditional celebration and dinner, and engage in a scholarly investigation throughout the week on the following topics: Jewish Art: Sacred Colors and Worldly Triumph, Jewish Musicians in Early Los Angeles, and a Comparative Religion Course. Activities also include campus walks, bingo, a book club, and evening activities.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a visually stimulating journey through the creative works of Jewish artists.
  • Examine the lives and music of the Jewish musicians in early Los Angeles.
  • Delve into a fascinating exploration of the world's major religions.

General Notes

Ring in the New Year with a special celebration!
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John Paul Thornton
John Paul is an artist, educator and speaker and the author of “Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within.” John Paul focused his Bachelor’s studies on the works of Hans Burkhardt and Saul Bernstein. He has lectured at institutions around the world including American Jewish University, Famllian Campus and Skirball Cultural Center. He has worked with the United Nations Foundation, received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and been honored by the U.S. Congress for connecting art with social causes.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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