Explore Jewish Communities around the world
Travel with us every Thursday and discover different Jewish stories
We invite you to get on our Hot Air Zoom Balloon to meet exceptional guides and Jewish community members who live around the world and will tell us first-hand the history and current activities of their communities.
When: Every Thursday
Time: See below
Duration: 60 minutes
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Every month, we will be flying to 4 countries in different regions. Join us!
DECEMBER: JEWISH (NORTHERN) LIGHTS
8 PM EST
Nachshon is the founder of the Young Jewish community Bendigamos in Amsterdam. He is one of the few Portuguese Jews left in Amsterdam, after its community was decimated in WWII. In an ultimate attempt to revive the community and its traditions, he started a new community in 2015, basically from scratch. In six years they have become a sizeable, vibrant and growing community, attracting a wide range of Jews with an average age of 30 years old. This is a positive story about a beautiful history and a beautiful future, and you’ll hear some of the secrets to their success. Excited to connect!
8 PM EST
Joni was born and raised in Afula, Israel. He has followed his passion since 2008 working as a licensed tour guide for groups like Birthright (Taglit). Joni also worked as an international guide in different countries around Europe for example: Malta, Romania and Italy. For the past two years he has been working as a shaliach for the Jewish community in Stockholm and today he still works in the community responsible for the connection between young Jewish nordics and Israel. Joni will speak about the Jewish community in Sweden from the past until today and his past work as a shaliach.
8 PM EST
Joey is a Jew of Yemeni descent from London, England. He is currently Director of Abroad Experiences for KAHAL Abroad, supporting thousands of young people in connecting with Jewish experiences worldwide when they travel, work or study abroad. As a lay leader in the British community, he runs educational and leadership development programs in the UK, the US and across Europe. The British Jewish community is the fifth largest in the world and has a long and intriguing history. We’ll be exploring what was, what is and what will be, in a community that is constantly looking to balance its traditions with the modern, multicultural reality of the UK today.
8 PM EST
Belarus‘ Jewish story is rich, vital, traumatic, fascinating and barely spoken of. The territory was ruled at different times by Lithuania, Poland and Russia. It was invaded by Germans in 1941 and came under the rule of the Soviet Union until 1991. Debra is originally from London and has been working in Belarus for over ten years. Debra has worked tirelessly to give agency to Jewish people coming out of a traumatic past, to empower them and give them skills and self-belief to rebuild and revive. She will give us snapshot of the history of the Jewish people of Belarus, the legacy this has on the Belarusian Jewish community of today, and an insight into a fascinating initiative called The Together Plan.
Our Hot Air Zoom Balloon is landing in Amsterdam in
Please check your local time at the start of the next tour this THURSDAY.
Pacific Standard Time (LA): 5 PM
Mountain Standard Time (Denver): 6 PM
Central Standard Time (Chicago): 7 PM
Eastern Time (New York): 8 PM
Argentina Time: 10 PM
British Standard Time: 1 AM +1
Central European Time: 2 AM +1
Israel Standard Time: 3 AM +1
NOVEMBER: COUNTRIES THAT START WITH THE LETTER “I” (RECORDINGS)
If you’d like to view a recording of any previous tour from September, October and/orNovember, please send an email to email@example.com
If you’d like to view all 4 recordings per month you can access them with a special discount using the form below:
OCTOBER: NORTH AMERICA JEWISH COMMUNITIES (RECORDINGS)
SEPTEMBER: JEWS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES (RECORDINGS)
SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES
Are you a group of friends, familiy or a Jewish community that would like to travel together? See the table below with special discounts for groups. Costs are shown as price per person.
|Sessions||1 to 4 people||5 to 9 people||10 to 24 people||25 or more|
|Individual Session||1||18 USD||15,30 USD||13,50 USD||12,60 USD|
|Monthly Series||4||60 USD||51 USD||45 USD||42 USD|
|Complete Package||8||90 USD||76,50 USD||67,50 USD||63 USD|
If you’ve signed up for one or more tours and haven’t been able to attend,
don’t worry! Send us an email and we will send you the recording.
Well, once again, you hit it out of the park. Thank you and your group for all your work. I don’t believe one has to be Jewish to give a rich and full presentation of Jewish history.
Thank you so much for bringing Jewish communities around the world to our living rooms / dens / phones, etc. I am becoming more and more interested in my Jewish heritage with each visit, especially having been brought up with a not particularly strong Jewish identity.
One of the best presentations I’ve ever heard anywhere…
Sheryl A Roberts