Study tour of Jewish Italy
Shalom is pleased to announce an exciting Jewish travel venture from 16th – 31st October 2017. Focusing on the history of the Jews in Italy, the tour will be led by Paul Forgasz, who lectured for many years in Jewish history at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Paul is also well known as a regular contributor to the Jewish Museum of Australia’s adult education program. For the past several years he has led Jewish study tours to various European destinations on behalf of Shalom and the Jewish Museum
What is special about this tour?
As with any tour, you will visit various towns, cities, and sites of both Jewish and general historical interest. Local guides will be on hand to explain the features of these sites. However, under Paul’s expert guidance, you will actively engage and interact with these places through the reading and analysis of texts, group discussions and simulations. You will thus step back into history, as you explore the amazing story of Italy’s Jews. You will re-live significant historical moments and experience the gamut of the Jewish historical experience in Italy: the earliest presence of Jews in Roman times, the highs and lows of the medieval Jewish experience, and Italian Jewry’s encounter with modern world.
Be quick – limited spaces available!