Torah in Motion Presents the MaTaN Mother & Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program

A Bat Mitzvah is an opportunity for a girl to prepare for her entry into Jewish adulthood by exploring what it means to be a Jewish woman. The aim of the Matan Bat Mitzvah program, Jewish Women Through the Ages, is to see how we, as Jewish women, are part of a chain across the generations, and how the Bat Mitzvah can serve as a bridge connecting the young girl to Jewish continuity.

The program consists of ten sessions during which mothers and daughters study sources ...


Collaboration With Death: Anti-Semitism Then and Now

Is anti-Semitism a phenomenon limited to certain isolated individuals, or is it a more common prejudice than is usually understood? Was the ordinary German or Pole a “willing executioner,” an enthusiastic party to hatred, or a victim of Nazi coercion during the Shoah? Seventy-five years after the start of the Second World War, what is the attitude towards Jews in Europe today? Can and will history repeat itself? These and other essential facets of anti-Semitism will be explored...


Journey Through Jewish History: Alluring Spain 2015

United States citizens, please register here.

Here's what previous participants had to say about this trip:

"It was a distinct pleasure for me to be part of the wonderful group of people who made up the "Torah in Motion" group on this very special tour of Spain. It truly was an outstanding and memorable experience. With wishes...


Journey Through Jewish History: Central Europe 2015

United States citizens, please register here.

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Central Europe designed especially by Dr. Marc Shapiro.

Visit Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava (Pressburg), Eisenstadt, Sopron and many other sites off the beaten track. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's...


Journey Through Jewish History: Spectacular Italy 2015

United States citizens, please register here.

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Italy designed by Dr. Marc Shapiro.

We'll be visiting Rome, Tuscany, Pitigliano, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, and Venice. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Italian experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be...


Witness G-d's Creations: African Safari 2015

United States citizens, please register here.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with scholar-in-residence Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the Zoo Rabbi. 

  • luxury hotels
  • gourmet kosher food
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe National Park
  • Private game reserve
  • Shabbat in beautiful Capetown

 

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Journey Through Jewish History: Poland 2015

United States citizens, please register here.

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Poland.

We'll be visiting Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow, Lodz and driving through numerous shtetlach in Galicia and throughout Poland. Poland creates a challenge for Jewish tourists, as it is the heartland of Ashkenazic practice where Jewish life thrived...


 

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Testimonials

"It was great to meet Marc and he was a fantastic guide. The trip was like a living Seforim blog post (I follow...

- - Marc Glickman

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about the  Jewish history of Sfarad in the company of such extraordinary people. I think it is important...

- - Ellen Jaffe, Jerusalem, Israel

"It is truly a  fantastic experience. Marc's attitude, knowledge, and mentschlichkeit...makes the trip something special and unusual."

- - Esther and Joseph Schubin

"Kudos to Marc – he made the trip a truly memorable and enjoyable experience."

- - Steve and Mali Schwartz