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

The Trip is SOLD OUT. please email us at info@torahinmotion.org for information on next year's trip. 

We'll be visiting Madrid, Cordoba, Gibraltar, Grenada, Barcelona, Gerona, and many other sites off the beaten track. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Spanish experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's expert discussions of the many places we will visit, making the trip nothing less than a travelling classroom. In addition, we will be joined by expert local guides who will provide their own angle. 

And of course, in addition to the special Torah in Motion educational and spiritual nourishment, the Journey Through Jewish History in Spain will feature:

• luxury hotels in prime locations;

• strictly kosher food; and

• expert local tour guides for sites of general interest.

 

To see our flyer, click here

 

Click on these other Torah in Motion 2014 trips for more information:

 

Here's what previous participants had to say about other Journey Through Jewish History trips:

 

"Magnificent sites and thorough explanations from our past heritage given by an excellent and knowledgeable Marc Shapiro."--Hanna Zehnwirth

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

"The trip was outstanding – very, very powerful in so many ways. Marc’s leadership, pedagogy, commitment, organization and sensitivity to the needs of different types of people was extraordinary."  --Michael Sone

"What better advertisement can there be than that we went on the Italy trip, followed up with the Central Europe trip, and are looking forward to going to Spain next year?"  --Beryl Niewood

"Marc's depth of knowledge is awesome and his enthusiasm is incomparable. He brought Jewish history alive and introduced us to so many great Jewish scholars!"  --Eudice Greenfield

"It was great to meet Marc and he was a fantastic guide. The trip was like a living Seforim blog post (I follow his posts religiously)."  --Marc Glickman

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

 

This tour will not be visiting any churches.

Itinerary (subject to change):

Monday, June 30 - Depart for Spain

Tuesday July 1 – Madrid

The tour begins at 1pm with a tour of the city including the beautiful Royal Palace, residence of the Spanish kings since the 18th century. Following this we will have a walking tour around the heart of the old city through the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, the former City Hall, the Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House. Hotel Villa Real (5 stars).

Wednesday July 2  – Madrid, Toledo

In the morning we will tour Toledo, which in medieval times was the most important city in Spain, as well as the home of great rabbis such as R. Asher ben Jehiel. Two important synagogues survive in the old Jewish quarter. We will also visit a manufacturer of swords, sabres and daggers, a craft that Toledo was famous for in medieval times. After lunch we return to Madrid for a tour of the famous Prado Museum. The Prado collection, with around 9,000 paintings, is one of the world most important and boasts names such as Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, and Goya. Hotel Villa Real (5 stars).

"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 for besurot tovot, and kindest regards."
- Esther Konig
"I’m still on a high from the amazing trip. Yasher kochachem!  It was an added bonus to have all the trip creators (i.e., you and Ilana in addition to Marc) participating with us."
- Ellen Warner, Toronto, ON
"We looked for a kosher tour, and received much more--a spiritually uplifing experience that deepened our understanding of and appreciation for our Jewish heritage."
- Sam and Susan Joffe, Merrick, New York
"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 for Ashkenazim to explore Sephardi history in order to understand where our fellow Jews are coming from.  It was truly elucidating. Somehow one can read about it all day long, but to be there is something else, something much deeper."
- Ellen Jaffe, Jerusalem, Israel
"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 for Ashkenazim to explore Sephardi history in order to understand where our fellow Jews are coming from.  It was truly elucidating. Somehow one can read about it all day long, but to be there is something else, something much deeper."
- Ellen Jaffe
"Marc's depth of knowledge is awesome and his enthusiasm is incomparable. He brought Jewish history alive and introduced us to so many great Jewish scholars!"
- Eudice Greenfield