JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 2006 Group Trip to Lithuania & Nearby Areas #general
I am organizing another group trip to Lithuania, June 13 - 22, 2006. This will be
the 13th group trip I have organized and led to Lithuania. The June, 2005 group
trip was to be the last one I was going to organize. I had 25 in the group and,
it was so successful, the word spread. A number of individuals have asked me to
organize another group trip for 2006. I never say never but frankly, I cannot
promise to do more trips in the future. If you have any thoughts about going to
Lithuania, Latvia, or Belarus now is the time to sign up.
Included - visits to the various Archives, synagogues, ghettos, holocaust sites,
meetings with Jewish leaders, sight-seeing, guide/interpreters, and two days to
visit and spend time in your shtetl, or shtetlach of interest. All meals are
included (except for one dinner and two lunches), the finest hotels (new &
modern), modern bus with onboard toilet, and much more. I am very familiar with
the Archives, the archivists, Lithuania and the main places of Jewish interest.
I do not organize these group trips as a profit-making endeavor. Everything is
done at cost but in a deluxe manner. My main object is to encourage Jews to go
back to their roots, to encourage them to research their ancestors and to enable
them to see the rebirth of Judaism taking place in Lithuania.
Important: This trip is sponsored by the American Fund For Lithuanian-Latvian
Jews, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Jewishgen
or Shtetlshleppers. My previous trip participants can be contacted if references
For details and a full itinerary of the trip, contact Howard Margol, E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org Very important: Do not ask about this trip through a message
to the Digest. Contact me directly.
MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen's ShtetlSchleppers service provides group tours to a
variety of destinations, as well as advice and assistance with independent travel
to ancestral towns. See http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlschleppers/ for further