JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Group trip to Lithuania and surrounding areas - 2007 #general
I am organizing another group trip to Lithuania for June 2007. For several
years, I've said that "this will be my last trip." But each year, so many
people have asked me to organize another trip that I extended the trip one
more time. Another factor is, Peggy Freedman will be joining me in the
planning and organization of the trip, which will be a big help.. This will
be the 14th group trip I have organized and led to Lithuania.
The June 2006 group trip was exceptional with 37 participants. If you have any
thoughts about going to Lithuania, Latvia, Eastern Poland close to
Lithuania, or Belarus now is the time to sign up. My previous trip
participants can be contacted if references are desired.
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. Peggy
and I are 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. If there is a profit
from the trip, the entire profit will go to support the Jewish communityin Vilnius.
For details and a full itinerary of the trip, contact Howard Margol or
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