ITALY ... A FEAST FOR THE SOUL!
Trace the deep roots of Jewish Italian history and culture on this 12-day Jewish heritage Italy tour. The histories of the Jewish community and Italy have intertwined for over 2,000 years. The cultures melded to create a unique blend of distinctive cultural practices, artistic aesthetics, and delicious cuisine, all of which are in many ways distinct from both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish Traditions.
Our trip will take place November 29th - December 10th, 2023 with 12 days and 11 nights of history, culture, and delicious cuisine! We will start off in Venice, then move on to Florence, and end our trip in Rome. Rabbi Kullock will be our spiritual guide for the trip, and our itinerary will also include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more.
We hope you will join us on this incredible fun-filled adventure.
Flight arrangements are the responsibility of each individual.
The trip cost includes 11 nights of accommodations in standard rooms at 4-star hotels; breakfast daily; 5 dinners and 2 lunches; touring in a deluxe air-conditioned/heated bus; water on the bus; licensed English-speaking tour guides; and entrance fees for all excursions on the itinerary.
Airfare to/from Italy; any meals not mentioned above; any alcohol or wine with meals (unless provided); gratuities; early hotel check-in, if you arrive before the trip; any passport charges; excess baggage charges; any items of a personal nature (laundry, telephone, internet, etc.); anything not mentioned above.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville does not provide any travel insurance or medical insurance coverage while on the Mission. Any insurance coverage desired must be purchased by you. We do strongly recommend that all participants review their own personal insurance coverage needs with their insurance advisors to determine if additional travel insurance is required. Additional travel insurance could cover items such as reimbursement for trip delay, missed connections, sickness and/or accident medical expenses, lost baggage, personal effects, baggage delay, etc.
Each participant must make their own decision regarding insurance, as the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is not authorized to give insurance advice. Here is a non-exhaustive list of providers should you wish to purchase insurance. Inclusion on this list should not be construed as an endorsement by GMJF.
A $2500 per person deposit is due upon registration. Our trip provider will begin making reservations and purchasing tickets immediately. As a result, there are NO full refunds.
Yes, as long as the trip is paid in full by September 15th. Reach out to Deborah Oleshansky for details.
Your passport MUST be valid for 6 months from the date of traveling.
Absolutely. All cities where we’re staying overnight will include significant free time for exploring on your own and shopping. Our day trips will include time for shopping/wandering if time permits, this will vary based on travel time, etc.
The answer is: No. You may opt out of any activities/excursions you don’t want to participate in; however, the trip cost is based on participants attending all itinerary activities. We are not able to offer a rebate for activities/excursions you choose not to attend.
Please contact Deborah Oleshansky at email@example.com
All registrants must fill out the Journey to Italy application and release forms. Upon completion of the form, a minimum of a $2500 deposit must be made.
There are two options to complete the application. You may submit an online application or you may print the application and fill it out by pen. If you choose to fill out the application by pen, please see below for pertinent information.
Please return this application for each person to your local federation:
Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville
Attn: Deborah Oleshansky
801 Percy Warner Blvd., Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
Or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
** If you have questions about logistics, financing, etc.? Contact Deborah Oleshansky (email@example.com; 865-405-6623)
The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville reserves the right to limit participation based upon eligibility requirements and space available.