Today is August 17, 2017 -
2017-2018 Travel Opportunities
This year Beth El students will be given the unique opportunity to learn outside the walls of our school and experience the world.
Our educational team at Beth El Synagogue continues to have an impactful and meaningful program that brings our 8th-12th grade students together to continue their Jewish education. We envision an experiential program that combines formal and informal learning, which fulfills the Talmudic saying: Gadol, she’haTalmud mayvee leeday ma’aseh.
“Learning is great for it leads to action.”
Together we will think deeply about such important topics as our responsibility to support Israel, the meaning of Jewish community, and our commitment to social justice. We won’t just talk about these themes, and others, we will also take our learning outside the walls of our synagogues and the confines of our Omaha community, so that our students can be enriched by making a positive impact in our world.
Holocaust Studies – Visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 6 am – 9 pm
This one day trip to Chicago is a wonderful culmination to our 8th grade Holocaust Studies course. We will fly to Chicago and have a guided tour of the museum. We will also visit Northwestern University, giving our students the opportunity to visit a major college campus, led by our Beth El alumni who are attending the university. We will visit Rabbi Abraham’s favorite Kosher restaurant in the area, too!
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017
About the Museum:
The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
Monday, December 25, 2017 – Thursday, January 4, 2018
This program is offered every two years. We are so fortunate that 12 of our students will be participating in this wonderful program. Special thanks to the Federation of Omaha and Beth El Synagogue for helping to fund this amazing experience.
*Please contact us for financial assistance if needed.