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New Jewish Grand Tours in Ukraine

Collection of Jewish tours by SunCity Travel LLC replenished with another two 8-day packages. Now, with our assistance, you can visit not only the big cities, where the vast majority of the Jewish population of Ukraine, but also in small towns-shtettles included in the “Pale of Settlement”, and places associated with the Hasidism history. So, we present you two new grand tour:

1. “The Way of Tzadiks” Grand Tour   


Route: Kyiv – Berdychiv – Medzhibozh – Uman’ – Odessa – Kyiv

Ḥasidism is a religious movement which was born in the eighteenth century in territory of modern Ukraine, and which won over nearly half of the Jewish masses. In its literal meaning the word “Ḥasidism” is identical with “pietism” (“Ḥasid” = “the pious”), and the Ḥasidic teachings resemble the synonymous Protestant teachings in so far as they both assign the first place in religion not to religious dogma and ritual, but to the sentiment and the emotion of faith. Tzadik is a title given to personalities in Jewish tradition considered righteous, such as Biblical figures and later spiritual masters. In Hasidic Judaism, the institution of the Tzadik assumed central importance, combining former elite mysticism with social movement for the first time.  Having booked our tour you can visit and pray at the tombs of the founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov (Besht) in Medzhibozh and Rabbi Nachman in Uman’, as well as learn the history and traditions of modern Hasids living in Kyiv and Odessa.

2. “Jewish Bukovyna and Podillya” Grand Tour


Route: Kyiv – Chernivtsi – Vyzhnytsia – Khotyn – Kamyanets-Podilskyi – Chernivtsi – Uman’ – Kyiv

Podillya and Bukovina were major Jewish centers as far back as the 13th Century and were home to over one million Jews, with unique cultural characteristics and a vibrant intellectual and spiritual life. These regions produced prominent Jewish thinkers, rabbis and Hassidic courts, who created influential texts and institutions that have had a long-lasting impact on the Jewish world. The Torah scholars and Jewish intellectuals of Podillya and Bukovina were known for their tolerance and openness towards modernity, while being firmly rooted in Jewish tradition and learning. This thriving Jewish world was wiped out in the Holocaust. During our tour you will spend some unforgettable days in the cultural and religious center of the Jews of Bukovina – Chernivtsi, visit the former residence of the Tzadiks of Sadgora and Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty, as well as Jewish gem hem – ancient Kamenetz.

A schedule of Jewish grand tours will be published in the nearest future.

A full listing of Jewish tours by SunCity Travel LLC HERE.

You can get more detailed information about itineraries, conditions and prices and make a reservation on the Toursnlodging by SunCity Travel service. Brakhim habaim!

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Alex Faynin

1. 23 years experience in travel, hospitality & IT business. Author of the concept of creation of Free Economic Zones - Inter Ports in Ukraine (1994), concept of the youth hostels in Ukraine creation (1999-2000) as well as concept of the national Eco lodges network (2010). Co-author of the concept for youth tourist infrastructure development in Ukraine for Euro 2012. Author of the project for the National Camping Network development (2012). 2. Working languages - English, Russian, Ukrainian. Hebrew is on the beggining level 3. Developer of IT technologies in travel sphere. Author of a number of tours in Ukraine and other countries. 4. Global consulting for foreign and locsl businessman, hotels, restaurants and land owners to start /develop a travel, hospitality or restaurant business in Ukraine, Israel and other countries. Specialties: - Competitive analysis - Business planning & development - IT-management & marketing - Startup management

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