Rabbis Deborah Prinz and Mark Hurvitz will be traveling in Europe from March 9 through May 18.
We arrived home safely and on time.
We take a picture of ourselves almost every day. This is the easiest way to get a simple narrative of our experience.
Dad used to tell us and others, when asked long ago if he'd been to Europe that,
he'd had an all expenses paid tour of Europe...
dressed in green.
We, however, will be driving around in a VW WESTFALIA (that sleeps two and has a mini kitchen).
Here's a list of some of the cities we will be visiting (or traveling through). The links from these locations give a fuller report of our experience:
Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Antwerp, (around) Brussels, days in Paris ("Purim en Paris") Exploring Paris, Shabbat in Paris, Troyes,
Happy Birthday Libbe
Dijon, Lyons, Avignon, Marseilles, Nice, Monaco, San Remo, Genoa, La Spezia, Florence, Siena, Bologna, Ferrara, Padua, Udine, Villach, Graz, Eisenstadt, Vienna (and more), Poland (overview), Auschwitz, Cracow, Warsaw (Shabbat, Holy City, Easter In Poland), Gdansk, Berlin,
Happy Birthday Noam
Prague, Terezin, Lidice, Horowice, Karlovy Vary, Munich, Strasbourg,
ShUM, Speyer, "the Palatinate", Worms, Mainz, Hameln, the return to Amsterdam Closing Some Circles In Amsterdam, Exploring Amsterdam, Re-Opening Some Circles.
We may continue to add links here as appropriate.
More to come?
We see many things on our travels, about which we comment.
We don't consider our comments to be authoritative.
We recall the lesson of "The Blind Men and The Elephant".
We noticed that a variety of stories developed as we continued our trip. There was, of course, the initial "Visit the Small WUPJ Jewish Communities", but since then we've seen other stories emerge. We've been collecting thoughts and photos for these to post at some time in the future. Among them:
We have been in touch with a number of small World Union for Progressive Judaism congregations. From our communications we have heard from five small liberal congregations that requested we visit (to lead services and/or teach):
We know where we expect to be on various Shabbatot.
We will update this page periodically as our trip progresses
Most of you won't click every day to check if there's something new, and soon you'll forget that you intend to do so. So (again, thanks to Jay) the next best thing is ...
If you click over to them, you can ask them to keep a tab on the site, and they'll e-mail you when they notice that something has changed on the site.
It's a very simple process - takes about a minute - and we can let the computer do the work of checking of something new is on the site for us.
A Starting Point