JOIN US FOR AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
This October, Operation Benjamin is offering two unique programs in Europe, where we will participate in history.
A JOURNEY THROUGH
Join Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
for an unforgettable Jewish History excursion throughout Europe
8 days in Amsterdam, the Ardennes, Luxembourg, Lorraine, Epinal, Mainz, Spiers, Worms, and Frankfurt
October 10 - 17, 2021
Join Operation Benjamin as we replace the Latin Cross headstones with Jewish Stars of six American soldiers killed in WWII
2 days in American Military Cemeteries in the Ardennes, Lorraine and Epinal
October 12 - 14, 2021
A JOURNEY THROUGH JEWISH HISTORY
Join Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter for
ABOUT THE TRIP
• Fascinating tours of Amsterdam, Antwerp, the Ardennes, Luxembourg, Lorraine, Epinal, Mainz, Spiers, Worms, and Frankfurt, through the eyes Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, one of Jewish intellectual life’s most outstanding historians.
• First class hotels, transportation & Kosher meals
• Daily minyanim
• Six historic headstone replacements - In addition to a deep dive into European Jewish history, we will participate in moving ceremonies at American Military Cemeteries for six Jewish soldiers from WWII who were killed-in-action and mistakenly buried under Latin Crosses. We, along with the families of the fallen, will participate in the changing of their headstones to Jewish Stars.
Price: $4,000, double occupancy (excluding airfare, including all meals, hotels and transportation within Europe)
Westend Synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany
Lt. Robert S. Fink headstone change ceremony
STOPS ALONG THE WAY
Scroll over the images to learn more about some of the places we will be visiting
Rashi Shul in Worms
Rashi Shul Indentation
This indentation is said to have been miraculously created to protect Rashi’s mother when she was pregnant with him from being hurt while walking in the narrow alley. This obviously is a myth because Rashi was born in France and did not come to Worms until he was in his twenties.
Grave of the Maharam MiRuttenburg
The oldest existing Jewish cemetery in Western Europe is in Worms. One of the most famous Jews buried there is Rabbi Meir of Rothenberg. He was captured while trying to escape from Germany and he spent the last years of his life imprisoned. He died in captivity in 1293 and the authorities did not want to release his body until fourteen years later when, it is said, Alexander Wimpfen offered to ransom it on condition that he would be buried next to Rabbi Meir when he died. The graves of both are shown here side by side towards the entrance to the cemetery.
Rashi Shul in Worms
Worms was one of the most prominent Jewish communities in the Middle Ages. One of the earliest yeshivot in Germany was founded there by Rabbenu Gershom Meor Hagolah in the second half of the tenth century. Rashi came to learn there in the middle of the eleventh century. This shul right near the cemetery, first built in the 1030s, is named for him.
Join Operation Benjamin & the families of the fallen for
SIX HISTORIC HEADSTONE REPLACEMENTS
ABOUT THE TRIP
• Two days in the American Military Cemeteries of the Ardennes, Luxembourg, Lorraine and Epinal
• First class hotel, transportation & Kosher meals
• We will participate in moving ceremonies at American Military Cemeteries for six Jewish soldiers from WWII who were killed-in-action and mistakenly buried under Latin Crosses. We, along with the families of the fallen, will participate in the changing of their headstones to Jewish Stars.
Price: $750 per person, including transportation, meals and hotel accommodations (excluding airfare)
CPL Sam Cordova
Manila, Phillipines December 29, 2020
THE SIX SOLDIERS WE WILL BE HONORING
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