July 19 - Philadelphia

Thursday, July 19  - Members $139/Non-members $154

Departure 8:00 AM   Return   7:00 PM

Registration Flyer (Accessibility Alert: Stairs, Uneven Sidewalk)

Morning: Arrive at Beth Shalom Synagogue, Elkins Park
Beth Sholom Synagogue

Beth Shalom Synagogue.. the only synagogue built by Frank Lloyd Wright
Listed as a National Historic Landmark in 2007

  • learn about the 100 year history of the congregation
  • ponder Rabbi Mortimer Cohen's persuasive powers & Wright's reluctance
  • hear the history of the design & construction
  • admire the lines of the Architect's last work...dedicated just 5 months after his death

Schlesingers corned beef    Short drive to our lunch stop! 

     Traditional Jewish Fare at Schlesinger's Deli

     Pre-select from a set menu mailed ahead.
     Nosh on latkes or corned beef & slaw! 


 Afternoon:  The National Museum of American Jewish History

A Smithsonian Affiliated Museum
Featured Exhibit: Leonard Bernstein -The Power of Music

"I can't live one day without hearing music, playing it, studying it, or thinking about it." 

  • Commemorating his centennial birthday
  • Examine his Jewish heritage and social activism
  • Consider his musical responses to the crises of his day... WWII, the Holocaust, Vietnam, Civil Rights
  • Listen and watch interactive media...hum along to "Somewhere" or "I Feel Pretty"
  • Wander through the collection including his piano, marked-up scores, family Judaica 

                                                       Bernstein vs violence