Ben-Gurion Society* Mission to PORTUGAL

September 14-20, 2022


Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things. History, great food and idyllic scenery are just the beginning…


Join us as we unlock the keys to Jewish Sephardic history through first-hand stories. From the Golden Age of Discovery to the Inquisition, Portuguese Jewry went from the heights of wealth and success to the depths of anguish and despair. Hear the stories behind these fascinating people and events, and meet hidden Jews whose families have maintained their faith in secret for 500 years.


Mission highlights:

  • Lose yourself in the elaborate corridors of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Tomar and Porto.
  • Explore Portugal's most enchanting settings in palaces set above mist-covered woodlands, craggy clifftop castles and stunningly preserved medieval town centres.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Portugal’s Jewish history and meet with community leaders. 


Cost: $2,300 per person (includes $500 Federation subsidy). Land cost only. Double occupancy. Single rooms available by request. Single supplement is $600. (Price based on a minimum of 20 participants)


Mission Chairs: Jonathan & Julie Fisher, Jon & Sara Kulbersh, Scott & Lindsay Muns 


Questions?  Contact Tair Giudice at 704-944-6759. 


Please note: Ground itinerary starts September 15 and ends September 20, which requires a September 14 departure from the US and arrival home on September 20.

*The Ben-Gurion Society is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 22-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.