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Sit back and let us take coordinate the details and handle the driving! The Mandel JCC will offer a broad array of cultural tours, including full-day bus tours back by popular demand to sights along the coast.  During day trips, you’ll learn about Jewish gangsters, travel to Art Basel, discover the Coral Gables, and much more. For questions, please call 561-712-5233.

Cultural Day Trips


Art Basel 2014 - Miami Beach
The favorite winter meeting place for the international art world with over 250 of the world’s leading galleries. Dr. Joan Lipton, art historian will accompany us on the bus and present a slide-illustrated discussion about trends and key figures in the modern and contemporary art world; including a brief introduction to Art Basel.

Palm Beach Gardens–9:30 am departure, 6:15 pm return
Boynton Beach–10:15 am departure, 5:30 pm return

> Thursday; Dec 4
   $60/Member; $70/Guest

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Navy Seal Museum
Dive into the secret world of Naval Special Warfare. Explore the history of the legendary warriors. In this trip you’ll get up close and hands-on with specialized equipment used by Navy SEAL teams from WWII up to post 911 modern times. View unusual artifacts from missions such as the Maersk Alabama Lifeboat upon which Captain Phillips was held hostage for five days before being rescued thanks to the accuracy of Navy SEAL snipers.

Boynton Beach–9:30 am departure/6:15 pm return
Palm Beach Gardens–10:15 am departure/5:30 pm return

> Tuesday; Jan 6
   $56/Member; $66/Guest

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Really? There were Jewish Gangsters?
Back by popular demand! Enjoy hearing Cantor Bruce Benson’s family ties to Uncle Longy and Doc as he discusses the history of Jewish Gangsters through an exciting PowerPoint presentation. Includes waterfront lunch at Bayside Marketplace, followed by a 90-minute narrated cruise discovering Miami Beach’s beautiful shoreline and the mansions known as “millionaire’s row”.

Palm Beach Gardens–9:00 am departure/6:15 pm return
Boynton Beach–9:45 am departure/5:30 pm return

> Wednesday; Jan 21
   $64/Member; $75/Guest

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - Photo Excursion
One of the most magnificent ‘must see’ museums in the continental U.S., the Vizcaya features extraordinary architecture and collections, as well as dramatic landscaping and lavish sculptures. Join photographer David Randell, for a unique, hands-on photography workshop; experiencing Vizcaya through the lens. Learn how to get the most from your camera, using techniques to create professional looking photos. All inclusive trip includes: PowerPoint presentation and lunch at Vizcaya.

Palm Beach Gardens (PBG)–8:30 am departure/5:45 pm return
Boynton Beach (BB)–9:15 am departure/4:45 pm return

> Wednesday; Feb 4
   $72/Member; $85/Guest

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New World Symphony: Behind Scene Tour & Matinee Performance
Take a look behind-the-scenes at the New World Symphony before enjoying a matinee performance by the legendary baritone Thomas Hampson. He’ll perform a vocal recital with the NWS led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Snacks included. Late lunch/early dinner on your own on Lincoln Road immediately following performance.

Palm Beach Gardens–10:00 am departure/7:30 pm return
Boynton Beach–10:45 am departure/6:45 pm return

> Sunday; Feb 15
   $63/Member; $74/Guest

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Coral Gables: Old World Glamour and Elegance - Photo Excursion
Tour Biltmore Hotel, historic landmark built in 1926, and experience the magic and beauty of Mediterranean architecture while dining in the lushly landscaped courtyard restaurant. On this trip, you will also tour The Merrick House, childhood home of Coral Gables founder/developer, George Merrick. It was constructed into a historic museum in 1907 and contains many original furnishings. Photographer, David Randell will accompany us on-location and give a PowerPoint presentation.

Palm Beach Gardens–10:00 am departure/6:15 pm return
Boynton Beach–10:45 am departure/5:30 pm return

> Wednesday; Mar 11
   $81/Member; $95/Guest

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Wynwood Art District: The Underground World of Graffiti Art
The Art District consists of over 60 galleries, featuring contemporary, traditional fine art, glass art, paintings, sculpture, fine art photography, etc. We will stop at galleries, Wynwood Walls which has brought the world’s greatest artists working in graffiti and street art genre to Miami, and enjoy Latin-influenced cuisine and beautiful art at one of the coolest and visually striking restaurants in Miami.

Palm Beach Gardens–10:00 am departure/6:15 pm return
Boynton Beach–10:45 am departure/5:30 pm return

> Wednesday; Mar 25
   $63/Member; $74/Guest

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For more information and to register for any of these day trips, please call (561) 712-5233
Due to limited space, reservations are required for all cultural day trips.


International Travel


Morocco
Morocco is a pocket of sanity in a chaotic world. It is a journey into an exotic sphere of color, culture and history. This landmark trip will delve deeply into the many layers of the Jewish presence in Morocco intertwined with the Muslim culture of this fascinating land. Join us on this multi-cultural adventure as we travel back in time through the Kasbahs and Mellahs of the major sites of Morocco including but not limited to the palaces of Rabat, the synagogues of Fez, the Atlas Mountains, the historic monument of Marrakesh and the Mosques of Casablanca. This unique experience will emphasize the tolerance and understanding that has been part of Moroccan history and is celebrated in the Moroccan Jewish festival known as Mimounah. Offered in conjunction with IAT Heritage Tours. A $300 per person deposit is required to reserve your space.

> Oct 24-Nov 7, 2014 (leaves from New York’s Kennedy Airport)
   Price for land only: $3,399; for land/air: $4,534


Cuba: Experience the Jewish Culture
Join us on this extraordinary trip to Cuba. The itinerary will immerse you in a humanitarian and Jewish experience that will absorb you into the culture and tempo of this amazing island. Enjoy cultural exchanges with Cuban Jewish leaders, tour the Jewish community and learn first hand about life in Cuba today. Space is limited. A $250.00 deposit per person is required to reserve your space. Price $2,975.00. Contact Eileen Shapiro at 561-712-5234 or EileenS@JCConline.com for more information.

> January 13-18, 2015
> February 24-March 1, 2015


London and Strafford-Upon-Avon: A Jewish Heritage Tour
We are in the planning stages of this journey where our emphasis is on literature, theatre and education. We will be visiting Jewish sites in London, attending lectures and exploring the Judaic elements in William Shakespeare’s plays.

> Fall 2015; Pricing TBA. Please call with interest.


If you are interested in getting more information on any of these international tours or there is a place you would like to travel to explore your Jewish heritage, please contact Eileen Shapiro at: 561-712-5234 or EileenS@JCConline.com.

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