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Jewish Heritage and History tour
April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 6:00 pm$65 - $75
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Travel through 250 years of Jewish History in New England with the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Ride in style on a charter bus and travel to Newport, RI, to visit America’s oldest synagogue, the Tuoro Synagogue (1763). While in transit, watch and discuss an early Jewish film with Keene filmmaker and film historian Larry Benaquist. Dine for lunch in a Jewish deli and shop in Judaica bookstores and galleries along Harvard Street in Brookline, MA. End the day with a tour of a mikveh, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters, a Jewish ritual bath and education center in Newton, MA. This bus trip coincides with the Historical Society’s current exhibit, From Peddlers, to Shopkeepers, to Professionals: the history of the Jewish community in Cheshire County, on view now through April 21, 2017. Reservations required at a cost of $75 per person or $65 for members of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. The bus will leave from the parking lot of the Society promptly at 6:30 a.m. and will return to Keene around 6:00 pm. To reserve, visit, www.hsccnh.org or call 603-352-1895.