Heritage Seminars – 25th Anniversary


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Heritage Seminars proudly announces its

Twenty Fifth Anniversary of educational

programming in Eastern Europe


Click Here to learn more about what Heritage is…


Permit me to introduce Heritage Seminars, the educational seminars inEastern Europe, in the hope that you may be interested in coordinating a seminar for your school or community. In the hope that you may be interested in coordinating a seminar for your school or community. Heritage Seminars are unique educational experiences which study Jewish history and Jewish ancestral roots in Eastern Europe. Through extensive visits to the destroyed centers of Jewish life and scholarship, participants strengthen their knowledge and awareness. Heritage was conceived with special emphasis on the richness of Jewish life before WW II and the demise of that lifestyle during the Holocaust.  Heritage excels at meticulous planning in the areas of educational curriculum, logistics, staffing, kosher requirements, medical personnel, and security. To date, we have served the educational needs of over 13,000 participants since our inception in 1990.


Included in our Senior Staff:

Michael Berl, Director, Dr. David Bernstein- Dean Pardes Institute, Vicky Berglas- Director, Midreshet Moriah, Rabbi Avraham Krieger, Dean, Shem Olam Institute, and Rabbi Yizchak Rubenstein – Nativ – IDF Program, Debbie Shohat, Administrator, Heritage Seminars.


In addition to 25 One Year Programs in Israel, Heritage Seminars has programmed educational programs for these esteemed institutions: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar Ilan University, Pardes Institute, Young Israels of Oceanside, Hillcrest, and Plainview, Teaneck Group, Sephardic Federation-Young NY Political Leadership Group, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, AACI, American Friends of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Shalem College, and Young Israel of Jamaica Estates.


Among the noted educators and community leaders who have experienced Heritage:

Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein -Principal, Ramaz School/Rabbi, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun,

Dr. Daniel Gordis, Vice President, Shalem College, Rabbi Jonathan Muskat- Rabbi, Young Israel of Oceanside, Paul Glasser- Executive Director, American Friends, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Shimon Lipsky- Vice Profost, Hebrew University, Yoel Nesson- Former Director, Undergraduate Division, Rothberg School for Overseas Students – Hebrew University.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Heritage Seminars will be offering study programs to Poland, Prague, Lithuania, Berlin, Spain and Greece. We invite you to consider programming a seminar for your school or community. Fees vary depending on flight fees, hotel destinations, and group size. The program would be custom-designed to meet the specific educational and logistical requirements of your participants.

We invite you to view our video presentations:

Heritage Seminars – Who We Are  

What Is Heritage About


B’Virchat Chen Haaretz,


Michael Berl

Director, Heritage Seminars


Heritage – Because You Will Do This Only Once


What is Heritage About?

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