Travel at the J

Each season, the Levis JCC Sandler Center offers a variety of travel opportunities. We explore spectacular places around the corner and around the world, and we experience brief day trips to cultural attractions and points of interest including theaters, art galleries, and more.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL | 561-558-2520

*Important: please note that when arriving to our campus for evening and Sunday events, you must use the 95th Avenue S. entrance
(off of Glades Road between Lyons Road and 441).

Jewish Cultural Colombia:
A Fascinating Sephardic Jewish History Tour

September 4-12, 2024

Join us for a unique opportunity! Susana Flaum leads our first ever tour to her hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding mountain towns. Learn about the little- known Sephardic Jewish history of the area and the rebirth of a thriving Crypto-Jewish community.

Jewish roots are deeply embedded in many local traditions and customs that were left behind by Jews who arrived hundreds of years ago. Only recently, these truths have been rediscovered and a powerful and true spiritual identity is re-emerging. Today’s Colombian Crypto-Jews describe this reclamation as “soul memory.”

Colombia, considered be “El Dorado,” (The Golden) by the Spaniards, is a country blessed with natural splendors, majestic mountains and magnificent coastlines. Medellin, the capital city of the mountainous department of Antioquia, is “The City of Eternal Spring.”

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Tour* highlights include:

  • A visit to Plaza Botero, with its amusing sculptures
  • The metro-line cable car to the city’s former slums, which are now clean, cheerful, and friendly for a fun and diverting Graffiti tour
  • Visit Jerico, a mountain town where Sephardic Jews settled far from the cities to hide and continue their religious practices privately and in the safety of their homes, while to the outside world they were devoted Catholics
  • Visit the Crypto Jewish Community of the town of Bello
  • Tour a coffee plantation and an orchid farm
  • Meet with leaders and members of the Jewish community of Medellin
*This trip is considered of moderate to somewhat hard intensity.

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