International Survey of Jewish Monuments

Books - Jewish travel guides

The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe by Eli Valley

Valley, an experienced tour guide, takes readers through the sites, history, and cultures of cities important to European Jewish history. Close to 100 pages for each locale, in-depth itineraries focus on history and present-day culture, adding some lodging and dining recommendations.

Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe by Ruth Ellen Gruber

Gruber weaves historical information and contemporary facts into a guidebook to specific communities and places of Jewish interest, including Holocaust-related sites. Coverage excludes Russia and the Baltics.

The Guide to Jewish Italy
by Annie Sacerdoti

This remarkable guidebook-the only one of its kind-is a city by city survey of every location in Italy that contains art, artifacts, or architecture tied to the Jewish heritage of Italy. Included are scores of synagogues as well as scrolls, texts, artifacts, and Jewish cemeteries. Of particular interest are sidebars explaining fascinating peculiarities of various Italian Jewish communities. Sure to fascinate devotees of Jewish culture and lovers of Italy, The Guide to Jewish Italy is perfect for armchair travelers and inveterate tourists alike.

Jewish Travel Guide 1998: International Edition by Stephen W. Massil (Editor)

This book is really a guide to traveling if you are Jewish and want to go to services and eat Kosher during your travels.

Venice and Environs Jewish Itineraries by Francesca Brandes (Editor)

Three outlined itineraries precede the alphabetical listings and descriptions. Entries vary from one-half page to several pages, the longest covering Venice, Padua, and Verona. Where available, color photographs show remnants and restorations of artifacts, buildings, synagogues, and cemeteries. This is an interesting, eye-opening account covering everything from cultural enrichment to persecution and banishment.

Welcome Back to Brooklyn by Oscar Isralelowitz and Brian Merlis

A Traveler's Guide to Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries of the California Gold Rush by Susan Morris

Nestled in the spectacular California Gold Rush Country are seven pioneer Jewish cemeteeries, preserved as historic sites and dedicated to the memory of these Gold Rush pioneers.This easy-to-use guide is a must for all who enjoy traveling in the routes of the past, finding evidence of communities long gone. Your journey will be made easier with maps, extensive illustrations, walking tours of the cemeteries, and a suggested three-day visit to the Gold Country.

Jewish Bialystok And Surroundings in Eastern Poland by Tomasz Wisniewski, Ellen Elliott, David Elliott
The Complete Jewish Guide to France by Toni Kamins, Toni L. Kamins

Guide to Jewish Europe by Oscar Israelowitz

The Complete United States Jewish Travel Guideby Oscar Israelowitz

The Jewish Traveler: Hadassah Magazine's Guide to the World's Jewish Communities and Sights by Alan M. Tigay (Ed.)

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