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Monthly Archives: January 2016

In the Balkans: to learn the meaning of “Besa”

Rabbi Kerry Olitzky joined our Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Building Bridges to Albania and Bosnia trip. He wrote an article about his experience on Big Tent Judiasm. He shared: I raised this question again and again in both countries: “What about intermarriage, particularly with those in the Jewish community?” In both cases, and, of course, even…

Last Day in Sarajevo

Today’s blog post comes from Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Building Bridges to Albania and Bosnia traveler Inas Younis… Today we departed from the beautiful city of Sarajevo , but not before we were treated to another spectacular day filled with quotable guests and five star meals. After we congregated for breakfast we headed to the…

Day Three – Bosnia

Today’s blog post comes from MEJDI Travel Planner Kelly, who is on the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Building Bridges trip to Albania and Bosnia…   We started our day at the largest Mosque in the Balkans, the Bey Mosque. The ottoman architecture was exquisite and some of our group took the opportunity to pray. One…

St. Norbert College is traveling with MEJDI Tours!

St. Norbert Times, the student-run newspaper for St. Norbert College, highlighted an upcoming trip with MEJDI Tours that students and community members can join. Dr. Robert Pyne, one of the group leaders and planners for this trip, states – “Along with our colleagues in International Education, we believe there is no real substitute for seeing places and…