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Reconnecting with My Macedonian Jewish Heritage

This post was brought to you by Sarah Aroeste, group leader for MEJDI’s Tour: 8-Day, 7-Night Jewish Heritage Tour to Macedonia… Growing up in Suburban New Jersey, I always thought the word, “Macedonia,” sounded very exotic. I knew that was where my grandfather came from, and I also knew it was very far away. My five-year-old self…

Frannie Turner Celebrates her Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall

MEJDI Tours has arranged a trip for the Turner family, where Frannie Turner made her Bat Mitzvah with Women of the Wall yesterday.  Women of the Wall made a statement on their Facebook page yesterday: “Mazal tov Frannie! What a brave young woman to have a Bat Mitzvah amidst yelling, screaming and whistles blowing,”  which…

Aziz Abu Sarah interviewed by Alan Johnson from Fathom

Aziz Abu Sarah was interviewed by Alan Johnson for Fathom about the role that vision, hope, and bridge building have in creating peace. “What we really need to do is build bridges between these two communities, especially among young people, and this has become my work.” Read the full interview here For more information… Interesting in…

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah will be speaking at Henry Ford College

Press & Guide, a local newspaper for Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, announced that Aziz will be have two speaking events at Henry Ford College on March 22, 2016. When describing MEJDI Tours, Aziz states – “Speakers and excursions delve into the true complexity of the situation here,” Abu Sarah said. “We include every point of view:…

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah wins the the Faith Travel Association’s Inspire Award

During the Faith Travel Association’s (FTA) annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week, MEJDI Co-Founder was awarded the Inspire Award. According to FTA, The Inspire Award is FTA’s most prestigious award, given to a person whose outstanding contributions over the course of their career have greatly advanced the faith-based travel market. The successful candidate’s innovative programs…

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…