International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

WZO Honors Herzl on 150th Anniversary of His Birth

Homage to Herzl

A Journey Celebrating the 150th Birthday of the Visionary of the Jewish State

April 14 – 20, 2010 $1,985 all-inclusive, Paris to Tel Aviv (

Next Generation Leadership Track for activists 25-40 April13-22 Only $1000 incl. r/t airfare Paris-Tel Aviv-Paris!

Be among the 120 Jewish leaders from around the world traveling in Herzl’s footsteps, highlighting the positive message of Zionism today while generating pride in Israel and its remarkable contributions to humanity.

For nearly a decade, Theodor Herzl criss-crossed Europe and the Middle East in a tireless effort to realize his dream of a Jewish state. A century later, we will be visiting some of the most important destinations in his travels, reflecting on the momentous impact of his life journey, delving into the circumstances and events that shaped the man and his vision, rejoicing in all that the Zionist enterprise has achieved, and considering all that it yet has to accomplish.

 Share 7 highly intense and deeply moving event-filled days with others who share the vision

 Visit the sites in Paris, Basle, Vienna and Budapest where Herzl lived, labored and dreamed

 Engage Israel’s top leadership in discussion regarding Jewish peoplehood and Israel-Diaspora relations *

 Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on Mt. Herzl as a special guest in the inspiring, invitation-only State ceremony

Program highlights:

 A Night at the Paris Opera with Ahinoam Nini (Noa) in a celebratory command performance

 Community kiddush at Budapest’s Dohany Synagogue site of Herzl's Bar Mitzvah and childhood home

 A visit to the Basle Casino in which Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress

 Photo-op at the legendary Basle balcony from which Herzl gazed wistfully into an unknown future

 Coffee and Sachertorte at Café Griensteidl frequented by Herzl and his peers in fin-de-siècle Vienna

 Tours led by experts on Herzl and his times and dialogue with experts on the Jewish condition today

For Itinerary and Registration Form go to or for more information.

* Minister of Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein will be spending Shabbat with the group in Budapest. Ambassadors Daniel Shek, Aviv Shir-on and Aliza Bin-Nun will be with the group in Paris, Vienna, and Budapest, respectively. Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency, and Hagai Meirom, WZO and JAFI Treasurer, will be among those opening the event in Paris. Rabbi Michael Melchior, Former MK and Member of the Zionist Executive, will be with the group for the entire journey. Other personalities and institutions involved include Efi Stenzler, Chairman of KKL-JNF, His Excellency Ambassador Avi Pazner, Chairman of Keren Hayesod, and Ami Mehl, Director of Dept. for Jewish Communities of Israel’s Foreign Ministry. The Jerusalem Foundation will be actively engaged as one of the program's sponsors. WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION  DEPARTMENT FOR ZIONIST ACTIVITIES

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