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Experiencing the Ba'al Shem Tov

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The Ba'al Shem Tov was the founder of Chassidut, the movement that renewed Jewish spirituality in the 18th century. He is considered one of the greatest spiritual leaders and one of the greatest mystics in Jewish history.

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh will be conducting a four day seminar in Mezhibuzh, the town that served as the Ba'al Shem Tov's spiritual center during his lifetime and the site of his grave.

Rabbi Ginsburgh is considered the world's foremost expositor of the teachings of the Ba'al Shem Tov.

Dates: June 28, 29, 30 and July 1

Register by June 23 (note that Visas must be prepared in advance, see below)

Location: The Ba'al Shem Tov's Tziyun, Mezhibuzh, Ukraine

Accomodations: We will be sleeping at the Jewish Hotel located right by the Tziyun. Lectures will be given in the Tziyun's synagogue. Board is separate for men and women. Alternate accomodations are available for couples at an extra cost.
Our group will have its own cook and meals will be served in the Hotel dining room. Most meals will be vegetarian (strictly kosher); Shabbat meals will include meat and/or chicken.

Price: $680/person. Includes fee for the seminar and all room and board. Registration is required.

Travel from Israel: A visa is required to enter the Ukraine. Cost is $125. Once you have registered, you will need to send us a photocopy of the first page of your passport no later than June 11th.
We will be leaving for Kiev from Tel Aviv on Tuesday, June 27 and returning on Sunday, July 2. We will be more than happy to book these flights for you, but cannot handle ticket purchase and payments.

Travel from North America and Europe: A visa is required to enter the Ukraine. Cost is $125. Please make sure to discuss this with your travel agent.
Make plans to arrive in Kiev, the Ukraine on Tuesday, June 27. We plan on having a bus leave from the airport to Mezhibuzh (about a 3 hour ride) at about noon and at about 8pm, depending on incoming flight schedules of seminar attendees. If you plan to come in at a different time, please let us know so that we can help you make arrangements to get from Kiev to Mezhibuzh.
Our group will be leaving Mezhibuzh Sunday morning, the 2nd of July by bus to Kiev Airport.

Registration: To register and discuss travel arrangements and accomodations, please contact Rabbi Ginsburgh's Secretariat either by email: or by phone 011-972-54-7533770 from North America.

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