Ayelet Tours Presents:
Prof. Berk's Snowbird Scholar Weekend
February 3-5, 2023

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Join Professor Stephen Berk for a snowbird scholar weekend to remember
in Deerfield Beach, FL!

Hurry - book by Jan 9, 2023 to
SAVE $200 per person:

Full Weekend Package including hotel:
Double: Was $1,350/person...NOW $1,150!
Single Supplement: $390
Limited Ocean View upgrades available during the booking process (Adds $50/night).

Locals Package (program only, no hotel):
Was $995/person...NOW $795!

Space is LIMITED and rate is subject to change once our allotted block is filled.
Both full program (with hotel) and program only (no hotel) are expected to sell out!

Tour Overview:

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Join us in a perfect climate for learning! Prof. Berk will present four enlightening programs over the course of our weekend together, as always in his approachable, entertaining style. We'll learn, eat, relax and celebrate Shabbat together in this weekend program to remember!


2 nights in the all-suite, beach front Embassy Suites, Deerfield Beach, FL
Breakfast daily (hotel guests only)
Evening reception nightly (hotel guests only)
Shabbat dinner
Shabbat lunch
Kabbalat Shabbat service led by a guest rabbi
4 special lectures by Prof. Berk:

Prof. Berk Lecture #1 - Current Events Through a Jewish Lens
Prof. Berk Lecture #2 - Jews in Paradise: Florida's Jewish Experience
Prof. Berk Lecture #3 - Update on Israel & the Middle East
Prof. Berk Lecture #4 - 1973: 50 Years on from the Yom Kippur War and Oil Embargo - What Have We Learned?

Note this is not a Kosher program. Meals served will offer vegeterian options, and no shellfish or pork products will be served for plated group meals.

Not Included:
Any meals not listed
Parking fees
Meals not listed above
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (recommended - 
group policy available)
Any costs associated with Covid-19 testing or vaccination

Tour Itinerary:

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ABOUT PROF. STEPHEN BERK: Prof. Stephen M. Berk is a Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Chair of the Department of History, Director of the Program in Comparative Communist Studies and Faculty Advisor to the Jewish Student Organization. He is author of Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 (Greenwood Press, 1985). At the present time Professor Berk is writing a book entitled, Our People Are Your People: American Jewry and the Struggle for Civil Rights 1854-1965. The book provides an interesting discussion of an extremely important chapter in the history of the civil rights movement and attempts to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that surround the Black-Jewish relationship. Professor Berk is also the author of many articles on Russian History, Russian Jewish History, anti-Semitism and American Policy in the Middle East. Professor Berk is frequently consulted by newspaper reporters and by television and radio stations including the BBC. He has lectured in numerous universities in countless cities and towns in the United States and Israel and is a primary speaker for the UJA, Israel Bonds and B'nai B'rith. Professor Berk is considered an absolutely superb lecturer and teacher. Touring with him has been compared to attending a “traveling university…his lectures are outstanding.” He is always informative, interesting and entertaining. He has lectured as scholar-in-residence for us on many trips to Russia, Spain, Italy, Cuba, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Israel. It is a privilege to have him with us!