Temple Beth-El &
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Interfaith Experience in Washington DC
Led by Rabbi Mara Nathan & Pastor Ken Kemp
June 23-26, 2023

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While flights are on own, these flights are suggested a option. For assistance, you may contact
. Please plan to arrive in Washington, D.C. NO LATER than 3pm EST on June 23rd
and depart AFTER 3pm on June 26th.

UA1347 23JUNE SAT-IAD 7:30AM-11:40AM
UA1869 26JUNE IAD-SAT 5:15PM-8:07PM

Tour Overview:

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Please join us as we explore the history and diversity of our nation's capital, Washington, D.C.! Along the way, we will visit some of the city's major highlights and enlighten ourselves by diving deep into the Jewish and Christian mixed narrative in our country. Adventure, spirituality and togetherness; this trip is one you won't want to miss!


3 nights
Hyatt Place US Capitol, Washington D.C.
All touring and sightseeing in a deluxe motor coach with an expert local guide
Breakfast daily
Welcome Shabbat dinner with members of a local congregation
2 group dinners at local restaurants
Farewell lunch
Shabbat & Sunday church services
City highlight touring
African American Museum tour
Visit to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Speaker on race relations
Dialogue regarding interfaith and race relations in America
Entrance fees per itinerary


Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges
Airport transfers
Tips to guide, driver and dining room personnel ($25 per person, per day; pre-collected)
Meals not listed above
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (group policy available)
Any costs associated with Covid-19 testing or vaccination

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Friday, June 23, 2023: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS

• We depart on our flights to Washington, D.C. this morning (please arrive by 3pm local time).
• Transfer to our hotel on own upon arrival to check in.
• In the early evening, we meet in the hotel lobby and depart for celebratory Shabbat services, followed by Shabbat dinner with a local congregation.

Overnight in D.C.


• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We begin our day with a guided tour at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003 and permanently opened in 2016. A century in the making, the journey to open this museum took the help of private citizens and organizations, passage of federal legislation and collecting of thousands of artifacts. Exhibits may include:
    o African American Foodways - Explore the role of food and food traditions amongst    families and communities
    o A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond - Explore contemporary black life through stories of social, political and cultural experiences of African Americans from the death of MLK Jr. to the #BlackLivesMatter movement
    o Spirit in the Dark: Religion in Black Music, Activism and Popular Culture - Examine black religious life through photographs
    o Taking the Stage - Discover the history of African Americans in theater, film and television and celebrate their cultural impact and creative achievements
• No trip to Washington D.C. would be complete without a visit to our nation's Capitol Building, a symbol of the American people and our government. We get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in Congress and the Supreme Court as we walk the halls of this late 18th and early 19th century building.
• Adjacent is the Library of Congress filled with physical and digital collections of books, newspapers, maps, photographs, letters and more from U.S. History offered in a variety of languages. We'll set out for a self-guided experience and follow our own curiosity.
• Our final stop today is at the famed obelisk shaped Washington Monument located on the National Mall. Built to commemorate George Washington, former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
• We return to our hotel to freshen up before setting out for a casual group dinner this evening.

Overnight in D.C.

Day 3: Sunday, June 25, 2023: WWII BEHIND-THE-SCENES

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we attend a worship service at a local congregation.
• We continue to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum built to honor the lives and legacy of the millions of Jews whose lives were lost due to anti-Semitism and the Nazis. We will partake in a guided tour of the museum, followed by a chance for personal reflection and discovery.
• We walk to the iconic outdoor WWII Memorial built to honor the 16 million Americans who served our country during the second World War.
• Time for a quick lunch on own.
• The afternoon is at leisure. Suggested activities include:
    o Exploring the Air & Space or Natural History Museum
    o Discovering the JFK Center for the Performing Arts
    o Visiting the National Arboretum
    o Wandering the National Mall
    o Stopping by the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials
    o Strolling through historic Georgetown
• We meet back at our hotel for an early evening speaker on race relations (details TBD).
• We complete our day with dinner together.

Overnight in D.C.

Day 4: Monday, June 26, 2023: A FINAL FAREWELL

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we head to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial honoring the legacy of the doctor's struggles for freedom, equality and justice for black people in America and around the world.
• We pass by the White House and close out of our time in Washington D.C. with more recent history on a stroll down Black Lives Matter Plaza. While only a two-block section of street, this new landmark has significant meaning to many, which we stop to discuss as a group.
• We join together one last time for a farewell lunch and wrap-up discussion on our influential time here in the nation's capitol.
• We return to our hotel to retrieve our luggage and transfer to the airport on own for our flights back to San Antonio.

*Itinerary subject to change