Ghana Study Tour


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Please read Rabbi Gordon Tucker's reflections on his experience in Ghana:

Finding a New Vision in Ghana
A meditation on humanity, justice and why alleviating global poverty is a Jewish cause.

Study Tour Information

Join AJWS in Ghana for one week of eye-opening encounters. Meet AJWS grantees—HIV/AIDS activists working to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the slums of metropolitan Accra, children learning about their basic human rights in a rural village, and advocates working to empower women in a Liberian refugee camp. Amidst Ghana's magnificent geography, experience former slave castles and explore a bustling market in the coastal fishing town of Cape Coast. The Study Tour will illuminate the history, culture and politics of this fascinating region through conversations with the country's leading activists, journalists, academics and elected officials. Join us for an extraordinary journey!

Date: February 2 to 8, 2009*
Cost: $3,600, based on double occupancy (single supplement $600).
Optional Travel: Togo and Benin
Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY

Ghana Study Tour tentative itinerary

*Dates do not include travel days to and from the U.S. and may alter slightly. Preference is given to first-time travelers.

Please contact Rena Dascal via e-mail or call 212.792.2829 for more information.