Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

7th Annual Getaway: Philip Roth’s Jewish Newark and Historic Philadelphia Synagogues

Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2018


Our 7th Annual Getaway begins with a tour of Philip Roth’s Jewish Newark. Led by a member of the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, the tour will include famous Jewish landmarks, including the late Philip Roth’s neighborhood. The tour will be followed by a sandwich platter lunch catered at Hobby’s Deli (a landmark in its own right).

After lunch we’ll drive to the trendy Philadelphia Manayunk district (its Lenape name means “the place to drink.”) where you’ll have the opportunity to dine (at your own expense) at any of the neighborhood’s great restaurants. Then we’ll overnight at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia-Bridgeport.

Sunday will begin with a bright and early tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Congregation Beth Sholom in Elkins Park, PA. Then on to lunch (on your own) at the iconic 1895 Philadelphia Bourse on Independence Mall. After lunch you have a choice of either touring the National Museum of American Jewish History or the historic 1927 Congregation Rodeph Shalom. (Please make your choice when your register.)

Pick up on Saturday is 10:00AM at Union Temple, and 10:30AM at Temple Beth Shalom v’ Emeth Reform Temple. We expect to return to Temple Beth Shalom v’ Emeth Reform Temple by 7:00PM and Union Temple by 7:15PM.

Cost is $245 per person (two people in a room) or $290 per person (single room). The price includes the Saturday lunch, hotel accommodations with continental breakfast, all admissions and motor coach transportation. You can Register Online and pay by PayPal or check. If you choose to pay by check, please print and mail your form with a check payable to “Union Temple of Brooklyn” by October 31, 2018 with “Getaway Trip” on the memo line. Mail to: Union Temple 7th Getaway Trip, c/o Union Temple of Brooklyn, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Historic B’nai Abraham, Newark

Congregation Beth Sholom, Elkins Park

Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia