Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

6th Annual Getaway – Massachusetts Tour: Yiddish Book Center & Norman Rockwell Museum

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017


Our 6th Annual Getaway starts in historic and picturesque Northampton, Massachusetts. We arrive in time for dinner (dinner is on your own). We will stay overnight at the Quality Inn Chicopee-Springfield.

On Sunday we will begin by visiting the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst. Our 90-minute tour of the world’s first Yiddish museum includes stories of immigrant families told through words, pictures, and artifacts; a visit to the Yiddish print shop; classic Yiddish film clips; vintage Yiddish radio and more. We will then visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, home to the world’s largest collection of Rockwell’s work.

Pick up on Saturday is 12:15PM at Garden City Jewish Center, 1:45PM at Union Temple, and 2:15PM at Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom. Our return to New York on Sunday includes a dinner stop (at your own expense)  at the Dietz Stadium Diner in Kingston, NY. We expect to return to Brooklyn by 10:30PM, and to Long Island by 11:30PM.

Cost is $220 per person (two people in a room) or $260 per person (single room). The price includes hotel accommodations with breakfast, lunch at the Yiddish Book Center, 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, 2017 with “Massachusetts Trip” on the memo line. Mail to: Union Temple Massachusetts Trip, c/o Union Temple of Brooklyn, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA