United States Naval Academy

Bus Trip to Annapolis, MD

Dates: Monday, June 20, 2011
Time: 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

As "The Open University for Jewish Learning," we at the Foundation are planning a day trip to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. The trip will include, but not be limited to, a visit to the beautiful Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel, a 1.5 hour walking tour of the Naval Academy grounds, and a self-guided tour of the Naval Academy Museum. If you plan to travel with us, please register by June 10, 2011.

Discussions will include Jews in the Navy, the impact of Commodore Levy, the contributions of Admiral Hyman Rickover, and the compelling story of Rabbi Alexander Goode, one of the four chaplains who gave up his life jacket to save a fellow soldier during World War II. We will also discuss the Jews' relationship with the sea using examples from the book of Jonah and the Talmud, and we will speculate on the life of Christopher Columbus.

    Additional details:

  • Cost:  $70 per person, including bus and guide for walking tour of Naval Academy grounds. Because of space limitations, each person may only make reservations for themselves and a guest (two person maximum).
  • Program Start Time:  9:15 am at Ohr Kodesh Synagogue in Chevy Chase, MD.
  • Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel after June 13, you will be charged the full amount unless we are able to resell your slot, in which event, you will be charged a $15.00 cancellation fee. If the bus company cancels because of unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a refund or may apply the amount to a subsequent trip.
  • Insurance and Liability:  The Foundation for Jewish Studies does not provide insurance coverage and does not assume any liability. We recommend that you secure your own travel/medical insurance for the duration of the trip.
  • Program:  David Epstein, who led the successful trip in February 2011 to Philadelphia's new National Museum of American Jewish History, intends to lead the group with the purpose of turning the bus trip itself into a consideration of "Jews and the Seafaring Tradition." David is knowledgeable in  history, served aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter as an officer, and . In addition to the discussion on the bus, David plans to show a DVD on a relevant topic. Additional presentations will be given by Rabbis Arnold Resnicoff and Seth Phillips, both Navy chaplains.
  • Food and Drink: Please plan to bring a bag lunch.



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