A Jewish Perspective on Thomas Jefferson

Bus trip to Monticello, in Charlottesville, VA

Dates: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Come for the first time or for a repeat visit to Jefferson's distinctive home, Monticello, led by David Epstein.

The relationship between the state and religion was deeply affected by Thomas Jefferson, first in the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, later by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The inscription that Jefferson chose for his tombstone, on the grounds at Monticello, suggests the themes that were most important to him.

Thomas Jefferson left explicit instructions regarding the monument to be erected over his grave.

The inscription below was to be on the faces of the Obelisk and not a word more.  In his words, "because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered."

Here was buried
Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Declaration of American Independence
of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom
& Father of the University of Virginia

If time allows, there will be a bus tour of the University of Virginia which was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson as the first nonsectarian university in the United States.

Bus Pick-ups and Returns

Ohr Kodesh Congregation 8:00 AM                 Ohr Kodesh Congregation  7:00 PM
8300 Meadowbrook Lane · Chevy Chase, MD 20815

 Olam Tikvah Congregation – 8:45 AM                  Olam Tikvah Congregation – 6:30 PM
3800 Glenbrook Road · Fairfax, Virginia 22031

If you would like, you can pre-order boxed lunches from the Monticello café, either a vegetarian wrap or a Mozzerella and tomato sandwich, you can buy your own lunch at the café, or bring your own to eat with the group in the café.

After lunch there will be a short shuttle ride to the house, and time to tour the grounds on your own and/or visit the gift shop. 

If you would like the box lunch, your choices are:

Veg Head Wrap - $8.50 - (hummus. sundried tomato pesto. sprouts. cucumbers. carrots. lettuce) Comes with fruit salad bag of Dirty chips, and 8 oz water

The Roma - $10.50 - Fresh Mozzerella, romaine lettuce, tomato, basil pesto and olive oil on sub roll.  Comes with fruit salad bag of Dirty chips, and 8 oz water and a brownie.

Please make your reservation by Monday, October 13th.

Sorry, Registrations are closed for this event.


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