Being retired means you have all the time in the world to travel the way you want! But what places make for an unforgettable Jewish holiday? Let’s take a look at:
Traditional travel in Asia
Asia is full of different cultures, and there are some Jewish heritage sites that you wouldn’t expect. There are tours conducted by rabbis who can discuss them in depth. If you want, the 15-day tour takes you to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Burma.
Here are some notable places you must visit:
SINGAPORE: Megan Abbott- This chapel provides Mikveh and serves as a school for hundreds of students. They have kosher restaurants and also serve shabbat food and catering services.
Myanmar: Musmeh Shrine – The only and last place of worship in Burma, with more than 120 scrolls.
Thailand: Chiang Mai Temples – Chiang Mai is a place to visit if you are in a temple. Home to more than 300 temples, the town has 13th and 18th century old temples. The most famous is the Watt Freight do Sotheby’s.
Senior volunteer in Israel
Volunteers are not just for young people who want exposure. It’s great for retirees too! If you want to get meaningful vacation without worrying about accommodation and accommodation arrangements, then volunteering abroad is for you
Aside from being a unique experience, you can also apply your skills here. Many organizations are always in need of doctors, social workers, lawyers, etc.
Here are some organizations looking for volunteers:
Pantry Packers – This is great for those who are traveling in the country for a short time. Pantry packers distribute food to Israeli families and senior citizens who belong to poor communities.
Skilled Volunteer for Israel – This is suitable for retirees who still want to put their skills to good use. Skilled Volunteers for Israel invites professional North American and British Jews to volunteer in Israel for a limited period of volunteer engagement.
The Cruise River Cruise in Europe
Europe is a famous destination for Jewish travel, including river trips to Kos. Many of these are all-round luxury cruises that even have shrines on board. In addition, their programs include educational heritage tours. Their board consists of well-known rabbis and scholars who give lectures and discussions
The gluten-free meals served are also strictly supervised. It is suitable for those who want to keep a kosher on their travels.
Going on vacation is definitely a lot of fun, but it is better if you have a unique and memorable experience and and since you have a luxurious time you can travel more carefully and comfortably.