Summer 2020 Virtual Program to Experience Europe

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Explore Jewish history with of Vienna, Bratislava, Venice and Milan with Touro College.


The program runs from August 3 to August 14.

The program is open to all, with preference given to college students. Faculty and administration are welcome to apply, but spaces are limited.

Earn 3 liberal arts college credits.

The 3 credit Jewish European History course offered in the Touro summer abroad (virtually) program in Europe, depending on the prior program of individual students, may serve as a substitution for Jewish History or Modern History within the respective college's core requirements.


The online interactive course will be traveling through the cities using Virtual Reality goggles delivered to your door, guest appearances from Jewish community leaders in Europe, and a lecture series tailored to provide an all-encompassing acquaintance with the subject matter.

Course attendees will be privy to unique guided virtual tours of the most important museums and sites in Vienna and Milan.

The program will center around learning about the Jewish experience in prewar, wartime, and postwar Austria, Northern Italy, and Slovakia. As part of the course students will immerse themselves in primary visual and written sources aided in their understanding by a devoted group of academics. Using 21st century tools to understand a uniquely 20th century experience.


Total cost of the program is $2000. The registration fee is $500 is non-refundable and to be paid immediately to guarantee your place.
Program fee, after registration, is $1,500 to be paid by July 15th.

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How to Apply

Step 1. Complete the application
Step 2. Pay the non-refundable $500 registration fee
Step 3. You'll receive an acceptance email and will be required to complete payment.

About the Faculty

  • Israel Singer, Ph.D. is vice president of international affairs at Touro College and a professor of contemporary Jewry. 
  • Dean Stanley Boylan, Ph.D. is a vice president of undergraduate education and dean of faculties at Touro College.
  • Karen Sutton, Ph.D. is a history professor at Lander College for Women.

Please be advised that details of the program may be subject to change.


For further information and to apply, please contact Rabbi Menachem Lazar at +1 347 708 0267 or