Spend the day learning about the world’s religions including Greek Orthodox, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Ukrainian Catholic of Byzantine Rite.
Monday, September 14, 2020
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tour starts at the Temple Israel Jewish Synagogue, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive, Omaha
$95 per person
Price includes transportation, driver gratuity and lunch
Tour reservation deadline August 10, 2020 – payment due by August 10, 2020
Highlights: Tri-Faith Initiative (Temple Israel, American Muslim Institute) - Hindu Temple - St. John's Greek Orthodox Church - Ukrainian Assumption Catholic Church of Byzantine Rite
Join us for a journey of faith and understanding. We begin the day with a tour of the Tri-Faith Initiative, which houses a Jewish synagogue, Christian church, and a Muslim mosque within a circle. All three places of worship connect by walkways that lead to a shared common center in the middle of the circle. Our first stop is the Tri-Faith Welcome Center, where we will learn about the unique Tri-Faith vision of bringing together three different religious faiths. Next, we discover the beliefs of Islam with a tour the American Muslim Institute and Islamic Cultural Center. Explore the culture and worship practices of one of the largest religions in world; over one billion people in the world are of the Islamic faith. Our next stop is the Temple Israel Jewish synagogue. We will learn about the history, spirituality, and culture of this religion of seventeen million people. After a box lunch at the Tri-State Commons Center, we depart for the Hindu Temple. Experience the religion of Hinduism as we view the beautiful temple artistry and learn about the Hindu beliefs. Later we visit the Ukrainian Assumption Catholic Church of Byzantine Rite in downtown Omaha. Our guide, Olesia Reprichowskyj will talk about the differences between the Ukrainian Catholic and Roman Catholic Church. Our final stop is St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church. After a presentation on the beautiful byzantine style icon artwork of the church, you will enjoy homemade Greek desserts and coffee prepared by the women of the congregation. Just for fun, the women will also do a traditional Greek dance performance.
NOTE Tour Dress Code: The American Muslim Institute requires women to wear a headscarf, long sleeve blouse, and long skirts; long pants are required for men. The Hindu Temple requires that all shoes be removed before entering the temple. Please be respectful of these requests.