The eco-themed Great Huts resort in Port Antonio, Jamaica, is offering students a unique opportunity to experience Jamaica's culture and learn about the Jewish Diaspora in the Caribbean.
Dr. Paul Rhodes, proprietor of Great Huts, explains in a written release that the special value-oriented package for students, dubbed "Jamaica Shalom: Tikun Olam", will "allow them to shape their world view, remain intellectually active while relaxing in one of the region's most alluring vacation spots."
Seven-night accommodations start at $600 and are available for student-only travel from March 6-13 or March 13-20. Airfare is additional.
Students experience a sabbath service at the Kingston synagogue, Shaare Shalom; lectures on Jewish history in Jamaica, led by famed Jewish-Jamaican historian Ainsley Henriques; and community service at a Port Antonio homeless shelter and a home for the elderly.
The eco-tour combines trips to Moore Town, home of the Eastern Maroons, and visits to the Bob Marley museum, while exploring other unique landmarks in Port Antonio and Jamaica's capital, Kingston.