Brett Kaye heads our Cultural & Special Interest Group Travel team which specialises in group tours to Israel, Poland, Germany and other areas of Eastern Europe, family reunion group travel for barmitzvah in Israel, and Jewish tours to various destinations including India, China, Morocco and Western Europe.
Brett joined Edge as a leader in his field in Jewish education. Brett was Head of Jewish Life and Learning at Moriah College in Sydney where he was instrumental in creating programs for children and families to appreciate Jewish heritage and culture through designing and leading travel programs to Israel, Poland and Germany. Brett has also held notable positions as the Director of Formal and Informal Jewish Education at Bialik College in Melbourne and 13 years at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus Memorial College where he led trips to Israel and Poland for both students and parents.
Brett is also known within the community for his beautiful voice. For 11 years he was the Senior Chazzan at Melbourne’s Central Shule and is currently Chazzan at St Kilda Hebrew Congregation. Brett was the recipient of an acclaimed opera scholarship which allowed him to further his operatic studies in Milan and Tuscany.
Brett’s two great loves, singing and Jewish education, are reflected in his unforgettable tours.
Brett Kaye took a Chanukah tour of Israel tracing the steps of beloved poets and songwriters and visiting the places and landscapes which inspired their beautiful rich songs and dances. Tel Aviv, the North, Jerusalem, Eilat and the Arava. 17 – 28 December 2017
Footsteps through Poland – tour by Brett Kaye and Amy Wasbutzki
Join Brett and Amy on a unique journey through Poland revisiting 1000 years of Polish Jewish history and exploring the reawakening of Jewish life in Poland today. From the cobblestoned old cities of Warsaw and ancient castles of beautiful Krakow to the gut-wrenching sadness of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek and Belzec, visit historic sites of culture and engage with leaders of local Jewish communities. Tour Dates July 19 – 30, 2018 (with optional extension to Israel) Prices start from EURO 2890 per person
Footsteps through India – tour by Brett Kaye
Brett will lead you on a whimsical journey through some of India’s stunning landscapes. You will visit world-renowned architectural sites, explore bustling markets that awaken the senses, and experience local customs along narrow urban streets and peaceful waterways. Delve into 2,000 years of Jewish life and explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the magic that is India. Throughout this journey, you will meet members of local Jewish communities, hear their stories and experience their unique customs first-hand.
Travel to Cochin, Kerala, Mumbai, Varanasi, Delhi and Kolkata with an optional extension to Agra and Rajasthan.
Take a trip of a lifetime into the lives, homes and villages of some of the world’s most fascinating Jewish communities. Visit historic Jewish Europe and enjoy all the iconic sites with thoughtful commentary to guide your experience. Travel dates Oct 10 – 21, 2018.