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TEMPLE ISRAEL

ISRAEL TOUR

LED BY: RABBI JOHN ROSOVE

CO LEADER: ROBIN KRAMER

OCTOBER 9-19, 2004

PROPOSED ITINERARY BY ARZA WORLD TRAVEL

GROUP PROGRAM

Day One 9 Oct 04 Saturday Depart U.S.A. Flight

Day Two 10 Oct 04 Sunday Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport. Welcome

by our representative and assistance with arrival

formalities. Transfer to Tel Aviv. Introduction on the

beach. Check into the hotel. Welcome dinner with

Rabbi Meir Azari of Congregation Beit Daniel.

Day Three 11 Oct 04 Monday Breakfast at the hotel. A View from Yesterday and a

Look Towards the Future, with philosopher Professor

Assa Kasher of Tel Aviv University. Visit the new Beit

HaPalmach – the Palmach House, a new, innovative

and interactive museum, for a unique look at the

origins of the State of Israel. Guided visit through

South Tel Aviv with representatives from Doctors for

Human Rights and Kav La Oved – the Foreign

Workers Hotline, to explore the world of foreign

workers in Israel. The Faces of Israel Today: Text

Study and Dialogue with Rabbi Meir Azari and

congregation members at the Beit Daniel

Congregation. Late afternoon at leisure.

Enjoy a Mid-Eastern-style dinner at the Maganda

Restaurant in the Yemenite Quarter of Tel Aviv.

Day Four 12 Oct 04 Tuesday Depart for Northern Israel via the new Trans -Israel

Highway and view the new Security Fence that

separates Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Visit Kibbutz Metzer, located above the Separation

Fence and meet with the General Secretary, Dov

Avital for an insight into life in the Seam Zone.

Special visit to the Israeli Arab town of Um El Fahm,

including a dialogue with Mayor Hashem Abed Al

Rachman. Drive to Safed. Meditation time in the Birya

Forest. Check into the hotel. Dinner at the home of

Janine and Ronnie Bar El.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Safed

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GROUP PROGRAM

Evening mystical tour of Safed.

Day Five 13 Oct 04 Wednesday Safed: Old and New: guided visit through the old and

new cities of Safed with Binny Sahlev, President of the

Safed Foundation. Lunch in Safed. Drive to Jerusalem

and upon entering the city stop at the Haas

Promenade to say the traditional shehechiyanu

blessing. Check into the hotel. Dinner and evening on

your own in Jerusalem.

Day Six 14 Oct 04 Thursday Breakfast at the hotel with former Member of Knesset,

Benny Begin. The Challenges of Jewish Life Today:

study program at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Guided visit through the Western Wall Tunnel.

Tour of the Christian Quarter with Daniel Rossing,

former advisor to the Mayor of Jerusalem on Christian

Affairs. Tzadakah program at the Reut School with

Aryeh Geiger and staff. Seminar at the Israeli

Foreign Ministry. Evening and dinner at leisure.

Day Seven 15 Oct 04 Friday Contemporary Israel through Biblical Eyes, with

Professor Uriel Simon. Guided visit through the new

excavations at the City of David that have shed new

light on the origins of Jerusalem. Visit the new

interactive Davidson Center in the Ophel Garden,

followed by the Southern Wall. Visit the Kotel

(Western Wall). Visit the Jewish Quarter, including the

Cardo and Hurva Square, with lunch on your own.

Free time for rest and relaxation. Kabbalat Shabbat

and dinner with members of Congregation

Mevasseret Zion.

Day Eight 16 Oct 04 Saturday Shabbat services at the Progressive Orthodox

congregation Shira Chadasha. Lunch on your own.

Shabbat, Jerusalem and the Connection Between

Them, with Rabbi Na’ama Kelman, acting Dean of the

Hebrew Union College – Jerusalem. If Walls Could

Talk, walking tour through the Rehavia and Talbiah

neighborhoods, following the stories of the great

Zionist leaders who lived in the area. Havdallah.

Dinner and evening at leisure.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

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GROUP PROGRAM

Day Nine 17 Oct 04 Sunday Breakfast at the hotel with Anat Hoffman, Director of

the Israel Religious Action Center. Political Jerusalem -

travel through the city of Jerusalem exploring some of

the political and diplomatic complexities of recent

years, including Har Homa, the Zofim Tunnel under

Mount Scopus and the Separation Fence. Depart for

Efrat via the Gush Etzion Tunnel Road. Why I Live in

Judea and Samaria: visit the settlement of Efrat and

meet with local Councilwoman Eve Harrow, originally

from Los Angeles, for an insight into her vision of

peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.

Why We Should Leave the West Bank: dialogue and

field visit with Rabbi Arik Asherman, Executive

Director of Rabbis for Human Rights, for an insight

into his vision of peace and justice for Israelis and

Palestinians. The Geneva Accords: Will They Save the

Day?: panel discussion with Dr. Yossi Beilin and

Professor Gerald Steinberg. Dinner in the Little

Jerusalem restaurant with journalist Yossi Klein Halevi.

Day Ten 18 Oct 04 Monday Meet with Rabbi Uri Regev, the Executive Director of

the World Union of Progressive Judaism, at Merkaz

Shimshon. Special program at the new Supreme Court

building with the attorneys from the Israel Religious

Action Center. V.I.P visit to the Knesset, the seat of

Israel’s Parliament and meet with members of

parliament. Farewell dinner.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Day Eleven 19 Oct 04 Tuesday Breakfast at the hotel followed by a transfer to the

airport. Departure for Los Angeles, arriving the day.

t- Itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

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