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*Offering second track for spouses of touring and activities while CLE programs occur, at same cost.

DAY ONE - SUNDAY OCTOBER 22– THE JOURNEY BEGINS
• Depart from Montreal to Tel Aviv
DAY TWO– MONDAY OCTOBER 23– ARRIVAL - JERUSALEM
  • Welcome to Israel!!! Arrive to Ben Gurion Airport where the group will be greeted by our repre-sentatives when upon disembarking from the plane, and escorted through passport control, bag-gage claim & customs.
  • Transfer to Jerusalem
    9:55am - Flight arrival on Air Canada and transfer to Jerusalem
    10:00am - Discover the Israel Museum including the Model of Jerusalem and Dead Sea Scroll (for participants already in Israel)
    12:00pm – Official program opening – Welcome and enjoy the spectacular lookout over the city of Jerusalem from Mt Scopus
    12:30pm - Lunch at Hebrew University
    1:30pm - Visit the Hebrew University Campus of Mt Scopus and meet with Former Dean of the Law Faculty Professor Barak Medina 
    4:00pm - Tour of the Jewish (and Arab) Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City and gain an understanding into the ownership of private property post the war of Independence and 6- Day war with Mati Dan from Ateret Cohanim
    6:30pm -  Check into hotel
    7:30pm - Dinner at restaurant and Israel Security Update lecture with Maj. Jordan Herzberg (IDF Res.) Understanding Israel’s Security situation from the ground up. 

    Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 

DAY THREE – TUESDAY OCTOBER 24- JERUSALEM
 
Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
Tour the Southern Excavations & Davidson Center
Discover the splendor of the Second Temple as you join a newly opened behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Wall Tunnels including areas that are closed to the general public
Time for reflection at the Western Wall
Lunch in the Jewish Quarter (not included)
Visit Sharei Tzedek Hospital, meet with Professor Halevy the Director General and Rabbi Prof Steinberg the Director of Medical Ethics Unit and a Senior Pediatric Neurologist to learn how the hospital functions within the parameters of Halacha and Jewish Medical ethics, in both illness and in times of terror 
Dinner at chef restaurant Kinor Ba’kikar with Nitsana Darshan Leitner of Shurat HaDin
Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 

DAY FOUR – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25 - JERUSALEM

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
Morning lectures at hotel:
- 7:45am-9:15am -  Lecture by Hanina ben Menachem, Professor of Talmudic Civil Law 
- 9:20am-10:45am - Lecture by former Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein to discuss the legal status of Amona and other Jewish Settlements in the West Ban OR IDF Ethics in the field with General Bentzi Graber
o Spousal track: Visit the Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem & gain a first-hand view of the complexities of the city
Participate in the unique Sifting Project at Emek Zurim searching for artifacts & treasures from the second temple period.  
Lunch at Knesset cafeteria (not included)
Knesset tour and meeting with Avi Dichter, Likud Member and former director or the Israel Security Agency
Meet with Justice Salim Joubran (or other) at the Jerusalem Supreme Court and sit in on a case in session (pending approval
o Spousal track: Trace the life of Menachem Begin at the state-of-the-art Begin Museum
Evening at leisure in Jerusalem (Dinner not included)
Optional activity: Sound and light show
  Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 
DAY FIVE– THURSDAY OCTOBER 26 - SHOMRON
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  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
    Meet MK Ayelet Shaked  at the Ministry of Justice
    Visit the Military Court in Ofer while in session (pending) & meet with Military Judge Menachem Lieberman  (or other) 
    Visit the COGAT Headquarters in Bet El & discuss the decision-making process whereby security concerns are weighed up against humanitarian needs 
    Lunch at the picturesque Psagot Winery
    Participate in a live-fire anti-terror training exercise under the expert guidance of former IDF commandos at the Caliber 3 shooting range
    Tour of Security Barrier with architect of the barrier, Dr. Danny Tirza
    Return to Jerusalem
    Dinner with Aryeh King  
    Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 

 

DAY SIX – FRIDAY OCTOBER 27- HEVRON

 

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  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
    7:45am-9:15am - Lecture by Rabbi Benny Lau Marriages in Jewish and Civil Law 
    Tour the Jewish neighborhoods of Hevron including Avraham Avinu, Bet Hadassah & Tel Romeda  including a visit to the Hevron Police Station.
    Meet with Rabbi Danny & Batsheva Cohen in their home
    Lunch on own and afternoon at leisure
    Walk towards the Old City of Jerusalem to celebrate Shabbat at the Western Wall
    Candle-lighting at the home of Pamela & Abba Clayman in the Jewish Quarter overlooking the Temple Mount
    Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
    Friday night dinner in the old city’s Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue with Rabbi Yossi Swerdlov and Lone Soldiers
    Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem
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DAY SEVEN – SHABBAT OCTOBER 28– JERUSALEM
  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Beginners prayer service & round table discussion topic and Q&A session about Judaism
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Hear the latest updates on Israeli politics in Israel from Khaled Abu Toameh, Israeli Arab  journalist of the Jerusalem Post and other international newspapers
  • Walking tour of the beautiful Jerusalem neighborhood of Yemin Moshe or Talbieh
  • Musical Havdalla
  • Participate in a night-time Street Art tour with graffiti artist Solomon Souza
  • Evening at leisure at Mamilla promenade or Ben Yehudah street
    Overnight: David Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem 
DAY EIGHT – SUNDAY OCTOBER 29– TEL AVIV

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Check-out and departure
    Tour A “Pikud Haoref” Base (Home Front Command) in Ramle and meet with commanders & Soldiers to hear about life in the IDF unit that holds the responsibility for civil defense and support in emergency scenarios.  
    Meet with Yoske Nechemias, a sixth-generation Israeli, an Etzel company commander and the last living survivor, who managed to escape from the Akko prison in 1947 
    Lunch
    Explore your senses as you experience Dialogue in the Darkness
    Spousal track: Take a walking tour through Tel Aviv and learn about Israeli culture through its street art and graffiti with Israeli street artist and shopping in Azrieli Mall
    Visit E. S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co, one of Israel's top Israeli Law firms, specializing in Media & Communications and Intellectual property 
    Check in to Hotel
    7:30pm- Networking dinner in Tel Aviv with members of the Israeli Bar Association and Canadian Ambassador Deborah Lyons, exploring cross border practices. 
    Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv
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DAY NINE– MONDAY OCTOBER 30 - TEL AVIV & DEPARTURE

 

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • 7:45am-8:45am - Lecture by Dan HaCohen - leading lawyer in the energy sector and external legal Counsel for Delek Group, Israel's dominant integrated energy company, the oil/gas controversy in Israel 
  • Visit Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, an Israeli based organization that provides pediatric heart surgery and care for children from developing countries.
  • Lunch en-route
  • Re-enact the dramatic Declaration of the State of Israel at Independence Hall and look into the legal aspects of forming the state of Israel
  • Meet Our Crowd Founder, Jon Medved, one of Israel’s leading high-tech venture capitalist
  • Discover the fascinating ruins of Megiddo, UNESCO heritage site, where the thousands of years of history come to life.
  • Farewell dinner in Tel Aviv
  • Drive to Airport
DAY TEN– TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 - DEPARTURE
  • Fly back to Montreal 
** Please note that the itinerary is not final and is subject to change based on time, weather, security and other considerations.

 

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