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Itinerary

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DEPARTURE - SUNDAY APRIL 22 – THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Depart from Montreal to Tel Aviv
DAY ONE – MONDAY APRIL 23 – ARRIVAL - HAIFA
 7 AM - Welcome to Israel! Arrive to Ben Gurion Airport where the group will be greeted by our representatives when upon disembarking from the plane, and escorted through passport control, baggage claim & customs
9:30 AM - Learn about the most advanced medical technologies and leading research developed at the world famous Weizmann Institute of Science
12 PM - Lunch
14:30  PM - Tour the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Amphitheater, Hippodrome & Herods Palace
18:30 PM - Transfer to Hotel & Check-in (Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa)
19:30 PM - Dinner at hotel and lecture with Saul Singer, Author of Start Up Nation OR Hear about Israel top 10 medical tech start-ups from one of Our Crowd’s partners
Overnight - Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa
DAY TWO – TUESDAY APRIL 24 – WESTERN GALILEE
 Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 AM - Lookout over the world-famous Bahai Gardens on the slopes of the Carmel
10:30 AM - MeMed Tour - Haifa-based firm, world leader in immune-based diagnostics of infectious diseases 
12:45 PM - Lunch in Nahariya
14:00  PM - Tour the Western Galilee Medical Hospital which treats casualties from the Syrian Civil War 
16:30 PM - Explore the stunning Rosh Hanikra Grottoes on the border with Lebanon 
19:00 PM - Learn about the Druze religion and lifestyle in the village and enjoy a traditional Druze dinner
21:30 PM - Arrive back at hotel
Overnight - Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa
DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 - UPPER GALILEE
Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
7:45 AM - Departure from Haifa
9:00 AM - Explore the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful synagogues, artists’ gallery & more
11:15 AM - Enjoy lunch and the beautiful ambiance at the Adir Winery
12:30 PM - Travel to Jerusalem
15:00 PM - Welcome to Jerusalem! Introduction to the City from the Mount Scopus overlook
16:00 PM - Check-in and freshen up at David Citadel Hotel
17:30 PM - Experience the sites & sounds of the Old City in a tour of the Jewish Quarter
18:45 PM - Time for reflection at the Western Wall
19:30 PM - Dinner at Joy Restaurant at Mamila Promenade with Prof. Arnon Afek, Director General, Israeli Ministry of Health
Overnight - David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
DAY FOUR – THURSDAY APRIL 26 - JERUSALEM

Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel

8:00 AM - Lecture by Prof. Nachman Ash, IDF Chief Medical Officer 2007-2011, Medical ethics on and off the battlefield
9:30 AM - Lecture by Dr. Ofer Merin, a cardiothoracic surgeon who heads the Trauma Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and commander of Israel’s vaunted and unique IDF Mobile Field Hospital  
9:30 AM - SPOUSAL TRACKExplore the Israel Museum including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Model of Jerusalem, Sculpture Garden & more.
11:00 AM - Tour of the Knesset and meet with Health Minister, MK Rabbi Yakov Litzman
12:30 PM - Culinary tasting tour and lunch in the Machane Yehuda Market
14:30 PM - Visit Sharei Tzedek Hospital, to learn how the hospital functions within the parameters of Halacha and Jewish Medical ethics, in both illness and in times of terror 
14:30 PM - SPOUSAL TRACK - Walk in the footsteps of Prophets & Kings in the City of David
17:30 PM - Dinner on own & free evening in Jerusalem 
17:30 PM - Optional tour of Hevron and meeting with Rabbi Danny Cohen 
Overnight - David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
DAY FIVE – FRIDAY APRIL 27- JERUSALEM
Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 AM - Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum with special Medical related track
12:00 PM - Visit the Headquarters of Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service
14:00 PM - Lunch on own and afternoon at leisure (suggested visit to Machane Yehuda Market)
18:30 PM - Shabbat Candle-lighting at the home of Pamela & Abba Clayman in the Jewish Quarter overlooking the Temple Mount
18:45 PM - Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
20:00 PM - Friday night dinner in the old city’s Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue with Rabbi Yossi Swerdlov and Lone Soldiers
Overnight - David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
DAY SIX – SHABBAT APRIL 28 – JERUSALEM
Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
Prayer Services at the Great Synagogue, Chabad of Rechavia or Mayanot Shul (Optional)
11:30 AM - Discussion on Judaism and ‘Stump the Rabbi’ with Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski
Free time - Rest & Relaxation
16:30 PM - Walking tour of the beautiful Jerusalem neighborhood Talbieh/Yemin Moshe
17:30 PM - Lecture - “Understand Israel Today” with Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post  & Khaled Abu Toameh, Arab-Israeli Jerusalem post Columnist
19:55 PM - Musical Havdallah & Discover the fascinating Western Wall Tunnels including areas that are generally closed to the public
Evening at leisure at Mamilla promenade or Ben Yehudah street
Overnight - David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
DAY SEVEN – SUNDAY APRIL 29 – BE'ERSHEVA
Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
7:30 AM - Check out of Hotel
8:00 AM - ZAKA Headquarters - A voluntary humanitarian response team responsible for the recovery and identification of body parts when tragedy hits. 
9:30 AM - Travel South
11:30 AM - Tour the Saroka Hospital and gain insight to how their Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care Units function
13:00 PM - Lunch in Be'ersheva 
14:00 PM - Tour Ben Gurion University campus and lecture given by Prof. Mark Clarfield, Director of the Medical School for International Health
16:00 PM - Explore the Biblical city of Tel Be’er Sheva, an archeological site in southern Israel believed to be the remains of the biblical town of Beersheba. 
17:30 PM - Transfer to Tel Aviv
19:30 PM - Dinner with Canadian Ambassador and Israel update with Avi Melamed, Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst and former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Official on Arab Affairs. 

Overnight - Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

DAY EIGHT – MONDAY APRIL 30 - TEL AVIV 
Full Israeli Breakfast at Hotel
8:45 AM - Tour Palmachim Airforce Base with commanders & troops, and meet soldiers from the “special in uniform” special needs unit. 
12:00 PM - Visit the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, an Israeli based organization that provides pediatric heart surgery and care for children from developing countries.
13:30 PM - Lunch
15:00 PM - Celebrate 70 years of Israel’s statehood at Independence Hall
17:00 PM - Visit Clalit the largest of Israel's four state-mandated health service organizations and gain insight into their electronic record keeping system and cyber technology system
19:30 PM - Farewell Dinner

 Overnight - Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv

DAY NINE– TUESDAY MAY 1 - 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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