See the 2019 Trip Itinerary below for an example of what our trip will look like. 
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Please note that the itinerary and speakers are not final and is subject to change based on authorization, time, weather, security and other considerations.

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th - THE JOURNEY BEGINS

  • Depart Montreal for Tel-Aviv

 

DAY ONE – MONDAY OCTOBER 28th – ARRIVAL TO SDEROT

  • 8:45am – Departure from Tel Aviv for participants who have arrived earlier- transfer to airport to meet with group
  • Welcome to Israel!!! Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be greeted by our representatives & escorted through passport control, baggage claim & customs.
  • Transfer to the South
  • Look out over the border with Gaza and a hear a security briefing and strategic overview of the Southern Region from the Black Arrow Observation point into Gaza with former IDF spokesperson and geopolitical expert Col. Res. Miri Eisin
  • Lunch in Sderot (included)
  • Tour Sderot with Noam Bedein director of the Sderot Media Center. Meet with local residents and understand the complex reality of everyday life in the shadow of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
  • Visit the unique Kibbutz-like Sapir College and see how they cope with Missile threat.
  • Lecture by Dr Yofi Tirosh Head of school of law at the Sapir College; Israeli law's and it’s current challenges in balancing religious interests and human rights in the context of gender equality.
  • Check into hotel and dinner overlooking the Crater (included)

Overnight: Beresheet Hotel– Ramon Crater

 


DAY TWO – TUESDAY OCTOBER 29TH – BEER SHEVA & RAMON CRATER

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Discover the beautiful desert landscape of the Ramon Crater in an off-road Jeep adventure
  • Tour the Saroka Hospital with M.D Shimon Glick ,work renowned expert on Jewish Medical Ethics
  • Lunch in Beer Sheva
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Biblical Tel Be’er Sheva
  • Visit army base in Southern Israel – pending authorization OR Meet with Ofir Fisher from the Or Movement at the Beer Sheva Visitors Center and gain insight into the developments in the Negev and the government planning and Legal Structuring required for such developments
  • Tour and tastings at the Kerem Ramon Winery and learn the inspiring story of flourishing a winery in the middle of the desert
  • Dinner at hotel (included)
  • 8:30PM -10:30PM - Optional star gazing activity in the Ramon Crater

Overnight: Beresheet Hotel– Ramon Crater

 

DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30TH – JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Check out and departure from hotel
  • Explore the Ilan Ramon Museum and Memorial and hear about the legacy and heritage of Ilan Ramon
  • OR morning at leisure to enjoy the luxurious hotel facilities
  • Visit the Bedouin city of Rahat and meet with Sabha, a pioneer in the empowerment of women within one of Israel’s minority communities and explore women’s rights within the Israeli legal system
  • Lunch en route (packed lunch included)
  • Travel to Jerusalem
  • Welcome to Jerusalem! Enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Temple Mount from the Dan Family Aish Hatorah rooftop
  • Time for reflection at the Western wall
  • 7:30pm - Dinner and lecture with Sarit Shemer of Shurat HaDin and special address from Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon(pending availability) (included)
  • Check into hotel

Overnight: Isrotel Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

 

 

DAY FOUR – THURSDAY OCTOBER 31st – JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00am Lecture 1:TBA
  • 9:00am   Lecture 2: Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper  Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies – Female suffrage in the pre-state years from a Jewish Legal perspective
  • Morning Spousal track: Explore the Southern Excavations & Davidson Center
  • Behind the Scenes Knesset tour with Former Member of Knesset Dov Lipman and meet with Yuli Yedelstein
  • Lunch at Cinema City (on own)
  • 1:30pm - Visit the Supreme Court and meet with Judge David Mintz
  • Walk in the footsteps of Prophets & Kings in the City of David special VIP tour. Including recently excavated areas that are closed-off to the general public
  • Free evening in Jerusalem
  • Optional: Experience the late-night bakery tour in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods as the city’s residents prepare their Shabbat Challah

Overnight: Isrotel Orient Hotel, Jerusalem

 

DAY FIVE – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST– JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00am - Lecture 1: Needs of security versus human rights in the Administered Areas by Israel with Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch (col)
  • 9:30am Lecture 2: Israel and current issues of international law with Prof. Robbie Sabel
  • Pay tribute the memory of the Six Million at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, with special law-related track
  • Experience the vibe in the colorful Machane Yehuda Outdoor Market (lunch on own)
  • Welcome in the Shabbat with a special candle-lighting in Jerusalem overlooking the Western Wall
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
  • Friday night dinner in the Old City with Lone Soldiers (return to hotel on foot)

Overnight: Isrotel Orient Hotel – Jerusalem

 


 

DAY SIX – SHABBAT NOVEMBER 2ND— JERUSALEM

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Option for morning services at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue (15 minute walk)
  • Beginners prayer service & roundtable discussion topic and Q&A session about Judaism
  • Lunch at hotel (included)
  • Lecture with Rabbi Benny Lau community Rabbi and head of the Human Rights and Judaism in Action Project at the Israel Democracy Institute – topic TBA
  • Lecture with Rabbi Krasnanski- Is Israel and Jewish law intertwined and inseparable?
  • Walking tour of the beautiful Talbieh neighborhood that houses the Prime Minister and the President of Israel
  • Musical havdallahoverlooking Jerusalem
  • Evening at Leisure

Overnight: Isrotel Orient Hotel – Jerusalem

 

DAY SEVEN – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD- TRACK OPTIONS: (1) START UP ISRAEL (2) ISRAELI LAW FIRMS

(Spousal option for this day – Masada & Dead Sea)

  • Be welcomed by the President of Israel, Ruvi Rivlin, at his residence in Jerusalem (pending authorization)
  • Meet with legal experts at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs , topic TBA
  • Travel to Tel Aviv
  • TRACK ONE: START UP ISRAEL- Visit a showcase of Israel’s most innovative Start Up’s and meet the entrepreneurs behind them
  • TRACK TWO: ISRAELI LAW FIRMS: Meet with representatives of Israel’s leading Law Firms and gain insight into their main areas of practice and how it differs within Israel
  • 6:00PM - Check into hotel
  • 7:30PM- Networking dinner event in Tel Aviv with members of the Israeli Bar Association (included)

Overnight: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Herzliya

 


DAY EIGHT – MONDAY NOVEMBER 4TH - TEL AVIV

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00am - Lecture: Lecture by former ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor Topic TBA
  • 9:00am- Lecture: Accessibility legislation in Israel with founder and president of Access Israel, and former helicopter pilot, Yuval Wagner
  • Meet with inspirational, wounded IDF veterans from Achim LeChaim, Brothers for Life, and engage in a hands on activity with the soldiers
  • Lunch on own
  • Visit the recently renovated Museum of the Jewish People (formerly known as Diaspora Museum)
  • and learn about the history of the Jewish people
  • Farewell dinner at Papgio in Herziliya (included)
  • 9:00pm - Transfer to airport for those on departure flight # at 12:30am

Overnight: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Herzliya

 

DAY NINE – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH – DEPARTURE

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Departure for Ben Gurion Airport

 

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!