Good Towards 30 CLE Credits
October 18-25, 2021

Itinerary

We are pleased to present to you the itinerary and tour package for our 5th Israel Legal Mission. This has been carefully crafted to provide an experience that is engaging, fun, uplifting, informative and inspirational for you. Our mission adheres to the highest standards of professionalism, friendly, warm with a dedicated service from our Israel Maven partners.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL -  Monday - Oct 18, 2021

  • Welcome to Israel!!! You will be met by our VIP service representative.
  • Those who were on Historiv UAE / Israel Tour,will e picked up from the hotel.
  • Visit the state-of-the-art Peres Center for Peace and Innovation which celebrates the vision of former President Shimon Peres & the incredible "blue-and-white" technological innovations that have changed the world we live in.
  • Packed lunch
  • Lecture at the IDC - Legal aspects of conflict with Syria (Israeli sovereignty over Golan, airstrikes & targeted killings to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syrian Golan Heights)
  • Meet with Canadian Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons over cocktails at her residence
  • Transfer to the North & check-in to your hotel - unpack, rest & relax.
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight: The Setai Hotel - Sea of Galilee

DAY 2 - GOLAN HEIGHTS - Tuesday - Oct 19, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir that has been painstakingly recreated using revolutionary technological methods.
  • Meet with former IDF commander Yaakov Selavan & hear a security briefing while looking out over the border with Syria.
  • Lunch & wine-tasting at the boutique Bazelet Winery in Kidmat Tzvi
  • Explore the Golan Heights by jeep in an off-road adventure including the abandoned Syrian Headquarters near Kuneitra - pending military approval
  • Visit the Valley of Tears together with Yair Nafshi & hear about the heroic stand of the IDF against the overwhelming might of the Syrian Army
  • Dinner in Tiberias at Decks Restaurant on the banks of the Sea of Galilee - included
  • Overnight: The Setai Hotel - Sea of Galilee

DAY 3 - UPPER GALILEE - Wednesday - Oct 20, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-out & departure from the hotel
  • Meet with Dr Salman Zarka - Arab-Israeli Director of Ziv Hospital in Tzfat who was also responsible for treating Syrian injured in the civil war
  • Explore the gorgeous Tel Dan Nature Reserve where nature, history & hydro-politics come together
  • Packed lunch
  • Hear about life in the shadow of the Hezbollah from local resident, Eitan Oren, at Kibbutz Malkiya on the border with Lebanon & meet with IDF combat troops - pending military approval
  • Transfer to Jerusalem
  • Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from Mt Scopus with musical accompaniment
  • Check-in to your hotel
  • Dinner
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

DAY 4 - JERUSALEM - Thursday - Oct 21, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Lectures at the hotel:
  1. Checks and balances in the Israeli Legal System - Former Justice Minister - Professor Daniel  Friedmann 
  2. Fighting Corruption - Former State Prosecutor - Shai Nitzan
  3. Medical Ethics in the COVID era - Professor Alan Jotkowitz
  • Alternative activity for non CLE participants
  • Meet with Supreme Court Justice - David Mintz
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Exclusive VIP Tour in the City of David highlighting the newest excavations & areas that are not open to the general public 
  • Dinner on own
  • Late night tour of the Ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem & meet with local residents
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

DAY 5 - JERUSALEM - Friday - Oct 22, 2021

  • Full Israeli Breakfast at your hotel
  • Lectures at the hotel:
  1. The Legal Battle against Terrorism - House demolitions, NGO's, Supreme Court intervention
  2. The use of force against protestors - Shaul Gordon former legal adviser to Israel Police
  3. The Sabbatical Year in Israel & the Heter Mechirah controversy - Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper
  • Alternative activity for non CLE participants
  • Visit the United Hatzala Headquarters & meet with Arab & Jewish first-responders who are saving lives daily
  • Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market as Jerusalem prepares for Shabbat.
  • Lunch on own & free time to shop
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
  • Shabbat Dinner in the Old City with IDF soldiers
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

DAY 6 - AT LEISURE - Saturday - Oct 23, 2021

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Day of relaxing and leisure
  • Morning services at the great synagogue of Jerusalem (optional)
  • Open discussion on Judaism & beginners service at hotel
  • Shabbat lunch & fabrengen at the hotel with Gil Hoffmann - senior Political Correspondent of the Jerusalem Post
  • Meet with Arab-Israeli Youssef Haddad - a wounded IDF veteran who fought in the Second Lebanion War and has dedicated his life to defending Israel & promoting integration of Israeli Arabs into society
  • Optional walking tour - Hidden secrets of the Jewish Quarter
  • Musical Havdalla on Mamilla-Alrov Promenade
  • Evening at leisure & dinner on own
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

DAY 7 - TEL AVIV - Sunday - Oct 24, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Enjoy a Street-Art Graffiti tour in the Bohemian Florentine neighborhood in South Tel Aviv
  • Meet with business woman & philanthropist Dana Azrieli
  • Lunch on own at the Azrieli Center
  • Participate in a Fashion Tour in Tel Aviv for a fascinating journey into Israeli culture & identity OR  Fighting Human Trafficking - tour in downtown Tel Aviv
  • Networking dinner with one of the large Tel Aviv firms
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem

DAY 8 - GUSH ETZION - Monday - Oct 25, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Lectures at the hotel
  • Behind the scenes in the race to secure vaccines against COVID
  • Repairing the Fault Lines in Israeli Society - former MK Dov Lipman
  • Abraham Accords & their impact for the Middle East - Aryeh Lightstone - former aide to Ambassador Friedman
  • Alternative activity for non CLE participants
  • Israel & the ICC - meeting with Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Participate in an extraordinary visit to Mobileye Headquarters with founding engineer Mois Navon & hear about the incredible Israeli technology that is saving thousands of lives and leading the way towards autonomous vehicles
  • Visit the Arugot Farm on the eastern edges of Gush Etzion & meet with founder Jeremy Gimpel
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight: Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem


DAY 9 - DEPARTURE - Tuesday - Oct 26, 2021

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-out & departure
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport & fly to Canada

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!

Trip Cost - All coste are in USD

  • $4,000 USD - Cost per person based on double occupancy 
  • $1,800 USD - Single Occupancy Supplement 
  • $500 CAD - Deposit per person is necessary to confirm reservation.
  • If you leave Monday late night, checking out Monday, you may deduct $250.
  • If you are joining both missions, you may deduct $750 off the total.

The tour package includes the following items

  • 2 night's accommodation at the Setai Hotel - Sea of Galilee
  • 6 night's accommodation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • Lunch on days #1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 as per the itinerary
  • Dinner on days #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8 as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in a luxury bus with WiFi (when available)
  • Superb English-speaking private tour guide
  • Entrance fees and all activities based on the itinerary

The tour package does not include the following

  • Flights
  • Early check in or late check out at hotels, unless otherwise noted Any sites, meals or items not mentioned above
  • Tips and gratuities - standard for driver is $3-5 per day; for guide is $7-10 per day.

Important information

  • Israel will be open for those vaccinated.
  • Due to Covid uncertainty and especially Canada’s current quarantine laws, you may register and cancel within 45 days of the trip. So, you have until August 19 to cancel without penalty. If the quarantine law is still in place the trip will be postponed for a later date.
  • Some of the itinerary may change before the trip as certain parts are beyond our control.
  • We will be suggesting certain Air travel and travel agency, but you are in control of how you get to and from Israel back home.

Insurance

WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO TAKE OUT COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IN THE EVENT THAT YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP.
For your convenience, we have made arrangements with SMS-Travel Insurance Center of Omaha, Nebraska. SMS has over 25 years of experience as worldwide insurance brokers and can help you choose the policy that best meets your needs. Our contact person is Yonah Engel, mention promo code: ISRAELMAVEN. Email: [email protected] ; USA phone (402) 404-5205.

VAT tax regulations

Please be aware that according to the new Israeli tax laws, all guests holding Israel citizenship, even those with dual citizenship/passports will be charged VAT tax. You will be responsible for this portion.