- Bus and guide/hostess
services as per the program
- Speaker's honorarium fee during dinner at the
- Entrance fees to sites and
speaker's fee on Wednesday, November 12
- Mineral water on the bus
- Meals: 4 lunches & 2
are delighted to invite you to join the Board of Governors' meeting in
Jerusalem for November 2014. See the exciting program on the website
noted below! This promises to be a wonderful re-discovery of the critical
and exciting programs and people connected to our Jerusalem campus and
tour operator for this trip, Da'at Educational Expeditions, will be
responsible for all our arrangements. The program as listed is still under
development, and, therefore, subject to change. There is a set land fee for
all participants. In addition, they have reserved hotel rooms at the King
David and The David Citadel. Click the "Register Now" tab
for reservations (please ignore the accommodations link). If you would like other
accommodations and help in arranging these or other hotels and travel
please call Da'at's Customer Service Center, toll free: 1.888.811.2812.
We look forward to seeing you here so you can experience this unique
campus and this exhilarating city!
Safely and Nesiyah Tovah!
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Day One: Sunday,
November 9, 2014
W E L C O M E
- Check into
- 7:00 p.m.
Opening ritual on roof of archeology building
from the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat
- 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Dinner at the Skirball Museum of Biblical Archaeology
on the HUC Campus, with Prof Vered Seroussi, Dean of
the Schools of Social Science, Hebrew University; Understanding Israeli
- HUC-JIR in Jerusalem:
Why Are We Here?
Aaron Panken and Naamah Kelman
Two: Monday, November 10, 2014
Rebirth, Self-Invention and Nation Building
- Breakfast at the hotel, coffee at HUC
- 9:00 a.m. - 11:30
- Beit Midrash,
Rabbi Aaron Panken opening teaching: Texts on Innovation
- Six breakout sessions with Israeli
faculty and Israeli Rabbinical students:
Self-Invention Throughout History: Michael Marmur
Self-Invention in Ritual Practice: Naamah Kelman
- How the Talmud
Reinvented Judaism: Ruhama Weiss
- Innovation and
Continuity in Talmudic Halakhah: David Levine
Innovation: Dalia Marx
- Theology and
Reinvention: Yehoyada Amir
- 11:30 - 12:00
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:00
Why I Chose
to Study at HUC: Reform Judaism Gaining Traction
from: Israel Rabbinic Program, MA in Pluralistic Jewish
Tnufa, and Sugiyot
Hebrew” over lunch with Hebrew teachers, "Shulchan Ivri":
"Modern Hebrew as an Expression of Jewish Rebirth"
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Rabbis Nir Barkin and Kinneret Shiryon, and with congregants,
at the new campus of the Yozma Congregation in Modi'in
- 7:00 p.m.
From Oranges to Boutique World Class Wines. Dinner at Katlav
Winery, with talk on Israeli culinary revolution
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Reform Judaism Making Inroads
and Building Bridges - Israel Movement for Progressive
- Breakfast at the hotel
- 8:30 a.m. MKs Dov Lipman, Ruth Calderon & Nachman Shai.
- 10:30 a.m. Three Representatives from the Field: Reform Judaism's
Growth in Israel
Esteban Gottfried, Michal Ken-Tor,
Galit Kedem-Cohen, Holon Congregation, Holon
- 12:00 p.m. Light lunch with Anna Kislanski,
Director of Community Development , Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
(IMPJ) and Reuven Marko, Chair, IMPJ
- 1:00 p.m. Board Meetings on campus
- 4:00 p.m. Break and prepare to leave for Tel Aviv area
- 5:00 p.m. Depart for Home Hospitality dinner
hospitality with key figures in Israeli hi-tech and finance with connections
Day Four: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
- The Richard J. Scheuer ISRAEL SEMINAR
(Our “Year in Israel”
students will join this day as well as local Israeli rabbis
matched to their areas of interest and expertise)
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Herbert Samuel Professor Emeritus
of Political Science at the Hebrew University, The Political Map of
the Middle East Today
Groups will split into
various interest-based tracks:
Challenges and Innovative
Track 1: The
- Is the Two State Solution Still Viable? Meet with
Gershon Baskin, founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for
Research and Information (IPCRI) and the person responsible for the secret
back channel between Israel and the Hamas that successfully negotiated the
release of Israeli abducted soldier Gilad Shalit
- Field seminar in Ramallah. Meet with key political and
academic Palestinians to gain further insight into the challenges and
accomplishments of the Palestinian Authority.
- Tour of Eli and meet with residents. Visit the Yovel
neighborhood and discuss its legal status.
2: Recovery and Aftermath of Operation Protective
- Depart Jerusalem and drive south.
- Living on the Edge: Visit Moshav Netiv Ha'asarah
and Kibbutz Kfar Aza, located on Israel's border with the Gaza
Strip, for an insight into the security complexities of Israel's withdrawal
from Gaza while trying to create a thriving home, including dialogues with
- Lunch en route.
- Meet with HUC Rabbinical Student Yael Karrie at Kehilat Sha'ar
Hanegev and Alon Schuster, head of the regional council.
- Visit an Iron Dome installation in the South (pending
- Return to Jerusalem.
Track 3: The
Optimists' Trail: HUC students/graduates - Activists with
- To be led by students and graduates of the MA in Pluralistic
Education (joint program with Melton Centre of Hebrew University) and
participants and graduates of the Tnufa/Momentum Young Leadership
- Visit the 'Keshet' High School to meet with senior
teachers and educators, teaching and modeling pluralism.
- Visit Hebrew University's Melton Center for Jewish
Education to meet students who will share with you their initiatives
for pluralism and social change.
- Greetings from Prof. Yonatan Cohen, director of the
- Travel to Tel Aviv; City of Hebrew Dreams
- Visit 'Alma' and 'Bina', two leading institutions in the
world of Israeli Jewish renaissance, where our students are filling key roles
in promoting progressive Jewish values.
- Dinner on own and evening at leisure.
Day Five: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Never Lost in the Land of Israel
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- 8:30 a.m. Security Update, with Dr. Dave Mendelsson,
director of the Year in Israel Program, followed by meetings with reserve
soldiers who served recently in Protective Edge
- 10:00 a.m. Jerusalem - Tradition &
- Jerusalem Archaeological Park, including a visit to the
Davidson Center and the Southern Wall excavations, "Our Past Will
Guide Us", with Dr. David Ilan and Dr. Yifat Teharani
of the HUC Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology.
- Segregation and Inclusion in Israel: Anat
Hoffman, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, Women of
the Wall, "Our Political Struggle Will Inspire Us"
- Visit the New Train Station as a
Model of Pluralism: Dr. Elan Ezrachi and Inbar Bluzer of
the Public Space organization.
- 1:30 p.m. Lunch with ordinees, honourees and guests at Beit Shmuel.
- 4:30 p.m. Birkat Haderech: Mr. David Horovitz, Editor of
“Times of Israel”.
- 6:00 p.m. HUC Ordination and Academic Convocation
- 8:00 p.m. Depart for Airport
- Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All motor coach
transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and
the services of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are
- Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
- Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant staff are included.
- Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per
person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to
$100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held
responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All
damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by
local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to
airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for
business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to
permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not
responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal
belongings of any kind.
- Hotel accomodations are NOT included in this package. If you would
like to purchase hotel accomodations, please contact our Customer Service
- Airfare is not included but may be purchased from us for travel
originating in the United States. Please see Flights tab in the right-side
- Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service,
cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
- Guide and Driver Gratuities:
In keeping with normal standards in
international tourism, we recommend the following for tipping:
- For a group of 10 - 19 passengers:
$10 per participant per day for
the guide & $5 per participant per day for the driver
- For a group of 20 passengers and more:
$8 per participant per day
for the guide & $4 per participant per day for the driver
- In the case where a hostess is included in the package:
participant per day for the hostess
- Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in
the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to
international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your
tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
- If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S,
you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is
required for that particular airport.
- Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail
file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or
aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your
airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible
carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to
visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on
acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
- Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules
and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible
for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by
us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand
immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights
are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to
be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and
full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the
invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due
dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be cancelled by the airline
and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same
airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole
responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or
the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers
are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all
flights. Package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members
deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
- Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time
may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state
and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
- Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by
fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer
that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at
the start of your tour.
|HUC Board of Governors, November 9-13, 2014|
|2014||Land Only||Status|| |
|Nov 9|| ||$1149|| ||On Request - Please Call|