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WRJ Centennial Celebration Tour to Israel & Germany, March 2013

Highlights

This Tour Includes:

2 nights Sheraton Towers Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 nights Beresheet Hotel Mitzpe Ramon, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
4 nights David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
3 nights The Westin Grand Berlin, Berlin, Germany
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe air-conditioned van with an English speaking guide
Shabbat Walking Tour in Jerusalem
Breakfast daily
5 dinners, including welcome dinner in Tel Aviv
4 lunches, including picnic at the Ramon Crater
Group transfers and airport assistance upon arrival and departure
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Porterage

Highlights Include:
Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Nisan with the Women of the Wall
Experience Shabbat in the Negev desert
Attend a moving performance at the Nalaga'at Theater
Relax at one of Israel's premier spas
Walk through Jerusalem's Old City,
including the fascinating Western Wall Tunnels
Connect with the women of WRJ-Israel
Meet social change leaders in Israel
Explore issues of co-existence at the Museum on the Seam
Engage with Israeli and German Reform leaders
Visit Berlin's Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind
Climb the Reichstag dome for stunning views
Meet rabbinical students at HUC-JIR, Jerusalem and Abraham Geiger College, Potsdam… AND SO MUCH MORE!

Tour Does Not Include:
Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges
(Call Ayelet Tours at 800-237-1517 for assistance booking flights)
Any border taxes of visas
Tips to guides, driver, and dining room waiters ($15.00 per person, per day-pre-collected)
Any items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

Itinerary

Day 1, Tuesday, March 5, 2013: DEPARTURE
Overnight flight to Israel.

Day 2, Wednesday, March 6, 2013: WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Welcome dinner together this evening with local WRJ Israeli Women…Overnight Tel Aviv.

Day 3, Thursday, March 7, 2013: TEL AVIV
Breakfast…This morning, we visit with participants in the IMPJ's Mechina program... “Join up” with the pre-foundation military strike force at the Palmach Museum…This evening we'll enjoy a performance at the Nalaga'at Theatre…Overnight Tel Aviv

Day 4, Friday, March 8, 2013: TRAVELING SOUTH
Breakfast....This morning we visit with Rabbi Meir Azari from Beit Daniel…Possible meeting with Reut Michaeli, executive director of Hotline for Migrant Workers…Visit Sde Boker… Continue to Mitzpe Ramon…Kabbalat Shabbat services…Shabbat Dinner together this evening…Overnight Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 5, Saturday, March 9, 2013: SHABBAT IN THE NEGEV
Breakfast…Morning services overlooking the crater… Picnic lunch provided along the crater's edge. Afternoon at leisure at our beautiful hotel…Dinner this evening at the hotel…Havdalah overlooking the crater from the hotel's main building balcony, followed by a cultural program, possibly with the Black Jews of Dimona (TBD) …Overnight Mitzpe Ramon.

Day 6, Sunday, March 10, 2013: TO JERUSALEM
Breakfast and check out… We stop in Beer Sheva for a special meeting with the Co-executive directors of NISPED - Amal Elsana Alh`jooj and Vivian Silver...Nearby, we meet and learn from Bedouin herbalist Miriam Abu Regayak … Continue up to Jerusalem…Visit Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem's main “shuk” marketplace...Continue to the home of Resa Davids for high tea and cookies… Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 7, Monday, March 11, 2013: JERUSALEM
Breakfast…We begin at the Ir David Excavations…Continue to Yad L'Kashish...Lunch at the Anna Ticho House…This afternoon, we tour the Western Wall tunnels...Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 8, Tuesday, March 12, 2013: ROSH CHODESH
Breakfast…We mark Rosh Chodesh Nissan with Anat Hoffman and the Women of the Wall…Continue to HUC, where we have lunch and a special educational seminar… This afternoon, we take a walking tour of the Old City… Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 9, Wednesday, March 13, 2013: DIALOGUE
Breakfast…Join the IRAC on a “freedom ride”, along a formerly segregated bus line OR join an IRAC lawyer for an insider's tour of the Israeli Supreme Court OR Visit Yad Vashem. Closing event at the Museum on the Seam... Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 10, Thursday, March 14, 2013: TO GERMANY
Morning Flight to Berlin (not included)...Tour the Jewish Quarter of Berlin…For lunch, we are joined by local Jewish women…Walk down Under der Linden…Visit Bebelblatz, site of the Nazi book burning memorial…Visit the Reichstag… We walk to the outdoor Holocaust Memorial…Overnight Berlin.

Day 11, Friday, March 15, 2013: EXPLORING BERLIN
Breakfast…We see Gleis 17…We tour the Wannsee House…We see Cecilienhof Palace, site of the Potsdam Conference…We tour Potsdam, stopping at Sanssouci Palace…We continue to the Abraham Geiger College at Potsdam University…Shabbat services at a local congregation…Shabbat Dinner joined by Walter Homolka and members of the Jewish Community… Overnight Berlin.

Day 12, Saturday, March 16, 2013: SHABBAT SHALOM
Breakfast…Visit the Pergamon Museum Island area OR Berlin's Jewish Museum…Farewell dinner…Overnight Berlin.

Day 13, Sunday, March 17, 2013: DEPARTURE
Breakfast…This morning we board flights back to North America, arriving home the same day.

The Memories Last Forever!


*Itinerary subject to change

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Rates & Hotels

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Start DatePlan Option/Hotel DetailLand Only* 
Mar 5, 2013
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Mar 5, 2013
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*Please note that all rates displayed are based on standard room double occupancy.
Upgraded room categories may be available to book later in the booking process.
If Land & Air price is displayed, the air portion includes tax and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed.
LAND ONLY         Full Cost (Paid by CC)        Discounted for Check Payment
Israel & Berlin        $3,769                                  $3,659
Israel Only               $2,738                                 $2,659


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