Tour Israel Through a Legal Lens with Attorneys and Judges
May 2 - 13, 2022

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Tour Overview:

Traveling with Hadassah in Israel is an opportunity to connect – with the people of Israel, with the land itself, and with each other. As a Hadassah community, we will bond through our shared experiences and stimulate our minds through fascinating encounters with local experts in the law. Our pace allows us to delve in-depth into each stop and we finish each evening feeling both satisfied and eager for the next day’s experiences.

  • Celebrating Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and Shabbat with Hadassah friends old and new
  • Experience Israel commemorating memorial day with the students and staff at Shfeya
  • Tour through the Eshkol Region and learn about the legal implications of fighting a terror organization.
  • Join the IDF Military Law Unit for an indepth discussion on actions of the IDF and the International Criminal Court.
  • We visit to the Palestinian Authority for a discussion on law, their perspective on the legal framework for the West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Participate in an engaging discussion on Israel’s Declaration of Independence: Could it be considered Israel’s Constitution?
  • Discuss the rules of Kashrut and the process of making Kosher wine.
  • Touring Ein Kerem Hadassah Hospital, including the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower and meeting staff and patients
  • And so much more!

  • 3 nights Dan Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 6 nights plus late check-out Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 dinners & 3 lunches
  • Entrance fees & porterage per itinerary

  • 2 nights Beresheet Hotel, Mitpze Ramon, Israel
  • 1 night plus late check-out Dan Eilatl, Eilat, Israel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners
  • Entrance fees & porterage per itinerary

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Monday, May 2, 2022:

• We depart the United States on our flight to Israel.

Day 2: Tuesday, May 3, 2022: ARRIVAL AND MEMORIAL EVE

• Shalom and Bruchim Habaim—welcome home! Our time in this incredible land has officially started and our excitement mounts as we set off on the adventure ahead. Just beyond passport control, an Ayelet representative will meet us in the baggage claim area and assist us through customs.
• We visit Neot Kedumim, the Biblical nature reserve, to learn about the connections between the biosphere and Jewish history. Our panorama view allows us to see with our own eyes the width of the country: the Mediterranean to the west and Jerusalem to the east. We plant trees, connecting us physically and spiritually to the land of Israel.
• Visit Latrun, Israel’s outdoor armored corps museum, and tour the hallowed grounds of the memorial with a young soldier. We hear from an IDF veteran on the eve of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, and view the preparations for this important and solemn day.
• We check in to our hotel and have time to freshen up before an early welcome dinner with Hadassah friends at our hotel.
• This evening, we enjoy a walking tour of Tel Aviv, the White City, to take in its beauty, architecture and as the country prepares for its solemn day of remembrance.
• At 8:00 PM, we stand at attention during the sounding of the memorial siren, remembering Israel’s fallen as the country comes to a full stop.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 3: Wednesday, May 4, 2022: YOM HAZIKARON – ISRAEL’S MEMORIAL DAY

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We visit Hadassah’s Meir Shfeya Youth Village to meet with students and staff. We will sit in on a music class and visit the winery.
• This is the occasion to announce the Philanthropic Youth Aliyah Project, opening doors for many youth in the process of coming to Israel.
• We join students and staff at the Memorial Ceremony for Yom Hazikaron. Again, we stand at attention during the sounding of the memorial siren in memory of Israel’s fallen.
• At a local Druze village, we enjoy lunch and home hospitality. We will meet a general from the IDF to learn more about the strong connection between Israel and its Druze citizens.
• We enjoy a walking tour of the Village, meeting an attorney representing people at the religious court to learn about Israel’s religious court system and the differences between the Jewish, Christian and Muslim courts
• Back in Tel Aviv, we have a free evening to join Israelis celebrating in the streets and on the beach as the country transitions from commemoration to celebration as Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, begins.

Overnight in Tel Aviv


• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Stroll along Independence Trail through the Rothschild District and discover the architectural, cultural and intellectual foundations of this great city, including a stop by the famed site of Israel’s Independence Hall. (Independence Hall is currently closed for renovations.)
• We hear an engaging speaker discuss Israel’s Declaration of Independence: Could it be considered Israel’s Constitution?
• Along the Mediterranean Sea, we enjoy a “front-row” seat for the IDF’s traditional air and sea show marking Yom Haatzma’ut.
• In Israel’s traditional holiday style, we enjoy a BBQ lunch.
• We spend the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere.
• This evening, we visit Jaffa for a walking tour and discussion about the challenges and successes of co-existence in this mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhood.
• We have dinner on our own afterwards optional visit to Na Laga’at (Please Touch), Israel’s Theater by the Deaf and Blind. (tickets will be available to purchase)

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 5: Friday, May 6, 2022: ASCENDING TO JERUSALEM

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we take a walking tour through South Tel Aviv to examine the complex dilemmas surrounding Sudanese and Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers who have made their homes here.
• We explore the newly opened Agam Museum in Rishon LeZion, showcasing six decades of the groundbreaking artist’s kinetic art and sculpture.
• We ascend to the holy city of Jerusalem, stopping at the Mount Scopus Overlook to say Shehecheyanu as we look out over the City of Gold.
• We check in to our hotel and have time to refresh.
• Joining the people of Jerusalem, we welcome Shabbat at the Kotel.
• Tonight, we experience “Shabbat of a Lifetime,” home hospitality with an Orthodox family in Jerusalem to enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6: Saturday, May 7, 2022: SHABBAT SHALOM!

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Our morning is at leisure, perhaps for “shul hopping,” visiting different Shabbat worship throughout Jerusalem: Italian, Moroccan, Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Reform or Conservative, all within walking distance from each other.
• This afternoon, we visit the Old City of Jerusalem for a walking tour of the different quarter s. We begin in the Jewish Quarter, filled with synagogues and history and pass by the ancient Broad Wall. Strolling past colorful and exotic vendors in the Arab shuk, we continue along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified, and through the winding streets of the Christian and Muslim Quarters.
• We return to our hotel for Havdalah, followed by a dialogue with the Jerusalem Post Palestinian Affairs correspondent, Khaled Abu Toameh.
• Option: After dinner, we walk to the Tower of David Night Spectacular, a sound and light show that transforms the walls of David’s Citadel into the living story of Jerusalem. (tickets will be available to purchase)

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7: Sunday, May 8, 2022: BOUNDARIES IN JERUSALEM

• Breakfast at our hotel with a representative of the IDF’s Military Law unit to discuss how the army monitors the actions of the IDF, how they stand with international law and the interaction with the International Criminal Court in the Hague (ICC).
• We visit the Palestinian Authority for a discussion on law, their perspective on the legal framework for the West Bank and Gaza Strip and their reaction to the International Criminal Court in the Hague (ICC).
• This afternoon, we meet with Colonel Miri Eisen who served in the Israeli intelligence community and retired from active duty at the rank of full colonel. After retiring from the military Miri served as the Israeli Prime Minister's international media advisor. We will join her for an enlightening journey along the seam line in Jerusalem.
• We enjoy a gourmet chef-prepared dinner in the vicinity of the Machane Yehuda market.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8: Monday, May 9, 2022: LAW IN ISRAEL

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We visit Israel’s seat of government, the Knesset, to meet with members of the Judiciary committee on the Law of Return and immigration law. We experience dynamic education and inspiration with a visit to Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). While there, we enjoy VIP meetings with the medical staff and leadership. We visit the Round Building and hear about plans for future expansion/renovation, as well as Israel health care system and the part Hadassah had in dealing with Covid-19 in Israel.
• Lunch on own at the Hadassah Mall.
• We visit Israel’s Supreme Court for a tour and meet with one of the judges.
• Dinner on own, followed by an evening underground at the Western Wall Tunnels. This is an opportunity to discover the many layers of Jerusalem’s history, passing through grand building projects spanning the centuries from ancient Rome through the modern day.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9: Tuesday, May 10, 2022: GAZA AND THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We travel south to Moshav Nativ HaAsara and learn about the Path to Peace, a community-created mosaic along the border wall separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. We have an opportunity to add a piece to the mosaic and put our own imprint on this project of hope.
• In nearby Sderot, we tour the Protected Playground, the police station and the storage depot containing rockets launched from Gaza into Israel.
• We eat our way through the Salad Trail on a very hands-and-mouths-on agricultural tour of this innovative farm growing delicacies in the desert sand. We will pick and taste fruits and vegetables in the hothouses, dodge hanging strawberries (in season), release homing pigeons and sample herbs in their gardens.
• In the Eshkol Regional Council, near the Gaza Strip, we meet with artist Yaron Bob at his workshop. Living in a community that has suffered numerous terror attacks, Yaron works to transform shrapnel into beautiful sculpture in a project he calls “Rockets to Roses.”
• Returning to Jerusalem, we hear from a speaker on the bus and engage in a conversation on what are the laws for a country fighting a terror organization.
• We stop at the Barkan Winery to enjoy a tour, dinner and discussion of the rules of Kashrut regarding wine with the person in charge of the Kosher process. We learn why all Kosher wines are acceptable for Passover.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 10: Wednesday, May 11, 2022: DELVING INTO JERUSALEM

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We visit the Mount of Olives and enjoy the amazing panorama view of Jerusalem before continuing to pay respects at the grave of Henrietta Szold.
• At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, we tour the campus and meet with members of the Jewish Law department to learn about the impact of traditional Jewish law on the Israeli legal system today.
• We meet with a representative of the law school who will explain the requisite curriculum and internship component of a law degree in Israel as well as highlight the differences between the American and Israeli legal systems.
• We dirty our hands at the Emek Tzurim sieving program that makes spectacular finds working through the construction rubble from the city of David.
• Visit Ir David, the City of David, where the stories of King David come to life through the palace excavations, underground passageways and monumental fortifications.
• We have time to relax before dinner at a local restaurant with the President of the Israeli Bar Association to learn more about it, including the Mandatory Mediation Committee and the Pro Bono Committee.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 11: Thursday, May 12, 2022: MEMORY AND DEPARTURE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We tour Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust, to view the many moving exhibits including the Hall of Names and the Children’s Memorial. We meet with a museum representative to learn about Israel’s law on the “Righteous Among the Nations” and have a memorial service.
• We spend the remainder of the day at leisure, relaxing, shopping and packing.
• After late check out from our hotel, we enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
• We transfer to the airport for our overnight flight back to the United States, arriving tomorrow morning.

Overnight in Jerusalem for those continuing to the Negev, Eilat/Petra, Jordan Extension


Day 12: Friday May 13, 2022: DISCOVERING THE NEGEV DESERT

• Arrival home or…
• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• We travel south to Be’er Sheva, the capital of the Negev, and visit Tel Be’er Sheva, a UNESCO Heritage Site famous as a stopping point for the Prophet Abraham. In addition to the replica of the horned altar, we will explore the city gates, well, storerooms and impressive water system that make this site worthy of its designation.
• We continue to Sde Boker, the burial monument to Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion. We will see how his vision of making the desert bloom is becoming a reality and learn why his gravesite has become a site of modern pilgrimage for Israelis. We also visit the interactive exhibit at Tzrif Ben Gurion, the desert home of Israel’s first Prime Minister, where the story of Ben Gurion is brought to life and we wrestle with the challenges he faced as a visionary and mover of history.
• Set out on a hike in the Ein Avdat Nature Reserve, once inhabited by Nabateans and Catholic monks. We enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and hike up into the mountain to the dry riverbed at its top.
• We continue to Mitzpe Ramon and check in to our hotel.
• Tonight, we enjoy Shabbat dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon

Day 13: Saturday, May 14, 2022: SHABBAT OF RELAXATION

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We enjoy a free day at the hotel to relax and luxuriate at the spa.
• Optional walking tour: Visit the nearby Mitzpe Ramon Visitor’s Center for an audio-visual exploration of its geology, flora and fauna and to learn about the connection to the Israeli hero and astronaut, Ilan Ramon.
• Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon

Day 14: Sunday, May 15, 2022: DESERT BEAUTY

• Set out on a sunrise jeep tour into Machtesh Ramon, watching from a majestic overlook as the sun rises and bathes the primordial landscape in light. We continue our journey through the hills and valleys of the machtesh, learning about its creation and history.
• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• Traveling south, we stop at the Hai Bar Nature Reserve, a desert breeding and reclamation center for endangered and locally extinct animals. Driving through the site, we may view rare animals such as oryx, leopards and caracal that the center is trying to reintroduce to the wild.
• We visit Park Timna, a desert valley combining majestic scenery with history and antiquities. Surrounded by steep cliffs, Timna holds the world’s earliest copper mining operation, in addition to spectacular geologic formations, a temple to the Egyptian goddess Hathor and ancient cave carvings.
• We arrive in Eilat and check in to our hotel with dinner on own.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 15: Monday, May 16, 2022: PETRA – THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we cross the border into Jordan and begin our full day tour of Petra, the Red Rose City. Along the way, we explore the Nabatean Necropolis (as seen in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade).
• We walk through the Siq and view the ancient temple, then discover the famous Treasury, the Roman theater and more in this Eighth Wonder of the World.
(Note border taxes and visa fees are due in USD at the border crossing – currently $65 per person)
• Returning to Israel, we have late check out from our hotel before transferring to the Eilat airport to connect to our international flight.

Day 16: Tuesday, May 17, 2022: WELCOME HOME

• We arrive back in the United States this morning.

*Itinerary subject to change