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YOUR TOUR LEADERS:Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D. is the Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism and Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation in suburban Chicago. This will be his 10th trip to Israel, including leading the previous "Secular Israel" trip in 2019.Rabbi Jeffrey Falick is Rabbi of the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Metro Detroit, founded as The Birmingham Temple. This will be his 30th trip to Israel, including leading several trips with Jewish Community Centers and the Society for Humanistic Judaism.A unique tour - experience Israel from a secular perspective. Together we will explore the issues facing Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Conflicts between Palestinians and settlers, tensions between ultra-religious and secular Israelis and social and economic justice are all on this itinerary. Most significantly, we will also find hope among those working for pluralism and human rights.INCLUDED IN YOUR SECULAR TOUR OF ISRAEL:5 nights Prima Kings, Jerusalem2 nights Dan Panorama, Haifa2 nights Prima Hotel, Tel AvivAll touring and sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned motor vehicle with an expert English-speaking guideMeeting and dialogue with local scholars, leaders and clergy throughout20th Anniversary Tmura-IISHJ Conference & Rabbinic OrdinationBreakfast dailyLunch in PsagotWelcome dinner Dinner at Kibbutz Ein GediShabbat dinnerDinner and home hospitality with Christian families in JaffaFarewell dinnerOld City walking tour1967 Jerusalem border tour with Ir AmimVIP tour of the Israel Museum with Rabbi Sivan MaasKids4Peace dialogueVisit to Kibbutz Degania & Kibbutz Beit Ha-ShitaTour of Rawabi & Ramallah (pending security clearance)Old Jaffa co-existence tourEntrance fees per itineraryAirport transfers if arriving/departing with the main groupPorterageBottled water (2 bottles per person, per day on the bus)Whisper headsetsNOT INCLUDED:Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surchargesBorder taxes or visa feesTips to guide, driver and dining room personnel ($25 per person, per day; pre-collected)Meals not listed aboveItems of a personal natureTravel insurance (recommended - group policy available)Any costs associated with Covid-19 testing or vaccination