AUTHOR ISRAEL ADVENTURE
Itinerary

 

 

This is a sample itinerary from last year. A detailed itinerary will be sent to accepted participants, including details about local authors, speakers, and musicians who will join us. Please contact israeltrip@hgf.org with questions.

Sunday, March 18

The Land of Israel as fertile ground for stories and creation

  • Welcome to Israel!
  • Arrival Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
  • Opening welcome dinner
  • Journey to the desert

Overnight: Ein Gedi Hotel

Monday, March 19

The desert and the origins of the Jewish people

  • Desert walk
  • Qumran- the source of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Ein Gedi
  • Dead Sea kayaking

Overnight: Ein Gedi Hotel

Tuesday, March 20

The Beginnings of Your Story

  • Meet Israeli-American author Anna Levine
  • The caves of Beit Guvrin
  • Hands-on Archeological experience
  • Meet Jewish grandmothers from around the world!
  • Travel North

Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Wednesday, March 21

“Real” Israeli stories

  • Old City of Safed and the story of Kabbalah
  • Meet with artists
  • Unique Israeli stories with Mishy Harman
  • Tsippori Mosaics and Judaism confronts modernity

Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Thursday, March 22

All Roads Lead to Jerusalem

  • Early morning walk on Kinneret
  • Promenade view of Jerusalem
  • VIP tour of the City of David
  • Davidson Center
  • Western Wall
  • Old City of Jerusalem

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Friday, March 23

The Golden City prepares for Shabbat

  • Scavenger hunt in the famous Machane Yehuda open market
  • A city prepares for Shabbat
  • Friday night at the Western Wall
  • Shabbat of a Lifetime experience

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Shabbat, March 24

  • Optional tours to Israel Museum/ Old City/ Bible Lands Museum
  • Free time
  • Network event with Israeli authors

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Sunday, March 25

The stories-yet-to-be-written begin....

  • Travel to Tel Aviv
  • Neve Tzedek and Independence Hall
  • Free time in Tel Aviv
  • Graffiti tour of Tel Aviv
  • Final dinner and farewell

Departure: Ben Gurion Airport

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