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28 May 2023 - 07 Jun 2023
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Activities:

  • Meet, Assist and Transfer to your hotel - You will be met by a member of our Gil team who will guide and assist you through the formalities, making your journey much easier and more relaxing including visa’s, porterage and group arrival.

  • Check into your hotel

  • Dinner on your own

  • Optional- "IMAGINE" Spectacular - View ‘IMAGINE’ from the viewing deck of the hotel - a show harnessing the power of light and water and offering a unique sensory experience with 30 fountains and surround sound - all in front of the iconic Burj Khalifa.

  • Dubai Vida Hotel

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Crossroads to Civilization Museum - Visit a museum dedicated to the importance of universal values, such as tolerance and respect. Visit the first ever Holocaust exhibit in the Arab world hosted by Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori, a former member of the UAE Federal National Council and Founder of the museum.

  • Take an Abra - traditional boat, to cross the Creek towards the Spice Market - Discover new flavors as we follow a recipe of an Emirati Chef and learn about the traditional use of aromas to fend off anything from stress to insomnia. Next, take a plunge into the Gold Souk, where we will meet with a goldsmith whose trade has been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Sheik Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding including lunch - Sheik Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding - Lunch at the Sheik Muhammad Center for Cultural Understanding along with an Emirati and ask any question that you wish to raise.

  • The Frame - Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame”, offering up panoramic views of the skyline while framing views of iconic buildings such as the Burj Khalifa.

  • Return to the hotel to refresh for dinner

  • Dinner at Armani Kaf - Armani Kaf Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the award-winning luxury Armani hotel.

  • Dubai Vida Hotel

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit Mini Miracles, hosted by Rabbi Duchman and Abraham Miracles Center of Learning (AMCL) - Meet community leader and co-founder of the Jewish Community, Jean Candiotte, along with Jewish Agency Emissaries and JDC Entwine Intern, Jake Berger.

  • Meet with Rabbi Abadie - Senior Rabbi of the Jewish Council of the Emirates in the United Arab Emirates

  • Lunch at Kosher Arabia - Proof that new Alliances, Partnerships and Innovation are alive and well in 2022.

  • Meeting with Louy and members of Sharaka - Sharaka, which means ‘partnership’, was founded by young leaders from Israel and the Gulf in order to turn the vision of people-to-people peace into a reality.

  • Tea and Crumpets with Ellie Kriel from Kosherati - Elli Kriel is founder of Elli's Kosher Kitchen- to learn about "Kosherati" and the burgeoning emergence of kosher options in the UAE.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Dubai Vida Hotel

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for Abu Dhabi

  • Private tour of the iconic Musee Louvre - This is the first universal museum in the Arab world that translates the spirit of openness towards all cultures.

  • Free for lunch on the Corniche, the famous boardwalk and beach

  • Abrahamic Family House - The Abrahamic Family House is a collection of three religious spaces: a mosque, a synagogue and a church, all of which will sit upon a secular visitor pavilion. The house will serve as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange, nurturing the values of peaceful co-existence and acceptance among different beliefs, nationalities and cultures.

  • Continue to the Grand Mosque - Sheikh Zayed Mosque has minarets over 100 meters tall and 82 domes of white marble, and is awe-inspiring, to say the least.

  • Dinner in Abu Dhabi

  • Return to Dubai

  • Dubai Vida Hotel

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Check out and departure transfer to Dubai Intl. Airport for 13:10 flight

  • 14:50 Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport - You will be greeted at Ben Gurion Airport be transfered you to the hotel for check in.

  • Kabbalat Shabbat TBD

  • Shabbat Dinner and discussion at the hotel

  • Tel Aviv Royal Beach

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Shul hopping in Kerem HaTeimanim - A central Tel Aviv Neighborhood, Kerem HaTeimanim means "Vineyards of the Yemenites". Yemenite pioneers who built the neighborhood and many of their descendants still live here today. The neighborhood underwent refurbishment and in the nineties and nowadays is a popular location for both religious and secular residents due to its central location. there are various types of architectural styles displayed in the neighborhood from British colonial style to Bauhaus and even modern-day style.

  • Shabbat Around the Jewish World - Enjoy the variety of classic ethnic foods that are part of the Shabbat day meal. These dishes are brought directly from the homes in which the food was cooked for families that share their heritage and flavors.

  • Tour of Jaffa - Jaffa is one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. Today Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. Tel Aviv, Jaffa's younger sister, was established centuries later, in the year 1909, but the two were united into one municipality in 1949, yet each part kept its unique feel and atmosphere. Jaffa has been regenerated in recent years with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming a highly popular part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry.

  • Conversation with Dan Feferman - Dan Feferman is the Director of Communications and Global Affairs at Sharaka, an NGO that works to build people-to-people peace between Israel and the Arab world. Dan is also a founding member of the UAE-Israel Business Council, and founded and heads the Gulf-Israel Policy Forum.

  • Havdalah

  • Dinner on your own

  • Tel Aviv Royal Beach

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to Kfar HaYarok- Meet students at the Eastern Mediterranean International School - With educational programs, extracurriculars, classes, workshops, trips, and a student body composed of 40% from Israel, Palestine, and Arab countries, and 60% Internationals, EMIS’s mission drives students to make a change, create dialogue, and connect with each other.

  • Continue to the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation - The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation is a leading non-profit and non-governmental organization focused on developing and implementing unique and cutting-edge programs. The center presents the incredible story of Israel, the "innovation nation", and showcases the diverse fields and people behind Israeli innovation.

  • Tel Aviv Royal Beach or Crowne Plaza

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel - Check out of the hotel

  • Meet the people of Jaljuliya - The Sharon area is a mix of Jewish and Arab cities. We share public space, malls, supermarkets, parks, but we don't generally mix or socialize with our Arab neighbors. Visit nearby Jaljuliya- visit the central Mosque, learn about the community, Your guide, Raid, is a leader of the community and had spent his life in Jaljuliya The tour is offered in partnership with the social business "Shared Paths" which specializes in social tourism as an innovative way of creating social change and supporting local small businesses.

  • Conversation with Mohammad Darawshe - Mohammad Darawshe is considered a leading political analyst and expert on Jewish-Arab relations inside Israel. He is the Director the Center for Shared Society at Givat Haviva

  • Home hospitality lunch in Jaljuliya

  • Drive to Jerusalem - Check into your hotel

  • Time to relax before dinner

  • Dinner at Hamotzi - Israeli Master Chef winner Avi Levy combines a North African cooking style with a Jerusalem flare to create a rich kaleidoscopic of flavors using local ingredients from the nearby Machane Yehuda market.

  • Jerusalem Orient

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Jerusalem-Holy to All - Tour Jerusalem’s Old City and meet the people and places that make this place so unique. In the Jewish Quarter, uncover the layers of Jewish history from the time of the First Temple until the present day. If conditions permit, visit one of the holiest Muslim sites, the Temple Mount. Consider the unique challenges of Christians in Israel. Throughout the tour explore the complexity of a city that is holy to the three major religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  • Time for lunch on your own

  • Meet with members of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) was founded in 1991 to further understanding and communication between members of different faith communities and to build foundations for lasting fellowship. - CCI works with young people, women, and religious leaders to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence and peacebuilding projects.

  • Culture as a Bridge at Feel Beit - Meet the creators of Feel Beit, a cultural home for creating art, expanding perspectives, and imagining new ways forward for Jerusalem. "We are a group of Israelis and Palestinians who create art and music to bridge divides in Jerusalem. Everything we present is rooted in love for the diverse people of this place. We are driven by the conviction that when all else breaks down, art and music must break through."

  • Dinner at O2 Restaurant- Upbeat Jerusalem Cuisine - Up-to-date Jerusalem cuisine that derives its inspiration from the markets and culinary history of the holy city.

  • Jerusalem Orient

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - How does Israel's relationship with her neighbors on the border and Arab citizens affect the Abraham Agreement?

  • Or meet Ksenia Svetlova - Ksenia Svetlova is Director of Israel-Middle East program at Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.

  • Lunch and Arabic lesson at Hamiffal - Hamiffal, "The Factory" is an art community that turned an abandoned 19th century building in the heart of Jerusalem into a shared platform for art and culture. At Hamiffal Jewish Israelis learn Arabic, a trend that has grown throughout Israel.

  • Meet the Young Leaders of ROPES - The Regional Organization for Peace, Economics & Security (ROPES) aims to revive momentum toward a historic Israeli-Palestinian peace accord by rallying a powerful regional coalition of rising stars in business, culture, and politics behind a 2030 vision of a new Middle East.

  • Dinner on your own

  • Jerusalem Orient

Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Tour of Abu Ghosh - Abu Ghosh is an Israeli-Arab town in the Jerusalem hills that is well known for its hummus, music festival, beautiful churches, and history of friendly relations with Jews and Zionism.

  • Hinam Center: Realizing the Vision - Mifgash at The Hinam Center, an organization that promotes social tolerance through significant, in-depth meetings between people from different identities. Meet teen participants in the center’s programs who learn about religious tolerance.

  • Meet with Issa Jaber, mayor of Abu Ghosh: How Can We Flourish Together? (Pending availability)

  • Closing lunch with Luiza Catering – Contemporary Israeli Kitchen

  • Trip Summary

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of trip. An invoice will be sent 90 days before the trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: 

  • The itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen changes from suppliers, weather, etc.
  • This proposal is valid for 1 week for private clients, and 10 days for groups. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours AFTER REGISTRATION, with a full refund.

For cancellations made:

·         Up to 60 days prior to departure, any payments above the deposit towards the trip will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable.

·         60-30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded.

·         29-0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

 

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