[email protected]: Society, Culture and Technology. Rothberg School Alumni Study Tour

The Rothberg International School is inviting all those who have studied at the School to return to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary and 100 years since the founding of this world-class academic institution.
  • Date

    April 15 - 22, 2018
  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights
  • Highlights

    Yehuda Street, the City Hall area, Mamilla, Nebi Samuel, Mt. Scopus, Machne Yehuda, German Colony
  • Notes

    Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: 495
  • Activity Level


  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

From  $1,995
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[email protected]: Society, Culture and Technology. Rothberg School Alumni Study Tour 8 Days8D7 Nights7N

For the first time, the Rothberg International School [RIS] is inviting all those who have studied at the School and their guests to return to Jerusalem to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary and 100 years since the founding of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

[email protected]: Society, Culture and Technology is a study tour, not mission nor a fundraiser, taking place during the week of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut. The study tour is Jerusalem-based featuring morning seminars, afternoon tours and evening social events. An optional post-program 4-day travel module in and around Tel Aviv further examines the program’s central themes.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Seminars/Tours as noted in the itinerary
  • English Speaking guide
  • Deluxe motor coach
  • Arrival and departure transfers
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Sunday, April 15, 2018


Afternoon: The program begins with a Welcome Luncheon at the Beit Maiersdorf Faculty Club on Mt. Scopus. After a short walk to the Rothberg International School, there will be an Orientation including introductions, a review of the final program. and a keynote address. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Jerusalem or get settled into your hotel.

Evening: Join us for a festive Welcome Dinner with former Faculty and Staff at the hotel.

Overnight:Jerusalem (L, D).



Monday, April 16, 2018

Seminars - Jerusalem Tour

Morning: After breakfast at the hotel, walk to the Rothberg International School for the first seminar. Seminar 1 (9:00-10:30) focuses on [email protected]: SOCIETY and Seminar 2 (11:00-12:30) on [email protected]: ECONOMY & TECHNOLOGY.

After lunch on your own, take a walking tour of Ben Yehuda Street, the City Hall area and Mamilla. We will then visit Nebi Samuel and Ramot.

Late afternoon is free.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Rothberg International School invite you to an Alumni Reception at the Botanical Gardens in honor of the University’s 100th anniversary.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Erev Yom Hazikaron

All day: After a buffet breakfast, you will remain in the hotel for your choice of three one-hour seminars being offered which will be followed by a day of touring on the topic you select. Your choices: JERUSALEM: START-UP CITY, JERUSALEM: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, or JERUSALEM: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL UPDATE. In the early afternoon, there will be a break for lunch on your own. The day’s program will conclude around 4:00 pm.

Evening: The evening is free.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Yom Hazikaron

Morning: After an early breakfast, the group convenes for Seminar 4 on [email protected]: SECURITY. On this somber day, the group will begin the day’s touring with participation in one of the several Yom HaZikaron Commemorations.

Our afternoon touring focuses on key battles in and around Jerusalem. We will visit sites of key battles that have marked the country’s history beginning with immediate pre-statehood. Our touring is scheduled to conclude at 4:00 pm with a drop-off at the hotel.

Evening: The evening is free.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B).



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Yom Ha'atzmaut

After enjoying breakfast, spend the day on your own joining in the celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day.

Evening: The Core Program concludes with an evening in downtown Jerusalem. We will depart from the hotel at 7:00 pm and travel to Machne Yehuda for a walking tour with a local artist as we discover the contemporary art painted on the doors of the shops in the market. We will then ride to the German Colony for a festive Farewell Dinner and Wrap-Up at HaHatzer Restaurant.

Overnight:Jerusalem (B, D).



Friday, April 20, 2018

Israel's Changing Society

Morning: After breakfast, those on group flights transfer to the airport.
[email protected]: A CHANGING SOCIETY begins with a discussion with Mechina students from East Jerusalem and a visit to Mea Shearim to meet members of the Haredi community.

After lunch on your own, we visit Musrara, home of the now-famous Israeli Black Panther Movement. We then travel to Tel Aviv.

Join us for a festive Erev Shabbat Dinner.

This optional 4-day travel module is available for $995 per person (based on double occupancy)

Single Supplement: $475



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Israel's culture and art

Breakfast is served until 11:00 am to accommodate those wishing to attend services at a local synagogue.

We will have a light lunch at the hotel before taking a two-hour walking tour of Neve Tzedek and the White City as we explore today’s theme of [email protected]: ISRAEL’S CULTURE AND ART. We will stop at art galleries, visit Agnon’s home and see some Bauhaus buildings.
There will be free time to explore on your own.

Evening: Group cultural event.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B, L).



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Israel as a world leader in technology

After breakfast, we travel to Hebrew University’s Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, meet a member of the faculty and view just a few of the research projects at this world-class facility.

We will return to Tel Aviv and have free time for lunch on your own.
After lunch, we will visit the new Peres Center for Peace and Innovation in Jaffa.
The late afternoon will be free to shop, explore Tel Aviv on your own or just relax.

The evening is free to explore the city and sample its culinary delights on your own.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).



Monday, April 23, 2018


After breakfast and check-out, transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport.

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B).

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  • Dudu Cohen, Ph.D.
    Dudu has been a licensed Israeli guide since 1972. He served as a navigator in the paratroop brigade of the Israel Defense Forces. From 1974-1979 he was a high school teacher for Bible and Jewish History in Sderot - a development town, and from 1979-1981 he served as a Youth-Aliyah Shaliach in Chicago. Dudu earned his three degrees from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: BA in Geography, MA in Archaeology and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies. As a researcher, Dudu is a permanent contributor for Projects TABS – TheTorah.com Dudu lists among his discoveries: 'Waheb in Suhag' (Numbers 21:14), the ancient pass of the Aron Canyon; and the Via Limes Arabica’s – the Eastern Roman frontier road in Jodan
  • Moshe Margolin
    Moshe is the Director of Jewish Explorations, an educational travel project in collaboration with Gil Travel. He began his forty-year career as the founding Director of the Rothberg School’s Office of Student Activities for a decade beginning in 1976. He was later the first Program Director of the Fulbright Commission at the American Embassy in Tel Aviv. In the U.S., he served as the first Assistant Director of The Hebrew University’s Office of Academic Affairs, the founding Vice President of Education for Birthright Israel and, more recently, the Director of both the Me’ah National Initiative and The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Context program, premier adult Jewish learning programs
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