Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Meet & assist by Mrs. Orly Vered, pedagogical advisor of the tour.
Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv area, for check-in and refreshment.
Afternoon lecture by Mrs Orly Vered – “The development of the Israeli Educational system of 2018 – Success, Obstacles, and Challenges”.
Day 2: Education for sustainability / Environmental Rehabilitation
After Breakfast, visit the Center for Education for Sustainability. The Center focuses on the educational development and distribution of healthy environmental, social, and spiritual attitudes regarding long term planning and resource consumption in Israel. The center has more than 300 Leadership Alumni and partnerships with over 20 municipalities.
Continue to one the of largest environmental rehabilitation projects in the world. The ambitious park is set on top of the “Hiriya”, a formerly 60-meter-high mound of waste next to Ben Gurion Airport. Today it is converted into the centerpiece of the park, the largest urban park built in the last century in the world. It is even bigger than Central Park in New York!
Day 3: Israeli innovation / Educational center for self-exploration.
After Breakfast, visit The Center for Israeli Innovation by Taglit in partnership with TASE. The Center tells the story of the Start-Up Nation and spreads the Israeli narrative of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
Our next experience will be a tour & activity in a special education center that aims to assist children and adults to find & explore their own identity, their feelings and their thoughts through activities and hands-on exhibits.
Enjoy a special dinner in Tel Aviv Port – one of the city’s popular pearls.
Day 6: The Kibbutz educational system / Jerusalem tour.
After Breakfast in the Kibbutz, tour the Kibbutz and learn about the unique way of life in a kibbutz.
Kibbutzim played a crucial role in the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel.
Encounter the exceptional educational system in the kibbutz and meet the children and the kindergarten teachers.
The second part of today will be dedicated to a tour in Jerusalem.
Begin with a Panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Walk the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane to see the Rock of Agony; the place where Jesus prayed before the Roman soldiers came to him.
Enter the walls of the old city; walk through the colorful Bazaar to the church of Saint Anne. Walk the Via Dolorosa, starting from the first station to the 14th station which is inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Next, we will visit the Jewish Quarter where the remains of the Holy Temple and the Wailing wall are.
Visit Masada National Park. During the days of the Great Revolt, the last of the rebels against Rome entrenched themselves at Masada and turned their desperate fight into a symbol of the struggle for freedom.
Next familiarize yourself with the Bedouin lifestyle. Visit a Bedouin encampment for various activities and a Bedouin-style lunch.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure by the Dead Sea. Experience floating in the amazing water with the healing powers.
Return to your hotel for dinner & overnight.
After dinner, watch the exceptional light and sound show at the old city.
Day 9: Research and Evaluation Institute / Conclusion and summary / Departure
After Breakfast visit an important Research and Evaluation Institute that was established in 1941. The institute specializes in locating gifted children and giving them the chance to flourish academically by providing special programs that are fit for their abilities.
Concluding summary lead by Mrs Orly Vered;
Open forum for feedback and reflection.
Brief overview of several of the ongoing projects recognized by the Ministry of Education concerning entrepreneurship and creative thinking.
In the afternoon, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for the flight home.