October 15, 2010


Hope You Will Make the Trip!

May 22 – 29, 2011
One week in Israel for as little as $2,000*

If you would like to attend the first Weinberg Foundation Alumni Mission to Israel, please sign up soon!


We will not take reservations after December 1, 2010, and we have only six spots left! And remember, if you fly coach, the total cost, from soup to nuts, is $2,000! ($6,000 if you are an elected official).


The Weinberg Foundation will be represented on the trip by Trustees Barry Schloss and Ellen Heller and President Rachel Monroe. Won’t you join us?


A few highlights of our tentative itinerary:

  1. Visiting a Bedouin community in the south of Israel
  2. Sleeping in a hotel in the desert one night
  3. Meeting with experts from the Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Haifa
  4. Visiting Haifa and meeting with business leaders regarding the harbor-related business and security challenges of this major port
  5. Touring the Rabin Center for Peace including a private meeting with Dalia Rabin, daughter of Yitzchak Rabin
  6. Attending a function at the home of the U. S. Ambassador to Israel; an architecturally award-winning home overlooking the Mediterranean
  7. Visiting the high-tech corridor in Israel including test driving new electric cars
  8. Hearing from speakers ranging from Aluf Benn, the editor of Haaretz, one of Israel’s major newspapers, to Murray Greenfield, an American-born Israeli writer and publisher who was actually on the Exodus boat
  9. Visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial and Museum (newly built a few years ago and designed by Moshe Safdie)
    And, with thanks to Sue Cohen for making it possible, the group will attend a private tour and reception at the newly renovated Israel Museum
  10. An optional day for an activity of your choice:
    • Visit Masada and the Dead Sea
    • Shopping excursion with Shopping TLV, a unique “off the beaten track” tour of the best boutiques in Tel Aviv
    • Experience a “behind the scenes” Jerusalem tour guided by Lee
    • Simply relax and enjoy a free day on your own
  11. Visiting Ashkelon, Baltimore’s sister city in Israel, including lunch at the Carlsberg beer factory!
  12. Experiencing a meaningful and memorable Friday night Shabbat dinner overlooking the old walls in Jerusalem


A copy of the brochure and registration form can be downloaded here.


If you have any questions, please contact Weinberg Foundation Director of Community Affairs, Craig Demchak, at 443-738-1159 or cdemchak@hjweinberg.org


*$2,000 coach fare for community members (cost is $6,000 for elected/public officials flying coach)


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