Preliminary program of social activities:

The workshop banquet (kosher) on Tuesday, January 5th, 7.30pm
The half day tour to Jerusalem on Wednesday, January 6th, leaving university at 12pm (back to the hotels approximately at 7.30pm)
Weather alert: Jerusalem is located in the Judaean Mountains and could have a real winter with the temperatures varying between 0-5C (30-40F), so bring warm clothes with you!

Accompanying persons could enjoy a free Tel Aviv University Architectural and Art Tour
on Monday, January 4th, starting at 11am from the square next to the Main Campus gate (#7) and Dyonon bookstore, if the weather allows. The university has its own Art Gallery and it is a home to the Diaspora Museum - probably the most important source of information about the Jewish history. The Eretz Israel Museum is a multi-disciplinary museum focusing on the history and culture of the Land of Israel and it is located within a short walking distance from the university (downhill). There is the number of free guided tours in Tel Aviv-Yafo for English speakers. Visit the website www.visit-tlv.com operated by the Tourist Information Center for more details.

The participants who decide to come earlier or to stay after the conference to explore Israel could ask the organizers for additional information. To book one day organized tour you could contact the number of tour companies operating in Israel. Visit the website of the Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association for more details.


We also suggest:

Friday, January 8th

Morning walk through the Old Jaffa (if the weather permits).
Afternoon walk in historic Tel Aviv (including
"White City" -- the UNESCO World Heritage site).
Live music entertainment in the evening.

Alternative suggestion: a day bus tour to Dead Sea and Massada.
The price is varying between $40 (+$10 entrance fee) to $70 depending on the company, group size and the guiding language.

Saturday, January 9th

A day bus tour to Galilee (including Nazareth, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee and more).
The price is varying between $50 to $70 depending on the company, group size and the guiding language.

Alternative suggestion: a day bus tour to the Northern Coast (including
Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Ha-Nikra).
The price is varying between $50 to $80 depending on the company, group size and the guiding language.

For those who decide to spend this day in Tel Aviv: BAUHAUS – THE " WHITE CITY " is a free tour that focuses on the architectural styles of the 1930s – most notably the international, or Bauhaus, style.
The tour starts at 11am and the meeting point is 46 Rothschild Boulevard (corner of Shadal Street ).

Visit also the websites of the
Israel Natural Parks Authority and Museums Guide