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2014 Mission to Israel & Bulgaria

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014


2014 Mission to Israel and Bulgaria

Join Us October 22- November 1, 2014 -- For An Experience Of A Lifetime!

  2014 ORT Mission Highlights:

  • Experience Israel through the ORT lens by meeting her people: from high ranking political and military official to the students who live in the periphery
  • Begin our mission in Jerusalem and prepare and celebrate Shabbat
  • Tasting tour of Mechaneh Yehuda as Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat
  • See firsthand the Kadima Mada programs both in the heart of Jerusalem, in the north and south of the country
  • Private briefings from high level state officials as well as local community leadership (TBC)
  • Understand the unique partnership Kadima Mada has developed with leaders from the hi-tech industry and major universities as they create innovative programs for the Israel of tomorrow
  • Wine tasting at one of Israel’s premier boutique wineries
  • Learn the complexities and diversity of those living in small communities on the periphery and how thru ORT and Kadima Mada the level of education and opportunities has been raised
  • Meet with parents, students, teachers and administrators to better understand the impact the Kadima Mada  programs are playing on their lives
  • Spend the morning at Yad Vashem with special tours for those who have visited before and for first timers
  • Enjoy the delectable delights and diversity Israel has to offer
  • Meet with the US Ambassador to Israel (TBC)

  Israel Mission October 22-29, 2014, Cost per person $2,999 land only Double   
  Occupancy (based on per person OA subsidy of $500). *Single occupancy fee is  


  • 7 nights 5 Star hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners, and most lunches
  • Assistance at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • 6 days touring in an air-conditioned coach
  • Tip to guide, driver, hotel staff and restaurants
  • Water on bus
  • Entrance fees on touring day per itinerary
  • Guest speakers to include: Dr. Dany Tirza & Col. (Res.) Kobi Merom

  Not included:

  • Air transportation
  • Saturday night dinner in Jerusalem
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Airport taxes, border taxes, visa fees
  • Additional alcoholic beverages and misc.

  Optional Post Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria, October 29- November 1, 2014 estimated Cost $1,200 (does not include air)*

  Visit ORT Bulgaria and meet the innovators behind its programming, as well as its
  students, faculty, and parents. Develop a better understanding of the Jewish community
  in Bulgaria and how it has survived due to the role ORT has played in rejuvenating Jewish


  • 2 nights accommodations in 4-5 star hotels
  • All meals
  • All Programming costs

  Israel Mission Deposit of $500 per person.
  Post Mission to Bulgaria $500 per person.*

  * A minimum of 10 people required for the post mission. An additional deposit
     required by September 15, 2014

   A minimum 2014 gift to ORT America of $500 is required.

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