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2016 Mission to Israel

Start Date:
Monday, May 16, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Join Us May 16 - May 24, 2016
for the experience of a lifetime!

 Chaired by Morris and Sarita Gocial (Philadelphia, PA)
Barbara Siegel, Florida Recruitment Chair

Experience Israel through the ORT lens by meeting her people: from high ranking political and military officials to the students who live in the periphery.

  • We begin in Tel Aviv by learning about the complexities of this vibrant city.
  • Experience Tel Aviv’s diversity through an Amazing Race!
  • See firsthand the World ORT/Kadima Mada (WO/KM) programs and create your own ORT stories.
  • Meet leaders of the Start-up Nation and learn the importance of WO/KM’s role in the future.
  • Private briefings from high level state officials as well as from local community leadership (TBC).
  • Meet ORTists from around the world as we participate in the WO General Assembly.
  • Understand the unique partnership WO/KM has developed with leaders from the hi-tech industry, the government and major universities, as they create innovative programs for the Israel of tomorrow.
  • Participate in a simulated IDF Boot camp.
  • 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 through 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 WO/KM programs are playing on their lives.
  • Experience the tunnels of the Old City and marvel in the excavation.
  • Celebrate ORT at the General Assembly Gala.

Israel Mission May 16-24, 2016

Cost per person $3,995 land only Double Occupancy (based on per person OA subsidy of $500 and includes GA registration and programming costs).
Single supplement is $1,598.


  • 8 nights 5 Star hotel accommodations
  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners, and most lunches
  • All GA programming including Gala
  • Assistance at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • 8 days touring in an air-conditioned coach
  • Tip to guide, driver, hotel staff and restaurants
  • Water on bus
  • Entrance fees on touring days per itinerary
  • Guest speakers

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 May 24-26 at the exclusive Beresheet Resort in Mitzpe Ramon. Estimated Cost $1,398 double occupancy ($369 single supplement)

Experience the beauty and complexities of the Ramon Crater by joining us in this two day Post Mission. We will have the opportunity to relax while enjoying outdoor activites.

Post mission includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations in a 5 star hotel
  • All meals
  • All Programming costs
  • Learn about the Ramon Crater by either rappelling or by jeep
  • Enjoy an astrological tour with an experienced astrologer while gazing up at the stars
  • We will be guests at a rehearsal with the world renowned Kamea Dance Company
  • Learn about why Beer Sheva is being called Israel’s Silicon Valley and the role WO/KM is playing in this development.

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

 *A minimum of 10 people required for the post mission. An additional deposit required by February 15, 2016

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