08:00 Depart the hotel
08:30 Visit the Artists’ Colony of Hutzut Hayotzer meeting with the contemporary link of Jewish ritual art – Meet the artists Hear the stories and Explore the Studios – from painting to sculpture to jewelry to handmade woven Tallitot and various accessories round the Jewish Life Circle.
10:00 Film as a Portal into Israeli Society: Travel to the Ma’aleh Film School to view several short films and meet with the director of the film “Barriers”, portraying the complex reality at Israel’s security checkpoints
12:00 At Gerard Bechar Center learn about the history of Israel through dance with “Dance Israel”
13:30 Enjoy a tour of the unique Machne Yehuda market including tastings of Israel’s diverse cuisine an experience that will awaken all your senses! Lunch at the market
15:00 At the Israel Museum see the best of ancient and Modern Israeli Art
16:30 Drive back to the hotel