The Mussar Institute Israel Experience

Led By Dr. Alan Morinis and Rabbi Avi Fertig

February 19— March 1, 2017

Add-Ons: Sign on for two additional days and nights of travel, learning, and adventures in Israel at the conclusion of the Mussar Institute Israel Experience Trip to Israel:








Add-On 1: Tel Aviv—the first Hebrew city in 2,000 years


 Tuesday, February 28, 2017—over-night at the Carlton on the Beach, Tel Aviv


Day 11, Wednesday, March 1, 2017:   


  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit Independence Hall where Israeli sovereignty was declared in May of 1948.

  • Guided walk through the streets of Tel Aviv exploring the origins of Tel Aviv as a H ebrew City, including a walk along Rothschild Blvd and the original neighborhood of Tel  Aviv, Ahuzat Bayit, and a glimpse of part of the White City, the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE collection of Bauhaus building.

  • Explore Tel Aviv’s colorful markets—the Jaffa Flea Market, the Carmel Fruit and Vegetable Market, the Levinsky Market and enjoy lunch along the way.

  • Guided tour of the adjacent  ancient city of Jaffa and discover the rich history from the Bible’s book of Jonah till the present day.

  • Rest and relax at the hotel .

  • Walk the “Namal”—Tel Aviv’s refurbished Port—and choose one of the restaurants for dinner.


        Overnight: Carlton on the Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv



Day 12, Thursday, March 2, 2017


  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit the Israel Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center which tells the story of the State of Israel  through the life of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

  • Visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for a glimpse into some of the newest and trend setting art in the world today.

  • Walking Tour to Bialik Street, for a visit to the Reuven Rubin House and Museum and the Old City Hall story of Tel Aviv.

  • Rest and relax at the hotel and prepare for the trip home.

  • Dinner at the Tachana Old Train Station


Depart for Ben Gurion Airport.





Add-On 2: Jerusalem—Where it All Began…


Tuesday, February 28, 2017—over-night at the Mt.Zion Hotel, Jerusalem


Day 11, Wednesday, March 1, 2017:   


  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Guided walk through the Christian Quarter of the Old City including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Via Delarosa. 

  • Continue on to the Jewish Quarter for a glimpse at Jewish life over the last 3,000 years, including the famous Hurva Synagogue with its extraordinary history. 

  • Lunch in the Jewish Quarter.

  • Western Wall Tunnel Tour for a thorough grounding in the extraordinary history of the holy city of Jerusalem.

  • Visit to JVP for an experience of high tech success with a Jewish flavor, including one of the most advanced animation labs in the world.

  • Rest and Relax at the hotel.

  • Dinner at one of Jerusalem’s ethnic restaurants.


          Overnight: Mt. Zion Hotel, Jerusalem




Day 12, Thursday, March 2, 2017:


  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Visit the Latrun Tank Museum and hear the story of Latrun, the exploits of Israel’s brave soldiers, and pay respects to the fallen.

  • Visit Kaima, an extraordinary farm just outside Jerusalem, where kids who couldn’t fit in anywhere find a home and are trained to grow and market organic produce.

  • Lunch at Jerusalem’s famous  Macheneh Yehudah Outdoor Market.

  • A guided visit around the Jerusalem Envelope Seam Zone Barrier to learn about the geo-politics of Jerusalem—with possible meetings with Jerusalem Israelis and Palestinians.  The tour includes a visit to Shiekh Jerach, for a visit to the Shimon HaZadik compound and a unique place to consider the quagmire of post 1948 land ownership in this neighborhood right on the Arab-Jewish seam line.

  • Walking tour of Rehavia—one of West Jerusalem’s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods, including stories of many of Israel’s leaders who lived in this neighborhood.

  • Rest and relax at the hotel and prepare for the trip home.

  • Dinner in the German Colony.

  • Depart for Ben Gurion Airport.






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