Continuing Education/Study Tyulim – 2 Trips: Back to the Future (Judean Hills) & Making the Desert Bloom (Southern Arava)   

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BACK TO THE FUTURE TOUR – October 8-11, 2018

AACI Continuing Education Trip to the Judean Highlands

Experience Neot Kedumim – the Biblical Landscape Reserve; catch a glimmer of the future at Modiin-Macabim-Reut; travel along the historic Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road and stop at the Kiryat Anavim Cemetery (Netzer Acharon) and the Har Adar overlook; visit the newly renovated Yvel Design Center, home to the Yvel Jewelry Factory and the Megimeria School of Jewelry and Art; hear the story of Kfar Etzion at the new Gush Etzion Heritage Center; learn about the fascinating interface between halacha and technology at the Tzomet Institute; visit the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh; and tour Buster Cider Factory and Visitor’s Center. (Itinerary subject to change.)  Pay on-line here


MAKING THE DESERT BLOOM – December 17-20, 2018


Trip highlights include an introduction to the Arava at the new Vidor Visitors Center and the Yair Experimental Station for Agricultural Research, visits to Timna National Park, the state-of-the-art Ilan Ramon International Airport, and the International Birdwatching and Research Center in Eilat, an ice cream making tour at Yotvata, an ecological tour of Kibbutz Lotan, desert star gazing, learning about the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, visiting the Experimental Orchards, Bakery and/or Brewery at Kibbutz Ketura, and an excursion to Eilat including an encounter from a floating pier with dolphins in their natural environment at the Dolphin Reef. (Itinerary subject to change.)

Cost: 1950 NIS per person in a double room, 2750 NIS in a single room, (50 NIS per person additional for non-AACI members).

Price includes: bus transportation and professional guide for 4 days, lodging and meals for 3 nights at Kibbutz Ketura, and all entrance fees to sites. Kashrut observed and synagogue on premises. Itinerary subject to change; cancellation fees apply 1 month before departure.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Jeff Rothenberg at or Judy Telman at

Jeff Rothenberg, Chairman
AACI Israel Study Trips

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