50th Anniversary Israel Mission

July 11-17, 2022

Return to Israel to celebrate 50 years of transformative study, prayer, and exploration at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center and 25 years of the Conservative Yeshiva.

For half a century, FJC and the CY have been strengthening Jewish communities from North America and around the world. You can be FRONT AND CENTER with us this July, honoring our founders and creating our future with leaders of the Conservative Movement.

Whether it is your first or fiftieth trip to Israel, we have crafted a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary that will entertain, educate and inspire.

We can’t wait to see you!

Run in partnership with Israel Maven Tours.

Itinerary

Itinerary subject to change

Click each day’s tab to see corresponding schedule for that day.

Arrival And Kick Off

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be met by representatives from Israel Maven and Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center.

It is important that you  keep your blue slip from Passport Control throughout the trip.

Transfer to Jerusalem

Check in to the Inbal Hotel and with the assistance from our representatives

Unpack, rest, and relax

Opening Dinner at the Inbal Hotel

Opening ceremony “FJC Front and Center” with words of welcome, overview of FJC and the Masorti Movement, and a VIP speaker

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

 

 Zoom Out: The Centrality of Leadership in Building Strong Communities with Fuchsberg  at the “Center”

Morning Shacharit services at the hotel

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

Discussion with Leading Rabbis in Israel’s Masorti Scene –  Tamar El-Ad Applebaum, Chaya Bekkar, Idit Lev, and FJC’s rabbinic figures at FJC – serious vision and inspiration from the next generation of Jewish leaders leading our campus and Israel’s Masorti movement as a whole

Meet with Conservative Yeshiva students and join a class in the Yeshiva taught by CY faculty

How to advance the Conservative/Masorti mission in Israel Visit with President Herzog at his residence 

Communal lunch in the Alfred and Temma Kingsley Dining Hall Dining Hall on the FJC Campus

Visit to the Knesset and meet with some of the advocates and law makers pertaining to widening Jewish pluralism in Israel

Theatrical tour in the picturesque neighborhoods of Nachlaot by Ariel Keren and Friends. An opportunity to get a feel of different Jewish origins and backgrounds in Jerusalem. 

Communal Dinner at Piccolino Restaurant in Music Square in the Nahalat Shiva Neighborhood of Jerusalem

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Individual vs Community in Jewish Peoplehood: Why Our Vision Matters

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

 

Travel to the Old City – Morning Shacharit at “Ezrat Yisrael” (Egalitarian Western Wall section) together with Masorti representatives

Text Study: “Universalism vs. Particularism in Jewish Tradition”

 

Travel to Tel Aviv

Visit the ANU Museum – the renewed Diaspora Museum, ANU – Museum of the Jewish People has positioned itself as a cutting-edge museum and cultural center, whose contemporary relevance is unrivalled. Meet with the chief curator of the Museum to hear about her vision with the renewal of the Museum.

 

Lunch on own and time to explore the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv

 

Afternoon

ZOOM-IN: RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE FRONT AND CENTER

Visit the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center. The Center was devised to house a synagogue and bridge the gap between religious and secular segments of Israeli society in an academic environment. Enjoy a special performance of contemporary artists and performers, creating new work inspired by Jewish texts and tradition.

Return to Jerusalem for a dinner experience of your choosing.

Let us know if you need suggestions!

 

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Jerusalem Of Tradition, Transition And Gold with FJC Front and Center

Morning shacharit services at the hotel

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

Visit Heichal Hasefer at the Israel Museum with FJC faculty 

We will use the Dead Sea scrolls to reconsider the role of diversity in Jerusalem during the 2nd Temple Period.

 

Visit the City Hall of Jerusalem for dialogue with urban planners about the future landscape of the city and FJC’s unique opportunities to grow as part of it. We will meet with Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, who will share his vision of Jerusalem in the coming years.

 

Lunch on Jaffa Road on own

 

Visit with “Hamifal”/”the Factory”, an art community that turned an abandoned 19th Century building in the heart of Jerusalem into a shared platform for art and culture right down the street from FJC.

Jubilee with FJC:  50th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration! 

Anniversary Gala Dinner and Celebration at the Inbal Hotel, including concert with the band Tandu and the Fuchsberg Zamru Fellows

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Build Your Own Israel Adventure

Shacharit in the hotel

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

 

Private tours can be provided by request through Israel Maven Tours.

 

Wine and Cheese Reception

Nosh and enjoy at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center before Shabbat. Meet with USY Pilgrimage participants.

 

Inspirational Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with FJC’s Zamru Fellows, community members, leaders, guests and with USY pilgrimage participants (before Shabbat).

Community drash of the Parsha message by FJC Scholar-in-Residence.

 

Friday night Maariv service

 

Festive Friday night Shabbat dinner at the hotel

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Shabbat in Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Morning Shabbat services at different synagogues. Options will be provided.

 

Shabbat lunch is not included in the package

Lunch at the hotel can be reserved through Israel Maven

 

Afternoon

Shabbat walking tour of the neighborhoods of Talbiyah and Rechavia

 

Musical Havdalah in Yemin Moshe neighborhood overlooking the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem

 

Evening at leisure & dinner on own

Option to experience the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum.

Advance registration required through Israel Maven

Overnight

Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Reframing “Front and Center: Where We’ve Been And Where We’re Headed

Morning services at the hotel

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel*

Summary of the Mission: Envisioning the Next 50 years of the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center.

Check Out

*Fast of Tammuz 17

Looking for things to do around Jerusalem?

Use this Israel Concierge document to help orient yourself in Jerusalem – there are lots of tips for restaurants, places to see, and things to do!

Fees and FAQs

Total cost for a person sharing a double room is $2,894. For a single supplement, an additional $960 will be added.

This does not include flights, some meals as listed in the itinerary, nor tips for any staff or service provider.

For answers from Israel Maven Tours to FAQs, click here.

How to Register

The 50th Anniversary Mission is being run by Israel Maven Tours.  Click here to register.

Cancelation Policy

Israel Maven‘s cancelation policy is as follows:

  • Your trip is taking place during the regular season. Therefore, If cancellation is received in our office:
    • More than 60 days before arrival – full refund less $100 US per person.
    • Between 60-30 days before arrival – $500 US per person plus any hotel cancellation fees.
    • Between 29-15 days before arrival – $750 US per person plus any hotel cancellation fees.
    • Within 14 days of arrival – full payment for the entire program will be charged.
  • WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE IN THE EVENT THAT YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL OR OTHER REASONS.

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