May 1-9, 2024

Ambassador (Ret.) Yossi Gal
Vice President of Advancement and External Relations,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Patricia Glaser and Allison and Tom Levyn

Tel Aviv | Southern Israel | Jerusalem | Sea of Galilee

Please join American Friends of the Hebrew University for a meaningful and inspirational journey to Israel over nine unforgettable days.

Mission highlights:

  • Led by Hebrew University’s Amb. (Ret.) Yossi Gal, you will witness first-hand the profound impact the Hebrew University, Israel’s leading academic and research institution, is making in the aftermath of the attacks.
  • Engage with Israel’s foremost politicians and diplomats, such as Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog, U.S. Ambassador Jack Lew, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Ofakim Mayor Itzik Danino.
  • Connect with Hebrew University luminaries, such as President Prof. Asher CohenProf. Dina Ben-Yehuda, former Dean of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, and Prof. Merav Shamir, who has led the HU Koret School of Veterinary Medicine’s animal rescue efforts since the war began.
  • Hear moving stories from the survivors of the October 7 attacks such as the Tibon family and their heroic tale about an unbreakable father-son bond.
  • On the eve of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), participate in the National Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Ceremony at Yad Veshem, with the President of the State of Israel, Prime Minister, dignitaries, Holocaust survivors, children of survivors, and their families.
  • Visit an air force base in the Gaza Envelope with an IDF representative to learn about the world-class Iron Dome technology.
  • Tour the studio of renowned contemporary artist, Michal Rovner, known for her video, photo, and cinema artwork.

$16,000 per person, $3,200 single supplement


  • Luxurious accommodations
  • All ground transport
  • Airport transfers
  • VIP arrival & departure service
  • All meals
  • Gratuity for drivers, guides, and restaurant staff
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Beer & wine at dinners in Israel


  • International flights
  • Medical Insurance—required
  • Gratuity for housekeeping staff and airport transfer drivers
  • Personal expenses (shopping, phone calls, laundry, etc.)
  • Additional alcohol

**Please note that due to the dynamic circumstances in Israel, this itinerary is subject to change based on conditions on the ground and clearance from relevant authorities.**

To receive our formal registration page or for any questions, please contact [email protected] or 310.843.3100.