As of May 3, the mission is sold out, however, we would be happy to place you on a priority waiting list. If you’re interested in learning more about this mission and the waiting list, please contact Judith Shenkman at [email protected].

Paris – Highlights:

  • Enjoy Paris accompanied by Ambassador Yossi Gal, Scholar-in-Residence, Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations for the Hebrew University
  • Meeting with high-level policymakers and diplomats
  • Private meetings with political dignitaries and thought leaders, such as François Hollande, former President of France, and Bernard-Henri Lévy, French intellectual
  • VIP curated tours of the Musée d’Orsay and the Louis Vuitton Foundation
  • Visit La Grande Synagogue de la Victoire for an exclusive meeting with top leaders of the Jewish community in France including Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France
  • Guided tour of the Drancy internment camp and the Mémorial de la Shoah
  • Special VIP visit to Musée Nissim de Camondo, a historic house museum of French decorative arts
  • Enjoy elegant home hospitality with HU’s French Friends

Israel – Highlights:

  • Meeting with Israel’s President at the President’s Residence
  • Dinner reception in Tel Aviv with HU President, Prof. Asher Cohen
  • Walking tour of the Old City with Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Meet with political dignitaries, prominent journalists, and thought leaders
  • Breathtaking twilight helicopter flight from the Golan Heights to Jerusalem, landing on Mt. Scopus
  • Learn about HU groundbreaking research and innovations that are changing the world, from some of the university’s most prominent professors
  • Visit the headquarters of the Galilee Brigade on the Lebanese border with a senior IDF officer
  • Visit the Kibbutz Manara and Metula to learn about the threat of the tunnels from Lebanon
  • Visit the Kotel and meet Prof. Emeritus Frances Raday from the HU Faculty of Law, who will talk about the Women of the Wall and the struggle for gender equality at this holiest of places