Thessaloniki, Greecebuilding

  • Enjoy private tours of ancient and Jewish Thessaloniki with Hebrew University Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Eyal Ginio
  • Participate in VIP receptions with special guests
  • Visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture, with its beautifully displayed collections from the 15th – 19th centuries
  • Tour the historic Rotunda and the ornate Arch of Galerius, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum and experience the Ethnographic Museum, with its rich regional displays
  • Survey the historic sites of Pella, Alexander the Great’s cradle, and Vergina, royal burial grounds
  • Visit the Central Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Memorial and the mansions of prominent Jews of the late 19th century
  • Explore the catacombs beneath the Agios Dimitrios church, one of the most magnificent monuments of the Greek East

Sofia, Bulgaria


  • Explore the unique architecture of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its unparalleled frescoes in the midst of the beautiful Rila Nature Park
  • Visit Sofia’s magnificent Great Synagogue, the third largest Sephardic synagogue in Europe
  • Special reception with Israel’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, His Excellency Shaul Kamisa-Raz, at the National Archaeological Museum
  • Tour the city’s signature gold, onion-domed landmark, the Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral and view its ornate decorations, arches, and lavish chandelier suspended from the dome
  • Enjoy a private tour of the Thracian gold treasures at the National History Museum located in the outskirts of Sofia in a former presidential residence. The lead curator will be our guide.

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  • Private meetings with political dignitaries and government officials
  • Enjoy the festivities surrounding the 90th anniversary of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the 50th anniversary of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
  • Join us for a private dinner celebration honoring American Friends of The Hebrew University, with special guest, David Horovitz, acclaimed journalist, political commentator and HU grad
  • Participate in illuminating discussions about Albert Einstein and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Theory of Relativity
  • Socialize with, and learn from, Israeli political dignitaries and international leaders during the 78th Annual Hebrew University International Board of Governors Meeting
  • Receive inside briefings from leading Hebrew University scholars and scientists
  • Visit Hebrew University campuses and meet with faculty and students