People and Promise: A Trip to Israel Celebrating the Complexity and Plurality of Modern Israel, May 2019

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Travel on a Charlotte Community Trip to Israel
with Rabbi Judy Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies,
Dr. Alexa Royden, Associate Professor of Political Science
Doron Harel, Educator and Tour Guide with Mabat Platinum Ltd.
departing Sunday, May 12, 2019 and returning Monday, May 20, 2019

This week long trip (with opportunities for pre-trip and post-trip excursions) will take you on a tour of the Holy Land, from visiting Independence Hall on the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Jewish State to meeting with members of Israel’s diverse communities including religious, academic, and local leaders. We will travel from Tel Aviv to the Galilee, from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and even to the Negev. We will encounter the sacred sites that bind peoples to this land and enjoy modern cultural expressions of struggle and celebration from graffiti tours to music to wineries.

Dr. Alexa Royden and Rabbi Judy Schindler will ground our experience in scholarship as we use Israel’s Declaration of Independence as the core for evaluating the original vision for the State of Israel and the reality on the ground from multiple perspectives.   Our group will enjoy three academic sessions at Queens University in preparation for this learning tour focusing on historical sites, cultural activities, and meeting the diverse peoples who make up Israel’s community. The tour is limited to 32 participants.

Dr. Alexa Royden teaches World Politics, Contemporary American Foreign Policy, and International Human Rights. She received her PhD in International Relations from University of St. Andrews, MA in International Affairs from George Washington, and her BA from Rollins College.  Our Israeli guide, Doron Harel has an MA in Contemporary Middle East from Tel Aviv University, 18 years experience as an educator and tour guide and has led more than two dozen trips with Charlotte organizations and families.

For the itinerary click here and for pricing and program description click here.


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