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Saturday Night, May 20th
11:30 p.m. - Group Flight: El Al #8 departing JFK Airport

ARRIVAL DAY – Sunday, May 21st
5:00 p.m. – Group flight arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Group flight transfer from Ben Gurion to Jerusalem.

Let’s get the festivities started. Join us as we inaugurate the Yom Yerushalayim Mission with a sumptuous opening dinner at the David Citadel Hotel. Hear a firsthand account from special guest, Yoel Bin-Nun, one of the seven paratroopers who fought for the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967, as depicted in the book Like Dreamers by Yossi Klein Halevi.

Monday, May 22nd
Breakfast at hotels, on your own

AMIT is leading Israel’s educational revolution. Discover how as we visit with the young women of AMIT Modiin High School. We’ll learn firsthand the crucial role that STEM, Robotics and Cyber Security play in today’s educational landscape and their vital strategic importance to the Jewish state. We’ll also be treated to a dramatic and innovative presentation from the school’s award winning drama club that addresses contemporary issues facing today’s teens.

We’ll then travel to an IAF Air Force Base where we’ll meet up for a BBQ lunch with the recent graduating class of AMIT Rechovot Junior College who now serve as Air Force Technicians. We’ll learn how they “Keep’em Flying” no matter what with the skills AMIT has trained them with during their post high school education. We’ll learn how our valued graduates come in already trained and fully prepared to serve thanks to the high-level training they received at AMIT Rechovot Junior College. We’ll hear from senior officers how important this partnership is to the air force, and we’ll be treated to an insiders’ view of Israel’s elite fighting forces – an AMIT surprise awaits us!

We’ll end our afternoon with a twilight visit to Har Herzl for a moving presentation of this most holy place where those who have fallen in battle are laid to rest. We’ll hear some of their stories and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

6:30 p.m. – The evening opens with an exclusive pre-Yom Yerushalayim dinner at Binyanei Hauma with a senior government official from the Ministry of Education.

We’ll then join with people from around the world for the gala Yom Yerushalayim opening program at Binyanei Hauma sponsored by the World Mizrachi Movement. Celebrate Jerusalem together as we hear from President Reuven Rivlin, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and other dignitaries and enjoy the live musical program.

Tuesday, May 23rd
Following breakfast at the hotel, choose your Israel experience-

Track 1: Learn how AMIT transformed a dying community into one of the most vibrant, up and coming cities in Israel, as we visit Yerucham. We’ll meet with dynamic Mayor Michael Bitton, a Yerucham native who pursued his vision for Yerucham using AMIT schools as his anchor for community transformation. We’ll visit AMIT Kamah High School and see why students from all over the southern region travel daily to this unique high school. From there it’s a quick trip to AMIT’s Midreshet Be’er to see one of three groundbreaking mechinot for women that are changing the face of Israel’s military.

Track 2: Participate in a series of interactive workshops on critical issues facing the Jewish Community, sponsored by World Mizrachi Movement. Concurrent sessions will be held with multiple tracks – lectures, panel discussions and presentations on the spiritual, political, educational, security, and economic challenges, and opportunities, facing Israel in the 21st Century.

Free Time – Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jerusalem before the festivities begin. Lots of great places to experience the rich history of the holy city.

5:00 p.m. – Optional tour of the Begin Center Museum

6:30 p.m. – AMIT Yom Yerushalayim celebration at Terasa at the Begin Museum – After experiencing the euphoria of the anniversary celebrations, join us for a spectacular dinner overlooking the Old City. Feel the vibe of this magical evening as you dine al fresco overlooking the majestic Old City and experience the excitement of the moment with a musical tribute to Jerusalem by Israeli singing legend, Tamar Giladi. We’ll hear from Uzi Eilam, retired IDF Brigadier General, former Director of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission and the hero who announced the liberation of Jerusalem to the world.

Wednesday, May 24th
Breakfast at hotels, on your own

7:30 a.m. – Join AMIT and Mizrachi World Movement for a meaningful Yom Yerushalayim davening at the Kotel followed by a ceremony honoring the heroic paratroopers seen in the iconic ’67 picture of the Reunification of Jerusalem.

Afterwards, join us for an engaging walking tour of unique and meaningful sights within the Old City. The choice is yours, choose from multiple tracks covering all eras of Jerusalem’s history in and around the Old City.

Tours include:

  • In the Footsteps of the ’67 Paratroopers
  • An American Yankee in King David’s Court
  • And much more!

Lunch on own

4:30 p.m. – Stand Up and Be Counted! – AMIT will be leading the way as we march in the spectacular Yom Yerushalayim Flag Parade with thousands of students, youth groups, and organizations representing all of Israel from new Jerusalem to the Old City.

Then join together for an end of Mission dinner at the remarkable Aish HaTorah World Headquarters overlooking the Kotel plaza.

Explore Jerusalem and enjoy the city-wide celebrations for Yom Yerushalayim during your free evening

Thursday, May 25th:
Breakfast at hotels, on your own

One last hurrah! Experience a VIP tour of one of the newest attractions in Jerusalem (TBA).

12:30 p.m. – Group flight transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

4:00 p.m. – Group flight: El Al #11 departing Ben Gurion Airport

8:40 p.m. – Group flight arrival at JFK Airport

*Itinerary subject to change

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