On Sunday 26/4 at 6pm we will meet for registration, cocktails, good music and mingling at the ITW venue – Mishkenot Sha’ananim. Please check the ITW website for address and area map.
Dead-Sea and Masada Trip
A full-day trip to the Dead Sea and the Masada site, organized by the conference, will take place on Wednesday 29/4 after the morning plenary session.
The trip, included in the registration fee, will take us to the lowest point on earth – the Dead sea. For the first part of the trip, we have two options. Upon checking in at the registration desk, you will be asked to pick your choice. Note that both of them involve potential bathing, so bring a swimming suite!
(A towel and hat will be provided. For extra protection against the desert sun – bring a sunscreen!)
Option 1 – easy hike. We will hike up David stream, a small oasis of fresh water at the bottom of a desert canyon. There is a nice waterfall, a pool that’s good for some swimming, and ibex and oryx sightings are common.
Option 2 – panoramas and sea. The bus will take us to viewpoints above the impressive cliffs of the Darga canyon. After that we will head to the Ein Gedi beach, where we will have the opportunity to swim/float in the salty seawater.
After we re-unite, we will take a cable car up to the ancient fortress of Masada, which boasts a palace built by King Herod as well as evidence of the Judean rebel against the Romans. After making our way down the Roman ramp (easy), we will conclude the day with a Bedouin dinner experience.
The conference banquet will take place in the evening of Thursday 30/4.
The banquet will be held in the Israel Museum restaurant, and will include a short guided tour of the museum highlights.
On Monday 27/4 we will have an organized late afternoon walk to the old city of Jerusalem.