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Adventures Online: An Insider’s Look at Israel

From the Old City of Jerusalem to Mount Zion and Tel Aviv, immerse yourself in the rich history and modern culture of Israel during this live, online learning adventure.
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Program No. 24310RJ
Length
3 days
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349
Online Program

Adventures Online: An Insider’s Look at Israel

From the Old City of Jerusalem to Mount Zion and Tel Aviv, immerse yourself in the rich history and modern culture of Israel during this live, online learning adventure.
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24310 RJ
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Online Program
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DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Accommodation Details

Learn from the comfort of your own home.

3 days
2
Old City of Jerusalem, Israel Museum
From the comfort of your own home.
3
White City, Bauhaus, Jaffa, Tel Aviv
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

A treasure trove of human and religious history, Israel is a country unlike any other. Discover some of the world’s most famous cultural and spiritual landmarks without leaving home during this online learning adventure, live from Israel! With a local expert, embark on a virtual field trip to the Old City of Jerusalem explore iconic locations like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, and pay a virtual visit to Mount Zion, the location where many consider the Last Supper was held. Enjoy an online field trip to the dynamic new city of Tel Aviv as well as the ancient Jaffa Port. Meet a local archaeologist to learn about the artifacts at the Israel Museum, take part in a conversation with a member of the Arab Christian minority who is involved in bilingual education, and meet an expert to learn how Tel Aviv became a world center of Bauhaus architecture. Along the way, get to know your fellow Road Scholars as you share your enthusiasm for the rich history of Israel and engage in interactive Q&A sessions.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Embark on a virtual field trip to the Old City of Jerusalem to explore the Jaffa Gate, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall and Hurva Synagogue.
  • Step outside the city during a virtual field trip to Mount Zion, traditionally considered to be the location of the Room of the Last Supper.
  • See an amazing view of the new city of Tel Aviv during a virtual field trip and learn about Jaffa Port and the House of Simon the Tanner.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Jonathan Kohn
Born and raised in the United States, Jonathan Kohn made his first visit to Israel at the age of 17 and lived for a year in a kibbutz in order to study Hebrew and immerse himself in Israeli culture. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in political science, Jonathan immigrated to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and later worked in the high tech field for several years. Jonathan taught English in several countries, most notably in Japan, and received a graduate degree in Jewish Studies from the Spertus Insititute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He returned to Israel in 2011, and has been working as a study leader across the country ever since.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jonathan Kohn View biography
Born and raised in the United States, Jonathan Kohn made his first visit to Israel at the age of 17 and lived for a year in a kibbutz in order to study Hebrew and immerse himself in Israeli culture. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in political science, Jonathan immigrated to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and later worked in the high tech field for several years. Jonathan taught English in several countries, most notably in Japan, and received a graduate degree in Jewish Studies from the Spertus Insititute of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He returned to Israel in 2011, and has been working as a study leader across the country ever since.
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Dr. Yoav Farhi is a senior archaeologist and leading numismatist with extensive experience in excavations, research, and publications dealing with the archaeology of the Holy Land. He is teaching fellow at several universities and senior lecturer at the Israel Museum.
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Micha Gross View biography
Micha Gross was born in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied psychology at the University of Zürich, earned his PhD at the Technion Haifa, Israel, and served as research assistant professor at the Psychological Institute University of Zürich. A resident of Tel-Aviv since 1994, Micha is the co-founder of the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv. He has edited numerous publications and has been a frequent speaker at events in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, and Russia related to modernist heritage sites. He is actively involved in academic research projects.
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Fadi Suidan View biography
Fadi Suidan, born and raised in Haifa, grew up in an Arab Christian family. He speaks Arabic and Hebrew, and has degrees in law and Business Administration from the University of Haifa. He makes his home in Jerusalem with his wife and two children, and practices law. Fadi’s passion is the Hand in Hand School whose mission is to build partnership and equality between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel through joint education to break down stereotypes to achieve a fairer, more equitable society.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
by Karen Armstrong
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.
Jerusalem: The Biography
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Jerusalem: The Biography: is a 2011 bestselling non-fiction book by British popular historian and writer Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Apeirogon: A Novel
by Colum McCann
McCann writes a complex and uplifting story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli Father who form an unexpected bond by the grief of losing a daughter.





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