Israel and Palestine - Planning has begun - Click here for more information!
May 27th - June 4th, 2020 (Tentative dates)
Note: Tentative dates - trip might end as late as 6/5. Ten or eleven days.
Rob Kugler, Professor of Religious Studies and Andrew McPheeters, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Parent Engagement will accompany the group.
Our Israeli and Palestinian guides will delve into the complex reality of the region with authentic experiences and diverse narratives. From Jerusalem’s Old City’s Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites to excursions to Bethlehem, Caesarea, Capernaum, Galilee, Nazareth, and Tel Aviv this promises to be a fascinating journey. A diverse array of political, religious and tribal leaders, policymakers, peace builders, grassroots activists, artists, journalists, musicians, and writers will facilitate discussion. Learn about current environmental challenges, the Jewish settlement movement, Syrian-Israeli relations, and mysticism in Judaism. Meet Palestinian Christians in the West Bank, explore a Druze village, and grow in understanding of the struggles of life in Arab Jaffa. Visit with Kindergarteners and meet Arab-Jewish youngsters as part of the Hands of Peace program. Stand at the fortress of Masada, drive the Mediterranean Coast, stop along the Jordan River, and float on the Dead Sea. Alumni, parents, and friends, we hope you will travel with us!
Accommodations are being finalized now. We anticipate opening registration by mid-June. We expect this trip to fill quickly. The best way to guarantee you have an opportunity to review the dates and price is to fill out the interest form and we will be sure to notify you directly when the trip details are confirmed.