AACI Continuing Education
Study Vacation #149 - Roaming the Jerusalem Hills -September 8-11, 2014
"Learning doesn’t stop when one gets old. One gets old when one stops learning”.
It was on that premise that AACI Continuing Education was initiated in 1986 and continues till today, marking 28 years of intensive, on-site Study Vacations, reaching out to all English speakers, veteran Olim who have been living in Israel for several decades, Olim Hadashim - more recent immigrants, and tourists.
Participants in the 4 day Study Vacations range in age from the 50’s through the 90’s. 
Continuing Education has run very close to 150 Study Vacation programs over the years covering a wide range of topics, taking us to many different places throughout Israel – north, south, east, west and center. We have heard from expert lecturers and individuals who share personal experiences that are a part of the country’s history. We have visited new and unique sites that help increase our knowledge and broaden our understanding of the land and the different people who live here; Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, Druze, Circassians.  We have also visited ancient historic places, nature reserves, museums, universities. Topics covered in the past included archaeology, ecology, alternative energy sources, water recycling, organic farming, and the environment. We have learned about the political, social and economic issues and challenges, the arts, culture, and technological advances and discoveries.
Information about these programs is published in all the regional bulletins and in the AACI Electronic Newsletter (Click here to subscribe to newsletter).
The study vacation program is open to all English-speakers, members of AACI, including tourists who are members.
AACI Continuing Education Committee: Judy, Maurene, Selma, Prudence, Stew, Fridel, Marsha and Dorothy. For Details you may call any of the above committee members at the AACI National Office on Mondays or Wednesdays – 9:30 – 12:30.
Telephone  (02) 5661181  Ext. 306. Or write to Continuing Education by snail mail: AACI, POB 53349, 91533 Jerusalem. Or email: conted@aaci.org.il or telman1@zahav.net.il


Study Vacation #149 - Roaming the Jerusalem Hills
Room still available
September 8-11, 2014
Guide: Mina Glatzer
Our September Study Vacation will focus on the history found in the nearby Hills surrounding the city of Jerusalem.  We will tour the Nesher Cement Factory in Ramla, continue on to visit the 9/11 Twin Towers Monument, before checking into the Neve Ilan Hotel.
On Tuesday, we visit Bet Yellin in Motza, then drive to neighboring village, Abu Ghosh, visiting the community and the Benedictine Monastery built by the Crusaders.  We will travel to Maale HaHamisha, the Zvi Memorial, Ammunition Hill and possibly stop at the Kiryat Yaarim Youth Village, then cross the road into Ein Hemed and tour the National Park.
On Wednesday we’ll head over to Neve Shalom, a planned, mixed community of Jews, Arab Christians and Moslems, hear from the residents and tour the historic sites in the area.  The Alexandroni Brigade Monument will be our next stop followed by a visit to the Latrun Monastery, and finish our tour for the day at the Yad Lashiryon Museum (Israel Tank Corps). 
Thursday we visit the Grandfather Gallery at Moshav Tzafririm and view iron sculptures. 
We will then move on to the Martyr’s Forest and finish our touring at the Kibbutz Tzora Winery.  After all the Monuments and Memorials, we’ll all need a sip of the ‘fruit of the vine’.
* Please note:  Program subject to change - but you will be informed if changes are necessary.
Cost of the trip NIS 1900 per person sharing a double room - NIS 2600 Single supplement
Cancellation Fees: NIS 200 6 weeks prior to trip – NIS 250 one week prior to trip
Participants must be members of AACI
To register and for further information, call 02-5661181 Ext. 306 - Monday or Wednesday from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or email conted@aaci.org.il or telman1@zahav.net.il
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