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                      ITINERARY FOR THE GIDEON PROGRAM
                     VOLUNTEERING ,TOURING , FLYING, SAILING, IN ISRAEL.
                              JANUARY 15 –FEBRUARY 8. 2009
                                 Founded by Gideon Shiponi
                  Note: Fees for this program are contained in the Registration Form on page 3 .

THURSDAY/ JAN 15
Welcome to Israel! Arrive at the beautiful Blue Bay Hotel in NETANYA, facing the magnificent
Mediterranean Sea. Unwind, unpack and …..rest . Evening: Dinner .
FRIDAY/ JAN 16
Breakfast will be served from 7:00 – 9:30 am
9:30 am: Orientation including work assignments and general information. For those who
            wish ,there will be a walking tour of Netanya. Afterwards, at your leisure, time to
            enjoy coffee in the main square and browse through the Craft Market.
Evening: Together we will enjoy a traditional Shabbat Dinner
After dinner- “Getting to know you”
SATURDAY / JAN 17
Enjoy Shabbat at leisure in this seaside resort. Attend the synagogue of your choice. You can also relax and
enjoy a walk on Netanya’s promenade or enjoy the Health Club and Spa at the Hotel
A traditional Shabbat lunch will be served at the Hotel.
Evening : Israeli Dancing with our dancing teacher Shula Shmidick
SUNDAY/ JAN 18
Day tour to Tel Aviv We will include in our visit The Army Intelligence and Terrorism Information
         Center(The spy Museum) . We will see Bialiks house (Israels national writer) and the Reuvens
         house (A leading artist–painter from the beginning of the state). Bible House and the
         Independence Hall. We will visit The Etzel Museum
MONDAY/ JAN 19
Morning:          Volunteer Assignment
Afternoon:        Hebrew classes.
Evening: Lecture: Security Measures in Israel.
TUESDAY/ JAN 20
 A flying tour above the north and the Kineret . (we will fly from the Megido air field).
 we will also visit the the GOLANY brigade immortalization center and the joara museum
 (the haagana museum)
 Evening :Security measures against threats to Israel by Yom Tov Zaba , who is a top army Offical.
WEDNESDAY/ JAN 21
 A day tour to Galilee. Which include: The Galilee beehive . The Tel Hai yard and hear the fantastic
 Stories abut the Galilee defense. Sailing on a glass bottomed boat around Akko walls.
THURSDAY/ JAN 22
 Depart Netanya for Eilat with a stop for a tour at the Air Force Museum in Hazerim (the museum offers
 a fascinating tour along the paths of Israels aviation history).
 We will arrive at the Astral Village Hotel.
Sight – seeing options in Eilat : Underwater Observatory with its multitude and varied species of colourful
 Fish. The Dolphin reef were one can swim with the dolphins (weather permitting ) and watch them being
 fed .      WOW – a spectacular evening variety extravaganza comparable to any Las Vegas show! .
  The kings city (a journey on time ) and etc.
FRIDAY/ JAN 23
Morning: Volunteer Assignment.
Evening: Traditional kabbalat Shabbat meal.
SATURDAY/ JAN 24
Morning:          At leisure to relax, meditate or whatever is your pleasure.
Evening:          To be announced.
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SUNDAY/ JAN 25
Morrning:        Volunteer Assignment
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes.
Evening:         Israeli film at the hotel.
MONDAY/ JAN 26
Morning:          Volunteer Assignment.
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes
Evening:         Visit at the community center for a show .
TUESDAY/JAN 27
Morning :        Volunteer Assignment
An afternoon tour to Timna with King Solomon’s Pillars.
WEDNESDAY/JAN 28
Morning:         Volunteer Assignment.
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes
Evening:         A film at the hotel .
THURSDAY/ JAN 29
Morning:         Volunteer Assignment.
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes
Evening:         Sunset tour .
FRIDAY/ JAN 30
Morning: Volunteer Assignment
Tour Cruise in a yacht.
 Traditional kabbalat Shabbat meal.
SATURDAY/ JAN 31
At leisure by the beautiful blue Sea.
SUNDAY/ FEB 1
Morning:         Volunteer Assignment
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes
Evening:         Israeli film at the hotel.
MONDAY/ FEB 2
Morning:         Volunteer Assignment
Afternoon:       Hebrew classes
Evening:          Free.
TUESDAY/ FEB 3
Morning:         Volunteer Assignment
Leave; Eilat to the Dead Sea . we will arrive at the Gardens Hotel were we will spend a relaxing few days at
                 the Dead Sea and Enjoy the Dead Sea Facilities.
WEDNESDAY/ FEB 4
Relax at the Gardens Hotel in the Dead Sea.
THURSDAY/ FEB 5
Depart the Dead Sea and tour Jerusalem including the ancient city.
 Arrive at the Caesar Jerusalem Hotel in the afternoon .
FRIDAY/ FEB 6
Visit the great Synagogue and Hechal Shlomo . The Great Synagogue has a famous collection of Mezuzot.
 THE NEW YAD VASHEM MUSEUM .
SATURDAY/ FEB 7
Jerusalem: at leisure
SUNDAY / FEB 8
 Free day for last minute shopping and packing . Have a safe and easy flight.

PLEASE NOTE:Lectures and entertainment at the A.A.C.I. and the Synagogues still to be announced.
The program is subject to change and additions.
Two meals a day are provided: Breakfast and evening dinner. On Saturdays there will be breakfast,
and a full Shabbat lunch. All transportation and program entrance fees are included except for your
transportation from the Hotel in Jerusalem to the Airport at the end of the program.
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Gideon Program Registration Form
Please complete this form in block letters

NAME: ___________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _________________________________________________

CITY: _____________________________________________________

POSTAL CODE : ____________________________________________

TELEPHONE : (______) ______________________________________


EMAIL : ____________________________________________________

Program Session: JANUARY 15 -- FEBRURY 8 – , 2009 .
Program Fee: $ 3695 excluding air fare (participants must arrange their own flights).+
$ 499     registration fee.* Total Fee is $4198 minus any reductions ( see below)

* All prices are in U.S. Dollars … Israel’s favoured foreign currency – Payments by cash,
certified check or bank wire transfer.

* Single supplement ( one person in a double room) additional $32. per day.

The Registration Fee $ 499 Payable by check and sent by to:
Gideon Program Office. c/o Sid Brail , 11 Sparwood Court, Toronto, On. M2M 4B7

Please read carefully, sign below and enclose this page with your registration fee.
I will pay the balance amount on arrival in Israel to the Gideon Program by certified check or
Bank Draft/Money Order. The Swift account # is provided for wire transfers.
I understand that if, for any reason, a third party does not provide a service to the Gideon
Program, I will receive an alternate service.
Enclosed is a photocopy of my passport details. I understand that I am responsible for my
own medical insurance.
I agree that if insufficient people register for the session of my choice, the organizers are free
to cancel without any obligation and will return the $ 499 registration fee to me.
I agree that I will pay $550 from the program fee by cash on arrival in Israel (payment for
services people).


Signature _____________________________            Date ______________________

*Reduction of $ 100 for registration before SEPTEMBER 31                    .
* Reduction of $ 40 for PAYMENTS BY CASH.
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                  HOTEL & REPRESENTATIVE INFORMATION
                                           Blue Bay Hotel
                                    37 Hamelachim Street Netanya
                                        Phone 972-9-8600100:
                                            www.blue-bay .co.il

                                           Astral Vilage Hotel .
                                            PO.BOX 950 Eilat
                                           Phone 972-8-6366838
                                           www.astralhotels.co.il

                                              Gardens Hotel
                                                Dead sea
                                           Phone 972-8 6689O90

                                               Caesar Hotel
                                         208 Jaffa road Jerusalem
                                           Phone 972-2-5005656

                               4-5 STAR HOTELS AT ALL LOCATIONS

                                      Program Co-Coordinators:
                                              Hadar Shiponi
                                         Tel/Fax: 972-4-866-7665
                                        Cell Phone: 972-50-7970695
                                                Naomi Zbar
                                             Tel: 972- 29992471
                                          Mobile: 972-544510977

                                        Canadian Contact
                                            Sid Brail
                                     416-222-6911 – Toronto
                                     514-312-2731 – Montreal
                                      613-482-0864 – Ottawa
                  When outside Israel, please dial 011-972 and omit the “0” of the city code.
There will be additional lectures and concerts available for your choice. We shall do our best to offer you
optional interesting events and help you to organize tickets and transport, for the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra or the Israel Opera. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.
We wish you a wonderful journey and hope to see you again
Nesia Tova!
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.gideonprogram.com
                                            Email: tours@gideonprogram.com
____________________________________________________________________
GIDEON SWIFT ACCOUNT INFORMATION
BANK LEUMI
NEVE SHAANAN BRANCH
SWIFT LUMIILITXXX Account                            no : 882421385/31

								
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