Israel

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MAR. 23 - APR. 1, 2019 $3,995
Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea
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Israel

MAR. 23 - APR. 1, 2019
Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea

Join us for eight nights in Israel, an inspiring nation showcasing rich history and spiritual milestones. Begin in Tel Aviv and discover the ancient city’s architectural beauty and Diamond Museum. Journey north to ponder Roman ruins and roam underground labyrinths at Akko’s archaic fort. Inland, sail the Sea of Galilee and gaze at the Mount of Beatitudes. Encounter Capernaum’s House of Peter before experiencing Tel Megiddo’s UNESCO status ruins. Discover Jerusalem’s highlights while visiting a vibrant open-air market, Old Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives. Then descend into the spectacular Jordan Valley to marvel at the Dead Sea and the fortress of Masada. Along the way, treat your palate to the tastes of Israel – delectable wines, crisp falafels and buttery olive oils – and enjoy fascinating insight, excursions, and interactive talks from local lecturers and guides.

Cost: $3,995
Ahi Travel
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Carol Bakhos
Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Carol Bakhos is Professor of Jewish Studies and Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently the Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at UCLA, and Chair of the undergraduate Interdepartmental Program in the Study of Religion. Her most recent monograph, The Family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Interpretations (Harvard University Press, 2014), was recently translated into Turkish. Her other works include: Ishmael on the Border: Rabbinic Portrayals of the First Arab (SUNY, 2006), winner of a Koret Foundation Award, the edited volumes: Judaism in its Hellenistic Context (Brill, 2004), Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Brill, 2006) and the co-edited work, The Talmud in its Iranian Context (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), and more recently Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity and the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-edited with Michael Cook. She is currently working on Volume 2 of the Posen Jewish Anthology of Culture and Civilization for Yale University Press, and is the co-editor of the premiere journal in Jewish Studies, AJS Review. In 2017 Bakhos received an NEH summer-institute grant for “Religious Landscapes of Los Angeles: Exploring and Teaching Religious Diversity Through Civic Engagement.”

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $600 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to AHI Travel. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.