21st Century COE Program Archive

Summer Training Program in Israel 2005

Tuesday, Aug. 2

13:00    Departure from Osaka


Wednesday, Aug. 3

4:15    Arrival at Tel Aviv, Drove to Jerusalem
9:00    The Old City: Temple Mount (Haram A-Sharif), the Western Wall, and Via Dolorosa
12:00    The Lutheran Church: Lectures by Bishop Dr. Munib Younan, and Rev. Julie Rowe Lunch at the church
15:00    Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies: Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Einat Ramon, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, on Conservative Judaism


Thursday Aug. 4

9:00    Introduction to the Rothberg International School by the Vice Provost of the School, Dr. Shimon Lipsky
10:00    Faculty of Humanities:
Welcome by Prof. Steven Kaplan, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
A session of Lectures at the Faculty of Humanities on:
"Saints and Sainthood in Christianity, Islam and Judaism"
– Dr. David Satran, Director of the Center for the Study of Christianity
– Prof. Sara Sviri, Institute of Asian and African Studies
– Dr. Jonathan Grab, Department of Jewish Thought
13:30    Tour of the School of Archaeology with Prof. Amichai Mazar
15:00    Tour of the Shrine of the Book with curator Dr. Adolfo Roitman
16:00    Judaica section with curator Ms. Haya Benjamin
18:30    Tour of old Jaffa and Tel-Aviv old port


Friday Aug. 5

8:00    Tour of the Scottish Church (including the archeological site where 2 amulets of the priestly blessing written on silver where found)
8:30    Drove to Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial; tour of the monuments and the museum
11:00    Drove to Abu-Gosh, coffee with Ms. Na’amati a Muslim woman
12:30    Kibbutz Tsuba: explanation about the kibbutz
14:00    Drove to Ein Carem, the Church of Visitation
17:00    Drove to synagogue, Mevakshei Derech Community: concert and Sabbath Eve prayer
19:30    Meeting with Israeli students from Hebrew University


Saturday Aug. 6

7:30    Drove to Dead Sea area:
Sea Level Point, Qumran, Masada
Kibbutz Ein Gedi: Botanical Gardens and lunch
Ein Gedi Spa: Dip in the Dead Sea, mud and spa


Sunday Aug. 7

8:00    Drove to Baqa-Algharbiya
10:00    Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education: Lecture and dialogue
12:00    Drove to Haifa, through Carmel Mountain
13:00    Haifa University: Welcome and introduction on the history and current activities of the university by Dr. Ido Landau professor of the department of Philosophy, Tour of Hecht Museum and Library
16:00    Bahai Center – guided tour of the gardens and visitors’ center
17:30    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – Mahmud Mosque in Kababir


Monday Aug. 8

8:00    Drove to Usafiya: Druz Community with a lecture and walk through the village by Dr. Abu Rukun
10:00    Drove to Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation, Church of St. Joseph
13:30    Kefar Nahum (Capernaum):
Capernaum old synagogue and village; Tabha Churches on the Sea of Galilee
Church of the Beatitudes
Yardenit – Baptism Site on the Jordan River
19:30    Han in Jerusalem


Tuesday Aug. 9

8:30    Walked to Hebrew Union College through Yemin Moshe
9:15    Hebrew Union College: Lecture by Rabbi David Willfand on Reform Judaism
10:30    Archeological Museum: Lecture by the curator Dalia Pakman
12:30    Machane Yehuda Market and Nachlaot area
14:00    Mt. Zion: King David’s Tomb; Last Supper Room; Dormitian Abbey
15:30    Kibbutz Ramat Rachel: view of Bethlehem
18:30    Downtown Jerusalem


Wednesday, Aug. 10

2:00    Leave to Tel Aviv
5:35    Departure from Tel Aviv


Thursday, Aug. 11

9:50    Arrival at Osaka