Program Dates: January 6-20, 2019
Course: HIST 141: Introduction to Jewish Civilization
Approximate Travel Cost $4,650
Round trip flights (as follows or similar)
January 6 - El Al Israel Airlines Flight 006 - LAX-Tel Aviv, Israel - 1:30P-1:30P (arriving January 7) January 20 - El Al Israel Airlines Flight 005 - Tel Aviv, Israel-LAX - 12:45A-5:50P
Bus transportation throughout the program
Five nights lodging in Jerusalem (Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar)
One night lodging in the northern Dead Sea area (Kibbutz Kalia or similar)
Two nights lodging in Tiberias (Restal Hotel or similar)
Two nights lodging in Haifa (Theodor Hotel or similar)
Two nights lodging in Tel Aviv (Ruth Daniel Hotel or similar)
Professional tour manager with the group throughout the trip
Breakfast included at the hotel daily + 3 Dinners
Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
Israel Museum Tour
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Visit
Tour of Masada (arriving via cable car)
Ein Gedi Oasis Visit
Tzippori Archeological Site Tour
Hatzor Archeological Site
Hula Valley Visit
Acco City Visit
Druze Community Visit
Tel Aviv City Tour
The Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutsot)
Course Description: Introduction to Jewish Civilization exposes the students to the length and breadth of Jewish civilization, from ancient antiquity to the present. Being in Israel provides students with a unique opportunity to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with most of that history.
These include: major sites associated with the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament; Roman, Byzantine, Abbassid, Crusader, Mamluke, and Ottoman sites; and the rise of the State of Israel, beginning in the middle of the nineteenth century and stretching to the present.
Students will also have an opportunity to see the cultural diversity of the region, as we meet with and explore the different communities in the land.
For more information, see attached flyer: Israel Trip Flyer.pdf
Informational meetings on this trip will be held on campus in FO2, Room 101 (the History Dept conference room), on the following days and times:
Wednesday, September 5, at 4 pm
Friday, September 7th, at 4 pm
Wednesday, September 12, at 5:30 pm
Friday, September 14, at 4 pm.
Deposit due October 1
This is a short-term study abroad course.
Course taught by : Professor Jeffrey Blutinger
For more information contact Professor Blutinger at Jeffrey.Blutinger@csulb.edu
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: October 1, 2018