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AFHU President's Mission: A Negev Holiday
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AFHU President's Mission: A Negev Holiday

5/24/2016 to 6/1/2016
When: May 24 - June 1, 2016
Where: The Negev and Jerusalem
United States
Contact: Judith Shenkman
(312) 339-0332

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Join us for our AFHU President’s Mission to Israel from May 24-June 1, 2016. We will explore amazing sites, focusing on the breathtaking beauty of the Negev desert. Our ultimate destination is The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which we will reach on May 29th in time for the 79th International Board of Governors. This year’s exciting theme is The Hebrew University AND Jerusalem: Building a Bridge to a Better Tomorrow.

Our pre-BOG holiday is designed for relaxation during a season when the Negev is at its loveliest. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a VIP welcome reception with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro. The Ramon Crater, a geological marvel, is on our itinerary, as is a stay at the luxurious Beresheet Spa.

Our visit to David Ben-Gurion’s cabin at the Sde Boker Kibbutz will acquaint us with the site where the dream of blooming the desert was first conceived. Another awe-inspiring destination, Avdat National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

AFHU missions offer inside access to remarkable people with unique perspectives and a wealth of information. While in Sderot, we will receive a security briefing from IDF commanders. In Jerusalem, we can expect insider briefings from dignitaries and government officials. Knesset member Erel Margalit, a high-tech social entrepreneur, will join us for dinner one evening, and we will tour Jerusalem with  the city’s mayor, Nir Barkat. Maxine Fassberg, the CEO of Intel Israel, will provide us with a private tour of the company. Professor Amnon Shashua, the HU Sachs Family Professor of Computer Science, will join us at Mobileye to discuss his breakthrough innovations in automotive safety.

Please join us for our special Negev holiday and the 79th International Board of Governors. Our trip will be action-packed and rewarding, especially because we will be together with our AFHU and Hebrew University family. Let’s celebrate the latest achievements from Hebrew University and enjoy being with friends from throughout the world.

Space is limited. Don’t miss out. Register for the AFHU 2016 President’s Mission today by contacting Judith Shenkman at or (312) 339-0332. 

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