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October 14-22, 2012

Join influential Jewish philanthropists for an exclusive mission that explores the strong connection between Italy and Israel, expressed through frequent diplomatic exchanges and ongoing economic and cultural relations. Engage in frank dialogue with top political and religious leaders about current issues affecting Europe, the Middle East and the Jewish People. Experience world-class art, culture and cuisine. Deepen your understanding and find out how you can make a difference.

Mission Highlights:
Schedule is subject to change

In Rome...

  • Audience with Pope Benedict (invited) and private tour of the Sistine Chapel and The Vatican
  • Meetings with President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano (Invited), Prime Minister Mario Monti (Invited), Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi (confirmed) and Gianfranco Fini, President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies (Confirmed)
  • Ceremony at the Arch of Titus with Chief Rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni (Confirmed)
  • Meeting with the Hon. David Thorne, U.S. Ambassador to Italy (Invited)
  • Meeting with the Hon. Naor Gilon, Israel Ambassador to Italy (Confirmed) and the Hon. Dr. Zion Evrony, Israel Ambassador to the Vatican (Invited)
  • Commemoration on October 16 of the day of deportation with the Jewish Community
  • Home Hospitality with Jewish Community Leaders

and in Israel...

  • Private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Visit to Hazor Air Force Base to see the Iron Dome/Magic Wand
  • Meetings with Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel and Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs
  • Conversation with internationally acclaimed Israel author, Meir Shalev
  • Meeting with President Shimon Peres (invited)

 Florence Pre - Mission Option:
Oct 12 – 14

  • Jewish sites and meeting the Jewish community
  • Visiting and learning all about very recently (just last month) discovered lost painting by Da Vinci
  • Optional side trip to Italy’s best outlet mall

    $2,500 per person based on double occupancy. A single is an additional $1,152.

For more information, please contact Beverly Woznica at 818.386.0100 or Tikva Mahlab at 212.284.6528.

General Information

Mission Cost
$7999 per person based on double occupancy. A single is an additional $1890




Mission Chairs:
Cynthia Shapira, Prime Minister's Council Chair
Susan K. Stern, National Campaign Chair

Committee in Formation:
Carol Cooper, Atlanta
Linda A. Hurwitz, Baltimore
Sharon Janks, Los Angeles
Arlene Kaufman, Palm Beach
Sheryl Kimerling, Birmingham
Carol Levin, New York
Steve Selig, Atlanta
Bill Silverstein, Chicago
Henry Wolfond, Toronto