A Day on Ra-Zoom

Israel is a country of cutting-edge technology and scientific research - why not gets a hands-on experience and see why it leads the way in the 21st century?

Each day on Ra-Zoom, you'll combine touring the classic Israeli historical, cultural, and religious sites with a firsthand look at what makes the country stand out across the world as a leader in science and technology! Aside from scientific fundamentals, learn about green energy, technology for the differently-abled, and regional geography as you hike and research your way across the start-up nation!

Itinerary

Week 1

Monday, July  14th : Orientation

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport

  • Check in at hostel

  • Ice Breakers

  • Orientation for the second day

Tuesday, July 15th

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Introduction to scientific method

v  Visit the Clore – the garden of science

  • Tour of Weizman Institute

v  Visit to the first presidents house

  • Group bonding activity

Wednesday, July 16th

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Periodic Table

v  Chemistry behind cosmetics- hands on lab session

  • Sataf Hike- natural springs of Sataf in the Jerusalem Mountains

  • Visit  Yvel- esteemed jewelry brand, blossoming from a small start-up firm to an international success.

Thursday, July 17th

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Crystals of symmetry of atoms and molecules

v  Visit to the sub micro lab

  • Drive to Jerusalem to visit the Hass promenade – beautiful overview of the Old City of Jerusalem

  • Visit the Kotel and the Old City

  • Night out in Jerusalem  and dinner on Ben Yehuda Street

Friday, July 18th

Day

  • Fun day at a water park

  • BBQ lunch

Evening

  • Kabbalat Shabbat- choice of services

  • Dinner

  • Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, July 19th: Shabbat

  • Choice of Shabbat morning services

  • Free time/ Pool time

  • Shabbat moments/ group bonding

  • Havdalah

Sunday, July 20th: South- Exploring the Desert

  • Drive to Mitzpe Ramon

  • Hike the Ramon Crater

  • Visit the Ilan Ramon (first Israeli Astronaut) Visitor Center

  • Beer Milka sand dunes

  • Drive to Bedouin Tents

  • Ride camels

  • Astronomy workshop

  • Sleep in Bedouin tents

Week 2

Monday, July 21st : Beer Sheva

  • Drive to Beer Sheva

  • Visit the Karaso Science center

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Building a telescope

v  Rocket launching

  • Israeli movie night

Tuesday, July 22nd

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Polymers

v  Glassblowing demonstration

  • Drive to Sorek Stalactites Cave

  • Hike Hurvat Midras- ancient Jewish archeological sites and hiding caves

Wednesday, July 23rd

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Living cells

v  Microscopy lab session

  • Drive to Rishon Letzion

  • Tour Israel’s largest water purification lab

  • Lecture on Israeli economy and start up nation

Thursday, July 24th

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Bacteria- friends and foes

v  DNA extraction

  • Drive to Palmachim

  • Freetime/ Beach time

  • Special drama show by Helen Goldstein

Friday, July 25th

Day

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Special Forensic Science Lab Workshop (all day)

Evening

  • Kabbalat Shabbat- choice of services

  • Dinner

  • Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, July 19th: Shabbat

  • Choice of Shabbat morning services

  • Free time/ Pool time

  • Shabbat moments/ group bonding

  • Havdalah

Sunday, July 27h

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Genetic Engineering

v  Visit a genetically modified plants lab

  • Volunteer- Lekeket- Israeli National Food Bank

  • Prepare for the Young Judaea Maccabia games

Week 3

Monday, July 28h

  • Drive to Tel Aviv and meet young high tech developers

  • Drive to Haifa

  • Visit the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology

  • Drive to Tefen- Industrial Park

  • Product developing workshop- Seeds of plastic

  • Prepare for the Young Judaea Maccabia games

Tuesday, July 29h

  • Drive to the Kineret

  • YJ Maccabia games- sporting events

Wednesday, July 30th

  • Second day of YJ Maccabia Games

  • Water Sports

  • Drive to Tel Aviv

  • Night out and dinner in Tel Aviv

Thursday, July 31st

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Neuron to brain

v  Visit to the FMRI unit

  • Eco park activity- learning about green energy

  • Bicycle tour of Ariel Sharon Park

Friday, August 1st

Day

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Exploring our senses

v  Psychophysics and illusion

Evening

  • Kabbalat Shabbat- choice of services

  • Dinner

  • Oneg Shabbat

Saturday, August 2nd : Shabbat

  • Choice of Shabbat morning services

  • Free time/ Pool time

  • Shabbat moments/ group bonding

  • Havdallah

Saturday, August 3rd

  • Drive to Jerusalem

  • Take part in the Magaleay Tzedek will chair experience

  • Drive to Holon

  • Visit the Blind Museum

  • Visit the Israeli Guide Dog Center for the Blind

  • Final educational activity

  • Final party

Monday, August 4th

  • Drive to Weizman institute for programming

v  Final closing ceremony

  • Drive to the airport and say goodbye!

 




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