Sunday, March 17, 2013


This event is slightly different from what I usually post, but it does involve the arts and a New Jersey connection:

clip_image002Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents:

Art-Immersion Trip to Israel with Tobi Kahn

WHEN: May 22-29, 2013


Tobi KahnTobi Kahn (right), a world renowned painter and sculptor, who has been ranked the number one art gallery tour guide by New York Magazine, has arranged an in-depth, insider tour of Israeli museums and art galleries, as well as private viewings of acclaimed artist studios. This is a rare opportunity for members in the community to explore a week of exciting venues, presented by a skilled and knowledgeable artist, who will lead the group with daily lectures and insights, as well as ongoing, informal conversations about art and visual thinking.

GazaArtGalleryThe trip will feature round-trip airfare NYC-Tel Aviv-NYC; arrival & departure: airport VIP service and round-trip airport transfers; 3 nights at the Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem and 3 nights at the Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv* (based on double occupancy) and all taxes and service charges imposed by hotels. All entrance fees to sites are also included, including a private tour of the much-heralded King Herod Exhibition, Israel Museum. (Left: Gaza Art Gallery)

Menora1Sightseeing highlights include:

5 full days of sightseeing, May 23-28, in an air-conditioned bus with the services of an English-speaking guide, with one day of free time in Jerusalem on May 25.

Meals will include: Full Israeli breakfast daily and the following:

• May 23: Welcome dinner at a restaurant in Jerusalem

• May 24: Friday night dinner at the hotel

• May 28: Dinner at a restaurant in Tel Aviv

• May 29: Farewell dinner

The only costs not covered are tips to guide and driver, soft and alcoholic drinks with meals, and personal expenses. A minimum number of participants will be required to plan the trip.

COST: $5300 JCC members; $5800 non-members. Costs are based on double occupancy. For a single room, there is an additional fee of $865. Must register by April 8th. For more information, call Judy at 201.408.1457 or Esther at 201.408.1456