CALENDAR

 What is the difference between Session 1 and Session 2 

Both sessions are virtually the same. The lecture topics and some of the field trip sites differ so as not to be too repetitive for those attending both excavation sessions. 

  SESSION 1  
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
        (JUNE 14) JUNE 15 JUNE 16
 

 

 

 

DEPART
USA

ARRIVE
MIGDAL


12:00 PM Bus Transfer to Migdal

6:00 PM Bus Transfer to Migdal

GETTING
STARTED

Jeep Tour

General Introduction
and Orientation 

          Overnight 
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JUNE 17 JUNE 18 JUNE 19 JUNE 20 JUNE 21 JUNE 22 JUNE 23

FIELD TRIP

Mount Arbel
Arbel Synagogue
Chorazin
Capernaum

Afternon Lectures

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

FIELD TRIP
Kursi, Tiberias

PM: Tiberias 

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

FIELD TRIP

Gamla
Yodefat
Migdal

FREE DAY

Shabbat

(Optional) Afternoon trip to Ginosar museum and Sea of Galilee swim

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JUNE 24 JUNE 25 JUNE 26 JUNE 27 JUNE 28 JUNE 29 JUNE 30

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading 

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

FIELD TRIP 
Text and Land: Josephus

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Tiberias

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

2:30 PM All participants transfer to Jerusalem

No touring scheduled in Jerusalem

SESSION 1
Departure Day

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Day 1: JERUSALEM

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Day 2: DEAD SEA Masada, Qumran, 
Dead Sea

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
 Overnight
Jereusalem
Optional Tour Overnight Jerusalem  Optional Tour Overnight Jerusalem
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JULY 1            

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Departure Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SESSION 2  
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
        (JUNE 28) JUNE 29 JUNE 30
 

 

 

 

DEPART
USA

ARRIVE
MIGDAL


12:00 PM Bus Transfer to Migdal

6:00 PM Bus Transfer to Migdal

GETTING
STARTED

Jeep Tour

General Introduction
and Orientation 

          Overnight 
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JULY 1 JULY 2 JULY 3 JULY 4  JULY 5 JULY 6 JULY 7

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Tiberias 

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation

Jordan Swim

FIELD TRIP
Sepphoris

7:00 PM Lecture

FIELD TRIP

Banyas
Omrit

7:00 PM Lecture
Dr. Jeff Garcia

FREE DAY

Shabbat

(Optional) Afternoon trip to Ginosar museum and Sea of Galilee swim

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12 JULY 13 JULY 14

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

FIELD TRIP 
Text and Land: Josephus

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Tiberias

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

2:30 PM All participants transfer to Jerusalem

No touring scheduled in Jerusalem

SESSION 2
Departure Day

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Day 1: JERUSALEM

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Day 2: DEAD SEA Masada, Qumran, 
Dead Sea

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Jereusalem
Optional Tour Overnight Jerusalem Optional Tour Overnight Jerusalem
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JULY 15            

OPTIONAL JERUSALEM - DEAD SEA TOUR

Departure Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "What a wonderful time we all had in Israel. Steve cannot be beat, as you well know. Seeing unplanned sites and doing impromptu excursions was icing on the cake; this can only happen with people like Steve and Slava who know the areas and care about the interests of the group. Both are people with servant-hearts. I learned a great deal more than I had expected, and have a much better understanding of the setting for Christ's birth and the circumstances/environment of his death. I enjoyed the hikes and we were blessed with perfect weather. Size of the group was a bonus; enjoyed lasting fellowship; never felt like I couldn't get close enough to hear what Steve was saying. Steve deserves many kudos for his spiritual insights, his kindness, knowledge, flexibility, sense of humor, and all-round positive attitude. Thank You!"
    C.J., Israel Trip