American Friends of the Hebrew University Western Region Mission to Morocco & Israel
May 1 – 11, 2024
COMING SOON: A downloadable Country Guide, which will contain comprehensive information about money, local customs, expectations for the trip, and travel tips and tricks.
COMING SOON: A downloadable Packing List for traveling to Morocco and Israel in May.
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) is one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. The university is located in Israel, but its work transforms our global landscape. Its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 11,000 patents. Distinguished alumni include Israeli Prime Ministers, two female Supreme Court Presidents, 25% of Knesset members, and two-thirds of Israel’s Supreme Court Justices. For over nine decades, Israel has relied on HU for leadership in every sphere and for its unwavering and unparalleled commitment to excellence, multiculturalism, pluralism, and the cause of peace.
Since its founding in 1918 and opening in 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s mission has been to develop cutting-edge research, to educate leaders, and to nurture future generations of outstanding scientists and scholars in all fields of learning. A globally recognized research powerhouse, HU embodies excellence across the spectrum of academic disciplines: from the humanities, social sciences, and law to natural sciences, agriculture, engineering, and medicine.
SELMAN MARRAKECH | MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Deep velvets, black and white zeolite, and handmade ornate wood represent the traditional Arab-Moorish architecture, that is a hallmark of the exquisite Selman Marrakech hotel. Home to the singular Selman Stud farm, breeders of Arabian thoroughbreds, the property boasts magnificent stables designed by Jacques Garcia, and opportunities to observe some of the most prized Arabian horses in the world. The Chenot Spa Selman Marrakech, the only Chenot Spa in North Africa, offers unparalleled treatments for enhanced well-being. This hotel is located 15 minutes outside of the city center of Marrakesh.
Km 5, Route d’Amizmiz Marrakech 40160 | Tel: +212 (0) 524 45 96 00 | | Hotel Website
ROYAL MANSOUR | CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Newly renovated and conveniently situated in the Ancienne Medina part of Casablanca, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. The hotel blends traditional Moroccan architecture with contemporary comfort and modern technology, surrounded by deep-cushioned luxury. The Royal Mansour brand is known as one of the best hotels in the world with impeccable customer service.
FAIRMONT RABAT | RABAT, MOROCCO
The Fairmont Rabat is one of Rabat’s most prestigious hotels and has beautiful views. Located on the shore where the Bou Regreg River meets the Atlantic, the Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé opens fresh new perspectives on Morocco’s storied capital, celebrating its timeless culture and accompanying its enthralling transformation. Their stylish and well-appointed guest rooms offer the very best in comfort and privacy.
La Marina, Avenue De Fès, 11000 Rabat-Salé, Morocco | Tel: +212 5378-20800 | Hotel Website
THE JAFFA | TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
The Jaffa is a 5-star boutique property set within a restored 19th century complex that once housed Jaffa’s French convent-hospital. Centrally located near the Mediterranean Sea and the historic port of Jaffa, The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, provides a perfect blend of service, style, and state-of-the-art luxury. with a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. After 10 years of excavation and careful preservation, the renovated hotel is symbolic of neo-Jaffa, the city’s ancient Arabic district, and maintains Arabic and Roman influences in a modern setting.
2 Louis Pasteur St, Tel Aviv, 6803602, Israel | Tel: +972 3-504-2000 | Hotel Website
THE ORIENT JERUSALEM | JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
The new Orient Jerusalem, part of Isrotel’s Exclusive Collection, is strategically located by Jerusalem’s attractions such as the Old City and HaTachana, the city’s first-ever train station which has since transformed into a lively district of designer boutiques, galleries, trendy cafes, and restaurants. The hotel’s innovative architecture perfectly blends with the city’s glorious past and features beautiful, indulgent rooms, and suites in its newly constructed central building, as well as inside. With the Heritage Buildings, which date back to the time of the Templers, The Orient provides for an epic journey back in time, while having modern-day benefits, such as an outdoor rooftop pool, a relaxing spa, and an exclusive lounge.
Emek Refa’im St 3, Jerusalem, Israel | Tel: +972 2-569-9090 | Hotel Website