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41st Annual Board of Governors Meeting Preview

Join us for the 41st Annual Board of Governors Meeting as we spy out the land and discover the desert as you have never seen it. We will celebrate the innovation and creativity of the students and faculty who have transformed Ben-Gurion University of the Negev into Israel’s most dynamic center of education and research. See for yourself why BGU is consistently rated the #1 choice of Israeli students, while experiencing the passion of the people who are committed to bringing development to the region.

Three days of exciting events include:


  • A briefing by Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer on the engine that fuels Israel’s incredible success story

  • An outdoor fair showcasing many of the innovative research projects conducted by our students and staff

  • A visit to the University’s Sede Boqer campus to learn about the recently launched Israel Studies International Program (ISIP) at the Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism

  • An opportunity to join a research team for an informal and interactive experience in the labs as part of their group

  • A celebration of BGU’s special student life at a Student Evening marking the end of the academic year

Post-Board Optional Program


A Magical Desert Experience in Mitzpe Ramon

Wednesday-Friday, June 1-3, 2011

Relish the rich history of the region, from the biblical vistas of the Zin Canyon to the unique archeology and geology of the ancient Nabatean spice route. Along the way we will taste from the fruits of the land as they are being reinterpreted by today’s pioneers who are developing sustainable cottage industries throughout the Negev.  A jeep tour of the Ramon Crater will be accompanied by faculty members who will share their knowledge and appreciation for this unique location.


At the heart of this tour is a two-night stay at the Beresheet (Genesis) Hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the luxurious facilities. Located overlooking the breathtaking Ramon Crater, Israel’s newest hotel provides a magical desert experience that combines panoramic views of one of nature’s genuine wonders with the highest standards of service, as promised by Isrotel’s Luxury Collection.


Song of Songs - Israeli Opera at Masada 

Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, 2011



We have reserved a block of seats for those interested in continuing on to the Dead Sea for a breathtaking nighttime performance of Verdi’s opera Aida by the Israeli Opera at the foothills of Masada on June 4th.

Due to the huge success of the opera performance held there last year, this year’s tickets must be reserved no later than January 10, 2011.  Any reservations made after that date will be subject to availability and a change of rates. This package includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and dinner at the Leonardo Dead Sea Hotel, and transportation to and from the event.


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To reserve tickets, please contact: Mercedes Goldfarb at Eshet Tours,

Tel: 03-608-6217 +972 3 608 6217; email:

Please note that payment is required upon reservation.

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