Travel hints

Maale Hahamisha is located off the highway nr 1 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, close to an Arab village Abu Ghaush  - easier to find on available maps (click around the Jerusalem area). It is a kibbutz which provides nice and convenient conference facilities.  A large swimming pool and spa facilities will be available to the participants. (An appropriate medical certificate is needed for those who would like to use the fitness room).

In October the weather is still very summerish. The days are quite warm, however the nights in the area of Maale Hahamisha may be cool. Check the Jerusalem weather forecast ( here for example ).

Participants are advised to fly into the Ben Gurion Airport and take a taxi to Maale Hahamisha.
The company NESHER at the airport provides shared rides to hotels in Jerusalem and surroundings for 30 NIS.
A regular taxi from Ben Gurion airport to Maale Hahamisha costs 160 NIS before 21:00 and 190 NIS after. The conversion rates (about 4.2 NIS to USD) can be found  hereExchange counters are available in the arrival hall.
Both are available outside the arrival hall. Look for the appropriate stands or ask at the information desk.  Do not accept offers from non-register drivers.