Institute of Israel Studies 2020

  • May 10, 2020 - May 22, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Through this two-week intensive learning seminar, you will place your finger firmly on the pulse of Israel, a country and people chosen by God to fulfill His purposes and promises and reveal His character to the nations. The lecturers are all experts in their field and include politicians, religious leaders, professors, and Christian leaders.

The Institute of Israel Studies is a program for Bible-believing Christians from all around the world who desire to:

  • Learn about Jewish–Christian communication in today’s political climate
  • Explore Bridges for Peace’s work
  • Learn how to talk about Israel and the Middle East confidently
  • Travel to HaGoshrim Resort in northern Israel
  • Hear about Jewish family values, Israel’s geographical history and the Ten Lost Tribes
  • Find out how to connect with the Church, younger generations and the Jewish people
  • Visit a farm in Judea and enjoy a Jewish worship experience
  • Gain understanding about the Palestinian propaganda and life under Hamas
  • Relate to the Torah (Gen.—Deut.) in a new way

The Institute of Israel Studies forms part of a Master of Arts degree program through Master’s International University of Divinity in partnership with Bridges for Peace.
A student enrolled in the MA Judeo–Christian Synergism degree program can earn 12 credits towards the degree: 9 credits for the Institute of Israel Studies and 3 credits for the follow-up course, Introduction to the Theology of Christian Zionism, presented by Rev. Cheryl Hauer.
Click this link for more detail on these accredited courses.

Final registration deadline date is Monday, March 30, 2020


IIS Dates: “Open Air”
– Depart USA: Saturday, May 9

 Arrive in Israel on Sunday, May 10: You’ll need to arrange for a ride from the airport by taxi or sherut to the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel (Sderot Wolfson 6) allowing sufficient time for travel and check-in. Then join up with participants from around the world for registration and dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by the evening’s Orientation that begins at 8:00 p.m.

– Departures: Option to depart late Thursday night, May 21/Friday, May 22 morning around 1 a.m. or check out of the hotel on Friday, May 22 by 11 a.m., have some free time until sometime late afternoon or evening, as flights are available on your carrier.

– Arrive USA: Friday, May 22 or Saturday, May 23 based on your departure preference.

Please note that all participants must arrive by Sunday, May 10, in time for dinner at 7:00 p.m. Orientation begins at 8:00 p.m. Departures should be scheduled for Saturday, May 23. Checkout time at the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel is 11:00 a.m.

We are able to assist you should accommodations be required prior to May 10 and/or after May 22. We are, however, limited by the availability of rooms at the hotel. No pre-arrivals/ extensions are included. Additional cost details will be provided on request.

All information and pricing address the LAND PORTION ONLY. Domestic and International flight costs are not included and must be arranged by you or your travel agent. Don’t have a travel agent? We can recommend an agency that works closely with the Israel Land Agent. Email for more information.

Plan your arrival and departure times to coincide with the IIS schedule. Please allow ample time for travel to Tel Aviv Airport, etc. — PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT before you have spoken to our Bridges for Peace USA Representative at 800-566-1998 or email

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Registration Fee $500 Full cost for Land Package is $2720 per person for double occupancy – price includes tips; add $1287 for single supplement. (Price excludes Airfare; see Invitation Summary below for more details.)

-> To REGISTER for the Institute of Israel Studies by Printed Form, mail completed registration form to the USA Office along with a $500 registration deposit fee to Bridges for Peace, P.O. Box 410037, Melbourne, FL 32941-0037

-> To REGISTER to the Institute of Israel Studies using the Online version

-> Final registration deadline date is Monday, March 30, 2020

-> To view 2020 Invitation Summary

-> BFP IIS Term Paper Requirements (Deadline for Term Paper is Tuesday, April 14, 2020)

-> Resources for Research and Study

-> MASTERS International University of Divinity – Receive Accreditation for IIS and Seminar Extension

After the Institute there is an option to attend a Masters International University of Divinity Seminar course. A student of MIUD can earn through this Institute of Israel Studies (9 credits) and the follow-on course (3 credits) for a total of 12 credits. Further details on this course are provided below. The hotel cost for the MIUD extension from May 22 – 24 is $130 per person for a shared double room. The single supplement is $235. It will include 3 nights (May 21, 22, 23), breakfast and dinner and the meeting room. The course will be held on Saturday, May 23.


Bridges for Peace Institute for Israel Studies

BFP-IIS-1500 [9 credits]
May 10-21, 2020

Professors:  Revs. Rebecca Brimmer and Cheryl Hauer with BFP Staff and selected presenters.


Introduction to the Theology of Christian Zionism (course extension)

ITCZ-1500-LS [3 credits]
May 22, 2020

Professor: Rev. Cheryl Hauer, V.P. Bridges for Peace

Course Purpose:
To lead the student to understand and analyze carefully the Biblical and theological foundation for Christian Zionism

Click this link for more detail on these accredited courses.