Orchid Jerusalem view Hotel (Ma'ale Hachamisha)

Judean Hills 90835, Jerusalem, Israel


The workshop venue is Orchid Jerusalem view Hotel (Ma'ale Hachamisha) which is located in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem.

Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa treatments, sauna and steam bath, a gym and tennis court.

The hotel is situated 14 km from Jerusalem, 55 km from Tel Aviv and 35 km from Ben Gurion International Airport. This peaceful and relaxing location provides an excellent venue for our workshop.




Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal letter of invitation to participate in the Workshop. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants raise travel funds, or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of the organizers.



Prior to booking your ticket, don’t forget to ensure that your passport is valid until September 2015. Participants from most countries do not require a visa to enter Israel, but we suggest that you check this with your travel agent, or on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The weather in Jerusalem in February is cool during the day (with highs of 18°C) and cold at nights (with lows of 4°C).




Participants should book their flights to Ben Gurion International Airport (near Tel Aviv). The airport is located approximately 35 km from the workshop venue.

Transportation from Ben-Gurion Airport to Jerusalem

By private taxi

Taxis to Jerusalem are available outside of the Arrivals Hall (Level G) of Ben Gurion Airport at a cost of approximately 300 Shekels (US$ 85) and the average trip is about 40 – 50 minutes.  

By shared taxi

A shared shuttle service is also available to Jerusalem with NESHER Transportation Service. The cost for the shuttle is approximately 64 Shekels (US $18) per person. There may be a short waiting time as the shuttle will only depart the airport once it is full. Passengers should advise that they need to be dropped off at Orchid Jerusalem view Hotel (Ma'ale Hachamisha), or the Prima Royale Hotel (if participating in the pre tour of Jerusalem).

NESHER shuttles can be found outside of the Arrivals Hall (Level G).
Please enquire at the airport information desk for assistance if needed. The service does not need to be pre-booked.


By shared taxi

A shared shuttle service is available from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion International Airport, provided by NESHER. The cost for the shuttle is approximately 64 Shekels (US $18) per person. The service should be booked by your hotel concierge 24 hours in advance of your flight. Please keep in mind that the journey to the airport takes between 30 to 45 minutes (depending on traffic) and that check in time at Ben Gurion Airport is 2.5 hours prior to your flight departure for security checks.