SAM 2010 - Accommodations

The workshop will be held at the Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel, located at Kibbutz Ma'ale Hahamisha.

The preferred method for reserving accommodations is by printing, filling out and sending the accommodations reservations form by fax to Kal-Nofesh (SAM2010's local arrangements travel agent) at (+972)-3-562-3777. It is also possible to send by email to, but we strongly discourage sending credit-card information by email.

For the nights of Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th, Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel is the only optional accommodation, as there are no other hotels in the area.

For the night of Wednesday, October 6th, the workshop will provide transportation to the banquet in Tel-Aviv. It is then possible to spend the night of Wednesday at a Tel-Aviv hotel, rather than back at Ma'ale Hahamisha. Transportation back to Ma'aleh Hahamisha will be provided to those not interested in moving to Tel-Aviv for the night of October 6th. On Thursday morning (October 7th) the workshop offers a half-day visit to related Israeli hi-tech industry companies, with transportation to / from both Ma'ale Hahamisha and Tel-Aviv.

Therefore, the reservations form provides a selection among three options for the night of Wednesday, October 6th:

- Staying at the Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel;

- Staying at the Mercure hotel in Tel-Aviv;

- Staying at the Renaissance hotel in Tel-Aviv;

Transportation to these Tel-Aviv hotels for those switching hotels on Wednesday would leave Ma'ale Hahamisha right after the conclusion of the technical program on early Wednesday afternoon, so as to allow some time for checking into the Tel-Aviv hotels and exploring the area.

Generally, Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel offers three types of accommodations: Bed & Breakfast (BB), Half-Board (HB) which includes breakfast and an additional meal (dinner or lunch), and Full-Board (FB) which includes breakfast and two additional meals (dinner and lunch). The workshop will provide a light lunch to all registered participants on Tuesday and on Wednesday, so the rates offered in the registration form for Monday and for Tuesday are for HB. In addition, the rates in the form include unlimited in-room internet access (which is generally not included in the official rate).

It is possible, of course, to make your own reservations independently, directly with Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel (for HB or for other types of accommodations, BB or FB) and/or with these or with other Tel-Aviv hotels. We do request, however, that you fill and fax the reservations form (without payment) even if you make your own accommodations arrangements directly with the hotels, so that we would be able to estimate the required capacity for the transportation services. Also, participants sharing a double-room in Ma'ale Hahamisha hotel with another registered participant are requested to indicate this in the reservation form.

Please note: In order to be able to guarantee the availability of accommodations, we request that all accommodations registration forms be filled out and returned no later than August 25th.

The workshop will offer a night-trip to Jerusalem on Tuesday, October 5th, at the cost of $ 25 per participant, conditioned on a minimum number of 30 participants. Please also fill out this option in the form if you wish to join (payment will not be charged at this time).

Also, the workshop registration price includes participation in the banquet (Wednesday, October 6th) for the registered participants. If you need extra banquet tickets (at $ 90 each), please indicate in the form as well (payment will not be charged at this time).

Reservations form fax to (+972)-3-562-3777 or email to