Begin your first day in Israel in the ancient port city of Jaffa, now a maze of antiquities, restaurants, shops and artists' galleries. Continue on to Neve Tzedek, the first Jewish neighborhood, built in 1909 and the site of the declaration of the newly created State of Israel in 1948.
Along Rothschild Boulevard view the houses built in the "Bauhaus" International-style of architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Carmel Market, a colorful, hectic and aromatic outdoor market. Visit the site where former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995.
Continue to Beth Hatfutsoth, the Museum of the Diaspora, where you learn from graphic and multi-media presentations of how the Jewish people dispersed among the nations and then returned to their ancient, ancestral homeland in the Land of Israel. In Jaffa, visit the newest addition to the Reform Jewish presence in Tel Aviv, Mishkenot Ruth Daniels. Dinner and overnight.