Am Yisrael Chai
Solidarity Trip to Israel

Mar 23, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Private
  • Duration 7 DAYS
  • Group Size 8+
  • Price From $2,980
Program is tentative and subject to change. Connect with our Customer Care Team by calling: (888) 230-6008 Mon.-Thur. from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

YOUR journey

J² crafts journeys of inspiration, education, and Jewish connections to Israel and worldwide. We are guided by a simple but powerful concept: No two trips are the same; each experience should be personal, meaningful, and backed by superb service. Travel is not just about the places you visit, but the connections you make along the way.

 

Coming to Israel today is a special act of solidarity and of Jewish peoplehood. Israel has never faced more challenging times. We hope that your solidarity mission is about encountering and understanding where the people of Israel stand – in our hurt, in our healing, and in our hope. The mission is about bringing comfort and being comforted. It is an act of empathy and a confirmation of shared memory and destiny. Above all, the solidarity mission is about what each one of us chooses to do to make a difference on the day that we return to our communities from Israel.

  •   Social Justice
  •   Special Access
  •   Local Specialists

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
ON OUR WAY
Sat. Mar 23, 2024
  • Depart the US.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Sun. Mar 24, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Meet for welcome dinner (we will make a reservation), followed by orientation with your J² Expert Educator.
Overnight: Tel Aviv
DAY 3
SHUSHAN PURIM AND SOLIDARITY
Mon. Mar 25, 2024
  • Drive to Jerusalem.
  • Bikur Cholim. Visit a hospital and spend time with wounded soldiers to listen, offer support and distribute Mishloach Manot.
  • Quick stop at the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Opportunity to participate in a blood drive at the new state-of-the-art underground Magen David Adom HQ in Ramle.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
EXTENDING OUR HAND
Tue. Mar 26, 2024
  • Update with Haviv Rettig Gur, Israeli journalist, correspondent, and senior analyst for the Times of Israel.
  • VOLUNTEER at the Expo Hamal in Tel Aviv. This is the main Command Center critical in providing services for displaced people, soldiers, and affected families.
  • Walk through the city's recent protest art installations, including a stop at Hostage Square to meet with local activists.
  • Meet with families demonstrating to bring home the hostages at the Tel Aviv Art Museum.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
OPPORTUNITY & HOPE
Wed. Mar 27, 2024
  • VOLUNTEER -Due to a lack of workers, Israelis now volunteer to work in agriculture. Harvest fields in the Beit Shemesh area in order to provide fresh produce for the country.
  • Visit an army base including dinner with soldiers hosted by the group (cost not included).
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
SOLIDARITY IN ACTION
Thu. Mar 28, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • VOLUNTEER -Sharing the Burden: Cook for families that have one parent in reserve duty, at Kehilat V'ahavta led by Rabbi Rinat Tzfania.
  • Debrief and closing words. Reservation will be made for a closing dinner.
  • Transfers to Ben-Gurion International Airport for your flight back to the US can be arranged for a charge.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
HOME AGAIN
Fri. Mar 29, 2024
  • Arrive in Chicago.

RATES & LODGING

participants
8+
Cost p/p in double room
$2,980
Cost p/p in single room
$3,515

Cost of accommodations for pre & post nights including breakfast and all taxes:
Pre-Night: March 23-24
Post Night: March 28-29
Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama $285,- per night per double occupancy room, $270,- per night per single occupancy room.

*All rates are subject to availability.
Registration closed

Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama

What to expect

  • 4 nights' accommodations.
  • 5 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 5 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • The J² adventures App available on the App Store & on Google Play (active 7 days before your departure and throughout your trip).
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the hotels.
  • All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
  • Credit card fees.
  • Flights to & from Israel.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Dinners and lunches.
  • Dinner with soldiers at army base on March 27.
  • COVID related expenses, including tests.
  • Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc. are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • Gratuities: Recommend guidelines for tipping are provided in the terms section.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Value Added Tax is currently not applicable to tourists visiting Israel. Should the law change, you will be notified accordingly, and VAT will be added to your final invoice.
  • Peace of Mind Travel Protection Program (POM).
  • Please review our terms & conditions (T&C’s) or request that we send you our full T&C’s. Until you do that, here is the small print, and other stuff you may want to know:
  • Validity | All prices quoted are based on exchange rates as of the proposal date and are subject to change without notice. Rates are per person and are based on shared twin room occupancy.
  • How to Make a Reservation | The quickest way to make a reservation is to register online or contact us by email. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required in order to complete the registration process.
  • For any assistance with this registration process or other trip-related queries, please email Customer Care: [email protected].
  • Payments | The balance of your payment is due on Feb 14, 2024. You will receive an email reminder before this date. Various payment options are available as follows:
    • Credit card | We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please check with your credit card provider regarding international processing fees. We are unable to process payments of over $1,000 over the phone. Please submit payment online via a credit card or by wiring funds via your bank.
    • Domestic bank wire transfer | Payment should be wired in the same currency that is listed on your invoice. Please add the name of your group or invoice number as a reference and forward a copy of the transfer receipt by email. The bank transfer should clearly state the beneficiary’s name on the wire transfer.
  • J² Adventures reserves the right to automatically cancel your reservation on that date and it may be subject to reconfirmation should the final payment not be received.
  • Cancelation Policy | All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancelation fees | Cancelations made 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost. Cancelations made 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.
  • Cancelation fees may also include: Hotel or supplier cancelation fees. J² Adventures reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits.

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