Temple Beth Am
Solidarity Mission to Israel

Led by Rabbi Jeremy Barras

Jun 9, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Our Community
  • Trip Type Mission
  • Duration 9 DAYS
  • Group Size 30+
  • Price From $3,970
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.

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Program Itinerary

DAY 1
ON OUR WAY
Sun. Jun 9, 2024
  • Depart for Israel.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Mon. Jun 10, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Check in to your hotel.
  • Welcome dinner with a local expert who will provide a briefing about the latest developments in the region.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Dinner
DAY 3
ON THE GROUND
Tue. Jun 11, 2024
  • Visit a hospital and offer Bikur Holim.
  • Sharing the Burden: Cook for families whose parents are in reserve duty with Kehilat V'ahavta led by Rabbi Rinat Tzfania.
    OR
    Explore Nahalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market, before we move on to the Carmel Market.
  • Participate in a Tikun Leil Shavuot with Rabbi Meir Azari.
  • Shavuot services at Kehillat Beit Daniel in Tel Aviv, led by Rabbi Meir Azari.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
COMFORT AND BE COMFORTED
Wed. Jun 12, 2024
  • Walk through the streets of Florentine, Tel Aviv, to see the new graffiti works of local artists entitled "Walls of Hope." Each new mural represents one of the children held hostage.
  • Hostages Square has become a national center for the struggle for the hostages held by Hamas. Visit the square and join in a communal prayer.
  • Join a Shavuot celebration at Kibbutz shefayim where the displaced members of Kfar Aza have a temporary home.
  • Return to Tel Aviv and debrief the day's events.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
BEAR WITNESS
Thu. Jun 13, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Drive south to the Gaza Envelope.
  • Meet Chen Kotler, a local resident of a kibbutz that was hit by October 7 and learn about the event and its aftermath.
  • Head to the site of the Nova Festival massacre near Kibbutz Re'im.
  • Visit Sderot, located on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, and meet with a resident.
  • Drive to Jerusalem and check into the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
CONNECTING WITH THE LAND
Fri. Jun 14, 2024
  • Mount Herzl is Israel's central military cemetery and hosts the graves of the leaders of the nation. Over the last several months, the recently fallen have joined this sacred place. Visit Mount Herzl and contend with the human price paid by Israeli families and the country in the Israel-Hamas War.
  • See the museum dedicated to Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement. Visit the graves of Israeli leaders including Theodor Herzl, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres.
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Return to the hotel to freshen up before Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Harel.
  • Home hospitality/communal Shabbat dinner with local congregants OR festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM
Sat. Jun 15, 2024
  • Shacharit at Azarat Yisrael, the egalitarian section of the Kotel.
  • Head to the Tower of David Museum for a walk through the city’s history.
  • Tour the grounds of Israel’s “Capitol Hill”: the Rose Garden, featuring more than 400 species of roses imported from all around the world; The Knesset – Israel’s Parliament building and its famous Menorah – Israel’s symbol monument built from bronze; The Supreme Court – designed to reflect Jewish and democratic values of justice.
  • Participate in a Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
Overnight: Jerusaelm Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
EXTENDING OUR HAND
Sun. Jun 16, 2024
  • Due to a lack of workers, Israelis now volunteer to work in agriculture. Join other volunteers to harvest vegetables in order to provide fresh produce for the country.
  • Visit a Magen David Adom (MDA) Emergency Station and conclude the visit with a blood drive.
  • Wrapping Up: Reflect what we are taking home, and how we are moving ahead.
  • Late checkout of the hotel.
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Transfer to Ben-Gurion International Airport for your return to the US.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
HOME
Mon. Jun 17, 2024
  • Arrive back in the US.

RATES & LODGING

participants
30+
Cost p/p in double room
$3,970
Cost p/p in single room
$5,300

Tel Aviv: Carlton

Jerusalem: The Inbal

What to expect

  • 6 nights' accommodations. Late check out at 6:00 p.m. on the day of departure is included.
  • 7 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 4 dinners.
  • 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.
  • Late check out past 6:00 p.m. on the day of departure.
  • 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 90 days before your trip begins, or as specified in your invoice. You will receive an email reminder 2 weeks 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 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit. 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.
  • Mobility: Solidarity missions are specifically strenuous, and our visits include places that are inaccessible to people who may have mobility challenges. You should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. PLEASE NOTE: In some cases you may need to run to a shelter, if you have questions regarding this matter please speak to a J² representative.
  • Protect your investment for $495 p/p: Should you cancel your trip up to 5 days before your departure for any reason, our POM program offers you a trip refund. Call 888-230-6008 or e-mail: [email protected].
  • Please click here to view our full terms (T&C’s). These T&C’s apply to all reservations created within J2 Adventures.

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