Temple Beth El
Solidarity Mission to Israel - Extension

Led by Rabbi Greg Weisman and Cantorial Soloist Michelle Cohen

Aug 1, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Our Community
  • Trip Type Extension
  • Duration 4 DAYS
  • Group Size 10+
  • Price From $1,690
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.

IMPORTANT Please register for the post-trip after registering for the main-trip.

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Program Itinerary

DAY 1
CONTINUING YOUR JOURNEY
Thu. Aug 1, 2024
  • Return to your hotel in Jerusalem and begin your extension.
Overnight: Jerusalem
DAY 2
WELCOMING THE SHABBAT
Fri. Aug 2, 2024
  • The new Israel National Library provides the opportunity to understand centuries of Jewish creativity through one of the world's most impressive collections of Jewish and Israel-related literature. In addition, the library staff is dedicated to a national project documenting the events of October 7, 2023.
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Bake challah or babka with chef Nissimi, a reservist who notifies families about lost loved ones. He shares his story, and the story of Israel, and how sharing food and love can help us heal.
  • Return to the hotel to freshen up before Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services home hospitality Shabbat dinner/communal Shabbat dinner with local congregants.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3
SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM
Sat. Aug 3, 2024
  • Morning Prayers at the pluralistic prayer area along the Western Wall - Azarat Yisrael - to draw inspiration and strength from all that has been and all that will be.
  • Study session with HUC staff about Pidyon Shvuyim and its impacts on real life.
  • Religious Tension During These Times: Special Mt. Zion tour exploring multi-religious sites.
  • Late checkout of the hotel.
  • Havdalah overlooking the Old City.
  • Transfer to Ben-Gurion International Airport.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME
Sun. Aug 4, 2024
  • Arrive in the US.

RATES & LODGING

participants
10+
Cost p/p in double room
$1,690
Cost p/p in single room
$2,110

Jerusalem: The Inbal

What to expect

  • 2 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 2 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast & 1 dinner.
  • 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.
  • 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 $250 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: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • Payments | The balance of your payment is due on July 14, 2024, 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 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: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • 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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