Temple Beth El
Exploring Israel

Led by Rabbi Dan Levin

Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024

  • Who’s Going Families
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 14 DAYS
  • Group Size 30+
  • Price From $7,100
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.

  •   Art & Culture
  •   Heritage
  •   Active
  •   Family Friendly
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Street Food
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Local Specialists
  •   Rafting & Kayaking
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Archaeology

Program Itinerary

Mon. Jun 3, 2024
  • Depart the USA.
Overnight: Flight
Tue. Jun 4, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Visit Neot Kedumim, a 625-acre Biblical landscape reserve hidden in the Judean foothills. Experience sheep herding, tree planting and lunch.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot and its secret ammunition factory.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for a traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving while learning about the significance of Jerusalem Day, which begins this evening.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Wed. Jun 5, 2024
  • Meet Mk Gilad Kariv and discus the fight for Liberal causes in Israel.
  • Meet elderly immigrants at Yad LaKashish (Lifeline for the Elderly).
  • Participate in an interactive archeological dig geared to all ages at the Beit Guvrin Caves.
  • Return to Jerusalem and enjoy a free evening in the city.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Thu. Jun 6, 2024
  • Enjoy a Bnai Mitzvah celebration at one of Israel's most iconic and extraordinary sites, Robinson's Arch.
  • Tour Jerusalem’s Old City and the Jewish Quarter. Among the highlights will be:
    • A climb to the rooftops, overlooking the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the golden Dome of the Rock, and the famous Hurva Synagogue.
    • The Cardo, the main street of Roman-controlled Jerusalem and its Byzantine-era columns.
    • King Hezekiah’s “Broad Wall,” built to protect Jerusalem from invasion 2,700 years ago.
    • Hurva Square, the center of modern-day life in the Jewish Quarter.
    • Enjoy photo opportunities at Live the Bible.
  • Visit the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Take a multi-cultural tasting journey through the Mahneh Yehuda market, where Jerusalemites shop and enjoy lunch.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Fri. Jun 7, 2024
  • J² Salon Talk: A Time to Remember and a Time to Forget. Memory is a key part of Jewish identity. But aren’t some parts of history better left forgotten? We’ll be hearing from a variety of voices - Bob Marley, Yehuda Amihai, Rabbi Nahman, and Elie Wiesel – to talk about the role of remembering and forgetting in Jewish life.
  • Depart the hotel.
  • Adults and children over 10: Visit Yad Vashem. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Children’s Memorial.
    • A memorial service.
  • Children’s program: Visit the Israel Aquarium.
  • Visit Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery.
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Yozma in Modi’in, led by Rabbi Nir Barkin.
  • Experience a home hospitality Shabbat dinner.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Jun 8, 2024
  • Take a shul hopping journey exploring Jerusalem's variety of synagogues.
  • Explore the Israel Museum, housing more than 5,000 years of cultural treasures.
  • Discover multiple faiths in the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Havdalah overlooking the Old City.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Sun. Jun 9, 2024
  • Take the cable car to the top of Masada, where Jewish rebels are believed to have made their final attempt to resist Roman invaders (c 74 CE).
  • Coat yourself in the famous Dead Sea mud and float on the sea.
  • Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • In Genesis Land:
    • Ride a camel into the heart of the desert and bake pita.
    • Enjoy hospitality in a desert tent and share a traditional “hafla” dinner.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Mon. Jun 10, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Spend time in Tsfat, where you will:
    • Visit the Ari Synagogue.
    • See the Caro Synagogue, built originally, like the Ari Synagogue, in the 16th century.
    • Walk through the Artists’ Colony.
  • Continue to Sindyanna of Galilee, a non-profit organization that is creating economic opportunities for Arab women, one of Israel’s most underemployed sectors - and sample some of their award-winning olive oil.
  • Join Gadi Elias and his family at their Baba Yona Ranch for a home hospitality dinner.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Tue. Jun 11, 2024
  • Meet with Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Eyal Dror, former commander of the "Good Neighbor Campaign” – the IDF’s Humanitarian Aid Unit for the Syrian population that was affected by the civil war.
  • Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights.
  • Stop at Tel Faher, an abandoned Syrian outpost where Israeli soldiers fought during the Six Day War.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ancient Katzrin.
  • Visit the Golan Heights Winery in Katzrin.
  • Festive Shavuot dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 10
Wed. Jun 12, 2024
  • Join a reform Regional Council Reform Congregation for agricultural festivities at a local kibbutz.
  • Visit the Hula Nature Reserve, home to thousands of storks, cranes, pelicans, and flamingos. Enjoy bike-riding and golf-carting.
  • Raft or kayak down the Jordan River.
  • Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 11
Thu. Jun 13, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Enjoy a short walk to the Arbel Cliffs.
  • Visit the Zippori National Park, known for its extraordinary ancient mosaics and its central role in Jewish life after the destruction of the Temple.
  • Head to Beit Elazraki Children's Home for at-risk children in Netanya.
  • Dinner at the children's home.
  • Enter Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps” and check into the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 12
Fri. Jun 14, 2024
  • Explore the Old City of Jaffa, including the flea market – Shuk Hapishpishim.
  • Join Ihab and Orah Ballah, founders of Orchard of Abraham’s Children, a non-profit organization that was born out of an exceptional love story between a Muslim man and a Jewish woman.
  • Explore Nahalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market before we move on to the Carmel Market.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehilat Halev, an inclusive Reform congregation in Tel Aviv.
  • Shabbat Dinner at a Chef's Studio.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 13
Sat. Jun 15, 2024
  • Walk along the Independence Trail in Tel Aviv and embark on a remarkable journey that begins with the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and ends with the establishment of Israel in 1948.
  • Join an expert on Tel Aviv’s alternative scene for an urban adventure and graffiti tour.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony.
  • Late checkout of the hotel followed by a farewell dinner.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 14
Sun. Jun 16, 2024
  • Arrive in the US.


Cost p/p in double room
Cost p/p in single room
Child As 3rd (Reduction)
- ($1,500)

Jerusalem: Orient

Upper Galilee: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Tel Aviv: Carlton

  • Nights: 2 +LCO
  • Room Category: Premium Partial sea view
  • Hotel Website

What to expect

  • 11 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 12 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 8 dinners.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the hotels.
  • All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
  • Credit card fees.
  • Activities & Dinner at Beit Elazraki on June 13.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Gratuities: Recommend guidelines for tipping are provided in the terms section.
  • 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.



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