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.
- Special Access
- Social Justice
- Current Affairs
- Depart for Israel.
- Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
- Check into the hotel and meet your J² Expert Educator.
- Opening dinner with your educator and Rabbi Gruenberg.
- Get an update on the current situation in Israel with a dialogue with Col. (Ret.) Miri Eisin, former advisor to the Prime Minister on foreign media.
- 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 Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency pre-Hospital medical and blood services organization, and participate in a blood drive.
- Dialogue with journalist and author Matti Friedman, who will provide a briefing about the latest developments in the region.
- Dialogue with leaders of NATAL, a non-profit organization serving as Israel's trauma and resiliency center.
- Walk through the remains of a southern community with members of the community as they share the stories of this once-vibrant home.
- Show solidarity with Ashkelon by visiting our partner city, meeting local residents, hearing their personal accounts, and uplifting their spirits. Conclude with a meeting with Mayor Tomer Glam.
- Visit Barzilai Hospital to connect with staff and patients, gaining insights into their experiences and the impactful work being done at the facility.
- Return to the hotel.
- What Lifts Us Up: A prayer led by Rabbi Gruenberg.
- Check out of the hotel.
- Meet with members of Brothers for Life, a non-profit organization, created and run by injured Israeli veterans, which gives critical and immediate help to other injured Israeli combat veterans who sacrificed their lives for the safety of the Jewish people.
- Drive to the Tel Aviv Art Museum and engage with activists and families advocating for the return of hostages. Speak with an activist about the transformation of this street, once the epicenter for democracy demonstrations, into a venue for advocating the return of hostages.
- Connect with the families of those who were taken hostage, listening to their stories and understanding the daily efforts they are undertaking to secure the safe return of their loved ones.
- Farewell dinner and group transfer to the airport.
- Arrive back in Baltimore.
RATES & LODGING
What to expect
- 3 nights' accommodations.
- 4 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 3 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
- Daily breakfast & 2 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.
- 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 March 7, 2024. 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.
- Please click here to view our full terms (T&C’s). These T&C’s apply to all reservations created within J2 Adventures.
DISCOVER NEW WORLDS.
A family vacation to Israel. An adventure of a lifetime traveling with friends to Morocco. A trip to Poland or Portugal with your community. What do these trips have in common? No matter where you go, you will come back with a fresh perspective and appreciation of the place you visited as well as a heightened awareness of your identity as part of the global Jewish community.
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