Discover Israel
Beauty and Complexity
B'nai Tikvah Journey

Led by Rabbi Jennie Chabon

Mar 6, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024

  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 15+
  • Price From $5,390
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.

  •   Food & Wine
  •   Heritage
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Street Food
  •   Archaeology
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Local Specialists

Program Itinerary

Wed. Mar 6, 2024
  • Depart the USA.
Overnight: Flight
Thu. Mar 7, 2024
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for an overlook of the Old and New City of Jerusalem, in the same spot where our ancestors stood in ancient times, and to recite the traditional "shehechiyanu” blessing.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Opening conversation about the journey, expectations, and itinerary.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Fri. Mar 8, 2024
  • Walk to the Old City and visit the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, including the Davidson Center, Robinson’s Arch, and the pluralistic prayer area along the Western Wall.
  • Visit the Western Wall and take time to leave your unique note between the ancient stones.
  • Discover multiple faiths in the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Mevasseret in Mevasseret Zion, led by Alona Nir-Keren. Enjoy Home Hospitality Shabbat dinner/communal Shabbat dinner at Kehillat Mevasseret Zion.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Mar 9, 2024
  • Descend to the Dead Sea Basin.
  • 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).
  • Float on the Dead Sea. Learn about this natural wonder and the environmental future of the region.
  • Return to Jerusalem and your hotel for a break.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
  • Exploring Jerusalem night life on your own including: The Mamilla Mall, the First Station, the Ben Yehuda and Nahalat Shiva Pedestrian Malls.
  • Free time for friends, family and shabbat relaxation.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Sun. Mar 10, 2024
  • Depart the hotel for a day in the West Bank/Samaria.
  • Tour the streets of Ramallah with Rami Nazzal, an internationally published Palestinian journalist.
  • Lunch will be at a Ramallah restaurant or café.
  • Visit the Jewish settlement/village of Psagot. Meet local residents and visit the on-site winery.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Mon. Mar 11, 2024
  • Depart the hotel.
  • Join the Women of the Wall on Rosh Chodesh with a prayer service at the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Historical Museum.
      The Museum of Holocaust Art.
    • The Valley of the Communities and a group memorial service.
  • Share feelings and thoughts and discuss what we have experienced and learned.
  • Experience the Mahane Yehuda open-air market and lunch on your own.
  • Meet with students and teachers from the Ma’aleh Film School, where we will learn about Israeli society through the prism of film.
  • Free evening in Jerusalem
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Tue. Mar 12, 2024
  • Checkout from Jerusalem and departure to the Galilee region.
  • Visit the Zippori National Park, known for its extraordinary ancient mosaics and its central role in Jewish life after the destruction of the Temple.
  • Enjoy a short walk to the Arbel Cliffs with its magnificent panorama of Northern Israel.
  • Visit the Metzudat Koach Monument which shares the story of the men and women of the Palmach fighting force and their role in Israel’s War of Independence.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Wed. Mar 13, 2024
  • Depart from the hotel.
  • Take a nature walk along the Banias Stream, the second largest source of the Jordan River.
  • Meet with a research expert from the Alma Research and Education Center at an overlook on the Israeli-Syrian Border.
  • Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights.
  • Explore Rosh Pina, one of the earliest Zionist agricultural settlements, now a village and artists’ colony.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Thu. Mar 14, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Explore Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony, including:
    • Guided visit to the Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its great stories and mystical messages.
    • A stroll through the quaint Artists' Colony and shop in the galleries and crafts shops.
  • Depart from Tsfat to Tel Aviv.
  • Enter the Gan Meir Gay Center of Tel Aviv for tour and possible panel discussion regarding the progress and challenges of the LGBT rights movement, with activists and members of various LGBTQ organizations.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
Fri. Mar 15, 2024
  • Visit the Peres Peace Center, created by the late Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister and President of Israel. A learning and development center for innovation and regional cooperation.
  • Visit Jaffa. Take a tasting tour lunch through Shuk Hapishpishim – the Jaffa 'Flea' Market.
  • Free time in the Jaffa market.
  • Visit the Nachum Gutman House in Neve Zedek.
  • Relive the birth of the State of Israel at Independence Hall in Shalom Tower.
  • Enjoy dinner (not included in package) at the Sarona Market, which was once a colony of Templars, German Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, but is now a center of Tel Aviv cuisine.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 11
Sat. Mar 16, 2024
  • Join BINA for a tour of the Neve Sha'anan neighborhood to see what life is like for refugees and migrant workers in Israel. Visit Neve Sha’anan’s New Central Bus Station.
  • Visit ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, which is dedicated to telling the ongoing story of the Jewish people.
  • Return to the hotel for late checkout and departure.
  • Closing conversation circle and farewell dinner.
  • Group Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Cost p/p in double room
Cost p/p in single room

Jerusalem: Harmony Hotel

Upper Galilee: Hotel HaGoshrim nature

Tel Aviv: Tal by The Beach

What to expect

  • 9 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 10 days of touring with a tour educator (guide) in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 5 dinners.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the airport & 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Please use the following information: Citizens Bank: 1 Citizens Drive, Riverside, RI 02915 Routing number: 021313103 (Domestic only) ACH: 036076150 SWIFT Code: CTZIUS33 (International only)
  • Beneficiary Instructions: For the benefit of J² Adventures. Account number: 1001858331
  • 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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