Congregation Har Hashem
Solidarity Mission to Israel

Led by Cantor Devorah Avery

Mar 3, 2024 - Mar 8, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Mission
  • Duration 6 DAYS
  • Group Size 15+
  • Price From $2,995
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.

  •   Social Justice
  •   Special Access
  •   Current Affairs

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
ON OUR WAY
Sun. Mar 3, 2024
  • Depart the US.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Mon. Mar 4, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your J² Expert Educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • What Lifts Us Up: Visit the Jaffa outlook and have the traditional “Shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner with Professor Paul Liptz of Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew Union College who will provide a briefing about the latest developments in the region.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Dinner
DAY 3
BEARING WITNESS
Tue. Mar 5, 2024
  • Understanding the Context: Looking back to October 7th and towards the future with your tour educator.
  • Drive south to the Gaza Envelope and walk through the remains of a southern community with members of the community as they share the stories of this once-vibrant home. (Pending confirmation)
  • Travel to Rahat, Israel's largest Bedouin town. Meet with H'ir Elbaz to discuss the sacrifice and the unique place of Israeli Bedouins in the Israel-Hamas War and the pioneering social and educational efforts that are being made for the community.
  • Visit a local hospital or rehabilitation center for a Bikur Holim visit.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch
DAY 4
BRING THEM HOME
Wed. Mar 6, 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.
  • Spend time with families of those who were taken hostage. Hear their stories and learn about the work they are doing every day to ensure the safe return of their loved ones.
  • Stop at Hostage Square and have a special 'tekes' and moment of prayer.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
KOL ISRAEL AREVIM
Thu. Mar 7, 2024
  • Meet with MK Rabbi Gilad Kariv and discuss the challenges and opportunities for Israel today and tomorrow.
  • Visit & Volunteer at the Expo Hamal. The Command Center has been critical in providing services for displaced people, soldiers, and affected families.
  • Take a walking tour of Tel Aviv's recent protest art installations, including a stop at Kaplan Street to meet with local activists.
  • Wrapping Up: Reflect what we are taking home, and how we are moving ahead.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Transfer to Ben-Gurion International Airport for your return to the US. Travel safely and return soon.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
HOME AGAIN
Fri. Mar 8, 2024
  • Arrive back in the US.

RATES & LODGING

participants
15+
Cost p/p in double room
$2,995
Cost p/p in single room
$3,505

Tel Aviv: Carlton

  • Nights: 3 +LCO
  • Room Category: Premium Side Sea View
  • Hotel Website

What to expect

  • 3 nights' accommodations. Late check out at 6:00 p.m. on the day of departure is included.
  • 4 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 4 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 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.
  • Late check out past 6:00 p.m, on the day of the 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 on February 18, 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 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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