The Place to Discover Israel

Led by Rabbi Stewart Vogel

Jun 25, 2024 - Jul 7, 2024

  • Who’s Going Multi-Generational
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 13 DAYS
  • Group Size 30+
  • Price From $5,095
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.

Early bird discount: Participants who complete registration and pay the $500 per person deposit by midnight, November 1, 2023, will receive $150 off per person, which will be deducted from the final trip invoice.

  •   Family Friendly
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Street Food
  •   Heritage
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Archaeology
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Rafting & Kayaking
  •   Food Tasting Tour
  •   Urban Graffiti Tour
  •   UNESCO Heritage Sites

Program Itinerary

Tue. Jun 25, 2024
Overnight: Flight
Wed. Jun 26, 2024
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Welcome to Jerusalem: Enter the vibrant and colorful ancient city of Jerusalem and experience the convergence of the old and the new.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for a traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Israel 101 – learn about the basics of Israel, its people, history, and geography, followed by an orientation to your trip with your tour educator.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Dinner
Thu. Jun 27, 2024
  • Walking tour through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, for visits to archaeological treasures and other highlights, among them:
    • The Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem in the 6th century.
    • King Hezekiah’s First Temple-period “Broad Wall”.
    • Hurva Square, the central square of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Explore the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Kotel, and examine important archaeological discoveries that are revising our understanding of daily life in ancient Jerusalem.
  • Visit Pantry Packers, where you will pack food for Israel’s poorest families.
  • Enjoy a nighttime tour of the Mahane Yehuda Shuk market on own.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Fri. Jun 28, 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).
  • Float into happiness on the Dead Sea where the feeling of weightlessness is great fun.
  • (Time permitting) Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • Return to Jerusalem with time to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Participate in a musical Kabbalat Shabbat Yerushalmit with hundreds of Jerusalemites at the Old Train Station, or at the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Jun 29, 2024
  • Shabbat morning services at a local synagogue in Jerusalem.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Walk along the Rooftops of the Old City for a behind-the-scenes look at the various communities in Jerusalem and how they live alongside each other.
  • Explore the pastoral neighborhoods of Yemin Moshe and Mishkenot Sha'ananim, where the great banker and philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore developed the famous windmill and the artists’ colony.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
  • Experience Jerusalem night life, including: The Mamilla Mall, the First Station, the Ben Yehuda and Nahalat Shiva Pedestrian Malls.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Sun. Jun 30, 2024
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Children’s Memorial.
  • Plant a Tree in a Jewish National Fund forest.
  • Take part in an interactive archeological dig geared to all ages at the Beit Guvrin Caves.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Mon. Jul 1, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • 09:00 a.m. B'nai Mitzvah Ceremony at Azrat Israel, the pluralistic section of the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Experience Genesis Land and ride a camel.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Enjoy a late afternoon boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tue. Jul 2, 2024
  • Meet with a research expert from the Alma Research and Education Center and discuss the current geopolitical situation.
  • Enjoy a hike in the beautiful Tel Dan Nature Reserve.
  • Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights.
  • We'll gaze across the Golan and into Syria from the top of Mount Bental and gain powerful insights into Israel's geopolitical and security situation.
  • Visit the Odem Mountain Winery at the foot of Mt. Hermon on the Golan Heights for wine tasting.
  • Raft or kayak down the Jordan River.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Learn about the Kibbutz movement and take a tour of the kibbutz.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Wed. Jul 3, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period.
  • Drive to Tel Aviv. Stop at the Jaffa overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Enjoy Tel Aviv’s night life at Port or the Boardwalk on own.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
Thu. Jul 4, 2024
  • Walk along 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.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot and its secret ammunition factory.
  • Pay tribute to the men and women of Israel's armored division at the Armored Corps Memorial and Museum in Latrun.
  • Enjoy dinner on own 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
DAY 11
Fri. Jul 5, 2024
  • J² Salon Talk: Tel Aviv - The New Jewish Normal. You might have heard Tel Aviv described as a Mediterranean mini-Manhattan or the party capital of the Middle East. But we are going to explore and uncover – through music, art, texts, and sites – an alternative version of Tel Aviv that embodies a new expression of Jewish and Israeli identity.
  • Experience the dynamism of Jewish life at the newly-opened ANU Museum of the Jewish People, dedicated to telling their story and representing their diversity, highlighting the creative works and cultural riches of a variety of communities in different periods of history until the present day.
  • Visit Rabin memorial and learn about former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995.
  • Explore Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market before we move on to the Carmel Market.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at the Beach.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 12
Sat. Jul 6, 2024
  • Study session with Rabbi Vogel.
  • Optional morning Walk down Bialik Street, home to many of Tel Aviv’s finest early artists and authors. Take a guided tour of Rubin House, the home and studio of the painter Reuven Rubin.
  • Afternoon walk through colorful Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv’s earliest neighborhoods.
  • Free time to swim or for last-minute packing.
  • Late check out of the hotel.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony.
  • Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Group transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your flight.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 13
Sun. Jul 7, 2024
  • Until we meet again.


Cost p/p in double room
Cost p/p in single room
Child As 3rd (Reduction)
- ($800)
Early bird discount: Participants who complete registration and pay the $500 per person deposit by midnight, November 1, 2023, will receive $150 off per person, which will be deducted from the final trip invoice. Registration open

Jerusalem: Dan Panorama

Sea of Galilee: Nof Ginosar Hotel

Tel Aviv: Crowne Plaza Beach

What to expect

  • 10 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 11 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), 10 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 6 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.
  • Group arrival transfer from the airport.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities: Recommend guidelines for tipping are provided in the terms section.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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