Temple Anshe Sholom
Trip to Israel

Led by Rabbi Jordan Cohen

Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023

  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 12 DAYS
  • Group Size 20+
  • Price From $4,950
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.

Special Offer:

All participants in the 2023 Israel trip will automatically receive a discount of $150 per person if they attend the next Anshe Sholom travel project, which is likely to be a different destination.

  •   Active
  •   Archaeology
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Current Affairs
  •   Expert Scholar
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Heritage
  •   Local Specialists
  •   Jeep Tour

Program Itinerary

Sun. Nov 19, 2023
  • Depart from Canada.
Overnight: Flight
Mon. Nov 20, 2023
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport. Our representative will be on hand to assist with all formalities and ensure your journey has the smoothest of starts.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for a stunning overview of the city and celebrate our arrival with the traditional shehecheyanu blessing of thanks.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Dinner
Tue. Nov 21, 2023
  • Meet with Marik Stern, Co-Founder of The Jerusalem Movement Coalition, building bridges between the different communities to bring about a more tolerant existence.
  • Proceed to the Old City and enter the Dung Gate to explore the Archaeological Park, including Robinson’s Arch, and the Southern Wall steps where Jewish pilgrims entered the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and experience the special atmosphere of this holy site before entering the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall alongside the Temple Mount.
  • 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. Our visit will include:
    • 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.
  • Visit the Upper Room, venerated by Christians as the location of Jesus’ Last Supper but was, for a period, converted into a mosque. In a room directly below, Jews pray at the place believed to be King David’s tomb.
  • Return to the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Wed. Nov 22, 2023
  • Option 1:
    • Visit the Israel Museum.
    • Explore the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Karem.
    • Meet with students and teachers from the Ma’aleh Film School, where we will learn about Israeli society through the prism of film.
  • Option 2:
    • Drive south along the Judean Mountains toward Masada and ascend by cable-car.
    • Float in the Dead Sea.
    • Return to Jerusalem.
  • ALL: Free evening in Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Thu. Nov 23, 2023
  • Discuss the way forward in the struggle for religious pluralism and gender equality in Israel with a representative from the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC).
  • Visit the Yad Vashem complex, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Children’s Memorial.
  • Explore Hebron and visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Machpelah), Tel Rumeida, and Beit Hadassah.
  • Dinner at Shukria, a cooking studio devoted to Jerusalem specialties.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Fri. Nov 24, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Stop at Khan Sha’ar HaGai, also known as Bab el-Wad, a national memorial site situated on the main road connecting the lowlands with Jerusalem. This road saw fierce battles in 1948 and a heritage center was recently established here, dedicated to those who broke through the road to Jerusalem.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot, a secret ammunition factory that produced millions of bullets for Jewish forces fighting for a Jewish state.
  • 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.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Yozma in Modi’in, led by Rabbi Barkin.
  • Home Hospitality dinner.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Nov 25, 2023
  • Experience the dynamism of Jewish life at ANU Museum of the Jewish People.
  • Savor the smells, flavors, and tastes of the renovated historical Templers town of Sarona and explore the range of cuisine - from local street food to fine dining by world-renowned Israeli chefs.
  • Havdalah overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Free evening.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
Sun. Nov 26, 2023
  • Dialogue about Israel and the Zionist dream with social scientist Dr. Raviv Schwartz.
  • Gaze out over the Mediterranean Sea and learn why Jaffa, mentioned in the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, is so historically important.
  • Walk through colorful Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv’s earliest neighborhoods.
  • Join an expert on Tel Aviv’s alternative scene for an urban adventure and graffiti tour.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
Mon. Nov 27, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit the grave of Israel's “founding father,” David Ben-Gurion, at Kibbutz Sde Boker.
  • Continue south through the massive crater, viewing the many rock formations in and around it.
  • Continue to Eilat.
  • Check into the hotel and enjoy dinner.
Overnight: Eilat Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 10
Tue. Nov 28, 2023
  • Highights in Eilat will include:
    • The Underwater Observatory.
    • Jeep tour off the beaten track into the wilderness of the Eilat Mountains, including a ride along the ridge of the Red Canyon.
  • Free afternoon in Eilat with an opportunity to relax at the beach, swim with the dolphins, scuba dive, take a cruise on the Red Sea, or go parasailing.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Eilat Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 11
Wed. Nov 29, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit the eco-Jewish Kibbutz Lotan, which was founded by the Reform Zionist movement.
  • Explore Timna Park, including the world's first copper mine.
  • Farewell dinner en route.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 12
Thu. Nov 30, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Group transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and check in for departure flight.
  • Return to Canada.
Meals: Breakfast


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

Jerusalem: Dan Boutique

Tel Aviv: Tal by The Beach

Eilat: Yam Suf Isrotel

What to expect

  • 10 nights' accommodations.
  • 10 days of touring with a tour educator (guide) in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast & 6 dinners.
  • 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.
  • 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. Please refer to the small print tab on your trip’s webpage or in your proposal for your cancelation policy and fees.



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