Temple Beth David
Explore Israel

Led by Rabbi Nancy Myers

Apr 1, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024

  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 15+
  • Price From $4,885
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.

  •   Current Affairs
  •   Archaeology
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Food Tasting Tour
  •   Heritage
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Innovation
  •   Social Justice
  •   Street Art

Program Itinerary

Mon. Apr 1, 2024
  • Depart the USA.
Overnight: Flight
Tue. Apr 2, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Tour Begins: 11:25am arrival on El Al 006 from LAX (recommended flight).
  • Check-in to your hotel in Jerusalem (hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m.).
  • Israel 101: Welcome dinner and dialogue about the basics of Israel, its people, history, and geography.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Dinner
Wed. Apr 3, 2024
  • Join Professor Reuven Hazan of the Political Science Department at Hebrew University for an introduction into Israel’s turbulent political scene.
  • Tour Jerusalem’s Old City and the Jewish Quarter.
  • Among the highlights will be:
    • A climb to the rooftops, overlooking the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the golden Dome of the Rock, and the famous Hurva Synagogue.
    • The Cardo, the main street of Roman-controlled Jerusalem and its Byzantine-era columns.
    • King Hezekiah’s “Broad Wall,” built to protect Jerusalem from invasion 2,700 years ago.
    • Hurva Square, the center of modern-day life in the Jewish Quarter.
    • Visit The Jerusalem Archaeological Park.
    • Visit the Kotel (Western Wall), widely considered Judaism’s holiest site. We’ll discuss the wall’s historical and contemporary importance and experience its unique atmosphere.
    • Visit the Karaite Synagogue.
    • Explore the Western Wall Tunnel.
    • Visit the Tower of David Museum.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Thu. Apr 4, 2024
  • Meet with a leader from the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). IRAC is securing civil rights for a just and egalitarian Israel based on Israeli law and Jewish tradition.
  • Visit the Hebrew Union College Jerusalem campus, the home of Reform and Progressive Judaism in Israel.
  • Take a ride on Jerusalem's light rail and experience the mosaic of the Jerusalem population.
  • Visit the Mahane Yehuda Shuk (open air market) at night with its restaurant, boutiques, and cafes.
  • First Timers : Visit Yad Vashem. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Children’s Memorial.
  • Returnees will have an in-depth program visiting the following:
    • The New Book of Names.
    • The Valley of the Communities.
    • The Yad Vashem Synagogue.
  • Return to the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Fri. Apr 5, 2024
  • Take part in an interactive archeological dig geared to all ages at the Beit Guvrin Caves.
  • Meet with activists from Shorashim (Roots), a program bringing West Bank Palestinians and their Jewish neighbors together despite their fears and suspicions.
  • Explore the geopolitics of Jerusalem with site visits and discussions on key issues.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services with a local Reform congregation, followed by a home hospitality Shabbat dinner/communal Shabbat dinner.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Apr 6, 2024
  • Option 1: 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 into happiness on the Dead Sea where the feeling of weightlessness is great fun.
    • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Option 2: Spend a free time in Jerusalem, including the following options:
    • Explore on your own the Old City Ramparts (a voucher will be provided).
    • Visit the Rockefeller museum.
    • Visit the Israel Museum.
  • All: Havdalah overlooking the Old City.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Sun. Apr 7, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • In Kibbutz Magal, we will enjoy a fascinating tour as we dive deep into the operations of the kibbutz, the Israeli water sector, and Netafim- the pioneer and world leader in smart irrigation. We'll wrap up the experience by tasting different olive oil varieties while learning about the process of growing olives.
  • Head north and back in time to Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period. Explore life 2,000 years ago with its ancient theater, palace, and bathhouse.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Mon. Apr 8, 2024
  • Welcome to the capital of Jewish mysticism. Tsfat - with its medieval synagogues and modern art galleries. Learn about the development of Jewish mysticism while touring the streets and alleys of the city.
  • 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.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Share feelings and thoughts and discuss what we have experienced so far.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Tue. Apr 9, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit Sindyanna of Galilee, a non-profit organization that is creating economic opportunities for Arab women, one of Israel’s most underemployed sectors.
  • Drive to Tel Aviv.
  • Beginnings: Modern Tel Aviv grew out of ancient Jaffa. Gaze out over the Mediterranean Sea; learn why Jaffa, mentioned in the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, is so historically important; and see how its Old City reflects the present as well as the past.
  • The City at Night: Tel Aviv’s food scene is on fire with world-class chefs and a huge range of happening restaurants. See and taste for yourself during a free evening. Afterwards, those who love the nightlife can sample the city’s bar, club and café culture or stroll along the refurbished promenade and port.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
Wed. Apr 10, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • What’s Going on in Bohemian Tel Aviv? Join an expert on Tel Aviv’s alternative scene for an urban adventure. Explore the latest street art, slang, and graffiti and find out what they reveal about life, ideas, and ideology in Israel’s cultural capital.
  • Eat, drink, and learn at Levinsky Market, where we’ll sample food, sweets, and spices from all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
  • 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.
  • Festive farewell dinner.
  • Tour Ends: 9:30pm group transfer from Tel Aviv to the airport to board El Al 005 to LAX departing at 1:05am (recommended flight).
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 11
Thu. Apr 11, 2024


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

Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza Hotel

Upper Galilee: Hotel HaGoshrim nature

Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama

What to expect

  • 8 nights' accommodations.
  • 9 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), 8 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Group arrival transfer & assistance at the airport.
  • Group departure transfer & assistance at the airport.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 5 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 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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