Temple Beth Emeth
Women's Journey to Israel

Led by Cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut

Jun 30, 2024 - Jul 10, 2024

  • Who’s Going Women Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 20+
  • Price From $4,990
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.

  •   Art & Culture
  •   Cooking Workshop
  •   Heritage
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Social Justice
  •   Current Affairs
  •   Food Tasting Tour
  •   Street Food
  •   Expert Scholar
  •   Local Specialists

Program Itinerary

Sun. Jun 30, 2024
  • Depart for the US.
Overnight: Flight
Mon. Jul 1, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your J² Expert Educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Enter Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps.”
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Dinner
Tue. Jul 2, 2024
  • Look back to October 7 and toward the future with your J² Expert Educator.
  • Stop at the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv and to our journey in Israel.
  • Visit the Peres Peace Center, created by the late Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister and President of Israel. Our visit will include a tour of the Israeli Innovation Center, which celebrates the people and companies that are making Israel the "innovation nation." You will also meet with a Peres Center professional to learn about the unique and cutting-edge programs supported by the Peres Center.
  • Eat, drink, and learn at Levinsky Market, where we’ll sample food, sweets, and spices from all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
  • 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.
  • Festive dinner celebrating Cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wed. Jul 3, 2024
  • Join journalist Tal Schneider, chief political correspondent, for an introduction into the country’s turbulent political scene.
  • 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.
  • Prayer session at Hostage Square to give and receive comfort.
  • Meet the team behind Israeli podcast Rays of Light: a podcast that captures the stories of women who survived the attacks of October 7.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
Thu. Jul 4, 2024
  • Drive south to the Gaza Envelope.
  • Walk through the remains of Kfar Aza with members of the community as they share the stories of this once-vibrant home.
  • Continue to Sderot located on Israel’s border with the Gaza and see the reality on the ground.
  • Visit the site of the Nova Music Festival. The temporary installation is to memorialize those lost and serve as a reminder that "we will dance again."
  • Spend time in Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in Israel. Visit a local mosque and speak with its Imam, eat a Bedouin meal in the home of a local family, and meet with peace activists and changemakers.
  • Return to Tel Aviv.
  • Take time to review and reflect on the day with your tour leader and tour educator.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Fri. Jul 5, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for a traditional “shehehiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • 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.
    • Share feelings and thoughts and discuss what we have experienced and learned at Yad Vashem.
  • Check into the hotel and freshen up for Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Mevasseret in Mevasseret Zion, led by Alona Nir-Keren.
  • Home Hospitality Shabbat dinner/communal Shabbat dinner with local congregants.
    Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sat. Jul 6, 2024
  • Discover multiple faiths in the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Visit the Austrian Hospice.
  • 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.
  • Spend time at 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.
  • Stroll along the Old City Ramparts.
  • Visit the Tower of David Museum.
  • Havdalah overlooking the Old City.
  • Watch the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum, a cinematic celebration of sight and sound depicting the story of Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Sun. Jul 7, 2024
  • Join the Women of the Wall on Rosh Chodesh with a prayer service at the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Meet with a leader from IRAC (Religious Action Center) to learn about social justice initiatives in Israel and women rights.
  • Pantry Packers: Volunteer to pack food that is distributed to Jerusalem's most needy communities.
  • Dialogue with Rachel Azaria, an activist, former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, and former Member of the Knesset.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Mon. Jul 8, 2024
  • Torah Reading at the HUC campus overlooking the Old City followed by a meeting with a member of faculty.
  • View artist Marc Chagall's tribute to the twelve tribes of Israel in the form of twelve stained-glass windows in the synagogue of Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem.
  • Explore the Israel Museum, housing more than 5,000 years of cultural treasures.
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • The new Israel National Library provides the opportunity to understand centuries of Jewish creativity through one of the world's most impressive collections of Jewish and Israel related literature. In addition, the library staff is dedicated to a national project documenting the events of October 7, 2023.
  • Tour the grounds of Israel’s “Capitol Hill”: the Rose Garden, featuring more than 400 species of roses imported from all around the world; The Knesset – Israel’s Parliament building and its famous Menorah – Israel’s symbol monument built from bronze; The Supreme Court – designed to reflect Jewish and democratic values of justice.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Tue. Jul 9, 2024
  • Participate in a ceramic workshop at Susan’s House – a center that works with at risk youth training them in an artistic field and providing a safe space.
  • Take an interactive tour of the Hebrew Music Museum learning about different Jewish music from all over the world and honoring our beloved cantor.
  • Bake babka for soldiers and displaced families with Nissimmi Naim Naor, a chef who works in the realms of memory, culture, identity, and tradition. Hear from Nissimmi about his experience during the war and how he believes food can bring comfort in times of need.
  • Free afternoon for last-minute shopping and packing.
  • Late checkout of the hotel.
  • Festive 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 11
Wed. Jul 10, 2024
  • Arrive back in the US.


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

Tel Aviv: Tal by The Beach

Jerusalem: Dan Boutique

What to expect

  • 8 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 9 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 4 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 in the amount 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: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • 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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