Temple Israel
Multigenerational Journey
to Israel

Led by Rabbi Jesse Gallop

Feb 13, 2025 - Feb 23, 2025

  • Who’s Going Multi-Generational
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 20+
  • Price From $4,995
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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.
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  •   Archaeology
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Current Affairs
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Heritage
  •   Food Tasting Tour
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Local Specialists

Program Itinerary

Thu. Feb 13, 2025
  • Depart USA for your Israel journey.
Overnight: Flight
Fri. Feb 14, 2025
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Guided visit to the ancient city of Caesarea.
  • Check in at your hotel.
  • Shabbat Shalom. Welcome the Shabbat together as a community with Or Hadash Reform Congregation in Haifa.
  • Community Shabbat dinner at the hotel or a local venue.
Overnight: Haifa Meals: Dinner
Sat. Feb 15, 2025
  • Visit the Or Hadash Reform Congregation in Haifa for a dialogue with the Rabbi and local congregants followed by lunch.
  • Visit the Baha’i Gardens and gold-domed Shrine of the Bab.
  • J² Salon Talk: A Small Country With Big Questions. Geographically, Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world. However, few landscapes have played such a formative role in human civilization. What are the foundational elements that make up the story of Israel, and what key questions does Israel contends with as it continues to evolve in a shifting regional and international reality?
  • Cherish shabbat and mark it's passing (until next week) with a havdalah ceremony by the beach.
  • Free time to explore Haifa on own.
Overnight: Haifa Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Sun. Feb 16, 2025
  • Check out of your hotel and depart Haifa.
  • Encounter the Christian Crusaders and their Muslim rivals at Akko (Acre). Our visit will include The restored Crusaders’ Fortress.
  • Lunch (on own account) in the Akko shuk market.
  • Explore Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists’ colony, including:
    • Guided visit to the Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its great stories and mystical messages.
    • A stroll through the quaint Artists’ Colony, shop in the galleries and crafts shops and engage in dialogues with local artisans inspired by the messages of Kabbalah.
  • Check in and dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Mon. Feb 17, 2025
  • Explore Rosh Pina, one of the earliest Zionist agricultural settlements, now a village and artists’ colony.
  • 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.
  • Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights.
  • Home hospitality dinner with a Druze family.
  • Return to your hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Tue. Feb 18, 2025
  • Check out from your hotel and depart from the Galilee Panhandle.
  • Dialogue with Mohammed Darawshe, Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at the Givat Haviva Center.
  • Stop at Kibbutz Ein Hashofet meet with members and have Lunch.
  • Enter Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps.”
  • Explore Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market before we move on to the Carmel Market.
  • Check in at your hotel.
  • Explore the Old City of Jaffa, including the flea market – Shuk Hapishpishim, and enjoy dinner on own.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Wed. Feb 19, 2025
  • Walk through colorful Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv’s earliest neighborhoods.
  • 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.
  • Eat, drink, and learn at Levinsky Market, where we’ll sample food, sweets, and spices from all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot and its secret ammunition factory.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Thu. Feb 20, 2025
  • Early departure from Tel Aviv for the descent to the Dead Sea and the Judaean Desert.
  • Take the cable car or hike up the 'Snake' path 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.
  • Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. (Time permitting)
  • Stop at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem for a traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Fri. Feb 21, 2025
  • 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 Gentiles.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Sculpture and Monuments Garden and the Children's Memorial.
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
  • Shabbat Shalom! Watch as Israelis prepare for Shabbat: Experience the sights, smells. Enjoy shabbat evening with an Israeli Reform movement congregation and Friday together with your Israeli hosts.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
Sat. Feb 22, 2025
  • Discover multiple faiths in the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Western Wall the Jewish quarter.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
  • Free Time in Jerusalem.
  • Optional walk tour: 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.
  • Late check out from the hotel.
  • Devote some time for reflection and sharing. Where have your been and what are you taking home?
  • Festive farewell dinner.
  • Group transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.
  • Check in and prepare for your flight.
  • Flight to the USA from Israel. Travel safely and return soon.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11
Sun. Feb 23, 2025
  • Arrive home.


Cost p/p in double room
Cost p/p in single room
Child As 3rd (Reduction)
- ($380)
All rates are in USD. Registration open

Haifa: Dan Panorama

Upper Galilee: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Tel Aviv: Dan Panorama

Jerusalem: Dan Panorama

What to expect

  • 8 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 9 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 5 dinners.
  • Water on the bus.
  • The J² adventures App available on the App Store & on Google Play (active 7 days before your departure and throughout your trip).
  • 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: 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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