Temple Rodef Shalom
Optional Pre-Trip to Jerusalem

Led by HANNAH MOORE

Mar 27, 2025 - Mar 30, 2025

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 4 DAYS
  • Group Size 10+
  • Price From $1,665
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.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you register for the pre-trip after registering for the main trip.

  •   Active
  •   Archaeology
  •   Current Affairs
  •   Heritage
  •   Nature Walks

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
FIRST STEPS ON YOUR ISRAEL JOURNEY
Thu. Mar 27, 2025
  • Depart the US and begin your Israel journey.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
ASCENDING TO JERUSALEM
Fri. Mar 28, 2025
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Check in at your Jerusalem hotel.
  • Meet your J² Expert Educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Journey to the Old City and celebrate together Shabbat in Jerusalem at Azrat Yisrael - the pluralistic prayer area at the Western Wall for a moment of prayer, reflection, and hope.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy the Shabbat evening with dinner and a discussion about expectations and itinerary.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Dinner
DAY 3
JERUSALEM: A CITY OF ROOTS AND WINGS - WALKING TOUR
Sat. Mar 29, 2025
  • Tour the newly-renovated Tower of David Museum and explore the city's history – from the time of Abraham to today.
  • Climb to the rooftops and look out over the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the golden Dome of the Rock, and the Jewish Quarter’s famous Hurva Synagogue.
  • Our exploration of the Christian Quarter will include the Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus is believed to have taken as he was led to the crucifixion. At the end of the Via Dolorosa is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity’s great pilgrimage sites and a testament to the remarkable diversity of the Christian world.
  • The Jewish Quarter is both a modern neighborhood and a unique outdoor museum, displaying the ongoing connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem from the Bible until our own times.
  • Highlights will include:
    • King Hezekiah’s “Broad Wall,” built to protect Jerusalem from invasion 2,700 years ago.
    • The Cardo, the main street of Roman-controlled Jerusalem and its Byzantine-era columns.
    • The Hurva Square, the center of modern-day life in the Jewish Quarter and the reconstructed Hurva Synagogue.
    • The panoramic view from the Jewish Quarter onto the Temple Mount, Mount Scopus, and the Mount of Olives.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
AN OLD NEW CITY AND AN OLD NEW LAND
Sun. Mar 30, 2025
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust including the historical museum, memorial sculpture garden, and the Children's memorial.
  • Get a taste of Jerusalem street life at the Mahane Yehuda open air market. Use your Yamishuk voucher to enjoy lunch in the market.
  • Proceed to Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery, and pay respects to those who have fallen so that Israel can live.
  • Rendevous with the arriving Rodef Shalom community members at your Jerusalem hotel in the late afternoon/early evening.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

RATES & LODGING

participants
10+
Cost p/p in double room
$1,665
Cost p/p in single room
$2,095

Jerusalem: The Inbal

What to expect

  • 2 nights' accommodations.
  • 3 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner.
  • 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 $250 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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