Temple Sholom
Solidarity Mission to Israel

Led by Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Apr 28, 2024 - May 3, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Our Community
  • Trip Type Mission
  • Duration 6 DAYS
  • Group Size 15+
  • Price From $3,180
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.

Coming to Israel today is a special act of solidarity and of Jewish peoplehood. Israel has never faced more challenging times. We hope that your solidarity mission is about encountering and understanding where the people of Israel stand – in our hurt, in our healing, and in our hope. The mission is about bringing comfort and being comforted. It is an act of empathy and a confirmation of shared memory and destiny. Above all, the solidarity mission is about what each one of us chooses to do to make a difference on the day that we return to our communities from Israel.

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Program Itinerary

DAY 1
ON OUR WAY
Sun. Apr 28, 2024
  • Depart the US.
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Mon. Apr 29, 2024
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • 12:00pm: Meet your J² Expert Educator, Yishay, who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Stop at the Jaffa Lookout for an introduction to Tel Aviv and to our journey in Israel.
  • Welcome lunch with your J² Expert Educator who will provide a briefing about the latest developments in the region.
  • Join a local resident and expert on Tel Aviv’s alternative scene for an urban graffiti tour, focusing on street art post October 7th.
  • Mimouna celebration at Kehilat Yozma in Modi’in, led by Rabbi Nir Barkin.
  • Drive back to Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Lunch
DAY 3
BEARING WITNESS
Tue. Apr 30, 2024
  • Drive south to the Gaza Envelope.
  • Walk through the remains of Kfar Aza with community member, Chen Kotler, as she shares the stories of this once-vibrant kibbutz.
  • Continue to Sderot, located on Israel’s border with the Gaza, and see the reality on the ground.
  • Head to the site of the Nova Festival massacre near Kibbutz Re'im.
  • Meet Israeli Bedouin activists and leaders at Rahat; and hear the stories of this unique community, their losses, and their participation in the ongoing struggle against Hamas.
  • Return to Tel Aviv and debrief on the day.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4
BRING THEM HOME
Wed. May 1, 2024
  • Due to a lack of workers, Israelis now volunteer to work in agriculture. Join other volunteers to harvest vegetables in order to provide fresh produce for the country.
  • Meet the families and the activists worried and working to bring all of Israel's hostages home. Hear their stories and ask what can I do to help.
  • Visit the Magen David Adom HQ in Ramle and learn about their recent challenges.
  • Meet Dr. Oded Leshem whose research on the cultural-social concept of 'hope' is relevant today more than ever. Oded will explore interpretations and examples of hope as a philosophical and social phenomenon with special emphasis on Israel and the Jewish world today. Where can we look for hope in tough times?
  • Bring your support to Hostages Square and express your solidarity with all of Israel and ask what can be done to help.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
A NATION'S CAPITAL
Thu. May 2, 2024
  • Checkout of the hotel.
  • Mount Herzl is Israel's central military cemetery and hosts the graves of the leaders of the nation. Over the last several months, the recently fallen have joined this sacred place. Visit Mount Herzl and contend with the human price paid by Israeli families and the country in the Israel-Hamas War.
  • Support the Israeli economy by shopping and having lunch at the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Visit the Kotel (Western Wall), widely considered Judaism’s holiest site.
  • Visit the Armenian Quarter, focusing on the area that has recently been in the news about the struggle between historic rights in the Old City, modern development, and the uneasy relationships between the Jewish majority and the non-Jewish minority communities in Jerusalem.
  • Hear from Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and recognized leader in environmental diplomacy and education. Dr. Abu Hamed is the leader of the Arava Center for Sustainable Development, an organization that works to advance cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict.
  • Farewell dinner and final debriefing session as we reflect on our journey before we return home.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Dinner
DAY 6
HOME
Fri. May 3, 2024
  • Arrive in the US.

RATES & LODGING

participants
15+
Cost p/p in double room
$3,180
Cost p/p in single room
$3,885

Tel Aviv: Sheraton

What to expect

  • 3 nights' accommodations.
  • 4 days of touring with a J² Expert Educator (guide), 4 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.
  • Late check out on departure day.
  • 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 50 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 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.
  • Mobility: Solidarity missions are specifically strenuous, and our visits include places that are inaccessible to people who may have mobility challenges. You should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. PLEASE NOTE: In some cases you may need to run to a shelter, if you have questions regarding this matter please speak to a J² representative.
  • Protect your investment for $495 p/p: Should you cancel your trip up to 5 days before your departure for any reason, our POM program offers you a trip refund. Call 888-230-6008 or e-mail: customercare@j2adventures.com.
  • Please click here to view our full terms (T&C’s). These T&C’s apply to all reservations created within J2 Adventures.

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