Discover Israel
Food - Wine - Culture
Temple Sinai Goes to Israel

Led by Rabbi Mates Muchin

Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024

  • Who’s Going Adults Only
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 11 DAYS
  • Group Size 20+
  • Price From $5,690
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
  •   Street Food
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Archaeology
  •   Heritage

Program Itinerary

Sat. Apr 6, 2024
  • Depart the USA.
Overnight: Flight
Sun. Apr 7, 2024
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Dinner
Mon. Apr 8, 2024
  • 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.”
  • 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 ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, which is dedicated to telling the ongoing story of the Jewish people.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Tue. Apr 9, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Guided visit to the ancient city of Caesarea.
  • Visit Rish Lakish Olive Press, located on Moshav Zippori in the Galilee.
  • Spend time in Tsfat, where you will:
    • Walk through the Artists’ Colony.
    • Visit the Ari Synagogue.
    • See the Caro Synagogue, built originally, like the Ari Synagogue, in the 16th century.
  • Join an Israeli Arab family at their home to talk, over tea and coffee, about their lives and to join them for a GalilEat cooking workshop, followed by a traditional dinner and knafeh workshop.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Wed. Apr 10, 2024
  • Visit the Tel Dan Nature Reserve.
  • Watch the views from Mt. Bental.
  • Sample the Golan Height’s finest wine at the Pelter Winery, owned by brothers who ran this winery out of their family farm backyard.
  • Tour and enjoy a tasting session at Buza (Arabic for ice cream), an Arab-Jewish joint venture which uses natural ingredients and Italian techniques to create Galilean glida (Hebrew for ice cream).
  • Dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Thu. Apr 11, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit the Hula Nature Reserve, home to thousands of storks, cranes, pelicans, and flamingos. Enjoy bike-riding and golf-carting.
  • Visit the Kinneret Cemetery where iconic Zionist figures are buried.  
  • Visit Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu for an interactive tour of the Bio-Bee fields.
  • Drive south through the Jordan Valley.
  • Stop at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem for a traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast
Fri. Apr 12, 2024
  • 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).
  • Explore the Western Wall Tunnel.
  • Sample some local Hummus and delicacies.
  • Attend Friday services at Kehillat Kol Haneshama, a leading Reform congregation.
  • Home hospitality communal Dinner.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Apr 13, 2024
  • 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.
  • Explore the Israel Museum, housing more than 5,000 years of cultural treasures.
  • Mark the end of Shabbat with a communal Havdalah ceremony 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. Apr 14, 2024
  • For First timers:
    • Visit Yad Vashem. Your guided tour will include:
      • The Avenue of the Righteous.
      • The Historical Museum.
      • The Children’s Memorial.
  • For Returnees:
    • Option 1:
      • Tour the Old City’s Christian quarter and explore inter-religious relations with Hana Bendcowsky, Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations.
    • Option 2:
      • The Museum of Holocaust Art.
      • The Valley of the Communities.
      • The Sculpture Garden.
      • The Learning Center.
  • All:
    • Experience the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
    • Take a multi-cultural tasting journey through the area where Jerusalemites shop and enjoy lunch.
    • Enjoy a nighttime graffiti tour of the Mahane Yehuda Shuk (market).
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 10
Mon. Apr 15, 2024
  • Depart the hotel.
  • Climb via the Snake Path.
    Take the cable car to the top of Masada.
  • Float on the Dead Sea.
  • Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • Visit Qumran.
  • Return to Jerusaelm.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 11
Tue. Apr 16, 2024
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot and its secret ammunition factory.
  • Sustainability: Jerusalem Market tour focusing on food security with Metzilot Hamazon, The Jerusalem Food Rescuers, whose aim is to create a more just and sustainable urban food system with less waste.
  • Return to the hotel for some shopping time.
  • Late Check out of the hotel.
  • Festive farewell dinner.
  • Group transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your flight.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


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

Tel Aviv: Crowne Plaza Beach

Upper Galilee: Hotel HaGoshrim nature

Jerusalem: Herbert Samuel

What to expect

  • 9 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 10 days of touring with a tour educator (guide) in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 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 airport & 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.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities: Recommend guidelines for tipping are provided in the terms section.
  • 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 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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