Temple Solel
Family Journey to Israel dev team

Led by Cantor William Tiep

Aug 20, 2023 - Jul 1, 2024

  • DESTINATION Israel
  • Who’s Going Our Community
  • Trip Type Congregational
  • Duration 13 DAYS
  • Group Size 30+
  • Price From $5,790
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.

  •   Heritage
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Archaeology
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Local Specialists
  •   Rafting & Kayaking
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Food & Wine

Program Itinerary

DAY 1
DEPART
Sun. Aug 20, 2023
Overnight: Flight
DAY 2
ARRIVAL TO ISRAEL
Thu. Jun 20, 2024
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for a traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Opening Dinner and orientation.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Dinner
DAY 3
LAYERS OF JERUSALEM
Fri. Jun 21, 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.
    • Enjoy photo opportunities at Live the Bible.
    • Visit The Jerusalem Archaeological Park. 
  • Visit the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Explore the City of David, the core of ancient Jerusalem. Our visit will include: The water tunnel.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at Kehillat Mevasseret in Mevasseret Zion, led by Alona Nir-Keren.
  • Home Hospitality Dinner.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 4
THE DEAD SEA BASIN
Sat. Jun 22, 2024
  • Take the cable car to the top of Masada, where Jewish rebels are believed to have made their final attempt to resist Roman invaders (c 74 CE).
  • Coat yourself in the famous Dead Sea mud and flaot at the sea.
  • Hike in Nahal David, part of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • 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
DAY 5
MEMORY NEAR & FAR
Sun. Jun 23, 2024
  • J² Salon Talk: A Time to Remember and a Time to Forget. Memory is a key part of Jewish identity. But aren’t some parts of history better left forgotten? We’ll be hearing from a variety of voices - Bob Marley, Yehuda Amihai, Rabbi Nahman, and Elie Wiesel – to talk about the role of remembering and forgetting in Jewish life.
  • Adults and children over 10: Visit Yad Vashem. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The Children’s Memorial.
    • A memorial service.
  • Children’s program: The Israel Aquarium.
  • All: 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.
  • Join a local chef for an interactive cooking session, followed by a delicious dinner.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 6
CONNECTING WITH THE LAND
Mon. Jun 24, 2024
  • Take part in an interactive archeological dig geared to all ages at the Beit Guvrin Caves.
  • Visit Shaar Hanegev, located on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip meet with member of the local reform congregation and Rabbi Yael Vorgen.
  • Visit the Chan Hashayarot encampment in the Negev Desert for Bedouin-style hospitality, a camel ride, and a “hafla” dinner.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 7
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Tue. Jun 25, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Spend time in Tsfat, where you will:
    • Meet with artist Sheva Chaya in her studio.
    • Visit the Ari Synagogue.
    • See the Caro Synagogue, built originally, like the Ari Synagogue, in the 16th century.
    • Walk through the Artists’ Colony.
  • Raft or kayak down the Jordan River.
  • Check into the hotel and have dinner.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 8
THE WONDERS OF THE NORTH
Wed. Jun 26, 2024
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Ancient Katzrin.
  • Stop at Tel Faher, an abandoned Syrian outpost where Israeli soldiers fought during the Six Day War.
  • Go for a jeep tour of the Golan Heights.
  • Wine tasting at a local boutique winery.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 9
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
Thu. Jun 27, 2024
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Celebrate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the beauty, wilderness, and history of the Zippori National Park.
  • Walk through the 2,000-year-old water tunnel at Park Alona, the water source for ancient Caesarea.
  • Tikkun Olam at Soham, an inclusive Reform congregation led by Rabbi Rinat Tzfania.
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  • Enter Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps.”
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10
THE FIRST HEBREW CITY
Fri. Jun 28, 2024
  • Stop at the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot and its secret ammunition factory.
  • Check out local murals and graffiti.
  • Explore Nachalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv’s arts and crafts market before we move on to the Carmel Market.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat with Beit Tefilah Israeli in Tel Aviv.
  • Festive Shabbat Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 11
SHABBAT IN TEL AVIV
Sat. Jun 29, 2024
  • Visit ANU - Museum of the Jewish People.
  • Enjoy lunch (not included in package) at the Sarona Market, which was once a colony of Templars, German Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, but is now a center of Tel Aviv cuisine.
  • Late Check out of the hotel.
  • Festive farewell dinner and Havdalla.
  • A group transfer will bring you to the airport.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 12
HOME AGAIN
Sun. Jun 30, 2024
DAY 13
test map
Mon. Jul 1, 2024
Overnight: Haifa

RATES & LODGING

participants
30+
Cost p/p in double room
$5,790
Cost p/p in single room
$7,470
Child As 3rd (Reduction)
- ($700)

Jerusalem: Dan Panorama

Upper Galilee: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Tel Aviv: Crowne Plaza Beach

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 & 8 dinners.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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: 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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