The Associated's
Family Mission to Israel

Led by Mission Chairs: Lindsay & Matt Klatsky

Dec 20, 2023 - Dec 28, 2023

  • Who’s Going Families
  • Trip Type Mission
  • Duration 9 DAYS
  • Price From $5,200
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

Stop waiting and bring your family on our carefully curated itinerary full of adventure, Israeli culture, and delicious food you will remember for a lifetime. From a scavenger hunt through Tzfat, to driving jeeps in the Golan Heights, from the ancient city of Jerusalem, to the birthplace of the Startup Nation in Tel Aviv, from the shores of the Galilee to the edge of the Mediterranean Coast – all of Israel is yours to discover! You and your family will walk through ancient tunnels in Jerusalem, climb Masada, float in the Dead Sea, meet Israeli soldiers, and ride a camel before the week is through.

In partnership with The Associated, J² crafts journeys of inspiration, education, and Jewish connections to Israel and worldwide.  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.

Note: The per person $1,000 deposit for B’nai Mitzvah children will be applied to the family’s total balance due.


  •   Archaeology
  •   Heritage
  •   Family Friendly
  •   Nature Walks
  •   Street Food
  •   Art & Culture
  •   Food & Wine
  •   Home Hospitality
  •   Jeep Tour
  •   Social Justice

Program Itinerary

Wed. Dec 20, 2023
  • Arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Stop at the Ancient Roman Aqueduct, located on the pristine beaches of Caesarea and participate in an opening ceremony to celebrate our arrival in Israel.
  • Visit Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period.
  • Proceed to the Upper Galilee and check in.
  • Dinner at the kibbutz hotel.
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Dinner
Thu. Dec 21, 2023
  • Meet IDF soldiers on their base.
  • Off road jeep tour on the Golan Heights.
  • In Tzfat, we'll see the Caro Synagogue, built originally, like the Ari Synagogue, in the 16th century.
  • A traditional Jewish Sofer Stam (scribe) will teach some of his skills and will let us try to write some letters under his supervision. .
  • The best way to explore Tzfat is on a scavenger hunt so look out for clues.
  • Stroll through the Artists’ Colony.
  • Return to then hotel
  • BBQ dinner at a local ranch
Overnight: Upper Galilee Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Fri. Dec 22, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit Agamon Hahula Nature Reserve, home to thousands of storks, cranes, pelicans, and flamingos.
  • Sindyanna of Galilee is an NGO that is creating economic opportunities for Arab women, one of Israel’s most underemployed sectors - sample some of their award-winning olive oil.
    Visit Rish Lakish, a family owned Olive Press, located on Moshav Zippori in the Galilee.
  • At the Haas Promenade, overlooking Jerusalem we'll pause to say the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service with joy, prayer, and song.
  • Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel, our guests will be lone soldiers, whose parents live in countries outside Israel.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Sat. Dec 23, 2023
  • Optional Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Stroll along the ramparts of Jerusalem's Old City.
  • 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 Mt. Zion, the Upper Room and King David's Tomb.
  • Havdalah ceremony overlooking the Old City.
  • Optional: Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Kotel, and examine important archaeological discoveries that are revising our understanding of daily life in ancient Jerusalem.
    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. Dec 24, 2023
  • Climb via the Snake Path OR take the cable car to the top of Masada.
  • Float on the Dead Sea. Lunch will be a buffet at one of the local hotels.
  • Hike in Nahal David, located in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
  • Short camel ride in the heart of the desert.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Mon. Dec 25, 2023
  • B'nai Mitzvah ceremony. Mazal Tov!
  • 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 Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Return to the hotel
  • Party to celebrate the B'nai Mitzvah.
Overnight: Jerusalem Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Tue. Dec 26, 2023
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous.
    • The Historical Museum.
    • The educational “twinning” program for B'nai Mitzvah children.
  • For children younger than 10 yrs - visit the Biblical Zoo.
  • Tasting tour at the Machane Yehuda open-air market.
  • Site visit to a program supported by The Associated.
  • Dinner on route to Tel Aviv.
  • Check into the hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Wed. Dec 27, 2023
  • Visit ANU - Museum of the Jewish People.
  • Visit Moshav Netiv Ha’asarah, located on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip and meet a resident.
  • The remainder of this day, including dinner, will be with our brothers, sisters and partners in Ashkelon.
  • Return to Tel Aviv.
Overnight: Tel Aviv Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Thu. Dec 28, 2023
  • Stop at the Jaffa Overlook for an overview of Tel Aviv.
  • Walk through Jaffa's famous Flea Market – “Shuk Hapishpeshim.”
  • Join an expert on Tel Aviv’s alternative scene for an urban adventure and graffiti tour.  
  • Free time for last minute shopping and packing.
  • Late check-out from the hotel.
  • Festive farewell dinner.
  • Group transfer to the the airport.
Overnight: Flight Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Cost p/p in double room
Cost p/p in single room
Child As 3rd (Reduction)
- ($1,100)
Free land package for Bar/Bat Mitzvah child participating in the B’nai Mitzvah ceremony, one subsidy per household.
Deposit for B'nai Mitzvah child will be applied to family’s total balance due.
Cost of accommodations for pre night on December 19th including breakfast and all taxes:
-Tel Aviv: Royal Beach $370,- per night per double occupancy room, $350,- per night per single occupancy room, $490,- per night per double occupancy room with child as third.

*All rates are subject to availability.
Registration open

Upper Galilee: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Jerusalem: The Inbal

Tel Aviv: Royal Beach

What to expect

  • 8 nights' accommodations. Late check out on the day of departure is included.
  • 9 days of touring with a tour educator (guide), 8 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 6 dinners.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Porterage at the airport & hotels.
  • All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program.
  • Credit card fees.
  • Guests at meals.
  • Flights to & from Israel.
  • COVID related expenses, including tests.
  • Evening transportation when dinner is not included.
  • 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.
  • Please use the following information: Citizens Bank: 1 Citizens Drive, Riverside, RI 02915 Routing number: 021313103 (Domestic only) ACH: 036076150 SWIFT Code: CTZIUS33 (International only)
  • Beneficiary Instructions: For the benefit of J² Adventures. Account number: 1001858331
  • 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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