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We are joining: Shearith Israel’s Congregational Family Israel Adventure

Rabbi Shira Wallach and Rabbi Adam Roffman June 12–23, 2022

Availability: Still open positions

11 days / 10 nights

Tour price is based on 20 participants

Sunday, 12 June – Depart USA

Monday, 13 June – Going up into the Land

  • Arrive in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today’s program depends on arrival time).
  • Shehehiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem.
  • Welcome dinner and orientation at hotel.
  • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, 14 June – The Old City of Jerusalem:  An Ancient Jewish Legacy

  • Tour of Jewish Quarter including the Herodian Mansions, Cardo, Broad Wall and Rooftops followed by free time to shop and explore on own.
  • Visit the traditional prayer area of the Western Wall.
  • Lunch on own
  • Free time to enjoy local playground.
  • Free time at hotel pool
  • Free evening
  • Dinner together TBA
  • Overnight:  Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Wednesday, 15 June Underground Adventure

  • Travel to the Judean Lowlands. En route cross the biblical Elah Valley, where David and Goliath
  • Dig up Israel’s past at a real hands on archaeological excavation in a cave in Beit Guvrin National Park.
  • Picnic lunch (packed lunch from Holy Bagel or similar)
  • Discover a magnificent underground world in the Avshalom Stalactite Cave.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Free time to relax, enjoy hotel or explore Jerusalem on own.
  • Dinner on own
  • Parents’ night out: Counselor or babysitter will conduct kids program.
  • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

    Thursday, 16 June  – Many Tastes of Israel

    • Visit the mixed bilingual Arab-Jewish Hand in Hand School, which is helping to foster better understanding between Jews ansd Arabs.
    • OR:  Visit a TALI School in Jerusalem to learn about pluralistic Masorti Jewish education in the Israeli school system.  (The above school visits are subject to availability).
    • Lunch on own.
    • Tasting tour of the bustling Machane Yehuda Market to discover Jewish delicasies from East and West.
    • Try out swirling slides and playground in nearby Sacher Park.
    • Free time to enjoy hotel pool
    • Free evening
    • Dinner on own
    • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

        Friday, 17 June Ein Gedi, Camel Rides and Biblical Hospitality

        • Walk in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve opportunity to bathe in waterfalls and hear how David hid there from King Saul.
        • Stop off at “Abraham’s Tent” (Genesis Land) for a Camel ride and biblical lunch before returning to Jerusalem.
        • Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat.

        Friday evening/Kabbalat Shabbat options:

        • Attend the “Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat” service at the First Station Compound (begins at 5:00 pm).
        • Festive Shabbat Dinner at hotel
        • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

        Saturday, 18 June – And on the Seventh Day… in Jerusalem

        Shabbat morning services Rabbi Roffman and Rabbi Wallach

        • Shabbat Lunch at hotel

        Shabbat afternoon options:

        • Free time to relax and enjoy hotel pool.
        • Late afternoon walking tour to the historic Montefiore Windmill to discover the first neighbourhood built outside the walls of the Old City.
        • Havdalah with Rabbi Sunshine, Rabbi Roffman, Rabbi Wallach and Avi Mitzner
        • Free evening.
        • Dinner on own.
        • Recommendation for the evening: Visit the First Station Compound, Jerusalem’s restored Ottoman railway station turned restaurant – cafe area.
        • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

        Sunday, 19 June – Modern Pioneers:  An Ecological Light unto the Nations

        • Travel south through the Jordan Valley and ascend to Jerusalem.
        • Visit Bio-Bee on Kibbutz Sde Eliahu, world leaders in organic agriculture to hear how they are using very effectively biological pest control, rather than toxic pesticides  to protect their crops.
        • Lunch at Kibbutz Sde Eliahu.
        • Visit Gan Hashlosha National Park, better known as Sachne, and enjoy its water park
        • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
        • Check–in to the Ramot Resort Hotel by the Sea of Galilee.
        • Tme permitting:  Swim in hotel pool.
        • Dinner at hotel
        • Overnight:  Ramot Resort Hotel, Sea of Galilee region

        Monday, 20 June– Sources of the Jordan and Israel’s Finest

        • Tour Agamon Hahuleh by golfcart to explore ‘a paradise for birds and people’.
        • Walk in the lush Tel Dan Nature Reserve to discover biblical intrigue, play in its refreshing wading pools and see one of the oldest arches in the world.
        • Lunch on own.
        • Travel to Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights.

        The group can split between parents and children for the following two tasting activities located next t oeach other on Kibbutz Ein Zivan.

        • Chocolate making workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory.
        • Taste wines and liqueurs at the boutique Bahat Winery.
        • BBQ dinner with Israeli young soldiers. Meet the Israeli army’s human side.
        • Overnight:  Ramot Resort Hotel, Sea of Galilee region

        Tuesday, 21 JuneConservative Movement in Israel

        • Enjoy Donkey rides and try ancient crafts, including sending messages by carrier pigeons at Kfar Kedem.
        • Lunch at Hannaton, Israel’s only Masorti kibbutz.
        • Encounter with members of Hanaton to hear about their unique Masorti community and how the kibbutz has changed since its founding in the 1980’s.
        • Travel to Tel Aviv
        • Check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean Coast.
        • Free time to swim in the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy the Beach.
        • Free evening
        • Dinner on own
        • Overnight:  Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

        Wednesday, 22 June – Exploring Greater Tel Aviv and Departure

        • Guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – An underground bullet factory in Rehovot used by Jewish forces before the founding of the State of Israel.
        • Family scavenger hunt in Tel Aviv’s historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood.
        • Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as the Gate of Zion. Concluding discussion on top of ancient Tel Jaffa overlooking modern Tel Aviv.
        • Lunch on own
        • Remainder of afternoon free to explore on own, enjoy hotel pool and get in last minute shopping.
        • Late check out
        • Farewell Dinner at Goshen Restaurant.
        • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – See you again soon!

        Thursday, 23 June Arrive in USA

        Begin planning your next Israel trip with Rabbis Roffman, Wallach and ITC Tours!

        Tour Package Includes

        • Hotels: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv; Ramot Resort Hotel–Sea of Galilee region; Dan Panorama Jerusalem

        • Daily buffet breakfasts; six dinners including Shabbat; four lunches per the itinerary

        • Touring with Rabbi Shira Wallach, Rabbi Adam Roffman, and one of Israel’s Top Tour Guide educators in a WiFi enabled deluxe touring Motor Coach

          A Few Tour Highlights:

        • Shehehiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.

        • Tour of Jewish Quarter including the Herodian Mansions, Cardo, Broad Wall and Rooftops, Visit the Western Wall.

        • Try out swirling slides and playground in Sacher Park. Enjoy local playgrounds and hotel pools.

        • Dig up Israel’s past on a hands on archaeological excavation in Beit Guvrin National Park.

        • Discover a magnificent underground world in the Avshalom Stalactite Cave.

        • Parents’ night out! A counselor or babysitter will conduct kids program.

        • Visit Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, where you’ll see animals which lived in Israel during biblical times.

        • Abraham’s Tent (Genesis Land) for a Camel ride and biblical lunch.

        • Chocolate making workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory.

        • BBQ dinner with Israeli young soldiers. Meet the Israeli army’s human side.

        • Enjoy Donkey rides and try ancient crafts, including sending messages by pigeon.

        • Ayalon Institute – underground bullet factory in Rehovot used by Jewish forces before the founding of the State of Israel.

        • Family scavenger hunt in Tel Aviv’s historic Neve Tzedek neighborhood.

        Print Application for Submission

        $4155 Land Only Package (Discounted rate for payment by check)

        Estimate round trip Air cost $1780 to $1880

        Single Room Supplement – $1395 (Discounted rate payment by check)

        $4321 Land Only Package (Full cost for credit card payment)

        Single Room Supplement $1451 (Full cost for credit card payment) Reduction

        3rd adult in room – $550

        Child, ages 2-12, as 3rd person in room – $610

        Bar/Bat Mitzvah child as 3rd person in room – $720

        3rd and 4th child in a Quad – $200 per child