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We are joining Jacksonville Jewish Center’s Exploring Israel Adventure

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner

December 20, 2023- January 1, 2024

Optional Eilat–Petra Extension December 29–January 3, 2024

Don’t miss out! Space is still available.

Wednesday, December 20

Depart USA

Thursday, December 21 – Going up into the Land

  • Arrive in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today’s program depends on arrival time).
  • Guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – An underground bullet factory in Rehovot used by Jewish forces before the founding of the State of Israel.
  • Travel to Tel Aviv.
  • Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa, the ancient

    port city once known as the Gate of Zion. Shekhiyanu-Welcome ceremony on top of Tel Jaffa overlooking modern Tel Aviv.

  • Check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean Coast.
  • Welcome dinner at Maganda Restaurant in Tel Aviv’s old Yemenite Quarter.
  • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

Friday, December 22 – Tel Aviv: The First Hebrew City in 2,000 Years

    Tour Package Includes:

    • Hotels: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv; Ruth–Rimonim Hotel, Tzfat; and Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

    • All Breakfasts, 2 Friday night “Shabbat” Dinners and Shabbat Lunches, 3 Weekday dinners and lunches as per itinerary

    • Touring with Rabbi Lubliner and one of Israel’s Top Tour Guide educators in a WiFi enabled deluxe touring Motor Coach

      A Few Tour Highlights:

    • Guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – An underground bullet factory in Rehovot.

    • Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as the Gate of Zion.

    • Guided tour of The New Anu – Museum of the Jewish People on the campus of Tel Aviv University.

    • Hear about the establishment of Tel Aviv standing at the Founders’ Monument on Rothschild Boulevard.

    • Welcoming Shabbat Friday Evenng Service – Shabbat morning services.

    • Discover the quaint Neve Tzedek neighborhood that gave birth to the “first Hebrew city in 2,000 years”.

    • Tour the ruins of Caesarea, including its Roman Theater, Promontory Palace, Hippodrome and Amphitheater.

    • Guided tour of the ornate Bahai Gardens in Haifa from the top of Mt. Carmel to the Bahai Shrine.

    • Tour mystical Tzfat’s old synagogues and picturesque alleyways. Tzfat was the cradle of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism).

    • Walk in the lush Tel Dan Nature Reserve, one of the sources of the Jordan River.

    • Jeep tour of the Golan Heights for a special perspective on Israel’s complex geopolitics.

    • Chocolate making workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory on nearby Kibbutz Ein Zivan.

    • Shehekhiyanu-Welcome Ceremony on Mt. Scopus overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount.

    • Optional B’nai Mitzvah Ceremony at the Egalitarian Kotel (near Robinson’s Arch) to connect a Jewish past with a Jewish future.

    • Travel to Kiryat Gat to visit the Neve Hannah Youth Village to hear about the amazing work they do.

    • Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the ruins of King Herod’s palace and the last outpost of Jewish independence.

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    Land Only Package – $4995

    Discounted price for check payment

    Land and Air Package – $6995

    Discounted price for check payment

    Single Room Supplement – $1780

    Discounted price for check payment

    Trip Costs and Reductions

    Land Only Package – $5195

    Full price for credit card payment

    Land and Air Package – $7275

    Full price for credit card payment

    Single Room Supplement – $1852

    Full price for credit card payment

    Bar/Bat Mitzvah, third in a room

    Reduction – $880

    3rd Child, up to 12 years, sharing with parents

    Reduction – $730

    3rd adult in room

    Reduction – $650