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I am Joining Congregation Kol HaNeshama's Israel Adventure Led by Rabbi Jennifer Singer May 3–14, 2020 Optional Eilat/Petra Extension: MAY 14–17, 2020 | Israel Tour
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Israel Tour / I am Joining Congregation Kol HaNeshama’s Israel Adventure Led by Rabbi Jennifer Singer May 3–14, 2020 Optional Eilat/Petra Extension: MAY 14–17, 2020

I am Joining Congregation Kol HaNeshama’s Israel Adventure Led by Rabbi Jennifer Singer May 3–14, 2020 Optional Eilat/Petra Extension: MAY 14–17, 2020

per person

Your custom itinerary includes many of Israel’s marvels: Ruins of Tzippori, Jordan River Village, Mystical City of Tzfat, Golan Heights, Mt. Bental, Ethiopian Jewish culture, Old City of Jerusalem, Masorti Kotel, Montefiore Windmill, Ketef Hinnom, Havdalah with Rabbi Singer, Western Wall, Southern Wall Excavations, Judean Desert, Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Herod’s palace, Yad Vashem, Mt Herzl Cemetery, Nachlaot neighborhoods, Machane Yehuda Market, Yad Lakashish, Israel Museum.

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Sunday, May 3

Depart USA
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Monday, May 4 – Going up into the Land

Arrive in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative • Travel to Rehovot for a guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – An underground bullet factory used by Jewish forces before the founding of the State of Israel • Tour Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as Zion Gate from which Jonah tried to flee and where Solomon brought the Cedars of Lebanon on the way to Jerusalem. Today paintings and sculptures have been installed in its ancient alleys • 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 Yemenite Restaurant Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Tuesday, May 5 – The Hebrew City and the Jewish State

Walking tour of historic "Little Tel Aviv” – Discover the quaint Neve Tzeddek neighbourhood that gave birth to the "first Hebrew city in 2,000 years" • Hear about the establishment of Tel Aviv standing at the Founders' Monument on Rothschild Boulevard and see the Bauhaus architecture for which central Tel Aviv was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Lunch on own and free time to explore the Nachalat Binyamin Crafts Fair. While there checkout the nearby Carmel Market and bohemian Sheinkin Street – All three of these Tel Aviv icons meet at the "Magen David Junction" • Visit the Palmach Museum in Ramat Aviv to learn about the elite underground organization which played a critical role in founding the State of Israel • Time permitting: Visit the Michal Negrin Factory and Visitors Center in Bat Yam to hear about her world renown line of jewelery • Free time to swim in the Meditteranean Sea and enjoy beachside Promenade • Free evening • Dinner on own Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Wednesday, May 6 – Cradles of Jewish Civilization in the Galilee

Depart for northern Israel • Explore the ruins of Tzippori, the city where Rabbi Judah Hanasi sealed the Mishna. Discover Tzippori's lavish ancient mosaic pavements, including Mona Lisa of the Galilee, Nile Flood Festival and Orpheus, who looks like King David? Then ponder why an ancient synagogue floor features a wheel of the zodiac • Lunch and Tour of the Jordan River Village – A unique holiday village providing a warm recreational camp experience for children with chronic diseases • Tour mystical Tzfat's old synagogues and picturesque alleyways. Tzfat was the cradle of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) in the 16th century. Judaism's Friday night service, Kabbalat Shabbat, and the hymn Lecha Dodi originated in Tzfat at that time • Dinner at hotel • Check–in to the Hagoshrim Hotel on Kibbutz Hagoshrim in the Galilee Panhandle Overnight: Hagoshrim Hotel
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Thursday, May 7 – Ancient and Modern Geopolitics and Israel's Finest

Walk in the lush Tel Dan Nature Reserve, one of the sources of the Jordan River, where you’ll discover biblical intrigue and one of the oldest arches in the world • Lunch on own • Tour to the Golan Heights for a perspective on Israel's complex geopolitics as we visit former Syrian bunkers overlooking Israel and strategic Mt. Bental • Wine tasting at the boutique Pelter Winery on Kibbutz Ein Zivan • ITC Touch: Barbeque dinner with young Israeli soldiers who are giving some of the best years of their lives to the defense of Israel
Overnight: Hagoshrim Hotel
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Friday, May 8 – Across Israel: A Multicultural Jewish Society

ITC Touch: Discover Ethiopian Jewish culture at the Germachin Center in Beit Shean. Hear a personal account of this community's modern day Exodus story and about the challenges facing the Ethiopian Israeli community today • Lunch on own • Continue south through the Jordan Valley and ascend to Jerusalem • Shekhiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem • Check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem • Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat • Join hundreds of other Jews from around the world to Greet the Sabbath at the Western Wall. Option to pray together as a congregation at the egalitarian "Masorati Kotel", where men and women can stand together or: attend a musical Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station Compound or: attend Friday night services at a local Jerusalem synagogue • Festive Shabbat Dinner at hotel Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Shabbat/Saturday, May 9 – And on the Seventh Day....in Jerusalem

Shabbat morning services at the synagogue of your choice (recommendations and directions will be provided) • Traditional Shabbat Lunch at hotel • Walking tour to the historic Montefiore Windmill to discover the first neighbourhood built outside the walls of the Old City. Then continue to Ketef Hinnom, a First Temple period burial site where archaeologists discovered the oldest biblical text ever found • Havdalah with Rabbi Singer • Dinner on own in Mamilla Quarter • Watch the Night Spectacular – Sound and light show at the Tower of David Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Sunday, May 10 – The Old City of Jerusalem: An Ancient Jewish Legacy

Discover the archaeological story of the Western Wall and episodes from rabbinic texts while standing where Jewish pilgrims walked 2,000 years ago at Robinson's Arch and the Southern Wall Excavations • Visit the traditional prayer area of the Western Wall • Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter • Tour of Jewish Quarter including the Herodian Mansions, Broad Wall, Rooftops and Cardo followed by free time to shop and explore on own • 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
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Monday, May 11 – Masada and the Dead Sea: Freedom Fighters or Fanatics?

Set out across the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region, passing en route Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found • Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the ruins of Herod's palace and the last outpost of Jewish independence • Swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, at a local resort. The resort also has a fresh water pool and spa facilities. Massage and spa treatments available by prior reservation at own expense. • Lunch at Dead Sea resort • Time permitting: Walk in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve opportunity to bathe in waterfalls and hear how David hid there from King Saul • Free evening • Dinner on own
Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Tuesday, May 12 – Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity

Tour of Yad Vashem – Israel's national Holocaust memorial and museum, including the Holocaust History Museum and Children's Memorial • Lunch on own • Meaningful visit to Mt. Herzl Cemetery to discover chapters in the history of Israel while visiting the graves of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Theordore Herzl and Hannah Senesch • Tour the quaint Nachlaot neighborhoods to discover a world of Jewish folklore, history and ethnicity just blocks from downtown Jerusalem. Then explore the bustling Machane Yehuda Market – Take in a slice of local life as you mingle with local Jerusalemite shoppers • Free evening • Dinner on own Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Wednesday, May 13 – Wrapping Up and Departure

Visit Yad Lakashish, a unique employment project helping Jerusalem's elderly, including a stop in its shop “where shopping is a mitzvah!” • Tour the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem in the first century. Free time to explore additional exhibitions on own – Recommendations: Modern Israeli art, Synagogue interiors in the Judaica section and the Archaeology Wing • Remainder of afternoon free to explore on own and get in last minute shopping • Late check out • Farewell Dinner at Olive and Fish Restaurant • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – See you again soon!
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Thursday, May 14 – Arrive in USA

Begin planning your next Israel trip with Rabbi Singer and ITC Tours!
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Optional Eilat/Petra Extension Thursday, May 14 – Eilat on the Red Sea

Morning airport transfer for domestic flight to Eilat • Arrive in Eilat where you will be met and assisted by your ITC representative • Descend into a Red Sea coral reef at Eilat's Underwater Observatory where you look out the window at the surrounding marine life. Continue exploring Eilat’s remarkable undersea world at the observatory's aquarium • Lunch on own • Check-in to Dan Panorama Hotel, Eilat • Dinner on own Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Eilat
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Friday, May 15 – The Wonders of Petra

Early departure for Petra • Enter Jordan at the Arava Crossing and travel to Petra by bus (approx. 2.5 hours) • Tour Petra – The ruins of the amazing red sandstone city carved out of the bedrock by the ancient Nabateans, the "Lords of the Desert", including its Treasury ("Khaznieh"), Roman theatre, tombs, impressive caves and natural rock formations. Buffet lunch included • Return to Eilat • Dinner on own Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Eilat
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Saturday, May 16 – Red Sea Delight

Red Sea Sail – Board a touring yacht at the Eilat marina for a leisurely cruise and lunch on the Red Sea. Snorkeling equipment is available for a closer look at exquisite coral reefs and astoundingly beautiful tropical fish • Return to Eilat • Evening domestic flight to Ben Gurion Airport • Check-in for U.S. flight at Ben Gurion Airport Terminal 3
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Sunday, May 17

Arrive in USA

Land Only Package – $3295 per person in a double room Discounted for Check Payment
Land and Air Package – *$4750 per person in a double room: Discounted Check Payment
Single Room Supplement – $1180: Discounted Check Payment
Land Only Package – $3427 per person in a double room: Full cost Credit Card Payment
Land and Air Package – *$4940 per person in a double room: Full cost Credit Card Payment
Single Room Supplement – $1228: Full cost Credit Card Payment
Prices for Eilat-Petra: Extension May 14–17, 2020 - based on number of Participants Check Payment 4-5 pax $1555/person 6-7 pax $1475/person 8-9 pax $1325/person 10 pax $1295/person Credit card payment 4-5 pax $1618/person 6-7 pax $1534/person 8-9 pax $1378/person 10 pax $1347/person Tips $185 by check (guide, driver, restaurants, porterage) are added to the above * Included are airport tax and fuel surcharge but is subject to change until purchased

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