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TBA Family Mission to Israel! Mindy and Greg Scheier, Chairs With Rabbi Clifford Kulwin December 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019 | Israel Tour
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Israel Tour / TBA Family Mission to Israel! Mindy and Greg Scheier, Chairs With Rabbi Clifford Kulwin December 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019

TBA Family Mission to Israel! Mindy and Greg Scheier, Chairs With Rabbi Clifford Kulwin December 22, 2018 – January 1, 2019

$1

per person

The itinerary has been expertly designed as a multi-generational tour with exciting components for adults and children. Our senses will be filled with the life, smells, sounds and textures of modern Israel, along with an appreciation of our connections to our Jewish roots and biblical history. It will be a fantastic, fun-filled spiritual adventure.
“One does not travel to Jerusalem, one returns.”

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Saturday, 22 December

Depart U.S.A. on an overnight flight to Israel
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Sunday, 23 December – Entering the Land

  • Afternoon arrival in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative.
  • Optional tour of Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as the Gate of Zion. Shekhiyanu-Welcomeceremony on top of Tel Jaffa overlooking modern Tel Aviv.
  • Check-in at 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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Monday, 24 December – The Hebrew City and the Jewish State

    • Relive David Ben Gurion declaring the new State of Israel at Independence Hall.
    • Visit the Palmach Museum for an interactive presentation about the elite underground army that played acritical role in founding the State of Israel.
    • Travel to Rehovot for a guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – a hidden bullet factory used by the Jewishunderground in the War of Independence.
    • Meet members of the Ethiopian Community at the community center in Ramat Eliyahu, supported by theMetrowest Federation.
    • Return to Tel Aviv
    • Dinner on own
    • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
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Tuesday, 25 December – North along the Mediterranean Coast

    • Travel north along the Coastal Plain to the Kibbutz Ein Shemer of early Zionist pioneering and kibbutz life.
    • Continue to Haifa – Drive by the ornate Bahai Gardens.
    • Visit the Leo Baeck Educational Center, one of Israel's leading high schools.
    • Lunch with students from different Jewish ethnic backgrounds, as well as Christians and Moslems.
    • Check-in to the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel on Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee.
    • Dinner at hotel
    • Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
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Wednesday, 26 December – Northern Exposure

    • Drive north to the Galilee Panhandle.
    • Look out over surrounding region from above the Menara Cliffs, including views into Lebanon andacross the Huleh Valley to the Golan Heights.
    • Opportunity for the daring to rappel or zipline down the Menara Cliffs.
    • Meet Col. Kobi Marom at Metula and driving along Israel's border with Lebanon and Syria.
    • Lunch at Habokrim Restaurant with Lone Soldiers.
    • Jeep tour of the Golan Heights for a perspective on Israel's complex geopolitics; includes visits toformer Syrian bunkers overlooking Israel and strategic Mt. Bental.
    • Time permitting: Brief visit to Tiberias to shop and wander its lakeside promenade.
    • Dinner at hotel
    • Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
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Thursday, 27 December – Agriculture, Roman Ruins, Felafel and...Jerusalem

    • Visit Kibbutz Sde Eliahu, a world leader in biological pest control, to learn about organic agriculture.
    • Tour the ancient synagogue of Beit Alfa and ponder why its 1,500 year old mosaic floor features awheel of the zodiac.
    • Lunch on own in Afula – Felafel capital of Israel.
    • Drive south on Trans Israel Highway – View and discuss Israel's Security Fence en route.
Shekhiyanu/Welcome ceremony at Haas Promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem.
Check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem.
  • Lecture at hotel by Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Hoffman on the reality behind the headlines.
  • Dinner on own
  • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Friday, 28 December – Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity

• Visit to Mt. Herzl Cemetery to discover history at the graves of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Theordore Herzl and Hannah Senesch. • Tour of Yad Vashem - Israel's national Holocaust memorial and museum, including the Historical Museum and Children’s Memorial. (Children under age 10 are not permitted in Yad Vashem's historical museum). Alternate program for younger children: Visit Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, where you'll see animals which lived in Israel during biblical times. (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo visit is not included in the tour price). • Explore the raucous Machane Yehuda Market and take in a slice of local life as you see Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat. • Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat. Friday evening: Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall.
    • Experience traditional Israel Shabbat dinner with Danby Meital or Shabbat of a Lifetime.
    • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Saturday, 29 December – And on the Seventh Day... in Jerusalem (No guide)

    • Shabbat morning services together overlooking the Old City.
    • Rest of day and evening free – Great time to explore Old City's Arab market on own.
    • Guide and hostess will be available to make recommendations for free time activities and give directions.Lunch and 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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Sunday, 30 December – Masada and the Dead Sea: Freedom Fighters or Fanatics?

    • Set out across the Judean Desert and ascend Masada by cable car (or up the Snake Path!) to tour theruins of Herod's palace and hear the story of the Zealots' stand against the Romans 2,000 years ago.
    • Swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, at a local resort. The resort also has a fresh water pooland spa facilities. Massage and spa treatments available by prior reservation at own expense. (Someactivites may be age restricted.)
    • Lunch at Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea resort.
    • Stop off at "Abraham's Tent" for a Camel ride and a biblical hospitality dinner accompanied by a drumcircle.
    • Return to Jerusalem.
    • Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
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Monday, 31 December – The Old City of Jerusalem – An Ancient Jewish Legacy

    • Explore 2,700 years of history in the Jewish Quarter from the First Temple Period to modern times,including the Broad Wall, Cardo and Rooftops of the marketplaces.
    • Unique tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, including impressive new discoveries with Dr. Avi Solomon,the site's chief archaeologist (subject to availability).
    • Lunch on own.
    • Afternoon free to explore on own, relax, pack and get in last minute shopping.
    • Farewell Dinner at Black restaurant.
    • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
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Tuesday, 1 January - Arrive in U.S.A.

• Begin planning next Israel trip with Rabbi Kulwin and ITC Tours!

Pricing
  • Land Only: $3895 per person double occupancy
  • Single room: total of $5,020
  • 3rd adult in a triple room: $3,411
  • Under 12, 3rd in a room: $3,367
  • 3rd and 4th under 12 in a quad: $3,695
  • Pricing is based on check payment