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Israel Tour / Shearith Israel’s Multi-Generational Mission to Israel Led by Rabbi Ari Sunshine June 23 -July 5, 2019

Shearith Israel’s Multi-Generational Mission to Israel Led by Rabbi Ari Sunshine June 23 -July 5, 2019

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A Few Tour Highlights:Tel Aviv, Tzfat, Jerusalem, Old Jaffa, Golan Heights. Shehekhiyanu-Welcome ceremony on top of Tel Jaffa. Ayalon Institute, Independence Hall, Nachalat Binyamin Arts & Crafts fair. New Israel Innovation Center, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Hebrew Music Museum

Shearith Israel’s Multi-Generational Mission to Israel

Led by Rabbi Ari Sunshine

June 23 -July 5, 2019

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Sunday, June 23

Depart USA

Monday, June 24

Going up into the Land Arrive in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today's program depends on arrival time) • See the Ayalon Institute in Rehovot • Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa • Shehehiyanu-Welcome ceremony on top of Tel Jaffa overlooking modern Tel Aviv • Lunch on own • Visit to Save A Child's Heart in Holon • Check-in to the Crowne Plaza Hotel • Welcome dinner and orientation at Goshen Restaurant or prepare your own kosher welcome dinner with the chefs at the Cooking Studio in Tel Aviv • Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, June 25

The Hebrew City and the Jewish State Relive David Ben Gurion declaring the new State of Israel at Independence Hall • See Founders' Monument then stroll down Rothschild Boulevard to view the Bauhaus architecture • Visit the new Israel Innovation Center, in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, to learn though its interactive exhibit about new advancements by Israeli Start-Ups • Lunch on your own, explore the Nachalat Binyamin crafts fair. While there checkout the nearby Carmel Market and bohemian Sheinkin Street • Tel Aviv's graffiti tour of the hip Florentine neighborhood • Dinner on own • Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

Wednesday, June 26

Cradles of Jewish Civilization in the Galilee Depart for northern Israel • Explore Tzippori. See its magnificent mosaics, including Mona Lisa of the Galilee, Nile Flood Festival and hear why Orpheus looks like King David • ITC Touch: Ponder why an ancient synagogue floor features a wheel of the zodiac • Lunch and encounter with Rabbi Yoav Ende on Kibbutz Hanaton, Israel's only Masorati kibbutz • Adventurous hike on Mt. Arbel. 2nd Timers Option - Maimonides - Health, Wellness and Nutrition
Visit the Tomb of Maimonides and the Maimonides Heritage Center in Tiberias for a program.   Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, dinner at Decks Restaurant • Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi

Thursday, June 27

Ancient and Modern Geopolitics and Israel's Finest Mystical Tzfat, cradle of Kabbalah, then discover the origins of our Friday night service in the city where Lecha Dodi was written • Raft or Kayak down the Jordan River • Lunch on own • Jeep tour to the Golan Heights
2nd Timers Option: Wine Tasting
Tour and tasting at the boutique Ben David Winery on Kibbutz Shamir at the foot of the Golan Heights.
Chocolate making workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory • BBQ dinner with Israeli young soldiers (Gadi's house requested) • Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi

Friday, June 28

Across Israel: A Multicultural Jewish Society Walking tour of Kibbutz Lavi led by a local kibbutznik • Discover Ethiopian.  Jewish culture at the Germachin Center in Beit Shean • Continue south through the Jordan Valley and ascend to Jerusalem • Shehehiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem • Market Sweep in the bustling Machane Yehuda Market to buy for for Seudah Shlishsit Shabbat afternoon • "Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat" service at the First Station Compound • Festive Shabbat Dinner at hotel • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Saturday, June 29

And on the Seventh Day....in Jerusalem Shabbat morning services at local synagogues • Shabbat Lunch at hotel • Shabbat afternoon option: walking tour to Jaffa Gate and the Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa and Deir Es-Sultan • Havdalah with Rabbi Sunshine • Dinner on own • Evening option: Watch the Night Spectacular – Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David. Please note: additonal fee • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday, June 30

Masada and the Dead Sea: Freedom Fighters or Fanatics? Ascend Masada by cable car. Discussion: Which Jewish Legacy – Masada or Yavne? Which decision did our ancesters make?
2nd Timers Option Communities of the Dead Sea Coast Tour the ruins of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found • Visit the ancient synagogue of Ein Gedi
Swim in the Dead Sea at a local resort that has a fresh water pool and spa facilities. Massage and spa treatments available at own expense • Lunch at Dead Sea resort • Time permitting: Walk in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve • Visit "Abraham's Tent" for a Camel ride, biblical hospitality and dinner • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Monday, July 1

The Old City of Jerusalem – An Ancient Jewish Legacy Possibility of B'nai Mitzvah Ceremony at the Masorati Kotel • The Western.  Wall and episodes from rabbinic texts at Robinson's Arch and the Southern Wall Excavations • Western Wall Tunnels • Festive B'nai Mitzvah lunch at Between the Arches restaurant
2nd Timers Option: Synagogues of the Jewish
Tour visits Four Sephardic Synagogues, the restored Hurva Synagogue, the Karaite Museum.
Explore the City of David • Wade through Hezekiah's Tunnel • Dinner on own • Recommendation for the evening: Visit the First Station Compound, Jerusalem's restored Ottoman railway station turned restaurant - cafe area • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Tuesday, July 2

Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity.  Tour of Yad Vashem, Historical Museum and Children’s Memorial. (Children under age 10 are not permitted in Yad Vashem's historical museum).
2nd Timers Track at Yad Vashem – Holocaust Art.  Tour of Yad Vashem Campus focusing on Holocaust art, including visits to the Museum of Holocaust Art, the Yad Vashem Synagogue and viewing sculpture installed at Yad Vashem.
Program for younger children: Biblical Zoo (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo visit not included in the tour price) • Lunch on own • Learn about Theodore Herzl at the multimedia Herzl Museum, followed by a meaningful visit to the Mt. Herzl Cemetery • Engage in hands-on tzedakah at Pantry Packers or Yad Ezra Veshulamith preparing food packages for distribution to some of Israel's neediest people • Option: Visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of ancient Jerusalem in the first century. You are welcome to stay at the musuem to explore additional exhibits on own. The museum has several eateries. Recommendations: Modern Israeli art, Synagogue interiors in the Judaica Section and the Archaeology Wing • Free evening • Dinner on own • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 3

Underground Adventure and Jewish Music.  Travel across the biblical Elah Valley, where David and Goliath fought to Beit Guvrin in the Judean Foothills to participate in a real archaeological excavation in a cave with Dig for a Day • Lunch on own • Discover a magnificent underground world in the Avshalom Stalactite Cave • Return to Jerusalem 2nd Timers Option
Multimedia tour of the Menachem Begin Museum to see its presentation on the history of Israel as seen through the life of Menachem Begin • Visit Ketef Hinom – A First Temple Period burial site on the grounds of the Begin Center where archaeologists found the oldest biblical text ever discovered • Walking tour of the quaint Nachalaot neighborhoods to discover a world of history, folklore and ethnicity just blocks from downtown Jerusalem.
Guided tour of the new Hebrew Music Museum in downtown Jerusalem's Nachalat Shiva neighborhood to learn about the history of Jewish music from biblical times and through seven different regions of the Diaspora • Free evening • Dinner on own • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Thursday, July 4

Wrapping Up.  Visit Yad Lakashish, a unique employment project helping Jerusalem's elderly, including a stop in its shop "where shopping is a mitzvah!" • Multimedia tour of the new Six Day War Heritage Museum at Ammunition Hill, the site of the fiercest battle in the.  Six Day War • Tour of Jewish Quarter including the Herodian Mansions, Cardo, Broad Wall and Rooftops followed by free time to shop and explore on own • Lunch on own • Remainder of afternoon free to explore on your, relax and get in last minute shopping • Late check out • Farewell Dinner at Hechatzer Restaurant • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – See you again soon!

Friday, July 5

Arrive in USA Begin planning next Israel trip with Rabbi Sunshine and ITC Tours!

$3995 Land Only Package (Discounted rate for payment by check)
$5895 Land and *Air Package (Estimated discounted rate for payment by check)
$1670 Single Room Supplement (Discounted rate payment by check)
$4155 Land Only Package (Full cost for credit card payment)
$6130 Land and *Air Package (Estimated full cost for credit card payment) $1736
Single Room Supplement (Full cost for credit card payment) Subtract $460 Reduction for 3rd adult in room Subtract $710 Child, ages 2-12, as third person in parents' room Subtract $825 Bar/Bat Mitzvah child as third person in parents' room Subtract $300 Third and Fourth child sharing room in quad with parents
Added to the costs above are tips for Guide, Driver, Restaurants and Porterage $180 Above pricing based on 35 paying participants if less price may increase or more price will decrease *Airport taxes and fuel surcharge is subject to change

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