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Israel Tour / Shearith Israel’s Multi-Generational Mission to Israel Led by Rabbi Ari Sunshine June 23 -July 4, 2019

Shearith Israel’s Multi-Generational Mission to Israel Led by Rabbi Ari Sunshine June 23 -July 4, 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 4, 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)
  • Early arrival option: Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa
  • Shehehiyanu- Welcome ceremony on top of Tel Jaffa overlooking modern Tel Aviv
  • Lunch on own
  • Early arrival option: Visit to Save A Child's Heart in Holon
  • Check- in to the David Intercontinental Hotel
  • Welcome dinner and orientation at Goshen Restaurant.
  • Overnight: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv

Tuesday, 25 June –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 Bauhausarchitecture
  • 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 theNachalat Binyamin crafts fair. While there checkout the nearby Carmel Market and bohemian Sheinkin Street
  • Guided tour of Ayalon Institute in Rehovot: Free time to swim in the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy Beach-side Promenade: Dinner on own
  • Overnight: David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv

Wednesday, 26 June – Cradles of Jewish Civilization in the Galilee

  • Depart for northern Israel
  • Program on Arab-Jewish relations and the complex identity of Israeli Arabs at Givat Haviva, including a visit to a nearby Arab village
  • Lunch and encounter with Rabbi Yoav Ende on Kibbutz Hanaton, Israel's only Masorati kibbutz • Adventurous hike on Mt. Arbel to discover 2,000 year old Jewish rebels' hideouts, a cliff-hanging fortress and a mishna.
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: RamotResort Hotel, Sea of Galilee region.

Thursday, 27 June–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 Dodiwas written
  • Raft or Kayak down theJordan 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
Special Options: 1 Geopolitical helicopter tour of sites in northern border region.  2. Tour of RAFEAL Advanced Defense Systems complex (developers of the iron Dome anti Missile system) Please note: This program is offered at additional cost.  
  • BBQ dinner with young Israeli soldiers
  • Overnight: Ramot Resort Hotel, Sea of Galilee region

Friday, 28 June– Across Israel: A Multicultural Jewish Society

  • Discover Ethiopian Jewish culture at the Germachin Center in Beit Shean
  • Continue south through the Jordan Valley and ascend toJerusalem
  • Shehehiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Lunch on own in the bustling Machane Yehuda Market, Take in a slice of Jerusalemites preparing forShabbat, along the way see the picturesque Nahalaot neighborhood
  • Check into the David Citadel Hotel: Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat
  • "Israeli Kabbalat Shabbat" service at theFirst Station Compound
  • Festive Shabbat Dinner at hotel • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Saturday, 29 June– 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
  • Rabbi Sunshine
  • Evening option: Dinner on own:
  • Watch the Night Spectacular – Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David.
  • Please note: additional fee please register by May 15, 2019
  • Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday, 30 June – 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 ancestors make?
2nd Timers Options: Ancient Jewish 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, 1 July – 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 atBetween the Arches restaurant
2nd Timers Option: Synagogues of the Jewish Quarter Tour visits Four Sephardic Synagogues, the restored Hurva Synagogue, the Karaite Museum.
  • Visit the Knesset (Parliament) Building to learn about Israel's lively democratic system
  • 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, 2 July – Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity

  • Guided 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
  • Meaningful visit to the Mt. Herzl Cemetery
  • Engage inhands-on tzedakah at Pantry Packersor 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, 3 July – 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
Option: Dig For A Day – Participate in a hands on Archaeological Dig Travel across the biblical Elah Valley, where David and Goliath fought to Beit Guvrin in the Judean
  • 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!

Thursday, 4 July  –Arrive in USA

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

Land Only Package $4059 Discounted rate for payment by check;
Land and *air package is estimated at $6295 Discounted rate for payment by check
Single Room Supplement $1595 Discounted rate payment by check
Land only Package $4259 Full cost for credit card payment
Land and *air package is estimated at $6547 Full cost for credit card payment Single Room Supplement $1659 Full cost for credit card payment
Reduction for 3rd adult in room: subtract $550
Child, ages 2-12, as third person in parents' room: subtract $610
Bar/Bat Mitzvah child as third person in parents' room: subtract $720
Third and Fourth child sharing room in quad with parents: subtract $200
Added to the costs above are tips for Guide, Driver, Restaurants and Porterage $180
Above pricing based on 35 paying participants if fewer price may increase or more price will decrease
*Airport taxes and fuel surcharge is subject to change

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