School Trips

Make Israel your classroom

Achieve more touring this remarkable country in a few short days, than in an entire school year. Who says studying can’t be fun?!

About The Trip

Here’s your chance to see things for yourself, first hand. In Israel, the story of the Jewish people really comes to life and you can learn so much about who you are and where you come from. All this while meeting new people and having a good time.

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Cement your friendships and forge new relationships as you travel Israel in the company of your peers. The shared adventure is not only great fun, but also allows you the opportunity to investigate and debate, discover and grow in a supportive environment. Explore the meaning of your Jewish Identity and its relevance to your life, and meet with your Israeli counterparts who see the world so similar, yet so different, to you. You are sure to treasure memories of places, sights, conversations and thoughts that will remain with you even after you have uploaded your videos onto FaceBook.

Trip Highlights

Let's be honest - just being together with your friends, away from home, in a new & exciting country is a huge highlight!!! Here are some of the cool & awesome activities you can look forward to...

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  • Camel rides & Bedouin Experience in the Judean Desert
  • Hike up Masada in time for sunrise
  • Crawl through the Bar Kochva Caves in Hirbet Midras
  • Plant trees with local Israeli high school students
  • Dance at the Western Wall on Friday night
  • Wade through Hezekiah's Water Tunnels
  • Relax on the beach in Tel Aviv
  • Participate in a real-life archeological excavation
  • Meet with a Holocaust Survivor in Yad Vashem
  • Swim under a waterfall in the Golan Heights
Be Unique

Do you believe that learning should be experiential? Would you like to see things for yourself instead of learning out of a textbook? Do you want to have an awesome time with your friends? Touring around Israel is an eye-opening, all encompassing experience, here are some of the things that you can do…

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Sleep under the stars on the banks of the Kinneret, survival weekend in the Negev Desert, volunteer together with Israeli peers, Shabbat home hospitality, experience the action at a live National League Basketball match,  leadership and team building activities, drum circle and an evening of Israeli dancing, and much more…

Day 1


  • Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport on LY028 at 7:00am, where you will be met by our representatives for the experience of a lifetime
  • Explore the Old City of Jaffa with its charming alleyways and artists’ galleries
  • Lunch on Jaffa Port
  • Group bonding activities & tree-planting at Neot Kedumim
  • Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Evening activity & orientation with staff
  • Overnight: Eldan Hotel – Jerusalem
Day 1
Day 2


  • Walk in the footsteps of Prophets and Kings in the City of David
  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnels 
  • Lunch & Scavenger Hunt in the Jewish Quarter
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Discover the secrets of the Second Temple as you navigate the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Re-enact the dramatic battle at Ammunition Hill that led to conquest of the Old City in 1967
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Israel Update
  • Overnight: Eldan Hotel – Jerusalem
Day 2
Day 3


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tikun Olam Project – Pet therapy with the Elderly
  • Relive the most famous contest in history where David slew the giant Goliath in the Valley of Elah
  • Crawl Through The Bar Kochva Caves At Hirbet Midras
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to South
  • Transport yourself back thousands of years as you ride camels in the Judean Desert
  • Enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality & Hafla
  • Kumsitz, drum circle & bonfire
  • Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin Tents
Day 3
Day 4


  • Early wake up
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada in time for sunrise
  • Shacharit service in the ancient synagogue atop the mountain
  • Walk down via the Snake Path
  • Breakfast at the Masada Restaurant
  • Enjoy a stunning nature walk in the Ein Gedi Oasis where David fled from King Saul
  • Picnic lunch
  • Float in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth at Mineral Beach
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • Dinner at Malcha Mall
  • Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem
Day 4
Day 5


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial
  • Visit Mt. Herzl including the graves of Rabin, Golda Meir, Theodor Herzl as well as the Military Cemetery
  • Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor market and search for the best-tasting falafel in the Middle East
  • Time to prepare for Shabbat
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the world in celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
  • Dinner at hotel together with soldiers from the Michael Levine Lone Soldiers Center
  • Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem
Day 5
Day 6


  • Shabbat services at Fuchsberg Center or Great Synagogue or Italian Synagogue
  • Learning of the weekly Parsha with the Conservative Yeshiva
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time to rest & relax
  • Sunset from gorgeous Yemin Moshe neighborhood
  • Musical Havdalla
  • Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David
  • Pizza dinner on Ben Yehuda Street
  • Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem
Day 6
Day 7


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Checkout & departure
  • Explore the Underground Bullet Factory at the Ayalon Institute
  • Tikkun Olan Volunteer Opportunity at Leket Israel
  • Soak up the atmosphere on the Nachalat Binyamin Promenade & Carmel Market including time for lunch
  • Re-enact the dramatic birth of the State of Israel at Independence Hall
  • Memorial service at Rabin Square where Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated in 1995
  • Overnight: Ruth Daniel Hotel - Tel Aviv
Day 7
Day 8


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to North
  • Explore the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory and more
  • Meet with Kabbalistic artist
  • Lunch on Tzfat promenade
  • Enjoy a walk to the gorgeous Banias Waterfall
  • Kayak down the Jordan River
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight: Kibbutz Amiad Hotel - Galilee


Day 8
Day 9


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit an abandoned Syrian army base at Mizpe Gadot and hear the story of the Six Day War
  • Hike through the Jilabun Stream and cool off under the Jilabun waterfall
  • Lunch in Kazrin
  • Visit the De Karina Chocolate factory for a mouth-watering experience
  • Lookout over the border with Syria from Mt. Bental
  • Transfer to Tiberias for a boat ride on the Kineret with music
  • Ice-creams & free time on Tiberias Promenade
  • Overnight: Kibbutz Amiad Hotel - Galilee
Day 9
Day 10


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Checkout & departure
  • Enjoy a fun hike down the Arbel Cliffs
  • Swim in the Sea of Galilee
  • Transfer to Tel Aviv
  • Dinner and closing session
  • Depart on your return flight to the USA


Day 10
What People Are Saying

"This trip was a true inspiration. It really made me appreciate who and what I am and where I came from. What I loved the most about the trip was going to the sites that we learn about in school and that made it more realistic." Nathalie Rossdeutscher, Student

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"Waking up early in the morning and davening by the Kotel and just walking in the land that had so much history of the Jews and knowing that I had walked in the same place as my ancestors was simply incredible." Joshua Blick, Beth Jacob, Montreal, CA

"Everything we did was connected to what we learned all of our lives in school so it was very inspiring. Even through I had been to Israel before, I had a whole different and unforgettable experience."  Odelia Attias, Bornblum, Memphis, TN

"The highlight for me was when we arrived in Jerusalem and we listened to 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav' when we entered through the hills. Learning about it in Hebrew class and seeing it for real was an amazing experience." Jamie Fink, Gesher Day School, Fairfax, VA

"It was just a fantastic trip. Israel Maven deserves a huge pat on the back. The students had a wonderful time, thanks so, so much for a great experience. It is already time to start planning the next trip!" Michal Almalem,  Bornblum Solomon Schechter, Memphis, TN

"We had so much fun, and learnt so much!!! Our guide Miriam was the best, she was so kind and funny and  taught us so much about Israel." Terezie Veselá, Lauder School, Prague , Czech

"I feel closer to Israel and find myself glued to the news to stay up to date on current events.  I think my Judaism was also strengthened by the trip and my overall pride in being a Jew." Marina Kalev, Heschel School, Los Angeles, CA

 "I honestly don’t think I slept more than 5 hours a night! I was just so excited to be here that I didn't want to miss even a minute of it!" Ariel Schwartz, Hebrew Academy, Tucson, AZ


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