Congregation Anshai Torah – Israel Experience


Come join Congregation Anshai Torah on their Chanukah trip to Israel! Enjoy your community as you make memories that will last a lifetime and will connect you to your Jewish heritage, community and form a bond with a country that will become your second home. Whether it is your first, second or third trip to Israel, we have crafted an itinerary that is engaging and exciting for all. We can’t wait to see you!


We are pleased to present to you the itinerary and tour package for your Israel trip. These have been carefully crafted to provide an experience that is engaging, fun, uplifting, informative and inspirational for the participants. All of our tours adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and you can be sure to expect the friendly, warm & dedicated service that have endeared us to thousands of satisfied clients.

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Registration is now open!

Please click on the link to fill out the registration form. Upon clicking send, we will process your deposit of $500 per person and send you a confirmation e-mail within a couple of days to let you know you’re set to go!

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Enjoy your trip to Israel to it’s fullest at these beautiful hotels:


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach hotel sits on the seafront in central Tel Aviv. Fashionable Gordon Beach is at the hotel’s doorstep, Tel Aviv Marina is next door and the seafront promenade attracts joggers and cyclists. The city’s vibrant museums and arts venues are a short taxi ride away. It’s a short amble to the shops and cafés of Dizengoff and Ben Yehuda Streets, and a free hotel shuttle links to the upmarket Azrieli mall. The Old City of Jaffa is a 20-minute drive south along the coast.


The Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

The Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem with its dignified architecture and honey-colored Jerusalem stone exterior resonates with the spirit of this legendary city.

One of Jerusalem’s favorite hotels, the Dan Panorama Hotel, boasts an exceptional location that enables you to explore Jerusalem’s multifaceted attractions simply by stepping outside.


Ramot Resort Hotel

At the foot of the Golan, overlooking the magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee, Indulging guest rooms for couples and families, surrounded by open lawns, breathtaking views, a swimming pool (in season), spa treatments, adventure trails and above all – first class luxurious service.

Our Resort features 123 beautifully decorated deluxe rooms, Nature Cabins and Chalets set among the lush landscaping of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.



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●  The journey begins! Pick up from the Ben Gurion Airport

● Check into hotel- rest and relax, Chanukah candle lighting at hotel

● Dinner on own

Overnight: Crown Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel- Meet with the guide and Rabbi at breakfast and have an opening session.

● Volunteer at Leket picking fruit and vegetables for the needy.

● Visit the Underground Bullet Factory at Machon Ayalon where the Haganah secretly manufactured ammunition under the noses of the British prior to Independence.

● Lunch on own en route

● Plant a tree in the JNF Tzor’ah Forest – opening ceremony

● Welcome to Jerusalem! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade

● Transport yourselves to the Days of the Bible as you visit Abraham’s Tent in Genesis Land -includes camel rides, traditional desert hospitality & dinner

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Visit Yad LaKashish – Lifeline for the elderly

● Introduction to the Old City of Jerusalem at the impressive
Jaffa Gate

● Walk along the Ramparts of the Old City Walls from Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate

● Experience the sites & sounds of the historic Jewish Quarter
including the Cardo, Broad Wall, Batei Machase & more

● Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter

● Discover the splendor of the Second Temple as you visit the
Southern Wall Excavations &Davidson Center

● Time for reflection at the Western Wall

● Explore the Christian Quarter including the Via Dolorosa & Church of the Holy Sepulcher

● Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Encounter the leaders and heroes who are interred at the
Mount Herzl National Cemetery

● Discover the Armored Corps Memorial at Latrun & climb on the tanks

● Lunch on your own at the Beit Shemesh Mall

● Hear about the most famous battle in history when David killed the giant Goliath in the Valley ofElah

● Participate in a real-life archaeological excavation as you
Dig for a Day in Bet Guvrin. This is followed by a spelunking adventure as you explore the underground caves & subterranean passageways.


● Explore the fascinating site of Bet Guvrin with its multitude of caves and structures from the Second Temple Period

● Enjoy a delicious culinary tour in the colorful Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Jerusalem

● Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial. (Please note that minimum age for entry into the museum is 10 years old).

Kids under 10 – Experience the beautiful Tisch Family Biblical Zoo

● Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
OR Ben Yehuda Street OR Relax at the hotel
OR Stroll through the picturesque Neighborhoods of Nachlaot (with guide)

● Preparation for Shabbat at hotel

● Light Chanukah & Shabbat candles at hotel

● Join thousands of Jews as they bring in the Shabbat at the Western Wall

● Shabbat Dinner all together at hotel

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Join Rabbis for different Synagogue options in Jerusalem on Shabbat morning

● Shabbat lunch at hotel – included

● Time to relax OR Jerusalem Stroll and walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of Yemin Moshe or Rechavia & Talbieh including a view from the outside of the Prime Minister’s house and the Presidents House

● Musical Havdalah at Yemin Moshe overlooking the Old City walls

● Explore the fascinating Western Wall Tunnels that unlock the secrets of Jerusalem’s glorious past

Overnight: Dan Panorama – Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel and check out

● Ascend the formidable desert fortress of Masada where the Zealots contested the might of the Roman Empire

● Experience the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth.

● Visit the site of Qasr Al Yahud, the place where the Children of Israel and Joshua crossed over the Jordan River into the Promised Land and the Baptismal Site. (TIME PERMITTING)

● Travel North through the Jordan Valley

● Dinner at hotel (included) and Channukah lighting

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Explore the gorgeous Banias Reserve & gushing waterfall where history, nature & hydro-politics come together

● Hear about life in the shadow of the Hezbollah from local resident, Eitan Oren, at Kibbutz Malkiya on the border with Lebanon & meet with IDF combat troops.  (Pending military approval)

● Discover the secrets behind the writing of Sifrei Torah, Tefillin & Mezuzot at Otzar HaStam

● Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat , including the beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory & more

● Dinner at Decks and Pagoda restaurants overlooking the Sea of Galilee (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir
that has been painstakingly recreated using revolutionary technological methods.

● Meet with former IDF commander Yaakov Selavan at Tel Saki
& hear about the incredible story of the battle here in the Yom Kippur War

● Enjoy an off-road adventure as you explore the Galilee by

● Visit the ancient city of Gamla – “Masada of the North” & site of a unique nature conservation project to reintroduce the Griffon Vulture to the wild. SHORT NATURE WALK IN THE AREA

● BBQ Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel, check out and depart for Western Galilee

BUS #1:

● Visit the heavily fortified old British Prison in Akko
where members of the Jewish Underground were incarcerated, and sometimes executed, prior to Independence in 1948
● Lunch in Akko (included)
● Visit the remarkable Or Torah Tunisian Synagogue in Akko & see the beautiful mosaics

BUS # 2:
● Experience authentic Druze hospitality and lunch at the village of Dalyat-el-Carmel- Usfia
● Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Palace of King Herod & more…

● Both groups- Travel to Tel Aviv

● Mevashlim Chavaia – Israeli cooking workshop in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel and check out (or late check out)

● Morning speaker- Dr. Rachel Korazim – Israel and the high tech world

● Explore the Old Port of Jaffa with its charming alleyways, artists’ galleries & stunning views over Tel Aviv

● Enjoy a Street Art Graffiti Tour of the bohemian Florentine Neighborhood & feel the pulse of Tel Aviv

● Soak in the atmosphere along the trendy Rothschild Boulevard
with its buzzing cafes, famous Bauhaus architecture, historic landmarks & Innovation hubs

● Farewell dinner at a local restauarant

● Continue to Ben Gurion Airport for return flight!

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