Bet Shira Congregation Family Trip to Israel

Come join Bet Shira’s trip to ISRAEL! Make family memories that will last a lifetime. Deepen ties to your community. Connect to your Jewish heritage. 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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Enjoy your trip to Israel to it’s fullest at these luxurious hotels:


Ramot Resort, Golan Heights

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.


Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

So many words have been written about Jerusalem – it’s special charm and atmosphere found nowhere else in the world. Just like Herbert Samuel Jerusalem. It begins with the most perfect location, nestled in the magical alleyways of the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood. Our 5-star luxury hotel is just a short walk to the Old City and its religious sites.

From the moment you enter our doors we are dedicated to making your stay pleasurable and pampered, with our full attention. Each of our 137 spacious rooms and suites have been designed with touches of Jerusalem stone, and the luxury suites furnished with premium accessories.

Our rooftop restaurant awaits you with a sumptuous dining experience, while you gaze out over the magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem, Old and New. Our elegant spa offers a selection of indulging treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool and wet and dry saunas.

The Herbert Samuel Jerusalem – A rare, rich and fascinating experience, with the special touch of a group that believes with all its heart in a culture of hospitality… and everything around.


Carlton Hotle, Tel Aviv

Set in a high-rise building overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this luxe hotel is a 7-minute walk from the beachfront Shlomo Lahat Promenade and 1 km from Tel Aviv Port entertainment district.

Chic rooms have free Wi-Fi, balconies, flat-screens and safes, plus minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have sofas and/or sea views; 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate lounges. Club quarters offer perks such as breakfast and snacks in the club lounge.

Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include rooftop and beachfront restaurants, plus an upscale Jewish eatery, and a cheese and wine bar. There’s also a gym, a spa and a rooftop pool.



We’ve carefully crafted a document that answers many frequently asked questions. Feel free to browse through or you can always be in touch with your Israel Maven representative – Chani Walker – at

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● Welcome to Israel!!! Land at Ben Gurion Airport on Flight # where you will be met by an Israel Maven representative and your guide

● Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Palace of King Herod & more…

● Over look the City of Haifa from Mount Carmel- including the Bahai Gardens and the Haifa Port

● Lunch on own en route

● Transport yourself back to the days of the Mishna & Talmud at Kfar Kedem – including donkey rides, pita-baking and a delicious lunch

● Dinner at hotel (included)

● Opening session with Rabbi Herman and tour guide


Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Breakfast at hotel

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

● Raft down the Jordan River at Nahar HaYarden

● Lunch on own- en route

● Ascend the Manara Cliff by cable car for stunning views over the area & engage in Xtreme sports including wall-climbing, rappelling & more

● Visit Kibbut Lavi- take short tour of the Kibbutz

● Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

● Dinner at Decks Restaurant in Tiberious (included)


Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Breakfast at hotel

● Ascend the Golan Heights- Overlook into Syria from the Old Israeli bunker on Mount Bental and discuss the complex relationship between Israel and Syria

● Explore the Golan Heights by jeep in an off-road adventure from Merom Golan

● Lunch on own in Katzrin

● Enjoy a nature water hike in the streams of the Majrase River – prepare to get totally soaked; wear water-shoes

● Continue to Jerusalem

● Welcome and intorduction to Jeruslaem atop Mt Olives

● Dinner in Jerusaelm


Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel – Jerusalem

● Breakfast at hotel

● Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Ezrat Yisrael with Rabbi Herman! Mazal Tov!!!

● Ceremonial luncheon in honor of the Bnei Mitzvah (included)

● Walk in the footsteps of Prophets & Kings in the City of David & feel the Bible come to life. Wade through Hezekiah’s Water Tunnel dug some 2700 years ago (prepare to get wet; maximum height of water is around 30 inches; bring flashlight & water-shoes)

● Dinner on own in Jerusalem


Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel – Jerusalem

● Breakfast at hotel

● 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.

● Lunch at Machane Yehuda Market on own

● Theatre tour of picturesque Nachlaot neighborhood, where the old and new, the traditional and the funky, coexist in colorful glory. First built in the 1870s. Today, its stone houses, hidden courtyards and small synagogues provide the backdrop for a youthful creative culture that has made Nachlaot a residential and tourism jewel.

● Prepare for Shabbat

● OPTION: Live Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

● Join thousands as they bring in shabbat in song at the Kotel

● Shabbat dinner at hotel (included)- hosting lone soldiers with the group


Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel – Jerusalem

● Breakfast at hotel

● Options for morning at leisure:

Visit different synagogues in the vicinity
Rest at the hotel
Tours on own – Israel Museum , Islamic Art and more

● Lunch at the Fuchsberg Center- meet with representative of the Masorati Movement

● Shabbat afternoon rest

● Meet with Gil Hoffman – Jerusalem Post Senior Political Correspondent- receive political upadte

● OPTIONAL- Walking tour in the local neighborhood of Yemin Moshe, Rehavia and Talbiyah including the presidents and prime minister’s residents.

● Musical Havdallah!

● Shopping time on Ben Yehuda Street & dinner (not included)


Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel – Jerusalem

● Breakfast at hotel

● Depart for the Judean Desert. (Don’t forget protection against the sun, comfortable walking shoes, bathing suit, water shoes & towel)

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

● Lunch on own at the footsteps of Masada

● Explore the beautiful desert oasis of Ein Gedi where David fled from King Saul and cool off under a waterfall OR Lunch and swim at one of the Dead Sea hotels

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

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

● Return to Jerusalem


Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel – Jerusalem

● Breakfast at hotel

● 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). Children under 10 – Science Museum or the Ein Yael Active Biblical Museum

● Lunch at the Cafeteria on own

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

● Continue to Tel Aviv

● Plant a tree in the JNF Tzor’ah Forest

● Experience the vibe at the Nachalat Binyamin arts-&-crafts fair & open-air Carmel Market with its lively vendors & colorful displays of fresh produce

● Settle into hotel- relax

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

● Dinner at Cafe Jaffa!!! (included)


Overnight: Carlton Hotel – Tel Aviv

● Breakfast at hotel

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

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

● Lunch in Tel Aviv

● Visit the Yitzchak Rabin Center and live through the history of the State of Israel through the eyes of the late Prime Minister.

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

● Final dinner at a Maganda in Tel Aviv- summary of the trip


Overnight: Carlton Hotel – Tel Aviv

● Breakfast at hotel

● Departure to airport

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