Congregation Beth Am San Diego Israel Experience

Come join the Congregation Bet Am San Diego 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!


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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.

    Costing - Congregation Beth Am Israel Experience with Rabbi Earne- June 2022 >


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



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


Kibbutz Ginosar Guest House

On the shores of the Sea of Galilee with the magnificent scene of Mount Arbel and opposite the rolling hills of the Golan, lyes a charming, appealing place of lush greenery surrounded by peace and tranquility.


Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

A true designer hotel with a special intimate identity and cozy ambiance, the Dan Boutique Jerusalem Hotel is graced with contemporary interiors combining motifs from both East and West.

The boutique hotel in Jerusalem is ideal for both corporate guests and vacationers. The spacious, contemporary-style guestrooms and suites are equipped with the latest amenities to ensure a pleasurable and memorable stay. Attractions include a bar-restaurant; a well-equipped fitness center; and a large sundeck where you can relax and enjoy unforgettable Jerusalem views.


Renaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv

While visiting the heart of Israel, pamper yourself at the Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel – offering the best location directly on the beach and within easy access to business, shopping and entertainment. Located in the city center, our superb hotel in Tel Aviv is situated on the beach where you can sink into the warm white sand and Mediterranean Sea. Whether your trip is for business or leisure, we will make your stay relaxing and memorable.


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 – J.J. Jonah:

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  • Welcome to Israel!!! Arrival at Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by Israel Maven representatives and your guide.

  • Explore the amazing ruins of the City of Caesarea– discuss the dilemmas of the Jew between living a Jewish life surrounded by the appealing Hellenistic culture.

  • Go back into the past to the Land of the Mishna at “Kfar Kedem”- including baking pita and donkey riding

  • Dinner at the Hotel (included)

  • Opening session with Rabbi Earne and tour guide

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Guest House

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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

  • Meet with Kabbalistic artist Avraham Leventhal

  • Lunch on own en route

  • Enjoy the waterfalls and beautiful streams of Nachal Ayun and the Tanur Falls as we take a short Nature walk in the upper Galilee.

  • Rafting in the Jordan River- be prepared to get wet!!!

  • Druze Experience- Meet Nasiba, a Druze woman who is breaking through the glass ceiling in her community to raise awareness and share the history of her religion. Enjoy a mouth watering culinary dinner in Nasiba’s home in Buq’ata and hear how she became a game changer in theDruze Community (included)

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Guest House

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel- check out

  • Meet with former IDF commander Yaakov Selavan at Tel Saki & hear about the incredible story of the battle here in the Yom Kippur War. Escape room activity at the site!
  • Ascend the Golan Heights

  • Nature walk in the beautiful streams of the Majrese (bring water shoes).

  • Lunch on own in Katzerin

  • Overlook into Syria from the Old Israeli bunker on Mount Bental and discuss the complex relationship between Israel and Syria.

  • Wine and nosh tasting “Picnic style”!

  • Off-road Jeep tour on the slopes of the Golan Heights.

  • Dinner on own in Tiberias

Overnight: Nof Ginosar Guest House

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

  • Check out a depart

  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sachne – Gan HaShlosha that are warm all-year round.

  • Continue to Jerusalem

  • Welcome to Jerusalem!! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives.

  • Check into Hotel. Lunch at hotel (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).

  • Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

  • Travel to the Ella Valley and see the place where David slew Goliath

  • Participate in an active archaeological dig at Tel Maresha

  • Spelunk in ancient caves of the time.

  • Lunch at Machane Yehuda Market on own

  • Stroll through the picturesque Neighborhoods of Nachlaot as the city prepares for Shabbat.

  • Prepare for Shabbat

  • 5:00pm- OPTION: Live Kabbalat Shabbat at the first station

  • Join thousands as they bring in the Shabbat in song at the Kotel

  • Shabbat dinner at hotel (included) – hosting lone soldiers with the group

Overnight: Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Options:
    • Morning at leisure – option to visit different synagogues in the vicinity
    • Rest at the hotel
    • Tours on own- Israel Museum, Islamic Art Museum and more

  • Lunch at the Hotel OR hosted by a local family

  • Shabbat afternoon rest

  • Walking tour in the Old City:

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

  • Musical Havdalah!!

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

Overnight: Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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

  • Lunch on own at the Masada food court

  • Explore the beautiful desert oasis of Ein Gedi where David fled from King Saul and cool off under a waterfall

  • Experience the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea, 
    the lowest place on Earth – at KalyaBeach

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

  • Return to Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Special Bar/ Bat Mitzvah Ceremony at Robinson’s Arch
    performed by Rabbi Earne
    OR – Rappelling of the side of the Old City Wall!!!

  • Lunch on own in 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. Younger children to go to the Biblical Zoo).

  • Volunteer at Pantry Packers packaging food for the needy

  • Dinner at Tzidkiyahu restaurant.

  • Meet with Gil Hoffman from the Jerusalem Post- Or  with Yossi Klein Halevi and receive political update.

Overnight: Dan Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel- check out

  • Check out and depart for Shaar Hanegev region

  • Visit and tour in Kibbutz Erez near the Gaza Strip

  • OR Meet with local residents at Netiv Ha’Asara on the border with Gaza & participate in the unique Path to Peace initiative

  • Lunch in Sderot on own to help the local community at “Humus Shel Techina” (included)

  • Delve into the complex reality of the City of Sderot as you visit the JNF 21,000-square-footsecure indoor playground and community center, Israel’s largest such facility.

  • Find out how blue-&-white agro-tech is helping feed millions of people around the globe at the hands-on Salad Trail Experience.

  • Travel to Tel Aviv

  • Check into hotel in Tel Aviv- settle in and relax

  • Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Renaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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

  • Stroll through the Jaffa Flea Market & hunt for a bargain

  • Enjoy a culinary tour at the bustling open-air Hatikva Market with its lively vendors & colorful displays of fresh produce

  • Lunch on own (if still hungry)

  • Visit the state-of-the-art Peres Center for Peace and Innovation which celebrates the vision of former President Shimon Peres & the incredible “blue-and-white” technological innovations that have changed the world we live in.

  • Enjoy a fascinating Graffiti tour in the Florentine neighborhood- and get a taste of Tel Aviv culture

  • Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Renaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Morning at leisure: Hotel pool, Beach time, Shopping and more

  • Check out at 12:00pm

  • Learn to appreciate your senses at Dialogue in the Dark in Holon – entry permitted from age 9 & older

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

  • Final dinner at a local Tel Aviv restaurant – Summary of the trip.



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