Congregation Beth El, Norwalk- Israel Experience

Come join Rabbi Ita Paskind and Beth El’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 singles, 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.


Dan Panorama Hotel, 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


Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

Located across from a sandy beach with the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Hotel sits midway between the modern city of Tel Aviv and the ancient port city of Jaffa.

Furnished with contemporary flair and highlighted by splendid views, the Dan Panorama Hotel features elegantly appointed guestrooms. Guests can enjoy a host of in-house amenities: sun deck, premium leisure facilities, and the city’s largest hotel pool. On the doorstep are boutique stores, restaurants and nightclubs. On top of that, the hotel is within walking distance of many of Tel Aviv’s attractions.



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 – Nahum Binder – 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…

● L’chaim at the award-winning Tishbi Winery and enjoy tastings of wine (included)

● Dinner at hotel (included)

● Opening session with Rabbi Paskind and tour guide


Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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

● Enjoy an off-road ATV ride on the slopes of the Golan Heights and relive the drama of the battle during the Six Day War.

● Lunch on own- en route

● A tasty ice-cream tour of the House of Buza, a joint Jewish-Arab business project creating a ‘sweet’ dream of coexistence into reality.

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

● Meet with Kabbalistic artisan Sheva Chaya and enjoy a live glass-blowing demonstration in her studio.

● Dinner on own en route


Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Check out and depart.

● Special day of programming together with the Afula- Gilboa region Partnership.

● Lunch

● Visit the Emunah Children’s Home in Afula, tour the facilities & participate in an activity with the kids.

● Continue to Jerusalem

● Welcome and introduction to Jerusalem atop Mt. Scopus

● Dinner in Jerusalem on own


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● 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!

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

Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter.

● 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

● Dinner on own in Jerusalem


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial.

Option for kids – Windmill Dash Scavenger Hunt – discover the fabulous story of the expansion of Jerusalem beyond the Old City.

● Lunch at Machane Yehuda Market on own

● Prepare for Shabbat

● OPTION: Live Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

● Join ZION, an Eretz Israeli Congregation in Jerusalem for Kabalat Shabbat and Arvit

● Shabbat dinner at hotel (included)


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli 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 on own

● Shabbat afternoon rest

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

● Musical Havdallah!

● Watch the Sound-&-Light Spectacular screened on the walls of the Tower of David.


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Enjoy a panoramic lookout over the region from Mizpe HaElef in Neve Daniel.

● Participate in an engaging artisan bread-baking workshop at Pat Ba Melach in Rosh Zurim.

● Lunch on own in Gush Etzion

● Meet with Shaul Judelman and Khaled Abbu Awwad from Roots and hear about their grassroots initiative to promote coexistence in the region.

● Hear the remarkable story of the defenders of the Gush in 1948 at the moving, Kibbutz Kfar Etzion Sound-&-Light Show.

● 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

● Dinner (included) in Jerusalem with special guest – Devora Greenberg . Devorah is the Director of Rav Siach.


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Depart for the Judean Desert.

● 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

● Return to Jerusalem for dinner on own


Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Check out and departure

● Re-enact the most famous battle in history when David killed the giant Goliath in the Valley of Elah.

● 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 en route on own

● Tour the family-run Buster’s Brewery & sample the awesome cider, lemonade & craft-beer.

● Travel to Tel Aviv, check into hotel

● Dinner on own in In Tel Aviv and evening walk on the Tel Aviv Promenade

Overnight: Dan Panorama 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.

● Visit the Ben Zion David Yemenite Jewelry Workshop . Ben Zion is a world-renowned eighth generation silversmith from a Yemenite Jewish family.

● Lunch on own

● 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.

● Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

● Optional for adults – Experience the famous Tel Aviv night life during a private Dizingoff Street Pub Crawl.

Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Check out of the hotel and store luggage for the day.

● Exclusive tour of the new exhibit at ANU the Museum of the Jewish People.

● Enjoy a culinary tour at the bustling open-air Levinsky or Tikva Market with its lively vendors & colorful displays of fresh produce

● Lunch (if you are still hungry!)

● Learn about the connection between Israel, Jews and sports at the interactive Olympic Experience

● Last minute shopping time

● Farewell dinner (included) at a local Tel Aviv restaurant

● Travel to Ben Gurion Airport for return flight to the US


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