Beth Shira Congregation – Israel Experience

Come join the Bet Shira Congregation 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 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 luxurious hotels:


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.


Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem

From the moment you enter our doors we are dedicated to making your stay pleasurable and pampered, with our full attention. Each of our 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 Hotel, 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!!! 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.

  • Overlook the City of Haifa from Mount Carmel – including the Bahai Gardens and the Haifa port

  • Lunch on own en route

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

  • Dinner at the Hotel

  • Opening session with Rabbi Herman and tour guide

Overnight: Ramot Resort Hotel

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Nature walk in the beautiful streams of Banyas River, one of the main sources to the Jordan River. Visit the beautiful waterfall and the ancient flower mill

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

  • Lunch on own en route

  • Cable car up the Manara cliffs for overlook of the region and optional rappelling

  • Visit Kibbutz Lavi- and take a short tour of the Kibbutz

  • Boat ride in off the shores of the Kinneret– the Sea of Galilee

  • Dinner at Decks Restaurant in Tiberias (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort Hotel

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel- check out

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

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

  • Lunch on own in Katzerin

  • Nature walk in the beautiful streams of the Majrese

  • Continue to Jerusalem

  • Welcome and introduction to Jerusalem atop of Mount of Olives!

  • Dinner in Jerusalem (on own)

Overnight: Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

  • 9:00am- Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony at Ezrat Yisrael with Rabbi Herman! Mazal Tov!!!!

  • Ceremonial luncheon in honor of the Bnei Mitzvah

  • Walk in the footsteps of Prophets & Kings in the City of David

  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnels dug more than 2700 years ago (bring water-shoes)

  • Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Herbert Samuel, 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

  • Theatrical tour of the picturesque neighborhoods of Nachlaot as they prepare 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: Herbert Samuel, 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 Fuchsberg Center- meet with representative of the Masorti Movement

  • Shabbat afternoon rest

  • Meet with Gil Hoffman from the Jerusalem Post- receive political update

  • OPTIONAL Walking tour in the local neighborhoods of Yemin Moshe, Rehevia and Talbiyah- including the presidents and prime minister’s residents.

  • Musical Havdalah!!

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

Overnight: Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Introduction to Jerusalem and the Old City at Jaffa Gate

  • Walk on the Old City Ramparts from Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate- visit Mount Zion

  • Walk through the beautiful alleyways of the Jewish Quarter- including the rooftops and synagogues

  • Lunch on own in Jewish Quarter

  • Ascend Temple Mount!

  • Discover the secrets of the Temple as you walk through the Western Wall Tunnels

  • Relive the battle for Jerusalem during the Six-Day-War at Ammunition Hill

  • Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Depart for the Judean Desert

  • Ascend Masada by cable car & relive the bitter confrontation between Zealots & Romans

  • Lunch at the footsteps of Masada on own

  • Nature walk in the beautiful springs of Ein Gedi OR Lunch and swim at one of the Dead Sea Hotels

  • Float on the Dead Sea!!!

  • Dinner, Camel riding and desert hospitality Genesis Land

Overnight: Herbert Samuel, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel- check out

  • Pay tribute to the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust at Yad Vashem memorial Museum. Hear stories about leadership and heroism during the most difficult times for the Jewish people. Children under 10- Science Museum or the Ein Yael active biblical Museum

  • Lunch at the Cafeteria on own

  • Hear the stories if Israel’s heroes and leaders as we walk through the amazing Mount Herzl National cemetery

  • Continue to Tel Aviv

  • Plant trees with representative from JNF at one of the local forests

  • Stroll through the arts and crafts fair of Nachalat Binyamin

  • Settle into hotel- relax

  • Evening walking tour of Jaffa– the City of Yafeth, Jonah, Simon, Napoleon and many others

  • Dinner at Café Jaffa!!! (included)

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

  • Hear the amazing story of the illegal Bullet Factory at the Ayalon Institute where the Jews manufactured weapons behind the backs of the British

  • Climb on the tanks at the Armored Corp Museum of Latrun

  • Lunch in Tel Aviv

  • Follow in the footsteps of Yitzchak Rabin and the history of the State of Israel at the Rabin center

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

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

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel




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