Beth Sholom Synagogue Memphis Israel Experience- Summer 2023

Come join Rabbi Sarit Horwitz and Beth Sholom’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


Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

Presenting the ultimate in luxury and prestige, the Royal Beach Tel Aviv is located on the non-stop city’s bustling promenade, close to countless prominent business centers and popular entertainment venues. This attractive location makes it easy for guests to enjoy an entire world of fabulous entertainment and cultural activities within easy walking distance: endless white beaches, the artsy Neve Tzedek neighborhood, HaTachana –  the old train



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 – JJ Jonah – 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 and chocolate (included)

● Overlook the entire Galilee from the Muhraqa

● Meet students and hear the success stories of Yemin Orde – a home, school and safe haven to 440 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world

● Dinner at hotel (included)

● Opening session with Rabbi Horwitz and tour guide

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Explore the gorgeous Ayun reservation & the Tanur 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

● Meet with local residents at Kibbutz Misgav Am on the border with Lebanon & hear about life in the shadow of the Hezbollah

● Raft down the gentle waters of the Jordan River

● Dinner at Dag al Hadan!

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● 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

● Lunch on own in Tzfat

● Hike along the Amud River and springs in the Upper Galilee

● Dinner in Tiberias on own

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Check out and depart

● Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir that has been painstakingly rebuilt 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 followed by the unique Escape Room activity
inside the bunker

Lunch on own

● Walk through the waters of Nachal Hakkibutzim in the Beit Shean Valley

● Continue to Jerusalem

● Welcome to Jerusalem! Welcoming and overlook into the City from Mount Scopus

● Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli 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

● Participate in a fun and exciting scavenger hunt around the streets of the ‘Nachlaot’ neighborhood and Shuk Machane Yehuda

● Return to hotel to prepare for Shabbat

● OPTION: Live Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

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

● 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

● 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)

● Ascend the Temple Mount & see the Dome of the Rock & Al Aksa Mosque (time and situation permitting)

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

● Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter

● Walk to Jaffa Gate through the Christian Quarter

● Re-enact the dramatic battle at Ammunition Hill that led to the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967

● Dinner

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

● Transport yourselves to the Days of the Bible as you visit Abraham’s Tent in Genesis Land – including traditional desert hospitality & dinner

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. (Please note that minimum age for entry into the museum is 10 years old).

● Lunch at the Cafeteria (included)

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

● Find out just how the Israeli democratic system functions as you visit the Knesset and hear about todays politics! (Please bring your passport & ensure to dress respectfully).

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

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

● Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

● Check out and depart

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

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

● 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.

● Lunch on own in Sderot

● Meet with the local residents of Sderot & hear their incredible stories of faith & resilience

● Meet Mechina participants as they prepare for the army

● Travel to Tel Aviv and check in

● Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Royal Beach 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

● Lunch on own

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

● Visit the state-of-the-art Peres Center for Peace and Innovation OR

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

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

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


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