Beth El Minneapolis – December 2024

Join Rabbi Alexander Davis on the trip of a lifetime to ISRAEL! Make lasting family memories, strengthen your ties to one another and to our Beth El community, deepen your connection to our Jewish heritage and our homeland. 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:



In the heart of the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee, surrounded by green spaces and the chirping of birds, lies the Pastoral Hotel.

A place for people who love getting away, culture, nature, music and the written word. The hotel offers a comfortable, peaceful getaway experience for couples and families, together with close proximity to all the main attractions of the Upper Galilee region, including Lake Hula, Manara Cliff, Mt. Hermon, wineries, museums and motor sports.



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.



The elegant Tal By The Beach Hotel is a minute’s walk to the Metzizim beach and the cafes at the Tel Aviv port. The Beach, the Promenade and the Yarkon Park offer a host of activities for the entire family, all within walking distance, and the hotel rooftop is the perfect place to finish your day with a glass of wine as you enjoy the stunning Mediterranean Sea sunset.


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!! Arrive at Ben Gurion where you will be met by your tour guide and Israel Maven
  • Travel North
  • Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Palace of King
    Herod & more…
  • Transport yourself back to the days of the Mishna & Talmud at Kfar Kedem – including donkey rides, pita-baking
    and an early dinner (included)
  • Overlook to the Kinneret from the Kachal overlook
  • Check into Hotel- settle in and relax

Overnight: Pastoral Hotel – Kibbutz Kfar Blum

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Explore the gorgeous Tel Dan Nature Reserve where nature, history & 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
  • Picnic lunch- Felafel (included)
  • Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat, including the beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory & more
  • Family Friendly, Hands-On Learning Activity: Tzfat Puzzle Room, Fused Glass Art Studio Program, or Torah Scribal
  • Arts Workshop at Otzar Hastam
  • Delicious Israeli cooking workshop for the whole family
  • Return to hotel

Overnight: Pastoral Hotel – Kibbutz Kfar Blum

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Check out and depart
  • Meet with former IDF commander Yaakov Selavan at Tel Saki & hear about the incredible story of the battle here in the Yom Kippur War
  • Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir that has been painstakingly rebuilt using revolutionary technological methods.
  • Lunch on own
  • Continue through the Jordan Valley
  • Visit the site of Qasr Al Yahud, the place where the Children of Israel and Joshua crossed over the Jordan River into the Promised Land and the Baptismal Site
  • Welcome to Jerusalem!!! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from Mt Scopus
  • Check into hotel- Hannukah lighting candles
  • Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israel breakfast at hotel
  • Volunteer at Pantry Packers packaging food for the needy
  • Introduction to the Old City of Jerusalem at the impressive Jaffa Gate
  • Walk along the Ramparts of the Old City Walls from Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate
  • Lunch in Jewish Quarter on own
  • Experience the sites & sounds of the historic Jewish Quarter including the Cardo, Broad Wall, Batei Machase & more. OPTION for Scavenger hunt in the Jewish Quarter
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Explore the fascinating Western Wall Tunnels that unlock the secrets of Jerusalem’s glorious past
  • Dinner on own

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure – Wear closed- toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Overlook the site of 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.
  • Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
  • Lunch on own
  • Stroll through the picturesque Neighborhoods of Nachlaot
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
  • Shabbat dinner at hotel (included) Private room.

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Join morning services at one of Jerusalem many synagogues
  • Morning at leisure on own in Jerusalem. Options can include: Walking around the city neighborhoods, Israel Museum, newly renovated Tower of David Museum and more.
  • Lunch at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism
  • Reflection session with Rabbi Davis and tour guide
  • With guide – Enjoy walking through the beautiful Yemin Moshe neighborhood & Montefiore’s Windmill
  • Musical Havdallah
  • Watch the Sound-&-Light Spectacular screened on the walls of the Tower of David. (Show is outdoors. Please dress warmly & ensure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start.)

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Don’t forget towels, bathing suit, water, hats and sun screen
  • Ascend the formidable desert fortress of Masada where the Zealots contested the might of the Roman Empire
  • Lunch on own en route
  • 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 Kalya Beach
  • Transport yourselves to the Days of the Bible as you visit Abraham’s Tent in Genesis Land – includes camel rides traditional desert hospitality & dinner
  • Return to Jerusalem

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial. (Children under the age of 10 – can go to the Biblical Zoo)
  •  Lunch on own
  • Encounter the leaders and heroes who are interred at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery
  • Enjoy a thought-provoking audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State at the Herzl Museum
  • The Menorah at the Knesset – short stop for a photo op and review of the Israeli political system
  • Dinner on own

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Check out and depart
  • Enjoy an easy nature hike to the Sataf spring in the Jerusalem Hills- discuss the use of Springs in the ancient times
  • Discover the Neot Kedumim Biblical Landscape & take part in group bonding activities SPECIAL HANNUKAH ACTIVITIES: Olive oil lamp making, Olive oil press, sheep-herding, tree-planting & more. Lunch included!
  • Visit the Underground Bullet Factory at Machon Ayalon where the Haganah secretly manufactured ammunition under the noses of the British prior to Independence.
  • Travel to Tel Aviv- Check into hotel
  • Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Tal by the Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

  • Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
  • Late morning for time walking on the beach and relaxing
  • Check out and depart
  • Explore the vibrancy of Jewish Life & peoplehood at the ultra-modern, interactive ANU Museum
  • Explore the Old Port of Jaffa with its charming alleyways, artists’ galleries & stunning views over Tel Aviv
  • Jaffa Flea Market Food tasting Tour- Lunch on own (if still hungry!)
  • Explore the story of the birth of Tel Aviv and the establishment of the State of Israel, at the newly renovated at the Independence Hall
  • Final dinner – banquet at a local Tel Aviv Restaurant
  • Depart for Ben Gurion Airport for return flight to the USA


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