Congregation Tifereth Israel- Israel Experience

Come join Congregation Tifereth Israel with Rabbi Hillel Skolnik! 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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Enjoy your trip to Israel to it’s fullest at these hotels:


Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem

Just around the corner from the Great Synagogue, the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem lures all kinds of travelers, from the devout to the business-focused laics and families discovering the wonders of the sacred city together.
The setting of Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem offers magazine-worthy views for all our guests. Our proximity to attractions such as the Gan HaAtsmaut Independence Park, the Western Wall, Mamilla Pool ancient reservoir, and the scenic Ayalon Canada Park is greatly appreciated too.


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.


Crown Plaza Hotel, Tel Aviv

Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv Beach hotel sits on the seafront in central Tel Aviv. Fashionable Gordon Beach is at the hotel’s doorstep, Tel Aviv Marina is next door and the seafront promenade attracts joggers and cyclists. The city’s vibrant museums and arts venues are a short taxi ride away. It’s a short amble to the shops and cafés of Dizengoff and Ben Yehuda Streets, and a free hotel shuttle links to the upmarket Azrieli mall. The Old City of Jaffa is a 20-minute drive south


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!! Arrive at Ben Gurion where you will be met by VIP representatives and escorted through passport control, baggage claim and customs
 10:00 am: Opening ceremony with Plant a tree in the JNF Tzor’ah Forest
 Transfer to Jerusalem
 Welcome to Jerusalem! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade
 Check into Hotel- settle in and relax
 Opening dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Jerusalem

 Full Israel breakfast at hotel
 Departure from hotel – don’t forget water shoes and flashlights
 Volunteer at Yad LaKashish (Lifeline for the Elderly)
 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
 Participate in a fun and interactive scavenger hunt in the Jewish Quarter with maps & mission packs in-hand
 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 in Jerusalem

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – 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, pita-baking, traditional desert hospitality & dinner
 Return to Jerusalem

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Jerusalem

 Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
 Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem – location TBD
 Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial. CHILDREN UNDER 10- VISIT THE BIBLICAL ZOO AND HERZL MUSEUM
 Lunch at the Yad Vashem Cafeteria (included)
 Encounter the leaders and heroes who are interred at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery
 Enjoy a delicious culinary tour in the colorful Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
 Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market
 Dinner on own

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Jerusalem

 Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel- Meet with representative from the Masorti Movement
 Departure – Wear closed- toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
 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 on own en route
 Enjoy an easy nature hike to the Sataf spring in the Jerusalem Hills
 Join thousands of Jews from around the globe in joyous celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall OR Join a local synagogue
 Return to hotel for preparation for Shabbat
 Shabbat dinner at hotel (included) – host lone soldiers

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Jerusalem

 Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
 Morning at leisure on own in Jerusalem. Options include:
 Join morning services at a local synagogue
 Explore the impressive Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem, Archeology Wing, Sculpture Garden & Wing of Jewish Life.
 Hunt for a bargain at the bustling Arab Souk in the Old City
 Shabbat Lunch – included
 Afternoon walking tour – Theatrical tour of the beautiful Yemin Moshe neighborhood & Montefiore’s Windmill
 Musical Havdalla
 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.)
 Dinner on own – Ben Yehuda Street

Overnight: Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Jerusalem

 Full Israel Breakfast at hotel
 Check out and depart
 Discover the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Theater, Hippodrome, Palace of King Herod & more…
 Experience authentic Druze hospitality and lunch at the village of Dalyat-el-Carmel- Usafia
 Hike along the Arbel Cliffs with stunning views of the Sea of Galilee
 Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

 Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
 Explore the gorgeous Tel Dan Nature Reserve where nature, history & hydro-politics come together
 Visit the Hula Lake where millions of birds rest on their migration between Africa & Europe or Asia
 Lunch on own
 Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat, including the beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory & more
 Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
 Dinner on own in Tiberias

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

 Full Israeli breakfast at hotel
 Visit the ancient city of Gamla – “Masada of the North” & site of a unique nature conservation project to reintroduce the Griffon Vulture to the wild
 KIDS– Participate in a fun chocolate-making workshop at De Karina in Ein Zivan
 Adults – Wine tasting at the Bahat Wine Cellar
 Lunch on own en route
 Lookout over the border with Syria from atop the former Israeli forward post of Mt. Bental & gain a deeper understanding of the complex & changing realities on the ground
 Explore the Golan Heights by jeep in an off-road adventure
 Dinner at the hotel (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

 Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel
 Checkout & departure
 Rappel down from the Keshet Cave with stunning views of the Galilee.
 Descend by cable car to the stunning Rosh Hanikra Grottoes where the azure waters of the Mediterranean meet the chalk-white cliffs.
 Lunch on own in the Arab Souk of Akko – not included
 Visit the heavily fortified old British Prison in Akko where members of the Jewish Underground were incarcerated, and sometimes executed, prior to Independence in 1948
 Continue to Tel Aviv
 Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

 Full Israeli breakfast at hotel- Meet with a representative from the LGBTQ community
 Depart from 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 Street Art Graffiti Tour of the bohemian Florentine Neighborhood & feel the pulse of Tel Aviv
 Lunch on own
 Experience the vibe at the bustling open-air Carmel Market with its lively vendors & colorful displays of fresh produce
 Explore the vibrancy of Jewish Life & peoplehood at the ultra-modern, interactive ANU Museum
 Final dinner at a local restaurant in Tel Aviv
 Travel to Ben Gurion Airport for return flight the USA


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