Huntington Jewish Center Israel Experience- May 16- 26, 2022

Join Huntington Jewish Center’s community trip to ISRAEL. Come connect to our Jewish heritage and homeland. We have crafted an engaging and exciting itinerary whether this is your first trip or next trip. We can’t wait to see you!

Pricing

The HJC Israel Trip itinerary and tour package was 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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Register

Registration is now open! Please click on the link to fill out the registration form. Upon clicking send, we will process your deposit of $500 per person and send you a confirmation e-mail within a couple of days to let you know you’re set to go!

 

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Hotels

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 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.

 

INBAL HOTEL, JERUSALEM

As one of Jerusalem’s finest, most luxurious hotels, The Inbal is ideally positioned as your ultimate gateway to explore Jerusalem’s authentic atmosphere, a pure reflection of the city in which it resides. Combining a sophisticated elegance with warmth and comfort, The Inbal offers a range of rooms and suites to match every kind of visit – from relaxed family vacations to weddings, large conferences to business trips. With service that always goes above and beyond what you expect – we promise that your visit will be unforgettable.

 

KEDMA HOTEL, NEGEV DESERT

The enchanting Negev Desert is a magnetic tourist draw thanks to its breathtaking natural beauty, pollution-free arid climate,
and the host of hidden tourist gems just waiting to be discovered. 
Located in Sde Boker, walking distance from the desert home of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister,
this Nabatean khan-style hotel offers a unique Negev-inspired hospitality experience in the perfect tranquil base for local excursions.

 

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 station that has been converted into a modern leisure complex, the ancient port city of Old Jaffa, Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, the famous Rothschild Boulevard, and more.

 

FAQ's

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 jj@IsraelMaven.com.

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Welcome to Israel!!! Arrival at Ben Gurion airport  where you will be met by Israel Maven representatives and your tour guide.


Opening ceremony at the magnificent port city of Caesarea including the Roman Theater,Hippodrome, Palace of King Herod & more.


Lunch at the award-winning Tishbi Winery and enjoy tastings of wine (included)


Tour of the Technion University – Israel Institute of Technology


Transfer to Hotel for check in


Opening dinner at Ramot Resort (included)


Overnight: Ramot Resort Hotel, 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


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


Meet with Kabbalistic artist Avraham Leventhal to hear his take on Kabala


Dinner en route on own


Overnight: Ramot Resort Hotel, North

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel


Check out and depart


Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir
that has been painstakingly recreated 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.


Lunch on own


Find out how Israeli bio-tech & know how are helping to feed millions of people around the globe at Bio-Bee in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu.


Continue to Jerusalem


Welcome to Jerusalem! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives


Dinner on own


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel.


Introduction to the Old City of Jerusalem at the impressive Jaffa Gate.


Explore the Christian Quarter including the Via Dolorosa & the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher


Ascend the Temple Mount & see the Dome of the Rock & Al Aksa Mosque.


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


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


Meet the residence of City of David to talk about the challenges of living in East Jerusalem.


Dinner on own in Jerusalem


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel


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


Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market


Lunch on own


Explore the cobble-stoned Nachlaot neighborhood, where the old and new, the traditional and the funky, coexist in colorful glory.


Afternoon at leisure and Prepare for Shabbat.


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


Shabbat dinner at hotel (included)


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


Morning at leisure on own in Jerusalem. Options include:


Lunch on own (not included)


Afternoon: Walking tour of the beautiful Yemin Moshe neighborhood & Montefiore’s Windmill and the area with your guide


Musical Havdalla around the beautiful scenery of Jerusalem.


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


Dinner on own in Jerusalem


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


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


Experience the Biblical City of Hevron , including the Cave of Machpela, Avraham Avinu neighborhood, Bet Hadassah, Tel Romeida & more. Meet Jewish and Palestinian residence of Hevron.


Lunch in Gush Etzion on own.


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


Return to Jerusalem.


Dinner on own in Jerusalem


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


Check out and depart for the Judean Desert. (Don’t forget protection against the sun, comfortable walking shoes, bathing suit, water shoes & towel).


Ascend the formidable desert fortress of Masada where the Zealots contested the might of the Roman Empire.


Lunch on own at Masada food court.


Explore the beautiful desert oasis of Ein Gedi where David fled from King Saul and cool off under a waterfall


Experience the incredible sensation of floating in the Dead Sea
– the lowest place on Earth.


Continue to Negev Desert


Dinner at hotel (included)


Overnight: Kedma Hotel, Negev

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


Lookout over the striking Zin Valley from the tomb of Israel’s legendary prime minister – David Ben Gurion


Visit the home of Israel’s legendary prime-minister,
David Ben Gurion at Kibbutz Sde Boker.


Lunch at local restaurant in Mitzpe Ramon (not included).


Learn about Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first astronaut at the Ramon Visitor’s Center.


Jeep Tour in the Ramon Crater


Try your expertise riding a camel in the desert!


Bedouin hospitality at Chan Hashayarot in the heart of the Negev Desert. Dinner included


Return to Hotel.


Overnight: Kedma Hotel, Negev

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


Check out and depart


Travel to Tel Aviv


Meet with inspirational wounded IDF veterans through Brothers for Life at Beit Ha’Achim in KfarTruman


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.


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


Dinner on own in Tel Aviv.


Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


Check out of the hotel and store luggage for the day


Tour the state-of-the art Palmach Museum and learn about the “striking force” that formed the backbone of the IDF


Explore the story of the birth of Tel Aviv and the establishment of the State of Israel, at the Independence Hall Exhibition
at the Shalom Mayer Tower


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


Lunch on own (if still hungry!!).


Afternoon at leisure– time for shopping.


Farewell dinner at a local restaurant


Departure for airport

Departure for the US

 

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