School Israel Experience

Day 1

MONDAY - ARRIVAL

  • Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met by our representatives for the experience of a lifetime
  • Explore the Old City of Jaffa with its charming alleyways and artists’ galleries
  • Lunch Near by
  • Group bonding activities & tree-planting at Neot Kedumim
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall
  • Check-in to hotel
  • Evening activity & orientation with staff

Overnight: Eldan Hotel – Jerusalem

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TUESDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade
  • Walk in the footsteps of Prophets and Kings in the City of David
  • Wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnels 
  • Lunch & Scavenger Hunt in the Jewish Quarter
  • Discover the secrets of the Second Temple as you navigate the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Re-enact the dramatic battle at Ammunition Hill that led to conquest of the Old City in 1967
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Israel Update

Overnight: Eldan Hotel – Jerusalem

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WEDNESDAY -  BET SHEMESH REGION

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tikun Olam Project – Pet therapy with the Elderly
  • Relive the most famous contest in history where David slew the giant Goliath in the Valley of Elah
  • Crawl Through The Bar Kochva Caves At Hirbet Midras
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to South
  • Transport yourself back thousands of years as you ride camels in the Judean Desert
  • Enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality & Hafla
  • Kumsitz, drum circle & bonfire

Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin Tents

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THURSDAY - JUDEAN DESERT

  • Early wake up
  • Ascend the desert fortress of Masada in time for sunrise
  • Shacharit service in the ancient synagogue atop the mountain
  • Walk down via the Snake Path
  • Breakfast at the Masada Restaurant
  • Enjoy a stunning nature walk in the Ein Gedi Oasis where David fled from King Saul
  • Picnic lunch
  • Float in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth at Mineral Beach
  • Return to Jerusalem
  • Dinner at Malcha Mall

Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem

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FRIDAY - JERUSALEM

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Pay tribute to the memory of the Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial
  • Visit Mt. Herzl including the graves of Rabin, Golda Meir, Theodor Herzl as well as the Military Cemetery
  • Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor market and search for the best-tasting falafel in the Middle East
  • Time to prepare for Shabbat
  • Join thousands of Jews from around the world in celebration of Shabbat at the Western Wall
  • Dinner at hotel together with soldiers from the Michael Levine Lone Soldiers Center

Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem

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SHABBAT - JERUSALEM

  • Shabbat services at Fuchsberg Center or Great Synagogue or Italian Synagogue
  • Learning of the weekly Parsha with the Conservative Yeshiva
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Time to rest & relax
  • Sunset from gorgeous Yemin Moshe neighborhood
  • Musical Havdalla
  • Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David
  • Pizza dinner on Ben Yehuda Street

Overnight: Eldan Hotel - Jerusalem

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SUNDAY - TEL AVIV

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Checkout & departure
  • Explore the Underground Bullet Factory at the Ayalon Institute
  • Tikkun Olan Volunteer Opportunity at Leket Israel
  • Climb on the tanks at Latrun Museum
  • Yom Hazikaron ceremony at IDF Base

Overnight: Nachsholim Seaside Resort

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MONDAY – UPPER GALILEE

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to North
  • Explore the Mystical City of Tzfat including beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candle factory and more
  • Meet with Kabbalistic artist
  • Lunch on Tzfat promenade
  • Enjoy a walk to the gorgeous Banias Waterfall
  • Kayak down the Jordan River
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Overnight: Kibbutz Amiad Hotel - Galilee
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TUESDAY   GOLAN HEIGHTS

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit an abandoned Syrian army base at Mizpe Gadot and hear the story of the Six Day War
  • Hike through the Jilabun Stream and cool off under the Jilabun waterfall
  • Lunch in Kazrin
  • Visit the De Karina Chocolate factory for a mouth-watering experience
  • Lookout over the border with Syria from Mt. Bental
  • Transfer to Tiberias for a boat ride on the Kineret with music
  • Ice-creams & free time on Tiberias Promenade

Overnight: Kibbutz Amiad Hotel - Galilee

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WEDNESDAY – LOWER GALILEE

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Checkout & departure
  • Enjoy a fun hike down the Arbel Cliffs
  • Swim in the Sea of Galilee
  • Transfer to Tel Aviv
  • Dinner and closing session
  • Depart on your return flight to the USA

NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM!!!!!!!

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