JCC of Harrison – Trip to Israel – March 2020

Come join the JCC of Harrison’s community trip to ISRAEL! 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 luxurious hotels:



The combination of breath-taking desert scenery together with the unique architecture and top-quality service makes Beresheet one of the most extraordinary hotels in Israel.

Beresheet is one of the most successful hotels in Israel and it enjoys many returning guests, both Israelis and tourists return to this amazing hotel every year. Beresheet guarantees an unforgettable hospitality experience – great service, a gourmet restaurant, a luxury spa, elegant and comfortable rooms and of course, the second to none desert view.

Beresheet Hotel covers approximately 12.5 acres and consists of one hundred and eleven private villas of one- or two stories, situated throughout the grounds at altering distances from each other. Thirty-nine of the ground floor rooms open to personal pools, the top floor rooms open to balconies with desert views (some with crater views). All rooms are separated and each has a private entrance. All rooms include a hall, a spacious bedroom and a massive bathroom.



You’ll find fun and laughter around every corner at the Isrotel King Solomon, where family always comes first. Located on the shores of Eilat’s idyllic North Beach Lagoon, the hotel is designed to provide the perfect family vacation in every way, all day long. From the magical Kids’ Kingdom to the huge swimming pool, or the many thrilling attractions nearby, there’s always something to delight and amaze all ages.

All of the Isrotel King Solomon’s 415 suites and rooms include complementary Wi-Fi access, as well as balconies with wonderful views of either the pool or the Edom Mountains.



It begins with the most perfect location, nestled in the magical alleyways of the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood. Our 5-star luxury hotel is just a short walk to the Old City and its religious sites.Each of our 137 spacious rooms and studies have been designed with touches of Jerusalem stone, and the luxury suites furnished with premium accessories.
Our rooftop restaurant awaits you with a sumptuous dining experience, while you gaze out over the magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem, Old and New. Our elegant spa offers a selection of indulging treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool and wet and dry saunas.



While visiting the heart of Israel, pamper yourself at the Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel – offering the best location directly on the beach and within easy access to business, shopping and entertainment. Located in the city center, our superb hotel in Tel Aviv is situated on the beach where you can sink into the warm white sand and Mediterranean Sea. Whether your trip is for business or leisure, we will make your stay relaxing and memorable. Your comfortable air-conditioned accommodation features a private balcony with fabulous views,well-lit work desk, wireless Internet, in-room safe and mini-bar. Before enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or rejuvenate yourself in the on-site fitness gym. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, rest your eyes or relax with a good book on our sun deck. When planning a conference or social event, choose the Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel. Our tradition of extraordinary service & attention to detail will make your perfect beach holiday


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 flight #? Where you will be met by Israel Maven representatives

Travel to the Negev!

Check into Hotel, rest & relax

Opening dinner at hotel- welcoming and go over itinerary

Overnight: Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Visit the Ilan Ramon Center and hear about one of Israel’s heroes and the formation of the “Machtesh”

Off road Jeep tour in the heart of the Machtesh and see the unique Geological formations in the Negev Desert

Lunch, camel riding and hospitality at the Bedouin tent of Shayarot (included)

Nature walk in the beautiful gorges of Ein Ovdat

Visit Israel’s 1st Prime Ministers- David Ben Gurion’s Grave and discuss his vision of the Desert and how he was able to fulfil his dreams

Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

Morning relaxing at hotel and enjoying the hotel facilities

Check out of Hotel and depart

Travel to Kibbutz Ketura for lunch and meet with Kibbutznikim and get a tour of the amazing developments that the Kibbutz has achieved (included)

Continue to Eilat

Dinner on own in Eilat

Overnight: Isrotel King Solomon Hotel, Eilat

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

For those who would like- sunrise hike on Mount Tzfachot

Option 1: Fun in Eilat- including swimming, water sports, swimming with dolphins, underwater observatory, snorkeling

Options 2: Day tour of Petra- including crossing the border, travel to Petra, full day in the hidden City of Petra

Dinner on own in Eilat

Overnight: Isrotel King Solomon Hotel, Eilat

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Check out and departure from Eilat

Travel to the Judean Desert

Ascend the fortress of Masada- Hear the fascinating story of the Jewish rebels and their fight against the Roman army

Lunch on own at Masada food court

Boat ride on the Dead Sea to see the formations of the Salt

Overlook into St. George Monastery and discuss the monastic life in Israel

Welcome to Jerusalem!!! Overlook and intro to the City from the Mount Scopus lookout

Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Introduction to 3 religion in Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate

Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Christian Quarter

Meet with a local Priest and hear first-hand about the Christin life in Jerusalem

Walk through the Jewish Quarter and its many sites- Cardo and rooftops

Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter

Witness first-hand the destruction of the Temple at the Southern Wall excavations

Walk through the Muslim Quarter and overlook Temple Mount from the Austrian Hospice

Preparation for Shabbat at the hotel

Join thousands as they bring in Shabbat at the Kotel- the Western Wall

Shabbat Dinner at hotel or hosted by family (included)

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Morning at leisure rest or – option to visit different synagogues in the vicinity or explore on own

Enjoy Shabbat lunch with Ramat Tzion community on French Hill (arrival on own expense)

Optional walking tour: Jerusalem outside the Old City walls – walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of Yemin Moshe & Talbieh

Shopping time on Ben Yehuda Street & dinner on own

Sound and light show in the Tower of David Museum or Sporting event

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel

Morning options- only one of the following options will be offered:

  • Pay tribute to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum
  • Religion and state- Visit the Knesset and/or the Supreme Court to understand the complexities of religion and State in Israel
  • Contemporary Jerusalem– Morning tour of Jerusalem and the political/religious challenges. Including seeing the new Embassy, overlook from the Goldman lookout, visiting East Jerusalem and understanding the complicated issues of the City

Culinary tour – including tastings at the Machane Yehuda Market

Hear the stories of Israel’s heroes, leaders and soldiers as we stroll through Mount Herzl National Cemetery – one of the most significant places in Israel

Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel- check out and depart

Visit the Bilingual School of “Yad B’Yad- where Jews, Christian and Moslem kids all learn together

Travel to Gush Etzion and loo over the region from “Mitzpe Haelef”

Meet with Shaul and Ali and hear about their initiative of “Roots” striving for quiet in the region

Lunch en route on own

Travel to Hevron– visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs and hear about 1 of the most complicated places in Israel

Continue to Tel Aviv

Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Renaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Introduction to Tel Aviv overlooking the City from the Old City of Jaffa the “Gateway to the Holy Land” Comparing the new and the Old- including galleries and more

Hear about the success of Israel in the High-Tech World- at the Peres Innovation Center

Lunch on own and stroll through the Carmel Market and the Arts and crafts fair of Nachalat Binyamin

Graffiti tour! To get a better understanding of the Tel Aviv culture

Late check out of hotel

Final banquet at a local restaurant in Tel Aviv

Travel to Ben Gurion Airport for return flight to the US



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