Temple Ahavat Shalom Israel Experience with Rabbi Hoffman- October 2022



To know Jerusalem takes a lifetime. To feel wonderfully at home takes a stay at the David Citadel. You’re greeted by staff who remember the nicknames of your grandchildren, and balcony views you’ll never forget. You’re pampered by the largest bedrooms in Jerusalem – serene, sophisticated and rich in indulgent surprises, from Frette linens to Bvlgari amenities. You linger over meals on our luxurious garden terrace, an oasis filled with birdsong, where families discover favorite places to gather, and couples easily forget there are other guests.

Our unique address unites Old City and new, so you can skip the taxis, and stroll to many of the world’s most famous sites. With each new day, you feel less like a guest in a hotel, and more like a respected resident, at home in the most celebrated city on earth.



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.



Set in a high-rise building overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this luxe hotel is a 7-minute walk from the beachfront Shlomo Lahat Promenade and 1 km from Tel Aviv Port entertainment district.

Chic rooms have free Wi-Fi, balconies, flat-screens and safes, plus minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have sofas and/or sea views; 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate lounges. Club quarters offer perks such as breakfast and snacks in the club lounge.

Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include rooftop and beachfront restaurants, plus an upscale Jewish eatery, and a cheese and wine bar. There’s also a gym, a spa and a rooftop pool.


The Temple Ahavat Shalom 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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Welcome to Israel!! Meet at Ben Gurion airport

Transfer to Jerusalem

Plant a tree in the JNF Tzor’ah Forest
(time permitting)

Explore the impressive Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem and
receive an introduction to the Old City of Jerusalem during the 2nd Temple period

Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade – Lechayim!

Check into Hotel- settle in and relax

Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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

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

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

Lunch in Jewish Quarter on own

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

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

Walk in the footsteps of Prophets & Kings in the City of David. Meet an archaeologist &
feel the Bible come to life!

Hunt for a bargain at the bustling Arab Souk as you return to Jaffa Gate


Dinner on own in Jerusalem

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli Breakfast at the hotel

Depart for the Judean Desert. (Don’t forget protection against the sun, comfortable walking shoes)

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

Lunch on own at the Masada Food Court

Discover the fascinating ruins of Qumeran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

Experience the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea – the lowest place on Earth – at Kalya

Transport yourselves to the Days of the Bible as you visit Abraham’s Tent in Genesis Land – includes camel rides, traditional desert hospitality & dinner (included)

Return to Jerusalem

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli Breakfast at your hotel

Encounter the leaders and heroes who are interred at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery

Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum &
Children’s Memorial. (Please note that minimum age for entry into the museum is 10 years old).

Enjoy a delicious Hummus lunch at Abu Gosh (included)

Visit the village of Abu Gosh and meet an IMAM in the Mosque and hear more about the village and being minorities in Israel.

Visit the Castel – site of one of the most significant battles to lift the siege of Jerusalem during the War of Independence in 1948

Return to Jerusalem

Dinner on own

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Pay tribute to the Memory of Six Million at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum & Children’s Memorial. (Please note that minimum age for entry into the museum is 10 years old).

Experience the vibe at the Machane Yehudah Outdoor Market as Jerusalem prepares for Shabbat. Grab some lunch !

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

Return to hotel & prepare for Shabbat

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

Shabbat of a Lifetime – Shabbat dinner hosted by a local Jerusalem Family (included).

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Morning at leisure on own in Jerusalem. Options include:

Morning at leisure to relax by the pool

Join morning services at a local synagogue

Explore the impressive Israel Museum- including: Archeology Wing, Sculpture Garden & Wing of Jewish Life.

Lunch on own

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the beautiful Yemin Moshe neighborhood OR Talbiye

Musical Havdalah overlooking the Old City

Watch the Sound-&-Light Spectacular on the walls of the Tower of David (Show is out doors. Please dress warmly & ensure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start.)

Dinner on own

Overnight: The Citadel Hotel – Jerusalem

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Checkout & departure, travel north via the Biqa’a Valley

Find out how Israeli innovation & Bio-technology are helping to feed millions around the globe at *Bio Bee in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu*

Explore the ruins of the magnificent city of Beit Shean including the Roman Theater, bath-house, Cardo & more

Lunch on own at Tzemach junction

Visit the remarkable Ancient Synagogue at Um El Kanatir that has been painstakingly rebuilt
using revolutionary technological methods.

Hear the incredible story of the IDF troops at Tel Saki who were totally overrun by the Syrians during the Yom Kippur War

Travel to hotel & check in

Dinner at hotel (included)

Overnight: Ramot Resort – 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

Dinner en route

Overnight: Ramot Resort – North

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Check out & departure

Visit Tzippori where Rabbi Yehudah HaNassi edited the Mishna & see the beautiful mosaics.

Sample the local fare at the inspirational Tulip Winery in the “Village of Hope” where adults with special needs are provided with the opportunity to be part of the workforce.

Experience authentic Druze hospitality and lunch at the village of Dalyat-el-Carmel- Usafia (included)

Travel to Tel Aviv & check in to hotel

Dinner on own in Tel Aviv

Overnight: Carlton Hotel – Tel Aviv

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

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.

Explore the Old Port of Jaffa with its charming alleyways, artists’ galleries & stunning views over
Tel Aviv

Enjoy a delicious culinary tour in the colorful Hatikva Outdoor Market

Stroll through the Jaffa Flea Market & hunt for a bargain

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

Lunch on own – if you still feel the need…

Visit the Yitzchak Rabin Center and live through the history of the State of Israel
through the eyes of the late Prime Minister


Meet with local High Tech entrepreneur to hear about the success of Israel in the Start-Up

Dinner on own

Overnight: Carlton Hotel – Tel Aviv

Full Israeli breakfast at hotel

Volunteer at Leket picking fruit and vegetables for the needy.

Visit the Underground Bullet Factory at Machon Ayalon where the Haganah secretly manufactured ammunition under the noses of the British prior to Independence.

Lunch on own en route

Time for shopping and exploring on own

Final banquet dinner in Tel Aviv – included


Depart for Ben Gurion Airport for return flight to the US


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