The Community Israel Experience – with Rabbi Julie Kozlow

Come join The Community and Rabbi Julie Kozlow on their 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!

Pricing

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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Hotels

Enjoy your trip to Israel to it’s fullest at these beautiful hotels:

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.

 

Kibbutz Kfar Blum, North

In the heart of the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee, surrounded by green spaces and the chirping of birds, lies the Pastoral Hotel –

A place for people who love getting away, culture, nature, music and the written word. The hotel offers a comfortable, peaceful getaway experience for couples and families, together with close proximity to all the main attractions of the Upper Galilee region, including Lake Hula, Manara Cliff, Mt. Hermon, wineries, museums and motor sports.

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.

 

 

 

 

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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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Thursday
October 20
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Friday
October 21
Day 2/11
Shabbat in Tel Aviv
October 22
Day 3/11
Sunday
October 23
Day 4/11
Monday
October 24
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Tuesday
October 25
Day 6/11
Wednesday
October 26
Day 7/11
Thursday
October 27
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Friday
October 28
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Shabbat
October 29
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Sunday
October 30
Day 11/11

●  Welcome to Israel!!! Land at Ben Gurion Airport and travel on own to Tel Aviv. You can be in touch with the Israel Maven office about transportation if needed.


● Check into hotel, settle in and relax.


● Dinner together at a local restaurant (paid individually)


● Orientation and meeting with Rabbi Kozlow and Tour Guide/JJ to start the program

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

●  Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


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


● 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


● Lunch in Jaffa (included)


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


● Return to hotel for preparation for Shabbat- Option for those who would like to walk over to the Carmel Market


● Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Julie overlooking the Sea! OR Kehillat Halev


● Shabbat dinner together at the hotel (included)


Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


● Join services in one of the local Masorti communities – Neve Tzedek


● Parshat Shavua with Rabbi Julie


● Lunch at hotel (included)


● Afternoon options: A) Walking tour of the picturesque neighborhood of Neve Tzedek andRothschild BLVDwith tour guide
B) Join hundreds for- Israeli dancing on the Beach


● Havdalah at the hotel


● Cultural event in Tel Aviv (pending schedule)

Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli Breakfast at hotel


● Depart for the Western Negev- Otef Aza region


● Meet with local residents at Netiv Ha’Asara on the border with Gaza & participate in the unique Path to Peace initiative


● Meet withthe local residents of Sderot & hear their incredible stories of faith & resilience


● Lunch at the town of Sderot- Hummus Shel Techina (included)


● Look out over the Gaza Strip from the Black Arrow Monument


● Find out how blue-&-white agro-tech is helping feed millions of people around the globe at the hands-on Salad Trail Experience


● Return to Tel Aviv


Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


● Check out a depart


● Visit the Illegal Immigrant Detention camp of Atlit, where Jews attempting to reach the shores of the Land of Israel prior to Independence, were imprisoned by the British.


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


● Meet students and hear the success stories of Yemin Orde – a home, school and safe haven to 440 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world


● Ascend to the top of the Carmel Mountain – to the Muchraka
and overlook the beautiful lower Galilee and hear the story of
Elijah the prophet


● Continue to hotel


● Dinner at hotel (included)


Overnight: Kibbutz Kfar Blum

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


● Morning activity – Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee


● Lunch at the Eden Restaurant in Tzfat (included)


● Discover the Mystical City of Tzfat, including the beautiful synagogues, artists’ colony, candlefactory & more


● Enjoy wine tasting in the award-winning, boutique Abouhav Winery nestled in the heart of the Artists’ Colony & sample the local fare.


● Meet with Kabbalistic artist Avraham Leventhal in his studio


● Time on own in the artist Gallery of Tzfat


● Dinner at Dag Al Hadan Restaurant (included)


Overnight: Kibbutz Kfar Blum

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


● OPTION 1 – Raft down the gentle waters of the Jordan River from Kfar Blum
● OPTION 2 – Stay at the hotel and enjoy hotel facilities!


● 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


● Continue to Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley


● Welcome to Jerusalem !!! Enjoy a spectacular lookout over Jerusalem from Mt Scopus with Music and Challah!


● Dinner at Mamilla Restaurant (NOT included)


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


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


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


● 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


● Lunch en route on own


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


Evening Shuk tour of Machane Yehuda Market – Dinner on own

Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli Breakfast at hotel


● 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 the 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


● Return to Jerusalem to prepare for Shabbat


● Join thousands of Jews as they bring in the Shabbat at the Western Wall. Meet with speaker from Women at the Wall at
Robinson’s Arch (pending authorization)


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


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at hotel


● Morning options: Morning at leisure to relax by the pool

● 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


● Lunch on own


● Enjoy walking through 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


Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

● Full Israeli breakfast at the hotel


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


● Hear the remarkable story of the defenders of the Gush in 1948 at the moving, Kibbutz KfarEtzion Sound-&-Light Show


● Lunch on own


● Meet with Shaul Judelman and Khaled Abbu Awwad from Roots
and hear about their grassroots initiative to promote coexistence in the region


● Return to Jerusalem for afternoon at leisure and cocktails (not included)


● Check out of hotel (Late check out is pending authorization)


● Final banquet dinner at restaurant


● Transfer to Airport


Next Year in Jerusalem!




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