Israel!

MY ITINERARY HAS ARRIVED – TIME TO GET EXCITED!

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Wednesday, Aug 31 – Departure
Depart JFK Int’l airport at 7:05 PM
Arrive at the airport four hours early

Thursday, Sep 1 – Arrival & The Golan

Landing at Ben Gurion Airport at 5:10 PM
Evening: Program introductions & ice breakers
Overnight: Afik Guest House, Golan / Tel: 972-4-6761240

Friday, Sep 2 – The Golan & Galilee

Tzfat – Birthplace of Jewish mysticism
Har Merion – Nature walk
Prepare for Shabbat
Start of Shabbat – Candle lighting ceremony
Festive Shabbat dinner
Oneg Shabbat – Celebrating Shabbat
Overnight: Afik Guest House, Golan / Tel: 972-4-6761240

Saturday, Sep 3 – The Golan

Walking tour
Shabbat activity
Havdallah ceremony – Conclusion of Shabbat
Kinneret Cruise – Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
Overnight: Afik Guest House, Golan / Tel: 972-4-6761240

Sunday, Sep 4 – The North & Tel Aviv

Nahal Jilabun – Canyon hike in the Golan
Har Bental – Observation point and former Syrian bunkers
Jordan River rafting
Depart for Tel Aviv
Overnight: Ruth Daniel Hotel, Tel Aviv / Tel: 972-3-5264526

Monday, Sep 5 – Tel Aviv & The Negev

Welcome & ice breakers with Israeli peers
Rabin Square – Memorial to Yitzhak Rabin
Independence Hall – Declaration of the modern State of Israel
Jaffa – Ancient seaport & artist colony
Tel Aviv beach – Relax along Israel’s Mediterranean Coast
Depart for Arad
Overnight: Arad Guest House, Arad / Tel: 972-2-5945599

Tuesday, Sep 6 – The Negev

Ascend Masada – Via the Roman Ramp
Masada – Ancient mountain-top fortress
Descend Masada – Via the Snake Path
Ein Bokek – Nature walk
Dead Sea – Floating at Ein Bokek Beach
Camel trekking – Travel the Negev desert in style!
Beduin hospitality
Mifgash activity with Israeli peers
Overnight: Beduin Tent, Chan Shayarot / Tel: 972-8-6535777

Wednesday, Sep 7 – The Negev

Nachal Chavarim – Canyon hike
Sde Boker – Desert outpost & grave of Ben Gurion
Depart for Jerusalem
Haas Promenade – Panoramic view of Jerusalem
Plant a tree in Israel!
Prepare for Yad Vashem
Overnight: Caeser, Jerusalem / Tel: 972-2-5005656

Thursday, Sep 8 – Jerusalem

Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial & Museum
Har Herzl – National Memorial
Ben Yehuda Street – Pedestrian shopping center
Evening cultural event
Overnight: Caeser, Jerusalem / Tel: 972-2-5005656

Friday, Sep 9 – Jerusalem

Jewish Quarter – Old City walking tour
Davidson Center – Interactive exhibit
The Kotel – Reflections at the Western Wall
Wrap up and depart with Israelis
Machane Yehuda – Colorful Jerusalem marketplace
Prepare for Shabbat
Start of Shabbat – Candle lighting ceremony
Festive Shabbat dinner
Oneg Shabbat – Celebrating Shabbat
Overnight: Caeser, Jerusalem / Tel: 972-2-5005656

Saturday, Sep 10 – Jerusalem

Shabbat activity
Walking tour
Wrap up session
Havdallah ceremony – Conclusion of Shabbat
Political seminar – The Situation Today in Israel
Overnight: Caeser, Jerusalem / Tel: 972-2-5005656

Sunday, Sep 11 – Departure & Arrival

Depart Accompany group to Ben Gurion airport at 8:15 AM
Arrive at JFK Int’l airport at 5:05 PM Leave airport to continue travels!

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