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Central Synagogue's Upcoming 180th Anniversary
with Rabbi Buchdahl

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  • 8 nights' accommodation at select hotels + Late check-out by 5:00 pm on last day ( if you would like to stay the full night this will require an additional cost of a full night).
  • 9 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with a licensed, English speaking tour educator
  • Group transfer and assistance to and from the airport per bus 
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per the itinerary.
  • Meals: daily breakfast,  as shown below.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Youth counselor throughout the trip
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and youth counselor
  • Portage at the airport and hotels

 

Celebrate Central Synagogue's Upcoming 180th Anniversary with

Rabbi Buchdahl and 180 Congregants on

CENTRAL'S GREAT, BIG, MULTI-GENERATIONAL

10x CHAI TRIP TO ISRAEL

Mark your calendars: August 20-28, 2019

Multiple track options for first-timers and returners, families and adults, skeptics and seekers.

 This trip is open to Central Synagogue Members and their families

 

Our trip will be organized into three tracks, each of which will have its own bus or buses, depending on enrollment. Each bus will be led by a member of Central's clergy or staff, and Rabbi Buchdahl will spend time on each of the buses. In addition, there will be days when members of each track will get a chance to choose excursions with people from other buses, as well as moments when the entire trip will come together. A sample itinerary is below and will be adjusted based on the participants on the trip, but it will give you a sense of the structure and kinds of activities each bus will do. We will make our best effort to place you in your first-choice bus. For more information and questions please contact Francesca Littman.

 

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 (program is subject to change and adjustments)

DAY 1: MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the USA.

Overnight: Flight


DAY 2: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019

ARRIVAL

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Meet your tour educator at the airport and depart driving north towards Akko.
  • Battling for the Holy Land: Encounter the Christian Crusaders and their Muslim rivals at Akko (Acre). This UNESCO Heritage Site was a stronghold of Crusader power in the Holy Land but was also an important center of Muslim Ottoman rule. Today, it exemplifies the multi-culturalism of northern Israel. Highlights of our visit will include:
    • The restored Crusaders' Fortress where we'll look into the lives of the Templar knights, the Christian warrior-monks based here from the 12th century who fought to control the Holy Land.
    • The el-Jazzar Mosque, one of Israel's largest and most important mosques and an illustration of the Muslim influence in the country, then and now. The mosque is named after its designer, the talented but brutal Ottoman governor Ahmad Pasha el-Jazzar.
    • Walking on the fortified walls that protected Akko and made it a vital town for controlling the Holy Land. Through the centuries, invaders damaged but could never destroy these walls. We'll see the massive security measures carried out by Ahmad Pasha el-Jazzar in order to defeat Napoleon and his French army at Akko in 1799.
    • The Templar Tunnel, the underground passageway that stretches from the fortress to Akko's port.
  • Depart Akko and drive east through the Galilee for check-in at the hotel.


DAY 2: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 (CON'T)

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Meet your tour educator at the airport and depart driving north along the Mediterranean coast.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Stop at the ancient Roman Aqueducts, located on the pristine beaches of Caesarea. With the ruins of a past empire to your backs, enjoy the power of the sand, sea and the rush of the water as you celebrate the beginning of your journey throughout Israel.
  • Continue driving north through the Galilee and check-in to the hotel.

Afternoon Arrivals:

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Meet your tour educator at the airport and depart driving north through the Galilee and check-in to the hotel.

All:

  • Drive to the northern Galilee and check into the kibbutz hotel.
  • Festive opening dinner at the hotel.
  • Bruchim Ha'baim! Opening activity with synagogue staff and your tour educators.

Overnight: Pastoral Hotel, Kibbutz Kfar Blum, Upper Galilee


DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

IN THE NORTH

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: The Balance of Power on Israel's Northern Border: During this presentation and dialogue, (Res) Avraham Levine will analyze the multi-leveled geopolitical and security situation confronting Israel on its borders with Syria and Lebanon. Major Levine is an intelligence officer with the Israel Defense Forces and a researcher for the Alma Research and Educational Center, will examine a variety of issues including the impact of Syria's tragic civil war and the influence of Iran in this area.
  • Kids: Activity at the hotel with youth counselors.
  • Depart the hotel by home bus:

Young Families Bus:

  • Begin the day with a nature hike to the Suspended Trail above the spectacular canyon of the Banias Stream, at the foot of Mount Hermon.
  • LaDa'at Families in Tsfat: Find your way through the alleyways of Tsfat, uncovering the hidden words, secret codes and mystical messages on a family scavenger hunt through the Old City of the ancient Kabbalists.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Enjoy rafting or kayaking in the Upper Galilee along the Jordan River (minimum age for rafting is 5 years old).
  • How high can you go? Test yourself with rope course activities, including climbing wall and omega zipline.
  • Return to the hotel and prepare for evening activity.

B'nai Mitzvah Bus:

  • Take a jeep tour off-road up the Golan Heights, following the footsteps of Israeli soldiers and their battles in the Six-Day War.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Enjoy the culinary delights of a chocolate workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory on Kibbutz Ein Zivan.
  • Watch the panoramic views from Bental (overlooking the abandoned Syrian town of Kuneitra) and gain sharp insights into Israel's security situation on the Golan Heights: the enormous challenges it faced in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the new threat coming from the north - ISIS.
  • Return to the hotel and prepare for evening activity.

Adults Bus:

  • Living on the Edge: Look into Southern Lebanon from Kibbutz Misgav Am and discuss some of the issues relating to the security of communities in Northern Israel, including a discussion with a kibbutz member.
  • Take a jeep tour off-road up the Golan Heights, following the footsteps of Israeli soldiers and their battles in the Six-Day War.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Lada'at Northern Israel Wine Route: Take part in a Vintner's Journey along the Golan and Galilean wine route, exploring some of the new and very successful wineries that have sprouted in recent years, including Pelter and Golan Heights Conversations with wine-makers and connoisseurs, as well as wine tasting, are included.

All:

  • Ready, Steady, Cook: Participate in a special outdoor cooking competition led by a local chef, followed by a delicious dinner of your own making.
  • Return to the                                                           

Overnight: Pastoral Hotel, Kibbutz Kfar Blum, Upper Galilee


DAY 4: THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and depart.

Young Families Bus:

  • Visit the Hula Lake (Agamon HaHula) for bike-riding, golf-carting, nature walks, and bird-watching.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Proceed to the innovative Zippori National Park, site of Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi's codification of the Mishna and extraordinary ancient mosaics, with a special mosaic-making program for children and youth.
  • Walk through the 2,000-year-old water tunnel at Park Alona, the water source for ancient Caesarea.
  • Continue south towards Tel Aviv and check in to the hotel.

B'nai Mitzvah Bus:

  • Walk through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, located on the largest tributary of the Jordan River, and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan.
  • Cowboys, Mystics, and More: Learn how to say “giddy-up” in Hebrew as we ride horses through the Biriya Forest, one of the largest and most beautiful forests planted by Zionist organizations. The horses and trails are accustomed to all levels of riders while for younger children, there's pony riding on the ranch. The Bat Ya'ar Ranch combines outdoor activities, fresh mountain air, and a location rich with natural, historical, and religious importance.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Drive to Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony, including the Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its great stories and mystical messages, and the quaint Artists' Colony, its craft shops and galleries; meet with local artists inspired by the messages of Kabbalah.
  • Continue south towards Tel Aviv and check in to the hotel.

Adults Bus:

  • Perhaps it's the combination of mysticism and art, and maybe it's the mountain air in Israel's highest city; entering Tsfat, there is a sense of something uniquely Jewish but not quite of this world. Here, you'll:
    • Visit the Ari Synagogue and share in the inspiration and innovation that moved Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Holy Ari) and his fellow mysticsIn Tsfat they developed the Kabbalah, the esoteric insights of Judaism and created Kabbalat Shabbat, the prayers sung on Friday evenings to welcome the arrival of the Sabbath.
    • See the Caro synagogue, built originally, like the Ari synagogue, in the 16th century. It is where Rabbi Joseph Caro, one of the greatest of all Jewish legal authorities, taught and lived. Hear the story of how he was visited here by a maggid, an angelic messenger, who revealed secrets of the Torah.
    • Walk through the cobbled streets and alleyways to the Artists' Colony with its galleries, shops, and studios.
    • Meet with artist Sheva Chaya in her studio, for an interactive window into the world of Kabbalah, glass blowing, and questions of identity and Judaism.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to the Arab town Shfaram, including meetings with residents, walking through the ancient synagogue, the local church, and the mosque.
  • Continue south towards Tel Aviv and check in to the hotel.

All:

  • Free Evening in Tel Aviv with dinner on own.

Overnight: Hilton, Tel Aviv


DAY 5: FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019

TEL AVIV: THE FIRST HEBREW CITY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: Doing Jewish - Reflections on Jewish Identity: Dialogue with Avraham Infeld, former Director of the Israeli Chais Foundation.
  • Children: Ivrit Safa Yafa: Gain the necessary tools to communicate with locals through a crash course activity led by staff.
  • Depart the hotel by tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Young in Age and Spirit

  • Don't Worry, I Trust You: We will be joining Etgarim, an organization that empowers people with physical disabilities through outdoor and extreme sports, for a tandem bike ride where one of the riders is blindfolded and relies on support from their friend. Aside from being an amazing insight into the world of the blind, it's also a great example of the power of partnership.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Urban Culture Tours of Tel Aviv, Combining Street Art, Language & Graffiti: Join a local resident, to explore the urban culture of the city.

Track 2: Innovation & Start-Up Nation

  • Meet with Eliav Rodman to discuss the “Start-Up” nature of the Israeli economy.
  • Dialogue with Alumni of the elite intelligence unit 8200, and members of their Entrepreneurship and Innovative Support Program (EISP), for an in-depth look into how EISP is taking innovations from the military and developing these skills for the commercial sector.

Track 3: Taste of Tel Aviv

  • Art in Tel Aviv: Special gallery tour led by a leading art critic, including a meeting with artists or gallery owners.
  • LaDa'at Ethnic Tasting Tour: walk through Tel Aviv's famous Levinsky Market, where you'll find a combination of foods and sweets from all over the Mediterranean and hear the unique stories of the individuals who sell them.

Track 4: Outdoors

  • Israeli Martial Arts: Train in Krav-Maga, a self-defense system developed for the IDF.
  • Along the Water: Challenge yourself on two wheels as you bike along the shoreside Tel Aviv promenade, ending at the old port of Jaffa.

All:

  • Stroll down the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, with its bi-weekly craft fair and eateries. Alongside is the colorful Carmel open-air market, with lunch on own.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services with Beit Tefilah Yisraeli at Tel Aviv Port, including music, prayer, dance, and
  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hilton, Tel Aviv


DAY 6: SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019

SHABBAT IN TEL AVIV

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Shabbat Morning Service in Tel Aviv.

Young Family Bus:

  • Bird's Eye View: Take in a view from above as you hover over Tel Aviv in a hot air balloon!
  • Depart Tel Aviv for the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot for an eye-opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Return to Tel Aviv.
  • Hallelujah! A People and their Prayers: Experience the diversity and dynamism of Jewish life at the rejuvenated Beit Hatfutsot: The Museum of the Jewish People, including Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People, an interactive exhibition about Jews who have changed the world.

B'nai Mitzvah Bus:

  • Depart Tel Aviv for the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot for an eye-opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to the Israel Children's Museum in Holon and take part in one of the following:
    • Dialogue in the Dark an innovative, experiential project designed to open up the hidden world of the blind.
    • Invitation to Silence an interactive exhibit that gives a stage to non-verbal communication skills hidden in each of us.
  • Return to Tel Aviv.

Adults:

  • Visit the Old City of Jaffa and ascend from the old port through the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Stroll through Old Jaffa's renovated artists' colony and the old port, and continue through Jaffa's famous Flea Market - “Shuk Hapishpeshim”, with lunch on own.
  • Have You Heard the One About…? Get ready to laugh and learn with “Inside Out and Outside In,” a celebration of Jewish humor from Sholem Aleichem to Seinfeld, while exploring two thousand years of rich Jewish culture and community at Beit Hatefutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People and Culture.

All:

  • Free late afternoon in Tel Aviv with lunch on own and an opportunity to:
    • Crash the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
    • Walk or bike the Blue Route in Tel Aviv, with its beautiful coastline and Mediterranean atmosphere, from the Jaffa Ridge in the south to Tel Aviv Port in the north.
    • Walk along the trendy Tel Aviv Port.
  • Ben Kodesh Lechol: Havdallah: Say farewell to Shabbat and welcome in the new week (location to be determined).
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


DAY 7: SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019

ARCHAEOLOGY, ARTS & PRESENT-DAY ISSUES

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Depart the hotel by tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Young in Age and Spirit

  • The Landscape and Lifestyles of the Bible: Neot Kedumim is a 625-acre Biblical landscape reserve hidden in the Judean foothills. Here, you'll find the plants, vineyards, threshing floors, cooking techniques, and water cisterns of biblical times and will recreate the daily life of our ancestors. Our visit will include:
    • Shepherds and Their Sheep: From Abel to Abraham and from Moses to King David, many biblical heroes were shepherds. We'll learn how they kept their flocks under control and try out our own techniques during a fun session of sheep and goat herding.
    • Making Our Mark: Celebrate your journey and get in touch with the Land of Israel with a tree-planting ceremony. We'll plant indigenous saplings mentioned in the Bible and help make Israel bloom.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Take part in an archaeological dig at the Beit Guvrin Caves: prepare to get your hands dirty uncovering pottery from the Hellenistic period, 2,300 years ago, and optionally crawl through the Maresha Cave Labyrinth. Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park was recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Track 2: Beyond Borders

  • Drive to Ramallah in the West Bank with Palestinian journalist Rami Nazzal. Meet with local Palestinian entrepreneurs over lunch.
  • Settlements & settlers: Visit the Binyamin Region Visitor's Center, located on top of a mountain where the illegal settlement Migron once was located. Meet with Miri Maoz Ovadia, representative of the Binyamin region and spokesperson for the Yesha Council.

Track 3: Eco-Environmental

  • Desert Innovation: Meet with Alon Tal from the Arava Center for Sustainable Development and learn about the work they are doing to enhance sustainability and empower communities by supporting locally driven, environmentally focused development programs and methods.
  • Beer tasting and group lunch at Mosco Brewery, a microbrewery located in Moshav Zanuah.
  • Set your mark on the land and enjoy free time at the New Jerusalem Deer Valley Park for leisure and nature.

All:

  • Continue to Jerusalem and upon entering the city stop to recite the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure in Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem


DAY 8: MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY IN JERUSALEM

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • B'nai Mitzvah ceremony overlooking the Old City.

Young Families Bus:

  • Proceed to the Old City and begin with a walk along the ancient Ramparts.
  • Walk through the archaeological treasures and other highlights of the Jewish Quarter: The Cardo - the main street of Jerusalem in the 6th century, King Hezekiah's First Temple-period “Broad Wall” and Hurva Square - the central square of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Explore the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, including the Davidson Center, Robinson's Arch and the Southern Wall steps where Jewish pilgrims entered the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and experience the special atmosphere of this holy site.

B'nai Mitzvah Bus:

  • At the Heart of It All: Explore the City of David, the core of ancient Jerusalem, and learn how the city was administered during the First Temple period. Our visit will include:
    • Archaeological discoveries illustrating how the wealthy and powerful lived in ancient Jerusalem.
    • Having fun wading through the 2,700-year-old water tunnels (there's an optional dry exit), an architectural wonder of King Hezekiah's.
    • Traveling through time as we walk in ancient drainage channels from the City of David to the Western Wall's massive foundation stones at the foot of the Temple Mount.
  • Lunch on own in the Old City.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and then take a tour of the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall along the Temple Mount.

Adults Bus:

  • Take a walking tour through Jerusalem's Old City and the Jewish Quarter and experience the center of Jewish life, history, and holiness. Among the highlights will be:
    • A walk along the rooftops that will provide an extraordinary scene of multi-faith Jerusalem. From this one spot, we will see the domes of three great religious landmarks: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (marking where Jesus is believed to have been crucified); the Jewish Quarter's Hurva synagogue; and the Dome of the Rock, one of Islam's most sacred and beautiful sites.
    • The Cardo, the main street of Roman-controlled Jerusalem and its spectacular Byzantine-era columns.
    • King Hezekiah's “Broad Wall,” a massive wall built to protect Jerusalem from invasion 2,700 year ago.
    • Hurva Square, the center of modern-day life in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and then take a tour of the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall along the Temple Mount.
  • The Hummus - Both Basic and Rich: Tour and taste from hummus places in and around the Old City, joined by a local hummus expert.

All:

  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure in Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem


DAY 9: TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

INTO THE DESERT/ A NATION'S CAPITAL

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart the hotel by tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Masada Dead Sea

  • Descend to the Dead Sea Basin and ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod's mountain palace and the site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Roman legionnaires. Discuss Masada's role as a symbol of Jewish defense and its current significance in modern Israel.
  • Float in the Dead Sea, use the spa facilities of one of the Dead Sea hotels and enjoy a buffet lunch.
  • Return to Jerusalem.

Track 2:

  • The Art of a Good Cocktail: Cocktail workshop at the hotel and take the afternoon to enjoy your drink where it tastes best - by the pool!
  • Lunch on own.

Track 3:

  • Tour on the grounds of Israel's “Capitol Hill”: The Rose Garden, presenting more than 400 species of roses imported from all around the world; The Knesset - Israel's Parliament building and its famous Menorah - Israel's symbol monument built from bronze; the Supreme Court - designed to reflect Jewish and democratic values of Justice.
  • Guided tour of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, joined by Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (pending final confirmation).
  • Lunch on own.

Evening Options:

  • Free time in the Mamilla pedestrian arcade, a contemporary shopping area with a whiff of the past, located outside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City; dinner on own.
  • Watch the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum: The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a night-time show depicting the story of Jerusalem.
  • Night time visit to the wonderfully creative Israel Museum, with its eclectic collection, ranging from archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls to Jewish life and art, European art, contemporary Israeli art and the open-air model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period.

Overnight: Jerusalem


DAY 10: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

MEMORIES FOR THE FUTURE

  • Private breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: The Memory of the Holocaust in Contemporary Israeli Society: Dialogue with Holocaust scholar,

Dr. Rachel Korazim.

  • Kids: Activity at the hotel with youth counselors.

Track 1: Yad Vashem for First Timers

  • Visiting Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is an essential emotional and educational experience. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous, where trees symbolic of the renewal of life have been planted along with plaques honoring brave non-Jews who saved Jews during the Shoah.
    • The Historical Museum, a state-of-the-art interactive display reflecting decades of research and educational expertise. The story of the Holocaust, with an emphasis on individual victims, is told through survivor testimonies, original artifacts and personal possessions saved from the ghettos and camps.
    • The Children's Memorial, commemorating the 1.5 million children lost during the Holocaust.

Track 2: Yad Vashem for Returnees

  • Visiting Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is an essential emotional and educational experience. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Museum of Holocaust Art. The world's largest collection of Holocaust art reveals the lives and heroism of artists engulfed by the Shoah. These artists risked their lives to create, often under the most harrowing conditions, an artistic record of the catastrophe.
    • The Sculpture Garden with its powerful and poignant artworks.
    • The Valley of the Communities, a 2.5-acre monument dug out of bedrock. Engraved on its stone walls are the names of 5,000 Jewish communities that were swallowed up by the Shoah.

Track 3: Yad Vashem for B'nai Mitzvah Kids

  • Visiting Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust is an essential emotional and educational experience. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous, where trees symbolic of the renewal of life have been planted along with plaques honoring brave non-Jews who saved Jews during the Shoah.
    • The Historical Museum, a state-of-the-art interactive display reflecting decades of research and educational expertise. The story of the Holocaust, with an emphasis on individual victims, is told through survivor testimonies, original artifacts and personal possessions saved from the ghettos and camps.
    • The Children's Memorial, commemorating the 1.5 million children lost during the Holocaust.
    • Personal Reflections: At the end of our visit, we'll come together to share feelings and thoughts and discuss what we have experienced and learned at Yad Vashem.

Track 4: Kids under 12

  • Explore the Bloomfield Science Museum, with interactive exhibits for all ages!


Day 10: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 (con't)

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

  • Take a multi-cultural tasting journey through the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehudah open-air market: Enjoy the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of this vibrant area where Jerusalemites shop.
  • Return to the hotel and time to finish packing.
  • 5:00 p.m. Late check-out from the hotel.
  • Festive farewell dinner and closing remarks.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport to check in for the departure flight to the USA. (Please make sure your departing flight leaves after 11:00 p.m.)

Overnight: Flight


DAY 11: THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

ARRIVAL

  • Arrival in the USA.
 

Need to Know

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 120 full paying participants per bus. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.
  • A $300 deposit (unless otherwise indicated) per person is due at the time of reservation. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Online payment of the deposit can be made by credit card only (AMEX, VISA or Mastercard). To pay by check or wire transfer, please call our customer service center. Completion of the payment can be made by credit card, check or wire transfer. After the deposit is paid, you will receive an invoice which includes full details on how to complete payment.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Director / Tour Educator or Guide: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant staff are included.
  • Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.


Not Included

  • Flights : Participants are required to book and manage their own flights. Arrival flights should land at Ben Gurion Airport In Tel Aviv no later then 9:15 am on August 20th . Departure flights from Ben Gurion Airport should be scheduled to depart after 11:00 pm on August 28th . 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Guests at meals.
  • Luggage: All tour packages allow one pieces per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. Da'at shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company.
  • Transportation in evening when dinner is on own.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d'hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • Snacks on the bus.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.


Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be cancelled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. Package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography for Promotional Purposes: We may use for promotional purposes photographs, images or videos taken by tour participants or by anyone associated with the tour operator. No payment or compensation will be made for use of this material. If you do not want images of yourself or your tour party to be included in our marketing activities, you are required to notify us by the start of your tour. 

Guidelines for Registering Children (under age 18):

  • The first two people in any double or triple room are charged full package rates as adults, even if the second person is a child under the age of 18.

    For this reason, the first two people you select for a double or triple room MUST be selected as adults in order for the registration process to succeed.

    To register the following room configurations:

    • For double room occupancy for:
      • 1 adult & 1 child - Please select 2 adults.
      • 2 children - Please select 2 adults.
    • For triple room occupancy for:
      • 2 adults & 1 child - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**
      • 1 adult & 2 children - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**
      • 3 children - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**

    (**Reduced rate for a child as a 3rd in a triple room will only be applied if the child is under the age of 18.)

     

    To Register Now, click here

 
Families
2019Land OnlyStatus 
Aug 19$4399On request - Please Call 888-811-2812
 
 
B'nei Mitzvah
2019Land OnlyStatus 
Aug 19$4399On request - Please Call 888-811-2812
 
 
Adults Only
2019Land OnlyStatus 
Aug 19$4399On request - Please Call 888-811-2812
 
  
Three simple ways to book ARZA World tours!

1. ARZA World customer service center is open Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30 pm EST. Call 888.811.2812.
2. Booking with us is easy! Register online by simply finding the right program for you and clicking 'Register now.'
3. We are proud to work with the Travel Agent community. Simply contact your favored travel agent and ask them to handle your booking; restrictions apply.

Important to Know
  • Land-only price does not include arrival/departure transfers unless otherwise indicated.
  • By paying a deposit upon registration, you are agreeing to ARZA World terms.
  • We highly recommend carefully reviewing those terms for full details about conditions and penalties.
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