Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Our Journey Begins

  • Airport welcome and begin travel to Jerusalem
  • Shehechiyanu ceremony
  • Check into hotel and orientation

Day 2

Biblical Days to the 1st Temple

  • Neot Kedumim and Shepherding program
  • Biblical cooking
  • Dinner – Ben Yehuda

Day 3

Getting to know the Old City

  • Ramparts Walk
  • Jewish Quarter Overview
  • Kabbalat Shabbat – Southern Steps
  • Oneg Shabbat

Day 4

The Rest of Shabbat

  • Tefilot
  • Pool time at the hotel
  • Group building program
  • Havdalah
  • Malcha Mall

Day 5

Dig for a Day & What’s Going on Outside of Jerusalem in the 2nd Temple Period?

  • Beit Guvrin Dig
  • Swimming
  • Hirbet Midras Caves

Day 6

Jerusalem and King David

  • City of David
  • Tunnel to Jewish Quarter
  • Davidson Center
  • Machane Yehuda

Day 7

A Desert Introduction-Pioneers in Every Age “Jews in the Desert”

  • Einot Cliffs
  • Dead Sea Swimming
  • Camel Riding
  • Bedouin Dinner

Day 8

What Does it Mean to be a Jew? The Masada Experience

  • Climb Masada for Sunrise
  • Mitzpe Ramon Great Crater
  • Lunch and Cooking workshop in Yerucham

Day 9

Life in the Desert Today-What is a Mechtesh?

  • Ein Avdat
  • O.D.T
  • Alpaca Farm/Archery
  • Snappelling

Day 10

The Kibbutz Experience

  • Morning hike
  • Coral Beach-Snorkeling
  • Intro and Tour of Kibbutz
  • Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Oneg Shabbat

Day 11

Shabbat on Kibbutz

  • Shabbat Programming
  • Havdalah
  • Evening visit to Yotvata cow/milking sheds

Day 12

Desert & Beach – Two Views of the Negev

  • Kisui Sand Dunes
  • Lotan Ecology Seminar
  • Army or Navy Base
  • Dinner in Eilat
  • Sunset Cruise with a DJ

Day 13

The Spirit of the Negev/Moving North

  • Shvil Hasalat
  • Sderot
  • Travel to Tel Aviv
  • Tel Aviv Overview
  • Dinner in Jaffa

Day 14

Modern Origins of Israel

  • Palmach Museum
  • Nahalat Binyamin-Flea Market
  • Independence Hall
  • Beach Time

Day 15

Partnership Region Day

  • Partnership Together Programming
  • Leket
  • Home Hospitality

Day 16

The Golan Heights

  • Golan Hike
  • Jeep Rides
  • Kibbutz Time

Day 17

Exploring the Northern Galilee and Tzfat

  • Tzfat
  • Kayaking at Kfar Blum
  • Prepare for Shabbat
  • Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Oneg Shabbat

Day 18

Shabbat in the North

  • Shabbat with families of Israeli teens
  • Havdalah
  • Mesibat Ozniot

Days 19-21
 
Israel- A Land of Options

  • Electives
  • Overnight: Elective

Day 22
 
Remembering our Martyrs

  • Yad Vashem
  • Mt. Herzl Cemetary
  • Rest and Swim Time
  • Dinner at Ben Yehuda Market

Day 23

Giving Back to the Community

  • Lunch Rehovot Canyon
  • Holon Children’s Museum
  • Guide Dog Center
  • Evening Activity

Day 24

Three Religions Day

  • Kotel Tunnels
  • Old City-3 Religions
  • Ben Yehuda Lunch and Shopping
  • Visit Hi Tech Company
  • Final Dinner Together
  • Check in and Departure to US
Itinerary subject to change.