Trip Overview - Teen Mission

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • An opportunity to experience Israel as a means to strengthen Jewish identity and pride as a Detroiter
  • An educational, experiential itinerary allowing teens to see, feel and touch all aspects of Israel. Including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat, The North, The Negev, and more!
  • Creates an opportunity for teens to connect with their congregations
  • Creates personal relationships between Detroit and Israeli teens from the Partnership Region
  • Provides a variety of quality programs focusing on culture, religion, history, and community
  • Focuses on attention to health and safety standards
  • Emphasizes a community building experience with sensitivity towards individual needs

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Variety of unique food experiences
  • Program activities
  • Roundtrip flights to Israel
  • Laundry

Day 1

Our Journey Begins

  • Airport welcome and begin travel to Mitzpe Ramon
  • Neot Kdumim
  • Ben-Gurion Overlook

Check into hotel and orientation

Day 2

Creating Community in the Desert

  • Ein Avdat
  • Jeep Rides
  • Ramon Visitor Center
  • Stargazing
  • Bedouin Hospitality

Day 3

Environmental Responsibility

  • Kassui Sand Dunes
  • Crater Hike
  • The Center for Creative Ecology at Kibbutz Lotan
  • Travel to Eilat
  • Yotvata Ice Cream

Day 4

Connecting Continents and Cultures

  • Sunrise Hike
  • Snorkeling and Banana Boats
  • Border Tour of Southern Israel

Day 5

Timna Park

  • Timna Park
  • Drive to Jerusalem
  • Prepare for Shabbat

Day 6

Saturday in Jerusalem

  • Tefilot
  • Pool time
  • Shabbat Programming
  • Havdalah
  • Night on Ben Yehuda Street

Day 7

Jerusalem – The Old City

  • Shehecheyanu Ceremony
  • City of David
  • Ezrat Israel
  • Jewish Quarter

Day 8

The New City of Jerusalem

  • Yad Va’Shem
  • Machane Yehuda Market
  • Geopolitical Tour
  • Choose Your Track: Hike, Photography Workshop, Yoga

Day 9

Dual Narratives of Jerusalem

  • Dual Narrative of the Old City
  • Mt. Herzel

Day 10

Masada and Dead Sea

  • Masada
  • Dead Sea
  • Ein Gedi Hike

Day 11

Digging Into the Past

  • Archeological Dig
  • Cookout with Chef Yinnon
  • Emek Ha’Ela

Day 12

The Mystical Galilee

  • Tzfat
  • Swimming in the Sea of Galilee
  • Group Programming
  • Prepare for Shabbat

Day 13

Shabbat

  • Tefilot
  • Early July 4th Celebration
  • Shabbat Programming
  • Elective Preparations
  • Havdalah

Day 14

Shared Society

  • Bahai’I Gardens
  • Beit Ha’Gefen
  • Ahmadim
  • Druze Lunch

Day 15

Electives

  • Hannaton
  • IDF
  • Sea to Sea

Day 16

Electives

  • Hannaton
  • IDF
  • Sea to Sea

Day 17

Electives

  • Hannaton
  • IDF
  • Sea to Sea

Day 18

Regrouping and Exploring the Coast

  • Achziv Beach
  • Elective Conclusion

Day 19

Welcoming Shabbat in the North

  • Hike through Northern Israel
  • Prepare for Shabbat

Day 20

Shabbat in the North

  • Tefilot
  • Shabbat Programming
  • Local Hike
  • Pool time
  • Havdalah
  • Night in Tiberias

Day 21

The Geopolitics of Three Northern Borders

  • Banias Hike
  • Tel Dan Hike
  • Mt. Bental Overlook

Day 22

Partnership Day

  • Partnership Programming
  • Agri-Circus
  • Home Hospitality

Day 23

Exploring the North

  • Mount Hermon Hike
  • Majdal Shams Druze Culinary Tour
  • Raft Building
  • Overnight Camping

Day 24

Exploring Tzfat

  • Tzfat
  • Drive to the South

Day 25

People Making a Difference

  • Ha’Gal Sheli Surfing Program
  • Save a Child’s Heart
  • Dialogue in the Dark
  • Rothschild Boulevard and Independence Hall

Day 26

Tel Aviv of Dreamers – Creating Our Reality

  • Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
  • Jaffa
  • Carmel Market
  • Kuchinate
  • Prepare for Shabbat
  • Drum Circle

Day 27

Shabbat in Tel Aviv

  • Tefilot
  • Amazing Race Program
  • Shabbat Programming
  • Havdalah
  • Final Banquet