Israel4All Adventure Tour - Federation of NNJ

NNJ Federation Journey

Date: February 19-26th, 2018
Number of participants: 10-15

 

 

Registration Form

Once completed, please send the form to KimberlyS@jfnnj.org

 

 

Day 1:Monday, February 19, 2018

Welcome to Israel! 

Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport to the Metropolitan Hotel in Tel Aviv

Snacks on arrival

Introduction to group, dinner and evening activity

Overnight: Metropolitan Tel Aviv

 

Day 2: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

Each morning you will enjoy a wonderful Israel breakfast buffet in your hotel.

 

Tour Jaffa and observe the major archeological discoveries found in Jaffa, The Jaffa Port exists from Biblical times and is a fantastic place to find a mix of Israelis from all walks of life.

Tasting tour and Lunch at Shuk Hacarmel.

 

The Carmel Market, known in Israel as "Shuk Ha'Carmel", is the city's biggest marketplace, and a fascinating, enjoyable place to visit. It is basically one crowded narrow alley with long line of colorful stalls standing on either side, and where vendors proudly (and loudly) present their goods. Here you can find almost anything imaginable for the lowest prices in the city, from different kinds of bread and pastry to delicious olives, dried fruits and exotic spices.

 

It is also the best place to buy the freshest produce, whether it is fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, cheeses or flowers. The first part of the market, coming from Allenby St, is mostly clothing and footwear stands, where lovely bargains can be found. The easiest way to enter the market is from where Allenby St meets King George and Sheinkin Streets.

 

Sailing on Mediterranean

 

Dinner at Hotel

 

Overnight:  Metropolitan Tel Aviv

 

 

Day 3: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Breakfast

 

Visit Shvil Parot Hachalav (Milky Way Cows) in Beit Lechem Haglilit. The Brandes family have opened their successful dairy farm to the public, offering a chance to enjoy a freshly-made glass of milk chocolate, pet various farm animals and learn the ins and outs of manufacturing milk and dairy products. Learning to milk a cow by hand, figure out how the mechanical milking equipment works and try their hand at bottle-feeding a newly-born calf.

 

Lunch, visit & volunteering at Kishorit

 

Kishorit is a home for life for adults with special needs in the Western Galilee. It is a supportive community that provides a continuum of residential, social and vocational services.  Kishorit members live full, independent lives, and mature and grow old with dignity. The Kishorit framework provides the members with a range of residential options, employment opportunities, leisure time activities, private living quarters, medical supervision, nursing care when necessary, and opportunities for integration into the broader community.  Kishorit was established in 1997 by Yael Shilo and Shuki Levinger, on the land of the abandoned Kibbutz Kishor.  Kishorit adopts much of its therapeutic and rehabilitative philosophy from the Israeli kibbutz movement.  Life in Kishorit is driven by the principal that “each contributes to the community according to his ability and takes from the community according to his need.” Kishorit provides its members the chance to feel a sense of belonging, friendship and partnership in the community.

 

Visit The Nahariya Fire Station where Gil Barsano is the Deputy Commander in chief. Gil created a training space and a place where firemen can learn, relax, read, and have a moment of peace. This space is named after his son Adar, who was killed in action during Operation Protective Edge and who had also been a volunteer firefighter in Nahariya. The training center is funded by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.



Take a sunset Jeep ride in Western Galil

 

Dinner on Kibbutz

 

Drumming workshop for evening (time & weather permitting)

 

Overnight: Kibbutz Nofei Gonen

 

 

Day 4: Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

Breakfast

 

Tzuk Manara bills itself as a Galilee Adventure, offering a variety of adventures and activities for every age and all year round. Our cable car, Israel’s longest, is the center of the attraction. From there, you can view extraordinary landscapes of the Naphtali Mountains, granting an unforgettable and exciting experience. The variety of experiences here at Manara Cliff were built with the love and preservation of the environment without harming the mountain or vegetation. 

 

Supermarket shop with picnic lunch

 

Enjoy a short hike through the brooks and woods of the Dan Nature Reserve, one of Israel's northern natural forests and a source of the Jordan River.

 

Mt. Bental is an extinct volcano and dormant army strongpoint. Inside the mountain, an extensive IDF bunker enforces the strategic position of Mt. Bental. Rising 3786 feet, above sea level in the northern Golan Heights, the outpost overlooks the scene of a decisive battle during the Yom Kippur War and the ruins of the Syrian city of Kuneitra. An UNDOF camp is clearly visible, established to observe the Israeli/Syrian border, two kilometers (under a mile) away.


Dinner at Kibbutz


Evening program: Bonfire (with permission From Kibbutz)


Overnight:   Kibbutz Nofei Gonen

 

 

Day 5: Friday, February 23, 2018

 

Breakfast

 

Take a ride on a golf cart through the Hula Valley, important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. In 1948, the government decided to drain the swamps and pond and convert them into agricultural fields. Now the water "rests" in the Hula Valley, giving the organic materials time to sink, whereas previously these substances flowed into the Sea of Galilee, polluting the water.

 


Activity and lunch at Kfar Kedem.

 


In the lush hill country of the Galilee, in view of Nazareth Kfar Kedem recreates the day-to-day life of this ancient land. A hands-on experience, Kfar Kedem will transport you back to the roots of your heritage. Ride the rolling hills as Abraham rode them. Take in the scents that Jacob smelled tending Laban’s flocks. Thresh grain, make cheese, spin wool, press oil from fresh olives and wine from fresh grapes. You’ll even dress like them! At Kfar Kedem the Galilee comes to life.

 


Drive to Jerusalem for Kabbalat Shabbat

 

Friday night Dinner and Shabbat activities after dinner at hotel.

 

Overnight:  Hotel Yehuda, Jerusalem

 

 

Day 6: Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

Shabbat in Jerusalem

 

Breakfast

 

Short walking tour

 

Lunch at the hotel

 

Shabbat activities

 

Dinner on Ben Yehuda plus shopping or night tour of Shuk Macahne Yehuda

 

Overnight:  Hotel Yehuda, Jerusalem

 

 

Day 7: Sunday, January 25, 2018

 

Masada and the Dead Sea Ascend by cable-car to explore Masada scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the Visitor Center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.

Float in the Dead Sea and enjoy time to relax and eat lunch. 

 

Meeting with Effie
(possibility of Effie joining us for the day or evening activity at the center)

 

The Asperger Association – Israel (“Effie”), a registered non-profit organization, was established in March 2001 by parents of children diagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome for the purpose of promoting the welfare and advancing the interests of those with Asperger Syndrome. Effie operates a center offering information, support and advice as well as advocacy services to the coping families. The services are free of charge. The volunteers of Effie arrange parent to parent talks and the help they give is based on their personal experience and the knowledge that accumulated in Effie over the years.

 

Overnight:   Hotel Yehuda, Jerusalem

 

 

Day 8: Monday, February 26, 2018

 

Jerusalem Through the Ages: Old City

 

Breakfast

 

Begin at the Haas Promenade with a panoramic overlook of Jerusalem’s old and new cities and the Judean Desert. 

 

Spend the day touring the Old City with a focus on the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Kotel, the Cardo, and Davidson Center Archeological Museum, and take in the ‘sites’ and sounds of the City of Peace.

 

Lunch in the Old City

 

Experience a unique and fascinating sensory experience - a virtual visit to the second Holy Temple, using '360' technology. Travel back in time to a place that was the heart of the universe. The Second Temple was the holy pilgrimage site of the Jewish people. It was destroyed almost 2,000 years ago and since then has remained in ruins. However, it has had a continuous presence in the story of Jerusalem since then. Now, using modern technology, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites you to take a virtual tour of the Temple. Participants in the experience wear unique, headset-glasses that create a 360 degree field of vision, creating for them the sense that they are actually standing in the Temple itself, and seeing it as it looked 2,000 years ago.

Conclusion and farewell dinner

 

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

 

 

 

Registration Form

Once completed, please send the form to KimberlyS@jfnnj.org

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