Embark on a soul-stirring journey to Israel! Dive deep into the rich tapestry of your Jewish roots while immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures of this ancient land.
Journey with us to the heart of Israel, where every corner tells a story of your heritage. Stand in awe at iconic landmarks like the Kotel and Masada and let the bustling food markets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem tantalize your taste buds with delectable street food. Every moment in Israel is a dance of history, spirituality, and sensory delight, waiting to captivate your heart and soul.
Understanding that every Jewish community has its distinct needs, we collaborate closely with Jewish organizations, congregations, and groups globally. This ensures our tours resonate with their ethos and vision. We craft mesmerizing itineraries that blend the rustic charm of rural Israel with the pulsating energy of its urban centers, juxtaposing the time-honored with the contemporary.
Our Jewish group adventures are designed for all ages and can be tailored to meet the accessibility needs of your group. Our guides are more than experts: they’re passionate storytellers who strive to unveil Israel’s enchantment through their profound understanding of its history and culture, and familiarity with lesser-known treasures.
In 2012, visionary restaurateur Avihai Tsabari founded Via Sabra with an aspiration to offer visitors genuine Israeli experiences. Our tours are more than just sightseeing; they’re a deep dive into the mesmerizing landscapes, tantalizing flavors, and the rich lineage of the Promised Land.
With a wealth of experience among our diverse staff, Via Sabra has designed engaging tours for a range of Jewish groups, from synagogues and federations to families and Bar/Bat Mitzvah groups. Our journeys across Israel span hidden jewels and contemporary cultural hubs, ensuring an experience that lingers in your memory long after you’ve returned home.
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I believe in slow travel. I’m definitely NOT a tour person. Everything about Via Sabra blew my previous conceptions of what an organized tour could be. The Dual Narrative Tour covered the 2 or more narratives that co-exist in Israel/Palestine that of Jews, Muslims, and Christians living together with power differences that can’t be ignored.
From Bethlehem to all Jerusalem from Hebron to Matat, from Akko to Tel Aviv we met many stunning Israeli and Palestinians who are dedicated to peace. Our 2 main guides, Karmit and Emili shared their perspectives on living in one of the most complex areas of the world. We had opportunities to visit Sinsila, a bee keeping economic development program for Palestinian women to produce income from honey, bees wax, and herbs. We met with Dr. Rachel Karazim at Yad Vashem for a distinctly Israeli take on the Holocaust. We lunched with Palestinian hosts in Bethlehem.
We witnessed the difference in living conditions between Israelis and Palestinians in Hebron. We began shabbat with Rabbi Tamar Elad Applebaum at her synagogue, Kehilat Zion. Imagine my surprise to see Orthodox Jews sitting alongside priests to hear Rabbi Tamar speak. In Tel Aviv, we celebrated kabbalat shabbat on the main pier with people who had driven in from Bar Sheva to people passing by. It was a trip of many liftetimes.
Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!