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Price range
From $0 per person
Upcoming Date
03 Mar 2024 - 07 Mar 2024
Tour Time
5 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)

Important Information

Price listed is per person in a single room
Security escort included for the day in the south

Itinerary

1 - Sunday ( March 3 ) : Welcome to Israel After October 7

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Activities:

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport - A group arrival can be arranged or individuals can book their individual arrivals with Via Sabra.

  • Transfer to the hotel and check in

  • Gather with your guide to meet and say Shehechiyanu to bless the beginning of your journey together in Israel at this time - Weather permitting, on the beach

  • Israel Update with Journalist Haviv Rettig Gur - Haviv Rettig Gur is a veteran Israeli-American journalist and analyst and serves as The Times of Israel’s senior analyst. He has reported from over 20 countries and lectures on Israeli politics, the US-Israel relationship, the peace process, modern Jewish history and identity, and Israel-diaspora relations. Gur is one of the most thought-provoking and detailed analysts of our time.

  • Dinner at Pankina - Pankina is an excellent dairy Kosher Italian restaurant that took part in cooking nourishing food for soldiers, hospitalized patients and evacuees from south during the first months of the war.

  • Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: dinner

2 - Monday ( March 4 ) : Bearing Witness in the Gaza Envelope

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart Tel Aviv and travel south

  • Geo-political tour of Otef Aza with Grisha Yakubovich - Stop at key lookout points for an in-depth discussion of the complexity of the Gaza Border situation. Grisha Yakubovich served in the Israel Defence Forces for 30 years, ending his career as Head of the Civil Coordination Department of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). He now consults and guides educational tour of the Gaza Border and the West Bank.

  • Lunch with Osi Lankri at her home in Ofakim - Meet Osi Lankri, one of Ofakim's "Culinary Queens" - Enjoy a home-cooked meal in Osi's home and hear about her life in Ofakim where she was born and raised, and where some of the October 7th's worst events took place.

  • Bear Witness to the events of October 7 - Visits to the kibbutzim and yeshuvim of the Gaza Envelope will be made pending availability and will only be determined close to the date of the visit. As time goes on, residents are returning to their homes and requesting their privacy.

  • Meet staff and visit soldiers at Barzilai Medical Center - Conditions permitting

  • Travel back to Tel Aviv

  • Dinner at Guetta Restaurant - On Jaffa's Jerusalem Boulevard, across from the Gesher Theater, Gueta restaurant keeps to its traditional Tripoli style of cooking, using old recipes that have been passed through generations.

  • Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3 - Tuesday ( March 5 ) : Response and Resilience

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Activities:

  • Early breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart the hotel and drive north

  • Meet with Nova Festival survivors and the professional staff of SafeHeart - SafeHeart offers professional support for the survivors of the October 7 music festival in southern Israel. They are an emergency mental health project that is operated by a network of psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychotherapists and licensed clinical supervisors , who all have experience working with severe trauma and the field of psychedelic harm reduction.

  • Northern Border Update with Sarit Zahavi of the Alma Research and Education Center, at Beit Gavriel - Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, is CEO and founder of Alma, a non-profit independent research and education center specializing in Israel’s security challenges on its northern border.

  • Meet 'Galileat' and speak with Druze soliders - Together with your hosts in their private home, prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes and then enjoy a meal of the foods you learned to cook. Get to know your hosts and their culture and history. Hear about the strong bond between the Druze community to the State of Israel and their contribution to the IDF. Lunch is included.

  • Return to Tel Aviv

  • Stop at the Square of the Kidnapped and Missing - Visit to The square of the Kidnapped and Missing in front of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. See the powerful art created by various artists, including the Shabbat Table set for 200 missing Israelis, to show support and shine a spotlight on the importance of rescuing the lives of those abducted to Gaza. (Hopefully, by the time of this mission, all of the hostages will have been released and back home with their families.)

  • Free evening

  • Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

4 - Wednesday ( March 6 ) : Day in Ramle/Gezer

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Depart for Ramle-Gezer Partnership area - Volunteer work in the Gezer region, followed by a visit to see the Kindergarten shelter

    Lunch in Ramle with the Ramle and Gezer Mayors

    Ramle visitors center / The Arches pool

    Meet the children of the Kol HaNoar Theater

    Meet with the participant girls of the Shavot project

  • Return to Tel Aviv and dinner on your own

  • Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Beach Tel Aviv
Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch

5 - Thursday ( March 7 ) : Moving Forward

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Meet the leaders of and volunteer with Eran's Angels

  • Encounter with the Urban Kibbutz of Kibbutz Reim - After October 7, Kibbutz Reim was evacuated to a hotel in Eilat. With the assistant of IsraAID, the kibbutz has created a temporary urban kibbutz in South Tel Aviv. IsrAID is an Israel-based non-governmental organization that responds to emergencies all over the world with targeted humanitarian help. This includes disaster relief, from search and rescue to rebuilding communities and schools, to providing aid packages, medical assistance, and post-psychotrauma care.

  • Time for lunch on your own in Levinsky Market - The Levinsky Market specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It is, in many ways, the best market in Tel Aviv, known for its variety, freshness, and special atmosphere.

  • Graffiti Tour in the wake of October 7 - What stories do these images and words tell about the what has happened in Israel since October 7? What social issues are reflected in the art on the walls? What is unique about graffiti in Israel and Tel Aviv specifically? In this dynamic tour through Florentin, Tel Aviv's best-known neighborhood for graffiti, you will answer these questions, share your interpretations, and gain an appreciation for this expressive form of art.

  • Behind the scenes with Rays of Light - Meet Dana Dvorin who, with two others, founded a podcast initiative, Rays of Light, that is aiming to commemorating the heroic stories of women that survived the October 7th massacre. Ms. Dvorin is also the founder of an NGO that helps women who were abused through drama. Discuss the inspiration behind the podcast, and her work in general.

  • Closing conversation

  • Final Dinner at a restaurant

  • Transfer to the airport for evening flight

Meal Plan: breakfast, dinner

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Please be aware:

The itinerary is susceptible to modifications due to unforeseen factors such as supplier updates, weather conditions, government restrictions, and other necessary adjustments based on on-site conditions.

Cancellation Policy

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What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide v
Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Group transfers to & from the airport v
Hotel accommodation v
Meals as listed in the meal plan at the end of each day v
Transportation throughout the trip to all programmed activities v
Airfare v
Optional and suggested activities v
Tips for tour guides and drivers v
Travel Insurance (recommended) v
Transportation in the evening for dinners and time on own v

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