*GALA TOUR- Israel’s 70th Birthday
70th Birthday of Israel
COME WITH US TO ISRAEL
Hotels and Prices (per person)
LAND ONLY (not including airfare):
2018: April 16 – April 30.
EARLY BIRD AIRFARE PRICES AVAILABLE
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Mon. We book your departure to schedule your arrival into Israel for Tuesday.
Tue. Arrival and transfer to Jerusalem hotels. Optional Opening Yom Hazicharon ceremony at the Kotel at 8pm.
Wed. Yom Hazicharon – Memorial Day
We will start with a view of Jerusalem from Haas Promenade, then drive to Old City in the footsteps of the 1948 story.We will visit the memorial room, enter the Hurva Synagogue for a related tour, join a memorial service for the fallen, and see Batei Machase square – where the old city surrendered to the Arab Legion. We will continue to Zion gate and hear about the missed opportunity of 1948 and visit David’s tomb.In the afternoon we will visit the underground museum in the Russian compound. Prepare for the evening festivities.
Evening: Yom Haatzmaut – Festive Prayers.Enjoy the celebrations.
Thu. Happy birthday Israel!
We will start the day with Festive prayerswith Hallel.
Jerusalem in 1948: From international city to the Jewish state capitol: Ramat Rachel, kibbutz on the verge, blocked the Egyptian army from invading Jerusalem.We will visit the amazing olive tree statue and the viewpoint of the archeological site.From there to Katamon and San Simon – today an exclusive neighborhood,in 1948 the site of one of the harshest battles of the Palmach.Drive by the old Knesset building and through Government Hill. Picure time at the Menorah. Tour and enjoy the Israel Museum
Fri. Open the Siege – along route number 1
We will start the day at the Yvel jewelry factory in Motza to learn about Modern Zionism and Ethiopian integration. From there we continue to Kastel memorial – site of one of the major battles to open the road to Jerusalem.We will then visit Abu Gosh, an Israeli Arab village, and learn about their special connection to the Jewish people by meeting with the locals.
Sat. Shabbat Shalom
Sun. Check out of Jerusalem hotels. We will start the day at Nitzanim women fighters memorial. At Kibbutz Netiv Haasara on theGaza border we will join the “peace mosaic” hands on activity. Lunch will be in Sderot – famous for its resilience. In the afternoon we will visit the Nir-am Museum of Water and Security and learn how the Negev became part of Israel. Overnight in Beer Sheva
Mon. And the desert will bloom
We will start the day touring the Ben Gurion University campus, learning about our thriving country, then continue to Sde Boker to Ben Gurion’s hut to learn about the declarer of the state and his dreams.Enjoy the desert views at Mitzpe Ramon. Drive to Eilat via the beautiful Ramon crater. Overnight in Eilat.
Tue. Eilat – “Um Rash Rash” and the Ink Flag
Last city liberated in the War of Independence. We will try to understand the importance and lure of this unique city, visiting the city museum and during a driven tour of Eilat. We will enjoy the underwater observatory and end the day with optional boat ride or jeep tour. Overnight in Eilat.
Wed. Late check out. We will start the day at Timna nature reserve including Salomon’s pillars and learn about ancient copper mining, then tour desert kibbutz to learn the secrets of flourishing in the desert.We will drive along Arava valley, returning via Dimona to Jerusalem
Thu. Meet with Israel leaders in Jerusalem, then drive north to visit town of Eli in Binyamin region and meet with locals. Continue to Hadera to theFirst Aliyah Museum and enjoy a tour of a local winery.
Friday and Shabbat – free days
Sun. Late check out
We will start the day at the Gelilot Intelligence Center – Mossad museum, with a behind-the-scenes tour about Mossad missions.Then we will continue towards Tel Aviv. To conclude this special tour we will visit Independence Hall – where the state was declared and end our day in Old Jaffa. Farewell dinner and transfer to airport.
Please add $50 registration fee (non-refundable).
Price based on double occupancy, single room occupants are subject to a single supplement.
Discount for children under 12.
Daily trips throughout the country.
2 Kosher meals per day – breakfast and dinner – Shabbat day lunch.
One group transfer from and to the airport in Israel
(group pickup will be determined by the majority of people arriving at the same time).
Tour entrance fees included. Touring by air-conditioned bus, with licensed English speaking guides.
Lectures and group discussions. Free time.
Prices, itinerary, flight assignment and departure dates are subject to change.
Changes or cancellation of airline tickets could incur penalties.
Please refer to cancellation policy on the back of the reservation form.
One half of the full cost to be paid at registration.
The second half of the cost to be paid 2 months prior to departure.
Cancellation within six weeks of departure will incur a penalty of $200.
Make check payable to “Eretz Israel Movement”.
You may contact one of our previous passengers. They have enjoyed our tours – give them a call.
CA – Sol Remer 818-506-1372 NJ – Erwin & Elaine Markow 201-791-7125
CA – Cheryl Weinberg 818-487-1387 NY – Alan & Orly Steinberg 516-487-3310
CO – Michelle & Yitzchak Teitelbaum 303-333-0300 NY – Samuel Bradin 845-368-0140
FL – Esta Shepetofsky 561-451-0387 NY – Barry Reiss 518-439-9217
FL Jay Neufeld 305-316-7099 NV – Michael Pokroy 702-322-2746
IL – Mark & Pam Lewkovich 847-998-0246 OH – Sherman & Shirley Frankel 216-292-5633
IL – Joel & Josie Meyers 773-764-7659 OR – James & Vicki Stone 503-644-3572
MD – Sam Seidman 410-356-0182 PA – Chaim & Alison Rosenberg 215-725-4932
MN – Robert Margolies 952-924-0244 PA – Dena Rockoff 717-234-5995
MO – David & Roslyn Hirschhorn 314-725-1719 VA – Bob & Arlene Lapidus 703-450-4072
ONT. – Rachel Weinles 416-782-6908
QUE. – Steven & Bonnie Farkas 514-482-7652
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