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75th Birthday of Israel Community Mission


Below is a sneak peek of the plans for our trip. Please note: these are preliminary details and are subject to change.  

Celebrate our arrival in the magical city of Jerusalem at a scenic overlook, where we will take in amazing views and begin our journey.  

Enjoy Welcome Dinner with Trip Attendees.  

Commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah with Holocaust survivors and their families.   

Explore Jerusalem your way, with a choice to join either a First Timers or Seasoned Pros track.  

Visit the Old City, with walking tours of the Jewish Quarter and Christian Quarter, seeing both historical sites and discovering hidden gems. 

Experience Yad Vashem, Israel’s Museum of the Holocaust.  

Spend a free night in Jerusalem, where you can explore the city’s shops and dine at Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s famous food market, or at any of the city’s noted restaurants. 

First Timers – Float in the Dead Sea, climb Masada, and explore the Ein Gedi Reserve.  

Seasoned Pros – Enjoy a day of food and drink, explore the markets of Jerusalem and wineries in the nearby Judean Hills, or hike in the beautiful mountains surrounding Jerusalem, where you will learn about the local environment, and savor stunning views.  

All participants reconnect to drive to Northern Israel and take part in a mission-wide dinner at the hotel.  

Hike along the Dan River through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, and visit the remains of the ancient Biblical city of Dan.  

Take a Jeep ride up to the Golan Heights, hear stories about the Six-Day War and Yom Kippur War, and learn about the ever-changing relationship between Syria and Israel. 

Eat lunch in the Druze village of Buq’ata, where we will take part in dialogue with local students and teachers.  

Spend time in the mystical city of Safed, a center of Jewish spirituality, and visit the artists’ colony and beautiful local synagogues.  

Celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday with the entire Los Angeles mission under the stars as we eat, drink, and dance at an outdoor party.  

Explore the ruins of Caesarea.  

Make our way down the coast to Tel Aviv. 

Shop at Tel Aviv’s Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, Carmel Market, and Neve Tzedek. 

Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat overlooking the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv.   

Enjoy a Shabbat dinner experience.  

Explore Tel Aviv on your own.  

Visit the Tel Aviv Museum.  

Participate in walking and biking tours.  

Take a day trip and guided tour of the Christian sites in the Galilee. 

Share in a special Havdalah on the beach.   

Explore Tel Aviv on your preferred track.  

First Timers – Visit Old Jaffa, Neve Tzedek neighborhood, and the Palmach Museum.  

Seasoned Pros – Dive into Tel Aviv’s food and wine scene and explore the city’s hi-tech innovations. Hike the Israel Trail in the Valley of Elah and the caves in Beit Guvrin National Park for those who enjoy physical activity.  

Reunite with the full group and visit the Peres Center for Innovation and Peace.   

Commemorate fallen soldiers and victims of terror, with members of our extended communities around the globe, during Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day.  

Drive to the campus of Tel Aviv University and visit the new ANU Museum of the Jewish People. There will be a special mission program exploring the story of the Jewish People, where we will use the past as a guide to look toward the future using the creativity of the present.   

Eat lunch at the ANU Musuem, followed by wrap-up and reflections.   

Spend the afternoon on your own and explore Tel Aviv.  

Reconnect with the group for an early dinner.  

Participate in Tel Aviv area memorial ceremony for Israeli Memorial Day.  

Mission concludes