Day 1 ~ Monday, May 4, 2020

USA / En Route 

Depart the United States flying overnight to Israel. 


Day 2 ~ Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tel Aviv / Galilee 

Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, directly on the Mediterranean Sea and Israel’s largest city. Travel north along the Israeli coastline to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea. View the beautiful restored Roman Theater, and the ruins of the ancient town. Continue to the Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Magdala Hotel, Galilee (D) 


Day 3 ~ Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Galilee 

Begin the morning with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of loaves and fishes. Onto, Kibbutz Misgav Am, which sits on the border between Israel and Lebanon, looks northward over the green hills of south Lebanon. Misgav-Am remains the northernmost kibbutz in Israel, surrounded on three sides by Israel’s border with Lebanon. Proceed, to the Golan Heights, seeing the former Syrian fortifications and learning the key role this area plays to Israel’s safety. Hear the moving account of what occurred in the Valley of Tears from Rani Levy. Continue for a special IDF visit with emphasis on the role of Israeli female combat soldiers defending her borders.
Overnight: Magdala Hotel, Galilee (B,D) 


Day 4 ~ Thursday, May 7, 2020

Galilee / Jerusalem 

This morning join together for a special service on the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Then, visit Capernaum, residence of Jesus during his ministry in the Galilee and the site of several of his miracles. Onto Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene where a newly excavated first century synagogue was discovered, currently the oldest in the Galilee and one of only seven from that period in all of Israel. Visit Ancient Shiloh, one of the main centers of Israelite worship during the pre-monarchic period. Once home to Hannah and Samuel, the Tent Shrine and Ark of the Covenant. Continue your journey through the Judean Desert up to Jerusalem, with a special blessing atop Mount Scopus upon arrival.
Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 5 ~ Friday, May 8, 2020

Jerusalem 

This morning, hear Nili Couzens, who spearheaded Jewish Women’s educational initiatives, speak on the “Power of Prayer.” Experience a Challah Baking Workshop, which will teach you the art of Challah (traditional bread for the Sabbath). Next, visit the Shorashim Biblical Shop in the Old City, before continuing onto to the Jewish Quarter that was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart” of this ancient Byzantine city. Usher in the peace and sanctity of Shabbat by lighting candles, before gathering at the Western Wall (Kotel) for the traditional bringing in of the Sabbath. Enjoy a special home hospitality and Shabbat dinner together with a host family.
Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem (B,D) 

Day 6 ~ Saturday, May 9, 2020

Jerusalem 

Morning visit to St. Peter in Gallicantu Church overlooking the Kidron Valley and Caiaphas’ House. Ascend Mount Zion and continue to view Zion Gate en route to the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Old City atop the Mount of Olives, followed by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane in their private garden, with communion. Visit St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda. Gather for a special Havdalah service, which is a Jewish religious ceremony or formal prayer marking the end of the Sabbath.
Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 7 ~ Sunday, May 10, 2020

Jerusalem 

Experience Ir David, the City of David with an exciting journey both above and below ground through excavations, fortresses and passageways, walking through the Canaanite tunnel, ending with a visit to the Southern Steps. Then, visit the Western Wall Tunnels, experiencing more than 2,000 years of history. Special speaker, Rabbi Pesach Wolicki this evening. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation.
Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 8 ~ Monday, May 11, 2020

Jerusalem 

Begin the morning, with an unforgettable visit to the Memorial to the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, with a focus on “Her Story”. Onto Mt. Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the Model of Jerusalem at the time of the second Temple. Visit to the colorful and exciting Machane Yehuda for lunch. Continue to Yvel and the Megemeria School of Jewelry. The school teaches Jewish Ethiopian immigrants the art of jewelry making, diamond setting and jewelry design.
Overnight: Orient Hotel, Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 9 ~ Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Jerusalem 

Begin this morning, with a photo opportunity at the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Tour the Security Fence and IDF Check Points with Danny Tirza – Col. (Res.). Danny Tirza is in charge of planning the security fence between the West Bank and Israel, Israel’s largest infrastructure project. Next, a visit to Rachel’s Tomb, before continuing on for a view of Bethlehem, viewing Shepard’s Field. Take part in a special communion service at the Garden Tomb. Tour the Friends of Zion Museum dedicated to the outstanding contribution of Christians to the State of Israel. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Evening transfer to the airport with assistance in departure for flight to the United States.
(B,D) 


Day 10 ~ Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Enroute / USA

Arrival in the United States later today. 

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