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Virtual Travel Adventure to Israel

Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm - Friday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm

$50

Are you itching to travel? Looking for a change of scenery? Let’s go to Israel… virtually! Explore places you’ve never seen in Israel from the comfort of your own home while supporting Israel’s tourism industry! From the lush forests of the upper Galilee to the bustling sidewalks of Tel Aviv… From the vibrant innovation centers of the Negev Desert to the holy and ancient sites in Jerusalem… let Jewish National Fund take you to the frontiers of Israel’s northern and southern regions and everywhere in between to show you a side of Israel you’ve never seen.

For just $50 you can take your household on a week-long virtual adventure through Israel led by a certified Israel-based tour guide via Zoom video-conferencing. Your registration fee goes directly to supporting your tour guide who would otherwise be out of work due to the freeze on tourism in Israel amid the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. This is a safe and exciting trip you can feel good about!

Tour Dates: April 12 – 16, 2021
Monday ‑ Thursday
5pm – 6pm (PT) Virtual Tour
6pm – 7pm (PT) Virtual Discussion
Friday
5pm – 6pm (PT) Prepare for Shabbat with a beautiful, one-hour pre-Shabbat experience.

Chair: David Bark
JNF Professional: Jennifer Sosnow

SPACE IS LIMITED. TO REGISTER: Contact Monica Edelman <medelman@jnf.org> 

Sample Itinerary (note: actual itinerary will vary based on audience, theme, and the guide)

Monday: Experience the Rich Culture of Tel Aviv & the Northern Coast

  • Independence Hall of Tel Aviv & the establishment of the modern State of Israel
  • Explore Old Jaffa Port
  • Enjoy the Bahai Gardens and learn about the mysterious Bahai faith
  • Discover the Underground Templar Tunnels of Akko
  • Ride a cable car at Rosh HaNikra and visit the islands & grottoes
  • Learn about the Atlit Jewish Detention Camp and stories of clandestine immigration post-Holocaust

Tuesday: Relish the Natural Beauty of the Upper Galilee

  • Cruise on the calm waters of the Sea of Galilee
  • Take a river walk through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve
  • Journey through the biblical city of Nazareth
  • See thousands of birds migrating from Europe to Africa at the Hula Valley Bird Safari
  • Go winetasting in the Golan Heights & enjoy the view from Mount Hermon
  • Tour the Kabbalah art galleries in the mystical city of Tsfat

Wednesday: Thrive & Innovate in the Negev Desert

  • Visit First Prime Minister Ben Gurion’s Home at Sde Boker
  • Buckle Up for a Jeep Excursion on Mount Karkom (believed to be Mount Sinai)
  • Witness the stellar growth of Beer Sheva, Israel’s Silicon Valley
  • Understand life under fire in Sderot & the Gaza Envelope communities
  • Meet the Bedouin people of the Negev

Thursday: Venture Down the Jordan Rift Valley to Jerusalem

  • Unearth the Roman Ruins of Scythopolis in Beit She’an
  • Take a motor boat tour on the Dead Sea
  • Venture through Timna Geological & Egyptian Archeological Park
  • See the Temple Mount Then and Now
  • Taste the flavors of Machne Yehuda Shook (Outdoor market)
  • Explore Jerusalem’s many museums and historical sites

Friday: Reflections on Israel

  • Share your favorite Israel memories through photos
  • Discuss highlights of the virtual tour
  • Last opportunity to get your questions answered by our knowledgeable tour guide
  • Shabbat blessings/songs

Check out a promo video for the JNF Virtual Israel Tours here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H37pAd0Vtr0

Details

Start:
Monday, April 12 @ 5:00 pm
End:
Friday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
$50
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom
CA United States

Organizer

Israel Committee