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Women's Trip Sample Itinerary
Day 1 - Monday in Israel's North: The Power of Speech
Arrive in Israel
Transfer to Israel's Beautiful North
Snacks Distributed, Money Changing Available
Check in at the Leonardo Club Hotel - Tiberias
The Leonardo Club Hotel is in a fantastic location right on the waterfront of the Sea of Galilee.
Welcome, "Gossip, Lies & Lessons"
A class by your trip leader.
Depart for Welcome Dinner at Decks
Decks Restaurant is a magical place. it is famous in Israel and abroad for its locally grown meat dishes, organically grown vegetables, spices and fresh fruits. Decks is situated on one of the Holy Land's most breathtaking sites, extending over the Sea of Galilee and surrounded by water on three sides.
Depart for Leonardo Tiberius
Day 2 - Tuesday in Tzfat: Sparks
Morning Attire: Modest, Casual (Visiting Synagogues)
"The Kabbalah of Love"
A class by your trip leader, which explores the mystical and practical aspects of love and marriage.
Tzfat, perched on a mountaintop in the Upper Galilee is known as the mystical city of Israel and was home to many famous kabbalists and scholars.
Tour of Mikveh
Tour an ancient Mikveh and learn from women about finding power and purpose in this ancient practice.
Depart for Tel Aviv
Free evening and dinner on your own in Tel Aviv
Day 3 - Wednesday in Tel Aviv: The Power of Dreams
Morning Attire: Modest, Casual
Evening Attire: Sweater/Wrap for Old City of Jerusalem - Bring your pashmina
Depart for Class
Beit Haaztumuat- Independence Hall
Independence Hall or known as Beit Haatzmaut is housed in one of Tel-Aviv’s first buildings, on the plot of land on which the drawing of lots took place in April 1909. On, May 14th, 1948, the day before the British Mandate in Palestine was to expire; members of the Provisional State Council assembled in the museum and declared the establishment of the State of Israel.
Lunch in Tel Aviv
Depart to Jerusalem
Guided walk through the Jewish Quarter
City pictures overlooking the Kotel
Visit the Kotel, Western Wall
At this last remnant of the Holy Temple, and the holiest site on earth, your heart will see more than your eyes as you feel the prayers of thousands of years and millions of Jews. The Kotel is known as a place where the Divine Presence never leaves.
Free evening/dinner on your own in Jerusalem
Day 4 - Thursday in Masada
Attire: Casual for Masada, Beachwear for the Dead Sea. We recommend not to bring any jewelry or valuables on this day.
Biblical hospitality, an opportunity to ride on camels and desert experience. Naming Ceremony: If you don't have a Jewish name, take the opportunity to get one here, where you literally feel on top of the world.
At the lowest point on earth, 1378 feet below sea level, enjoy floating in these healing mineral waters, and slathering on the much sought after mud from the Dead Sea. Enjoy and pamper yourself!
Depart for Mechina program
Day 5 - Friday: Preparing for Shabbat/Body and Soul
Evening Attire: Modest, Shabbat-Pretty
Evening Attire: Sweater/Wrap for Old City / Cool Evening
Discovering the Real You
Class by your trip leader.
Re-Claiming our Dignity: Women, Self Esteem and Beauty in the Glare of the Media
Class by your trip leader.
Optional: Tour of Machane Yehuda Open Air Market
Time to Prepare for Shabbat
Depart for Walk to Old City from Hotel Lobby
Enjoy a spiritual, musical concert to welcome in the Shabbat.
Candle Lighting and Dancing at the Kotel (Western Wall)
Kabbalat Shabbat at the Kotel is a magical experience. Witness the throngs of Jews welcoming the Shabbat Queen with joy in song and dance.
Walk back to hotel
Day 6 - Saturday: Shabbat full of Hakarat Hatov - Gratitude
Morning Attire: Modest, Shabbat-Pretty
Evening Attire: Sweater or Wrap for Old City Cool Evening
Shabbat – Heaven on Earth, a Class with Rabbi Gavriel Friedman
We are a grateful people, and our prayers and rituals remind us to say “todah” (thank you). Shabbat reminds us to pause, take stock and say thank you for all the blessings in our lives. Hotel BR Level
A class on parenthood with your Trip Leader
Meet in Hotel Lobby to Walk to Your Shabbat Lunch Hosts
"Shabbat of a Lifetime״- Enjoy an authentic Jerusalem experience by joining local families for Shabbat lunch at the home of a host family
Seudah Shlishit - Third Meal of Shabbat
Free evening - Enjoy the Jerusalem nightlife
Havdala on the Rooftop with Rav Gav
Enjoy the Jerusalem nightlife!
Day 7 - Sunday: Creating a Legacy
Yad Vashem - Israel's Holocaust Memorial
Depart for Volunteer Experience
Visit an army base
Return to hotel/free time for dinner
Depart for Israel Activism Session
Masa and Jerusalem U
Tour of Masada
Visit this ancient mountaintop fortress in southeast Israel on the southwest shore of the Dead Sea. In A.D. 73, after a two-year siege, members of the Zealot Jewish movement committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the Romans.
Day 8 - Monday: Bringing it Home
Morning Attire: Casual
Afternoon Attire: Casual
Our last day together! How can we channel the growth and inspiration of the trip to impact ourselves, our families and our communities?
Letter to Myself
Women write letters to themselves about their trip experience and the goals that they have developed based on their journey. The JWRP mails the card from Israel 3 months later so that your home can be filled with momentum even after the trip has concluded. Lobby of Aish Hatorah
The Art of Wisdom - Learning from Each Other
“Bringing It All Home”
How to share your inspiration with friends and family.
Words from the Heart
Partner Organization Meetings with Your Leaders
While you are immersed in the inspiration of Israel, meet with your own group to make plans for what you want to bring back home with you.
The JWRP final event is filled with laughter, tears, dance, and celebration. Participants as well as leaders speak and enjoy a professional final video which recaps their experience in brilliant color.
Depart Event for Ben Gurion Airport or Jerusalem
This is not goodbye, but “l’Hitraot”, see you again soon. A mission of memories is now yours. Bring it back, and come home again soon.