talit tefilin bar mitzva
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safed abuhav synagogue

Henson Bar-Mitzvah Tour Plan, September 2022

Sept 28 (WED)

  • 16:55 arrival. WELCOME TO ISRAEL!
  • Baggage collecting heading to Tiberias.
  • Festive dinner experience in Tiberias.

Overnight: Nof Ginosar

 

Sept 29 (THUR)

Overnight: Nof Ginosar

 

Sept 30 (FRI)

  • Early morning Kayaking experience in the estuary of the Jordan River (pending on water level).
  • Drive up to Safed and learn about the significant Jewish kabbalah center.
  • Visit some of the old city’s picturesque synagogues. Stoll in the city’s main alley and appreciate the Judaica art galleries.
  • Cross the lower galilee and tour Sepphoris, former important Rabbinical center. See some of the ancient city’s famous mosaic floors. Visit its Byzantine period synagogue, whose special decorations puzzle archaeologists to this day.
  • Drive to Jerusalem and greet it a “Sheheyanu” from Mount of Olives.
  • Evening: optional self-walk to the Western Wall to see Friday evening prayers.

Overnight: David Citadel, Jerusalem

 

Oct 1 (SAT)

Overnight: David Citadel, Jerusalem

 

Oct 2 (SUN)

Overnight: David Citadel, Jerusalem

 

Oct 3 (MON)

  • Head down to the Dead Sea region with an optional short camel ride at the Sea Level sign.
  • Drive by the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered (Qumran).
  • Ascend to the top of Masada, learn on its special dramatic history and appreciate its rich remains.
  • Go for a 2 hours “wet and wild” hike in Ein-gedi’s nature reserve.

Overnight: Kedma Hotel

 

Oct 4 (TUE, Yom Kippur Eve)

  • Morning hike in the Ramon Crater (Parsat Nekarot).
  • Drive close to the border with Gaza. Learn of the geo-politics of the region, and see the rockets display at Sderot.
  • Reach Tel-Aviv by 15:00 for checking in and setting for Yom Kippur.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

Oct 5 (WED, Yom Kippur)

  • Day off in Tel-Aviv. Explore your area and enjoy the beach.
  • Evening stroll along Rothschild boulevard or Dizengoff street.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

Oct 6 (THUR)

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

Oct 7 (FRI)

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

Oct 8 (SAT)

  • Tour of Caesarea, combined with a speed boat ride and/or snorkeling in the sunken harbor. After lunch head to the airport for departure.
  • Transfer to the Airport – 18:35 Departure. Farewell!

Let me say to you and you may use this as a sincere testimonial: You Danny the Digger are an outstanding guide, educator, archeologist and political pundit providing exciting and most intelligent information to the visitor on events of the past, their impact on the Jewish world and our concerns with the future. I have been to Israel 100+ times but notwithstanding, one always learns particularly from people like you.

Tom H., CJA Chairman, Canada

I recommend his services wholeheartedly for the synagogue group I will be leading this coming October/November. While his certification is currently specific to archaeology, my experience is that he will be fully able to handle the range of explanations that our group will need, in order to have a meaningful tour.

Rabbi Michael P., USA

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