Post-FAM Trips

Application deadline for FAM trips is January 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST.

 

History and Culture: The Greater Jerusalem Region

Number of Participants: 10 people; Meals & Lodging included
Departure: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Return: Sunday, March 26, 2017 (Drop-Off in Jerusalem)
Transportation: Included throughout the FAM trip and will return to Jerusalem on Sunday evening

Participant’s flight arrangements should be made accordingly.

*all schedules are subject to change

JDA reserves the right to approve interested candidates

Description: Jerusalem and the areas surrounding the Israeli capital are home to thousands of years of history and ancient traditions. This trip will be an in depth series of tours around the region, ideal for history buffs and those passionate about watching the biblical stories come to life. This tour will combine the past, present and future of the greater Jerusalem region and highlight the impressive narrative that is being told about Jerusalem.

Included in this tour will be Yad Vashem, Mount of Olives, Judean Desert, Ein Gedi, and the Ella Valley.

A bit about these sites:

1.  Yad Vashem-  The largest museum of its kind in the world, this museum is home to the most impressive Holocaust memorial and is ranked on TripAdvisor as a must see when visiting Israel.

2.  Ella Valley- Now a region flush with wineries, this area is home to the famous David and Goliath story offering perspective on its significance both in ancient times and its critical positioning during the 1948 war of Independence.

3.  Mount of Olives- The mountain that is historically significant to all major global religions will be the site of an in depth tour of exploration and perspective.

4.  Ein Gedi- Less than one hour outside of Jerusalem, this nature reserve is synonymous with waterfalls, picturesque landscapes and a great escape for anyone seeking some respite from city life.

5.  Dig for a Day- Forget learning about the historical significance of Jerusalem, how about taking the time and discovering some of it yourself?! That’s right! During this unique activity, participants will be active archeologists by sifting and uncovering historical landmarks.

6.  Friday at the Jerusalem Market- If you want to see what true coexistence looks like, come to the Jerusalem market on a Friday. It’s where everyone comes to shop and experience the smells, tastes and cornucopia of fresh produce that makes Israel so special. You won’t leave hungry–guaranteed.

 

 

 

Northern Israel: Culinary and Scenery

Number of Participants: 10 people; Meals & Lodging included
Departure: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Return: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Transportation: Pick up from Jerusalem on Thursday morning, includes all transportation around region, return to Jerusalem on Sunday evening.

Participant’s flight arrangements should be made accordingly.

*all schedules are subject to change

JDA reserves the right to approve interested candidates

Description: This FAM trip is for the foodies among the group. The northern region of Israel is lush with green mountains, mystical sites, and home to Israel’s award winning wine country. Besides the landscapes, the region is home to an ethnically diverse population, offering participants a global perspective on the region. On this trip, participants will experience authentic Arabic cuisine, sip their way Israel’s Napa valley and visit some of the most mystical sites in the country.

What’s included:

1.  Haifa and B’hai Gardens- This region is home to the most gorgeous gardens that overlook the Mediterranean coast.

2.  Druze Cooking Experience- Northern Israel is home to the largest Druze community. Here, participants will experience a full cooking experience by selecting their own vegetables and then entering the home of a community leader and learning from them about the secrets of cooking according to their traditions.

3.  Rosh Hanikra Grottoes- Located at the northern most tip of Israel, these spectacular natural formations are arguably one of the most impressive wonders of the world. Watch as the waters of the Mediterranean splash against the rocks, try to stay dry!

4.  Mystical City of Safed

5.  Sea of Galilee

 

 

Southern Israel: Adventure and Travel

Number of Participants: 10 people; Meals & Lodging included
Departure: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Return: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Transportation: Pick up from Jerusalem on Thursday morning, includes all transportation around region, return to Jerusalem on Sunday evening.

Participant’s flight arrangements should be made accordingly.

*all schedules are subject to change

JDA reserves the right to approve interested candidates

Description: The southern region of Israel is all about the outdoors and adventure seekers. From the Dead Sea down to Eilat, participants can experience the desert region of Israel and challenge their inner desire to hike, float, dive and scale down mountains.

A few of the exciting places included in this tour of Southern Israel

1. Dead Sea- Float in the lowest point on Earth. Cover yourself in natural mud and exfoliate your skin as the salts and healing powers of the Dead Sea work their magic.

2.  Timna Park- A mere 15 miles from Eilat, this impressive desert reserve is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. This reserve will soon be home to the country’s second largest airport.

3.  Eilat- The resort area of Israel. Looking to swim with the dolphins? Snorkel in the Red Sea? How about other extreme adventures? Well, join us in Eilat and you’ll channel your inner adventurer.

 

 

Sand, Beach and Water: Tel Aviv and Coastal Israel

Number of Participants: 10 people; Meals & Lodging included
Departure: Thursday, March 23
Return: Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Transportation: Pick up from Jerusalem on Thursday morning, includes all transportation around region, return to Jerusalem on Sunday, early evening.

Participant’s flight arrangements should be made accordingly.

*all schedules are subject to change

JDA reserves the right to approve interested candidates

Description:  Tel Aviv is known as the non-stop city with visitors able to find activities of all kinds at any time of day. The city’s unique vibe is bolstered by the sandy beaches and a world-class urban culture. Tel Aviv is also famous for its high concentration of startups and ventures.

What’s Included in this FAM trip.

1.  Learn to play the intense and highly competitive game of matkot on the white sandy beaches of Tel Aviv.

2.  Jaffa Port- Officially part of Tel Aviv, this Old City is very different than Jerusalem’s. The Arab portion of Tel Aviv is home to some of the country’s most famous museums and art-deco galleries.

3.  Sarona Market- The newest addition to Tel Aviv’s already flourishing food scene, the Sarona Market has turned into the city’s culinary center.

4.  Walls of Graffiti- In many cities, graffiti has become a form of self-expression. In Tel Aviv, however, this modern art has taken over certain neighborhoods and has become a living testament to the strong urban art scene in the city.

5.  Bike Tour- There are so many great ways to explore Tel Aviv, but riding on a bike across the boardwalk and through the narrow alleyways of the city enables visitors to pedal their way through its colorful and secret past.