2022 Israel Trip Information

Dates of Trip
May 31 to June 7, 2022

Travel Dates
We plan to depart from the New York City area on Monday, May 30, 2022, and arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the morning of May 31. We will depart Tel Aviv on Tuesday, June 8, and arrive back in the United States on Wednesday, June 9.

How to Apply
Registration will open on this page on Monday, May 24, at 10 a.m. (Central time) and remain open until Wednesday, May 26, at 11:59 p.m.   

Since we have limited openings available, we plan to offer the available spots through a lottery system. Unlike other event registrations, the spots will not be determined by the order you sign up—but by a random lottery system. After we determine an order through a random name generator program, we will contact those who were selected and offer them the spots. We will also generate a waiting list order using the same method.

If you are a Spanish speaker and are interested in joining the trip on the Spanish bus, please contact Ralph Levy ([email protected]).

If you have questions about the trip or your ability to participate, please feel free to email the trip coordinators ([email protected] or [email protected]).

Total Cost
The total price will vary, based on airline prices and the final number of participants we have on the trip. The prices are expected to be within the following range:

For double occupancy, we expect the prices to be in this range:

  • Including airfare: $3,200-$3,300
  • Ground tour only (excluding airfare): $1,900-$2,000  

For single occupancy, we expect the prices to be in this range:

  • Including airfare: $3,800-$4,000
  • Ground tour only (excluding airfare): $2,500-$2,800  

Payment Options   
We are able to offer a payment plan for our participants. We will announce a payment schedule that will allow participants to pay for the trip throughout the year. Participants will also be free to pay in one lump sum if they prefer.   

What Is Included

The above prices include:

  • Round-trip airfare from New York City (participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from New York City).
  • Land arrangements throughout Israel (including hotels).
  • Guided tours of sites by a licensed Israeli tour guide.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Bottled water.

Health Considerations
An educational tour of this nature is physically demanding. It requires the health and stamina to walk (and sometimes climb) on rugged, rocky terrain for multiple hours each day in hot weather conditions. Each person should consider whether or not he or she is physically fit enough to participate. We recommend that individuals with serious health conditions, pregnant women and children under 13 not participate in this trip. Participants should also understand that the New York-Israel flight is approximately 10½ hours.

Trip Description

The itinerary will be rigorous. Since this will be the only trip some will ever make to Israel, we want to include as much as we can. In order to visit all of these sites, we must pack our days full with travel and touring. A detailed itinerary will be released to participants when it is finalized.

Here are some of the locations we plan to visit:

  • Northern Israel: Joppa, Lachish, Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo and Mount Carmel, Tel Dan, Sea of Galilee and Nazareth.
  • Jordan Valley: Beth Shean, Qumran, Masada and the Dead Sea.
  • Jerusalem: Temple Mount, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Western Wall, the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

Sabbath & Pentecost
We will observe the Sabbath and Pentecost in the city of Jerusalem. Services will be in the afternoon. We will hold double services on the Feast of Pentecost.


In Accord Recap of 2019 Trip


In Accord Recap of 2016 Trip