Robert I. Lappin Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I)

July 5 – 17, 2015

Proposed Itinerary, Subject to Change


Sunday, July 05, 2015 – On our way…

Depart Boston on your overnight El Al flight to Israel

LY016, JUL05, BOS/TLV, 9:00P.M. – 3:05 P.M. on July 6


Monday, July 06, 2015 – Welcome Home
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport (3:05 p.m.) and meet your Tour Educator
Drive north to Tiberias. Early dinner at hotel. Evening at the pool.

Overnight: Kibbutz HaOn


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 – Northern Exposure
Meet Momo Lifshitz

Ascend the Golan Heights and drive to the Mount Bental viewpoint and view deep into Syria and the Banias, time permitting.

BBQ lunch
Enjoy a Kayaking experience

Boat ride on Kinerret

After dinner drive to Beit She’an, for a night tour under surreal illumination

Overnight: Kibbutz HaOn


Wednesday, July 08, 2015 – Ascent

Start the day in Tzfat, city of mystical Judaism (Kabbalah). Explore the narrow alleyways lined with ancient synagogues and artists’ galleries.

Ascend to Jerusalem and pause at a vantage point overlooking the city for a thrilling Shehehianu ceremony

Later in the evening: The sound and light show at David Citadel (pending confirmation)

Overnight: Crowne Plaza, Jerusalem


Thursday, July 09, 2015 – The City of David

Start the day walking the Old City Ramparts from the Jaffa to Zion Gates. Visit Mt Zion and the Tomb of King David, founder of Jerusalem. Enter the Old City through Zion Gate as Jewish Warriors have done for generations. Take in some highlights of the Jewish Quarter such as the Cardo and the Broad Wall (First Temple period) and then explore the City of David, where it all began. Enjoy a wet walk through Hezekiah Tunnel, dug in biblical times.

Later, enjoy a unique tour of the Western Wall Tunnels (pending confirmation)

Dinner at hotel

Stand With Us Session: Israel 101

Overnight: Crowne Plaza, Jerusalem


Friday, July 10, 2015 – Jerusalem Hills and Welcome the Shabbat

Motivational Speaker and author Doron Kornbluth: Why Be Jewish?

Sataf Springs hike

Visit to the colorful Machne Yehuda Market – eat, buy, enjoy!

Pizur Lunch

Prepare for Shabbat


After a traditional Shabbat dinner, we will join thousands of Jewish People of all ages and backgrounds heading to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest place to welcome the Shabbat

Overnight: Crowne Plaza, Jerusalem


Saturday, July 11, 2015 – Shabbat Jerusalem Style

Optional Shabbat Services at the hotel

Enjoy a Shabbat leisure walk to the Israel Museum to see the model of Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the dramatic Shrine of the Book.


Group activity: Small group discussions with counselors & Israel Advocacy Interns

Afternoon spend some time at leisure in the hotel’s pool

After dinner, enjoy Ben Yehuda Street.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza, Jerusalem


Sunday, July 12, 2015 – Discovering Hidden Secrets

Stand With Us session: Words That Work

This morning enjoy a program with Doron Kornbluth (pending confirmation).

Depart Jerusalem to Machon Ayalon a secret Haganah munitions plant and meet your Israeli peers, engage in ice-breaking activities

After Falafel lunch continue deep to the desert for a camel ride followed by a Bedouin Hafla (feast).
In the evening enjoy the Drummers’ Circle and more fun!
Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim, Bedouin Village


Monday, July 13, 2015 – Masada Rocks!

Start the day by climbing Masada for a spectacular sunrise. The palatial fortress is known as the last independent Jewish territory from the destruction of the second Temple to the rebirth of the modern State of Israel. Stop for lunch and swim (float) in the Dead Sea.
Drive via the Judea Desert to the Jerusalem Hills

After dinner meet with the Bau Sisters for a session (pending confirmation)

Overnight: Neve Ilan, Jerusalem Hills


Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – Creating the State

In the morning, tour Neve Zedek and old Jaffa. After lunch relive history as you gather at Independence Hall where David Ben Gurion Proclaimed Israel’s Independence.
Enjoy a short city tour of Tel Aviv, pause at Rabin Square to reflect and talk about peace and remember. Enjoy Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian-Shopping Street and trendy Shenkin Street

Dinner at hotel

Stand With Us Session: Israel Activism and small group discussions about how to be an ambassador for Israel

Overnight: Neve Ilan, Jerusalem Hills


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Start up Nation – Innovation Israel

Drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Haifa and from atop Mount Carmel view the largest harbor in Israel and the famous Baha’i Gardens.

Visit the Madatech – Israel’s National Science Museum located in the original building of the Technion. Experience Israel’s innovative extravaganza.

Visit the Druze Village of Ossafia for lunch and home hospitality.
Continue to Caesarea to visit one of the many Start-Up companies

Drive to your Israeli Peers home town and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner with their families, and say Shalom and Le’hitraot to your Israeli peers as they return to their homes.
Overnight: Neve Ilan, Jerusalem Hills

Thursday, July 16, 2015 – Remembrance, Return and Farewell

Meet with Momo Lifshitz to recap your trip and continue the day with a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Experience the museum, the Children’s Memorial, the Valley of the Communities, and the Boulevard of the Righteous Among the Nations. Continue and visit to Mt. Herzl and Herzl Museum (time permitting) and visit the gravesites of Herzl, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and other Zionist luminaries as well as the graves of fallen Israeli soldiers.
Enjoy a festive farewell dinner

Late evening drive to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight

Friday, July 17, 2015 – Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…

Depart Israel on your El Al flight

LY001, JUL17, TLV/JFK, depart 1:00 a.m. and arrive 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17 a.m.

Arrive in the New York area and drive back to the North Shore by bus

Shalom U’Lehitraot