Join the Masorti Foundation’s Urgent Mission to H.E.L.P.

Join the Masorti Foundation’s Urgent Mission to H.E.L.P.

Sunday, February 19 – Monday, February, 27, 2017

Tour Rates

Land Package: $2018 / Single Room supplement: $650 Air (from NY) and Land: $3195/ per person in a double room

Optional travel – health insurance is available including coverage of pre existing conditions $325

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For Registration and itinerary call Yafa 800.247.7235 / For more information contact:

Miriam Suchoff 914.659.3267 / or Barbara Kavadias 212.870.2216 /

Masorti Foundation Mission

February 19 – 27, 2017

(Draft: December 26; Subject to change)

Monday,   20 February
Arriving to Israel (afternoon)
Shechiyanu on Mt. Carmel
Aravit and visit to Moriah Congregation in Haifa. After the fire – Campaign Phoenix update from Rabbi Dubi Hayun
Check in to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Haifa
Opening dinner at hotel with and Masorti Leadership

Keynote speaker Mayor of Haifa (?)

Overnight: Dan Panorama, Haifa
Tuesday,   21 February
HaKerem congregation in Carmiel – meeting Rabbi Dr. Gil Nativ
Kfar Vradim congregation: A session with the congregation’s new Rabbi Natalie Lastreger.

Briefing from Mayor Sivan Yehieli

Kibbutz Hannaton

Lunch at Hanaton

Tour of the kibbutz and a study with Rabbi Yoav Ende. Meeting with pre-army Mechina participants.

Visit Hannaton forest, permanent site of NOAM-Ramah summer camp, with Amit Stern, Director of NOAM

Ve’Ahavta congregation in Zichron Yaakov: Meet with Rabbi Elisha Wolfin and congregation leadership to hear about life after the fire
Shoshana Winery: Masorti winemaking by the sea in Atlit. Dinner and tour of the winery (Subject to availability).
Check in to Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
Overnight: Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv
Wednesday,   22 February
Torat Hayim congregation in Herzliya: New building and meeting with Rabbi Ari Glikin
Our next leaders: Meet with Year of Volunteer Service young adults in Kfar Saba
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program for Children with Disabilities: Take part in a weekly lesson
Lunch on own


Sinai congregation in Tel Aviv: Learn Sephardi chanting (piyutim) with Rabbi Eli Peretz
Jewish Renewal in Tel Aviv with Micky Gitzin, member of Tel Aviv City Council
Dinner on own
Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
Thursday,   23 February
Kehillat Netzach Yisrael in Ashkelon – Meeting with Rabbi Gustavo Suraski and congregational leadership
Beer Sheva Municipality: Developments in the Negev’s capital. Dialogue with the city’s Mayor
Lunch on own
Eshel Avraham congregation in Beer Sheva with Rabbi Mauricio Balter: Visit to the sparkling preschool program and site of new building
Magen Avraham congregation in Omer with Rabbi Jonathan Sadoff: Visit to the popular afterschool program and new bomb shelter
Return to Tel Aviv
Dinner on own
Overnight:   Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
Friday,   24 February
Adat Shalom Emanuel congregation in Rehovot: Meet with Rabbi Mikie Goldstein and hear about the congregation and how the kehila dealt with the cancellation of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony for children with disabilities last year by the city’s Mayor
Two congregations. Two models: Visit the Shalheveth HaMaccabim congregation and the Yedid Nefesh congregation in the city of Modiin – two different kehillot in central Israel
Lunch on own
Check in to Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat
Kabbalat Shabbat at the Zion Congregation lead by Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum
Shabbat dinner with Masorti host families
Overnight:   Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
Shabbat,   25 February
Shabbat prayer service at Maayanot congregation in Talpiot, Jerusalem
Traditional Shabbat lunch at hotel
Walking tour of the charming Rehavia neighborhood
Group processing session at hotel
Dinner on own
Overnight:   Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
Sunday,   26 February
Ramot Tzion congregation in the French Hill neighborhood: Dialogue with Rabbi Chaya Rowen-Becker
Meet with NOAM SHIN SHIN, pre-army Year of Volunteer Service participants in Jerusalem Katamon neighborhood
Lunch on own
The Supreme Court: Meeting with a Judge in Israel’s Supreme Court
Free time in Jerusalem
Dinner on own
Overnight:   Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem
Monday,   27 February
Rosh Chodesh prayer with Women Of the Wall
Return to hotel for breakfast
Jewish Pluralism Watch – A half-day seminar on Religion and State in the Knesset.

Lunch at Knesset

Discussions with Members of Knesset, update on religion and state matters, tour of Knesset building

Late check out
Reception and farewell dinner in a special (and fancy) home in Jerualem
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
Departure – See you again soon!









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