Youth counselors will be on hand with special activities for the kids. They'll have a blast exploring ancient ruins and modern digs. They'll want to be the first to climb or cable car to the top of Masada. Your son or daughter can also take a new twist on an old rite of passage with an outdoor Bar/Bat Mitzvah affirmation ceremony. And take part in interactive Family Day events for mind, body and soul.
A UJC Family Mission is mingling with new immigrants and kibitzing with kibbutzniks. It's getting backstage passes to front-page news with exclusive addresses from leaders in politics, the military, religion and science. It's Independence Hall, and walking along Jaffa's storied cobblestone streets. And peeking into dozens of art galleries and studios.
Then, travel through the corridors of time. Visit the ancient port city of Akko. Let Safed's centuries-old Jewish mysticism captivate you. Buckle up for a jeep ride to the slopes of the Golan Heights. Trek the ruins of Katzrin's oldest synagogues. Explore Beit She'an, the magnificent 1800-year-old Roman Byzantine city.
Don't worry, you'll sleep on the plane!
Packages and Costs vary depending on number of adults, children, Bar/Bat Mitzvah children, and room designations. Please call for details.
Prices are based on EL AL Super APEX fares and are subject to change.
TRIP INCLUDES: Israeli scholars and the most highly qualified tour guides in the country. Luxury accommodations, most meals, sumptuous Israeli-style buffet breakfasts, elegant dinners and entertainment, transportation, guides, taxes, porterage, programs and all gratuities. UJC Hospitality Desk in every hotel.
REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES: Applications accompanied by a $500 per person deposit must be received 30 days prior to departure. Should the mission reach capacity prior to the stated deadline, registration will be closed. Air tickets will not be mailed until full payment of basic cost is received.
EXTENSIONS IN ISRAEL: We encourage participants to extend their stay in Israel, to relax, visit sites or visit with family. Extensions in Israel cannot exceed 45 days from the date of your U.S. departure. Other restrictions may apply. Extensions should be requested on your application, but no later than 30 days prior to departure. All land extensions must be paid directly to the agent in Israel and cannot be paid to UJC. You may contact Gil Travel, (212) 284-6667 or (800) 880-1369 for additional information on extensions.
NOTE: For purposes of air travel, children 12 years of age or older are charged as adults. For children under age 12, deduct $335. For families with more than one child under 12, additional deductions are available. In addition, the following guidelines have been established for a child to be eligible to participate in the program: 1) Bar/Bat mitzvah child is free provided he/she stays in the room of paying participants 2) There should be one Bar/Bat Mitzvah child per family (obvious exceptions: twins, triplets, etc.) and that child should be an immediate family member. 3) A male child whose 13th birthday falls within the 2001 calendar year, or a girl whose 12th or 13th birthday falls within the 2001 calendar year is qualified for the program. All children who are eligible must participate in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah affirmation ceremony.
CHANGES: We will accept a maximum of two changes per participant. Any airline routing change within 14 days of departure or during the Mission is subject to a $100 change fee. Once your ticket has been issued and mailed, changes will not take place until the original ticket is returned.
CANCELLATIONS: There will be a $25 processing fee for all cancellations. Cancellations within 14 days of departure are subject to an additional $100 penalty, which is deducted from the $500 deposit.
COMMITMENT: During the mission, all participants will be asked to make a voluntary commitment to the UJA Federation Campaign of United Jewish Communities. Generally, according to the Internal Revenue Code, your gift is deductible only to the extent that it, plus your payments for this mission, exceed the benefit received (i.e. the fair market value of the mission as stated above). In addition, any payments for extra air and/or land are not tax deductible.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the UJC Information Center, 212-284-6519, your local federation or the UJC offices listed below.
Northeast (201) 489-2700
Midwest (312) 427-1600
Gold Coast (954) 428-6677
West (818) 386-0100
Southeast (404) 881-4025
UJC reserves the right to limit participation based upon eligibility requirements and space availability. Prices, programs and dates may vary and are subject to change.