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Heart to Heart: Volunteer Trip to Israel

Volunteer opportunities include working with children, agriculture, food preparation for soldiers and so much more.
Date

Heart to Heart: Volunteer Trip to Israel

Depart Date: March 2, 2024 – March 7, 2024
*Optional Spiritual Shabbat in Jerusalem March 7-9, 2024

Embark on the Heart to Heart Volunteer Trip to Israel and be a beacon of support during challenging times. Join us at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades for our first solidarity-volunteer trip to Israel. We will be making a difference through our volunteer efforts and show the people of Israel our solidarity with them. We will bear witness to the sites of the October 7th atrocities, hear personal stories of that horrifying day, visit injured heroes, and so much more.   

As part of this Trip, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Bear witness at the sites of the October 7th massacre — Kibbutz Kfar Aza, the site of the Nova Music Festival and Sderot.
  • Hear firsthand accounts from the incredible IDF and civilian heroes who sprang into action on October 7th.
  • Hear an update from an IDF Spokesperson.
  • Volunteer at the Tel Aviv Expo.
  • Prepare meals for IDF soldiers at an army base.
  • Meet and support victims’ families. 
  • Meet with injured Israeli soldiers and civilians.
  • Visit “Hostage Square” and hear the story from a sister of a hostage.
  • Be a part of an event to uplift the displaced families.
  • Join us for a special evening to host, once again, the Israeli families who came to our Heart to Heart program.

Prices

Program March 2-7, 2024

March 2 – March 7, 2024
Cost: $1,950 per person
Single Supplement: $480

This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE trip, covering:

  • VIP transfer from Ben Gurion International Airport to the hotel

  • All accommodations (4 nights in Tel Aviv)

  • All experiences and activities

  • All meals (with exception of 1 dinner on your own)

  • Luxury bus + private tour guide

  • Gratuities

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

  • Members of the group who are Israeli, regardless of where they currently reside, are by law required to pay an additional 17% VAT at hotels (non-Israelis are exempt from paying the value added tax) and therefore they may be charged VAT by the hotel and this will be added to their final invoice.

Paying by credit card will result in a 3% surcharge.

Add On – Spiritual Shabbat in Jerusalem

*Optional* March 7 – March 9, 2024
Cost: $1,245 per person
Single Supplement: $255

WHAT’S INCLUDED – Spiritual Shabbat in Jerusalem

  • All accommodations (2 nights in Jerusalem)
  • All experiences and activities
  • All meals (with exception of Friday lunch in Mahane Yehuda Market)
  • Luxury bus + private tour guide
  • Gratuities

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

  • Members of the group who are Israeli, regardless of where they currently reside, are by law required to pay an additional 17% VAT at hotels (non-Israelis are exempt from paying the value added tax) and therefore they may be charged VAT by the hotel and this will be added to their final invoice.

Paying by credit card will result in a 3% surcharge.

Cancellation by individuals

Once the final group price has been determined based on the size of the group and the program, then individuals who cancel their participation in the trip will be required to pay their share of the fixed costs (eg bus, tour educator, educational programs). This payment will ensure that the cost for the other participants remains unaltered. We will endeavour to credit the individual(s) with out of pocket costs expenses as far as we are able, however hotels are at liberty to charge full costs for cancellations received a month or less to date of arrival.

Call Elana Prezant for more information 201.805.2004