FAQ

 1. Is $2150 the only charge for the trip?

*All prices are based on double room occupancy and for a minimum of 20 participants. For 15-19 participants an additional $200 may be charged a month before the trip.

*For single room occupancy an extra $755 supplement is required.

Price does not include:

  • Airfare

  • Medical Insurance (can be provided for minimal fee)

  • Travel Insurance (extremely recommended- can email Motti Goldstein <aviron@travelleaders.com> or sign up directly with https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=goin0028ny.

  • Tips for drivers/ bus-boys/ tour-guides  (we will collect at beginning of trip – $50)

  • Some meals: there are a few days when you will left to buy dinner or lunch on your own. 

  • Taxis: if the group is walking, but you would like to take a taxi- that is an option for which you should bring some extra change. (depending on the distance, usually will be about 30-60 nis/ $10-20). 

2. Do you have a recommended travel agent who can help me with my flight?

Yes, from the US, we highly recommend:

Motti Goldstein <aviron@travelleaders.com>

Motty Goldstein, President

Travel Leaders

1474 59th St. Brooklyn NY 11219

(718)436-9100 ext. 607

3. What is the Cancellation policy?

  • Up to 60 days before departure there is no cancellation fee.

  • 45 – 60 days before departure: $500 USD non-refundable deposit.

  • Less than 45 days before departure: $500 USD deposit plus full hotel stay (as per hotel requirement).

4. Are all meals included?

When we are in a hotel away from Jerusalem or on Shabbat, all meals will be provided. In Jerusalem, breakfast and 1 other main meal will be provided per day.

5. Can I have some time to visit friends or shop?

You will have some free time scheduled in to the itinerary, but if you would like extra time on your own, best to arrange in advance with trip leader, so that you are not missed and you do not miss anything crucial on the program.

6. What about security measures taken on the trip?

We take all  security precautions based on the instructions we receive from Homeland Security at the time of the trip. If we go to Hevron, we will travel with an armed guard and bullet-proof bus. Otherwise we will play it by ear based on the situation at the time. If necessary, we will hire an armed guard to walk the group on Friday night from the Old City back to the hotel.

7. Will I be able to get a cell-phone or sim-card for use in Israel? 

Closer to the time of the trip, you are welcome to contact Nati Samet at simforisrael@gmail.com and fill out the following form: simforisrael.com and this will give you all the information you will need.

8. Do I have to join a group or can I come on my own or with a few friends?

You definitely do not need to join a group of women coming from your city. Of course it is more enjoyable to come with friends, especially for rooming purposes, but it is not a must. You can come alone or with a friend or 2 who are not from your home-town.

9. For more information, whom can I contact?

In Israel: Dini Coopersmith

dcoopersmith@aish.com

972-52-289-4223

In U.S.:
For November trips:
Elissa Felder
elissafelder@aol.com
401-241-9631
For February trips:
Aleeza ben-Shalom
aleeza@marriagemindedmentor.com
267-520-0442

If you would like to join a group from another country:

From Australia:

Vicki Sharfman

Vicki.sharfman@gmail.com

From Montreal:

Sharon Gates sjgates@gmail.com 

From Toronto:

Suzanne Rotter rottersuzanne@gmail.com

  
Upcoming trip:
Nov. 5th -11th, 2019
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