Edlavitch DCJCC

Gateway to Israel: A Journey for Adults with Disabilities

Sunday, May 15, 2016
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Woman in Israel

Gateway to Israel: A Journey for adults with disabilities

This trip is FULL!

Join us for an amazing journey in one of the most fascinating countries in the world. On this intellectually stimulating trip we will explore Israel’s history, people, art and culture, accomplishments and challenges through an accessible adventure built just for you—one that will allow us to create our own caring community!

We will explore Israel’s history and its spectacular cities, dynamic people, vibrant art and culture, world-class scientific and medical achievements, and natural beauty.

*This trip is designed for adults with disabilities 27 years old or older and their companion/caregiver, if needed.

Trip highlights include:

• Old City of Jerusalem and the Kotel (Western Wall)Israeli Beach
• Tel Aviv, Israel’s hopping metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea
• Masada, the ancient fortress, which we will ascend by cable car
• Boat ride on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
• Mount Ben Tal, site of a former military base on the Golan Heights
• Tel Dan, alongside the Jordan River, and the Hula Nature Reserve, in the north of Israel
• Eretz Bereshit, a desert oasis, for a Biblical hospitality experience, dinner, and drum circle

Eligibility: Adults with disabilities, ages 27 years and older. We encourage a companion/caregiver to join this special journey.

Dates: May 15-26, 2016

Cost: $1,800*, inclusive of all hotels, most meals, ground travel, and gratuities. Hotel prices are based on double occupancy, but single rooms may be requested for an additional $850 fee. Note: Airfare is not included.

*A $500.00 deposit per person, payable to the DCJCC, must be received by February 28 to reserve your space.

Subsidies: While this journey is heavily subsidized, we do not want to turn anyone away. Some additional subsidies may become available; for more information, contact Erica Steen (ericas@washingtondcjcc.org or 202.777.3255202.777.3255 ).

Staffing: The group will be accompanied by two DCJCC staff members and our tour guide, Omer. Omer holds a BA in Geography from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is the founder of “Paratrek,” a company devoted to helping people with physical disabilities travel within Israel.

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Underwritten by generous grants from DCJCC funders, Gateway to Israel has been priced as low as possible to encourage your participation. This trip is made possible through the generous support of the Greenbaum Family and other DCJCC donors.

In Partnership with:

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  JCC Association, Passport Program

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