South Bend Israel Food & Arts Community Trip 

April 23 through May 1, 2018


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Travel to Israel with your friends and neighbors from the South Bend Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, Sinai Synagogue , and Temple Beth-El are joining together to organize a community trip which will focus on the arts, culture, and great food of the Israeli people. We'll experience the amazing sights and sounds of this incredible country over the course of a nine day period that will leave you feeling a connection to Israel, both modern and ancient.


Trip highlights include:


  • A private breakfast for our group with Janna Gur, notable Israeli Author, publisher and expert on Israeli and Jewish Cuisine. 
  • A special tour of the Levinsky Market when dates back to the 1920's. 
  • Take in performances at Nalagaat Center, the home of the world's only deaf-blind theater company, and the International Dance Village, where we will take part in a a dancing workshop.
  • A special Food & Wine Tour in the Lower Galilee region, which will include visiting a local olive oil press, a traditional arabic coffee roaster, a Druze cooking workshop, a micro beer brewery and an organic wine tasting. 
  • Visit historical sites including the Ayalon Institute, a once-secret Haganah munitions factory, Acco's Crusader Halls, Beit Shean, and the City of David. 
  • Spend time at famous Israeli landmarks such as Masada, the Dead Sea, Yad Vashem, and the Western Wall.  
  • And so much more!


To view a pdf of the itinerary, please click here.




What you need to know:


LAND COST: $3600.00 Per Person for Double Occupancy

•    Full payment or final payment plan installment is due by February 1, 2018
•    $825 Supplement for single occupancy
•    $500 per person deposit
•    Flights, unlisted meals, snacks, and tips not included
•    Trip is limited to 25 participants on a first come basis




In late May of 2017 we will have a recommended flight and give participants information and access to a specific travel agent for booking.  Participants may pick an alternative flight and provider.  If you arrive at a different time than the recommended flight you will be responsible for transportation to connect with the group.​



•    All payments must be made to The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
•    Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted
•    $500 Deposit required upon registration
•    Monthly/incremental payments plans available 
•    All cancelations must be in writing, verbal cancelations will not be accepted
•    Until December 31, 2017: 100% refund 
•    January 1, 2018 to January 31, 2018: Loss of $500 deposit
•    February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018: Loss of 50% of total cost
•    After March 1, 2018, no refunds will be made


To download a registration form, please click here.