Trip to Israel

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 Rabbi Matt leads a biennial family-oriented trip to Israel.

Next Trip to Israel

Join Rabbi Matt and Congregation Gates of Heaven for a memorable adventure to Israel on February 10-21, 2016. Cost is $2999.00. (**Land only, per person, double occupancy). For more information or to book this tour, please contact Ayelet Tours, Ltd. at 800-237-1517 or Visit their website at

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights at the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights at Kibbutz Hagoshrim in the Galilee
  • 4 nights plus LCO at the Leonardo Plaza in Jerusalem
  • All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner in Tel Aviv
  • Shabbat dinner at Modiin
  • 2 Kibbutz dinners
  • Lunch at the Dead Sea
  • Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem
  • Farewell dinner in Jerusalem
  • Transfers included if arriving/departing with the main group
  • Tips
  • Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Porterage

Tour Highlights


  • Hear Ben Gurion declare independence at Independence Hall
  • Explore Latruns Armored Corps Museum
  • Visit the underground ammunition factory at the Ayalon Institute


  • View the ancient Roman ruins at Caesarea
  • See the Bahai Temple & Persian Gardens in Haifa
  • Discover the chalk-cliff grottoes of Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy a Jeep tour of the Golan Heights
  • Visit the mystical city of Safed
  • View the Roman ruins of Beit Shean & Beit Alpha


  • Enjoy a walking tour through Jerusalems Old City history
  • Tour the Western Wall Tunnels
  • Visit with the residents of Yad Lakashish
  • Tour Yad Vashem, Israels memorial to the Holocaust
  • Explore the Herzl Museum & cemetery
  • Spend an exciting day in Eshkol


  • Visit Herods palace retreat at Masada
  • Hike to the hidden waterfalls of Ein Gedi
  • Enjoy an unsinkable swim in the Dead Sea



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**Tour does not include: Roundtrip airfare (available 11 months prior), departure taxes and fuel surcharges (subject to change). Participants arriving at other times (not with the group flights) are responsible for their own transfers. Ayelet Tours will be happy to arrange private transfers at an additional cost. Border taxes or visas, travel insurance (highly recommended), or items of a personal nature. The single supplement is $1,149.00 per person. For participants sharing in a triple room (must have at least 1 child under 18 in the room), please subtract $250.00 per person from the cost of the tour. Full payment is due 61 days prior to departure. CANCELLATION POLICY: $100.00 per person charge if cancelled once booked plus any applicable airline penalties. $250.00 per person plus any additional airline penalties charged if cancelled 60-31 days before departure. 100% penalties apply if cancelled 30 days or less before departure. Please note that this price reflects a cash discount and is only for payment by cash or check. If you wish to pay by credit card, the land only price is $3,092.00 and $1,185.00 for the single supplement.

Disclaimer: Ayelet Tours, Ltd., Rabbi Matthew Cutler & Congregation Gates of Heaven only as agents for the tour members in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, touring, restaurants or any other services in connection with the itinerary. We will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, we do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person and property because of an act of default of any hotel, airline carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tour. The right is reserved to cancel or change itineraries, accommodations, speakers or scholars, operation staff or to substitute comparable service without notice. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any tour passengers should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour to the detriment of the other tour passengers.