Jerusalem, Israel 2018

Jerusalem, Israel

Jews from around the world have brought their cultural and religious traditions to Israel, creating a melting pot of Jewish customs and beliefs. Israel is the only country in the world where life revolves around the Hebrew calendar. The official day of rest is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath (or Shabbat). It begins Friday at sundown and continues through Saturday evening. Stores are closed, and work isn't permitted.

Muslims constitute Israel’s largest religious minority, at about 16 percent of the population. Arab impact on Israeli culture is evident through architecture, music, and cuisine. The Muslim holy day is Friday, when you’ll hear calls to prayer, usually from the minarets (tall towers) of mosques. Only about two percent of Israel’s population is Christian.

We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to visit a land so rich in historical value and significance. During your trip to the Holy Land, you’ll walk where Jesus walked and bring his love and compassion to people in need.

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Date Age Availability Register
Oct 30 2018 to Nov 12 2018 All Ages Please Call 1-800-747-2157

How You'll Serve

No special skills are required for these service opportunities. Just bring a willing heart, and we'll teach you what you'll need to know.

You might do some of the following (subject to change):

  • Help build or repair outdoor benches
  • Clean a local school or shelter for women and children
  • Paint murals for children to enjoy

Our Partners

You’ll serve with an organization that’s bridging the gap between Christians and Jews in Jerusalem. They primarily serve women coming out of abusive situations and children living in extreme poverty.

Sample Itinerary

Tuesday – Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv; settle into hotel.
Wednesday-Sunday – Tour Galilee, Tiberius, Nazareth, and other regions. Arrive in Jerusalem Sunday night.
Monday-Thursday – Serve in Jerusalem.
Friday – Tour Jerusalem.
Saturday – Return home or stay for an optional excursion to Jordan.

Need to Know

    • A passport is required for travel to Israel. 
    • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, including tetanus, mumps, measles, and rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended for international travel. 
    • Fly into Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv. Flights average between $1,000 and $1,200.
    • Lodging is double occupancy in hotels. Single occupancy is available for a fee.
    • Currency is the Israeli Shekel (ILS). The exchange rate is roughly 3.54 ILS = 1 USD.
    • You’ll need a travel power plug adapter (Israel’s power sockets are type H) and a voltage converter (in Israel, standard voltage is 230 V and standard frequency is 50 Hz). We recommend a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
    • Bring additional money for souvenirs and some meals.
Price: $2999 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

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