DFZ Israel Tour 2021

Join us, May 17 – 26, 2021, on this historic and strategic Israel pilgrimage. Our journey will provide fellowship, teaching and prayer at places that hold biblical significance. Our tour is open to every prayer, men and women.

For details contact FROSCH Travel at 713-568-4296 or [email protected]

 

Day 1 ~ Monday, May 17, 2021

Home City / Newark (EWR) / En Route

Depart Newark Liberty International Airport flying overnight to Israel.


Day 2 ~ Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tel Aviv / Galilee

Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, directly on the Mediterranean Sea and Israel’s largest city. Travel north along the Israeli coastline to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea. View the beautiful restored Roman Theater, and the ruins of the ancient town. Continue to the Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Galilee (D) 


Day 3 ~ Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Galilee

Begin the morning with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of loaves and fishes. Onto, Kibbutz Misgav Am, which sits on the border between Israel and Lebanon, looks northward over the green hills of south Lebanon. Misgav-Am remains the northernmost kibbutz in Israel, surrounded on three sides by Israel’s border with Lebanon. Proceed, to the Golan Heights, seeing the former Syrian fortifications and learning the key role this area plays to Israel’s safety. Hear the moving account of what occurred in the Valley of Tears from Rani Levy. Continue for a special IDF visit with emphasis on the role of Israeli female combat soldiers defending her borders.
Overnight: Galilee (B,D) 


Day 4 ~ Thursday, May 20, 2021

Galilee / Jerusalem

This morning join together for a special service on the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Then, visit Capernaum, residence of Jesus during his ministry in the Galilee and the site of several of his miracles. Onto Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene where a newly excavated first century synagogue was discovered, currently the oldest in the Galilee and one of only seven from that period in all of Israel. Visit Ancient Shiloh, one of the main centers of Israelite worship during the pre-monarchic period. Once home to Hannah and Samuel, the Tent Shrine and Ark of the Covenant. Continue your journey through the Judean Desert up to Jerusalem, with a special blessing atop Mount Scopus upon arrival.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 5 ~ Friday, May 21, 2021

Jerusalem

This morning, hear Nili Couzens, who spearheaded Jewish Women’s educational initiatives, speak on the “Power of Prayer.” Experience a Challah Baking Workshop, which will teach you the art of Challah (traditional bread for the Sabbath). Next, visit the Shorashim Biblical Shop in the Old City, before continuing onto to the Jewish Quarter that was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart” of this ancient Byzantine city. Usher in the peace and sanctity of Shabbat by lighting candles, before gathering at the Western Wall (Kotel) for the traditional bringing in of the SabbathEnjoy a special home hospitality and Shabbat dinner together with a host family.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 

Day 6 ~ Saturday, May 22, 2021

Jerusalem

Morning visit to St. Peter in Gallicantu Church overlooking the Kidron Valley and Caiaphas’ House. Ascend Mount Zion and continue to view Zion Gate en route to the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Old City atop the Mount of Olives, followed by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane in their private garden, with communionVisit St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda. Gather for a special Havdalah service, which is a Jewish religious ceremony or formal prayer marking the end of the Sabbath.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 7 ~ Sunday, May 23, 2021

Jerusalem

Experience Ir David, the City of David with an exciting journey both above and below ground through excavations, fortresses and passageways, walking through the Canaanite tunnel, ending with a visit to the Southern Steps. Then, visit the Western Wall Tunnels, experiencing more than 2,000 years of history. Special speaker, Rabbi Pesach Wolicki this evening. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 8 ~ Monday, May 24, 2021

Jerusalem

Begin the morning, with an unforgettable visit to the Memorial to the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, with a focus on “Her Story”. Onto Mt. Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the Model of Jerusalem at the time of the second Temple. Visit to the colorful and exciting Machane Yehuda for lunch. Continue to Yvel and the Megemeria School of Jewelry. The school teaches Jewish Ethiopian immigrants the art of jewelry making, diamond setting and jewelry design.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B,D) 


Day 9 ~ Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Jerusalem

Begin this morning, with a photo opportunity at the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Tour the Security Fence and IDF Check Points with Danny Tirza – Col. (Res.). Danny Tirza is in charge of planning the security fence between the West Bank and Israel, Israel’s largest infrastructure project. Next, a visit to Rachel’s Tomb, before continuing on for a view of Bethlehem, viewing Shepard’s Field. Take part in a special communion service at the Garden Tomb. Tour the Friends of Zion Museum dedicated to the outstanding contribution of Christians to the State of Israel. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Evening transfer to the airport with assistance in departure for flight to the United States.
(B,D) 


Day 10 ~ Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Enroute / USA

Arrival in the United States later today.