Next spring, Israel will celebrate its 75th birthday, and the Savannah Jewish Community will be there. Join us on our 2023 Community Journey to Israel from April 17-23 and experience this remarkable country like never before. 

Whether this is your first visit to the Promised Land or you’ve been many times, you’ll encounter a rich and exciting world of possibilities. Israel’s Diamond Anniversary is the perfect time to experience this vibrant country. Stay in luxury hotels, experience exquisite cuisine, and learn more about the land of milk and honey. 

On this Community Journey, you’ll embark on curated tours highlighting the many facets of Israeli life. Are you a foodie? Culinary Israel might be your style. Love hiking? Try the Outdoors path. Looking to connect with a higher power? Spirituality and Wellness is for you. Whatever your interests, there’s a tour that will spark your imagination.  

This trip is a unique opportunity to experience Israel alongside your Savannah (and Atlanta) Jewish community. You and your fellow travelers will share incredible experiences and make memories that you’ll bring back to Savannah. 

Don’t wait to experience Israel. This is the year. 

Trip Overview

Savannah's Community Journey will begin on Monday, April 17, with an Arrival Ceremony in Tel Aviv. That evening, we will hold a Yom HaShoah Commemoration and enjoy an Opening Dinner.  

Tuesday morning, there will be a Yom HaShoah presentation by Jewish Education Consultant Rachel Korazim. In the afternoon, you will experience the first day of your 3-Day Tour—participants will split into groups and attend unique events. That night, enjoy dinner in Tel Aviv on your own.  

Wednesday begins with another day of 3-Day Tour activities. That evening, the group will reconvene in Yokneam, known as “Startup Village,” Atlanta’s sister city. Then travel to Jerusalem for a good night’s rest. 

Thursday will be the first day of your 2-Day Tour. Depending on your chosen excursion, you might visit the mystical city of Safed or the seaside tourist destination of Eilat. In the evening, the entire group has free time to explore Jerusalem.   


The last of our 3-Day Tour activities is Friday morning. That evening, our entire group will experience one of this trip’s highlights: Shabbat in Jerusalem. Celebrate with a community Kabbalat Shabbat and a festive dinner.  

Saturday, you can attend Shabbat services and/or take a tour in and around Jerusalem—or beyond. Optional excursions will be offered to Masada, the Dead Sea, and more. After our group Havdalah, enjoy free time and dinner on your own.

On the final day of our trip, Sunday, you’ll finish your 2-Day Tour. After hotel check-out, we conclude a Farewell Dinner. Toast to all you have learned and experienced in Israel and the beauty and wonder of this ancient land.  




Per person, based on double occupancy


Savannah subsidized rates:

Subsidized Rate: $2,999*

Under 50 Rate: $2,499*

*with $500 gift to the 2023 Savannah Jewish Federation Annual Community Campaign


Price includes land costs.  Flight cost is not included. Single occupancy supplement: $1,205

Itinerary and tracks subject to change.