ULTIMATE SPAIN ISRAEL DISCOVERY

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Registration for Summer 2022 is now open! Register to experience a life-changing summer filled with friends and fun RISK-FREE—meaning trips are fully refundable through March 1, 2022.

OVERVIEW

Journey throughout Spain, embracing its rich history and cultural beauty, and experience a memorable Shabbat on the Rock of Gibraltar. Then, continue on to Israel for our flagship three-week experience in the Jewish homeland.

DESTINATION: Spain, Gibraltar & Israel
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 3 - Aug 2, 2022  Available

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 31 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST (Nov. 19 and on): $8,449

Need based scholarships and other funds are available.

SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$TBD

Group supervised flight information will be available in the spring.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (hotels, kibbutz lodging, and desert tents)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Security escort & monitoring
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Start your journey by exploring the Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville, Toledo, Cordoba, and Granada as well as the United Kingdom’s Gibraltar. Then, go on to discover Israel’s many treasures on a transformative journey with a focus on historical exploration, exhilarating adventures in nature, and cultural connections.

You’ll delve into the Spanish region’s past and celebrate its modern culture as you view the art of Picasso, wander Alhambra Palace, scale the fortress of Toledo and enjoy the Costa Del Sol. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a traditional hammam (bath), be wowed at a Spanish Flamenco show, and discover why many consider Spain to be the world’s culinary capital!

As a Jewish experience, you’ll also learn about a unique moment in history when Jews, Christians, and Muslims coexisted harmoniously in the Golden Age of Spain—and the destruction that followed from the Spanish Inquisition. Your experience also includes a Shabbat celebration in Cordoba where a small but vibrant community keeps Spanish Jewish traditions alive.

After that, we’ll travel to Israel where we’ll explore from the far north in the Galilee to the deep south at the Red Sea as we visit ancient Jerusalem, modern Tel Aviv, the lush Golan Heights, the vast Negev Desert, the unsinkable Dead Sea, and the stark mountaintop fortress of Masada. Along the way, you’ll take part in an authentic archaeological dig, sample the world’s very best falafel, spend a night sleeping under the desert stars, and experience the innovative energy of Tel Aviv first-hand.

More than a tour, this is an opportunity to understand Israel’s dynamic society first-hand while finding your own connection to this storied land. Explore what it means to be Jewish from an Israeli point of view, understand the complex politics of the Middle East with real-world insights, and practice Jewish values through hands-on volunteering and Shabbat experiences.

Information

Registration for Summer 2022 is now open! Register to experience a life-changing summer filled with friends and fun RISK-FREE—meaning trips are fully refundable through March 1, 2022.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wander the majestic Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens


Learn about Spain’s rich Sephardic Jewish heritage and the story of the Inquisition


Spend a memorable Shabbat on the Rock of Gibraltar


Enjoy an authentic flamenco show, sample delicious local cuisine and view the art of Picasso


Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada to watch the sunrise


Navigate the wilderness on a camel trek and enjoy a delicious desert feast in Bedouin tents


Raft down the Jordan River and swim under the Ein Gedi desert waterfalls


Soak up the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv and enjoy its lively beach culture


PROGRAM REVIEWS

BBYO Menorah White

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