A Journey to the Holy Land

November 9 - 20, 2021

register by August 1, 2021

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Have you always wanted to make a pilgrimage of faith to the homeland of Jesus and the biblical patriarchs?

 

Do you want to see the pages of Scripture come to life before your eyes?

 

Are you ready to dig into the Jewish soil of Christian history?​

 

Join us on a 12-day journey to the Holy Land that you will treasure for years to come.

Your Tour Hosts & Teaching Team

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Dr. Ben Alpert

Bible Teacher

Chosen People Ministries

Dr. Daniel Gillenwater

Senior Pastor

The Church at Eastern Oaks

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My wife and I went to Israel with Justin. We not only got to see and walk in places where key events in the Bible took place, but there was a spiritual dimension that Justin brought to our trip that allowed us to connect with the story of the Bible in a way that made it even more real and alive.  

—Clif Fenton

 

Tour Package w/ Flight (Chicago-ORD)

$4100/person*

(based on double occupancy)

Land Only Package

$2800/person*

(based on double occupancy)

 

 

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Cost Packages Overview

Tour Package w/ Flight ($4100*) Includes:

  • round-trip coach air from Chicago-O'Hare (Delta Airlines)

  • all hotel stays (double or triple occupancy)

  • ​all tips at hotels for bellmen and dining room staff

  • ​all transportation to/from tour sites on motor coach bus w/driver

  • ​all breakfasts and dinners

  • ​a few lunches

  • entrance fees for all destinations

  • licensed tour guide

Tour Package w/ Flight Does Not Include:

  • several lunches

  • tips to guide and driver ($125)

  • travel insurance

  • single occupancy (+$885*)

  • your souvenirs!

Land-Only Tour Package ($2800*) Includes:

  • all hotel stays (double or triple occupancy)

  • ​all tips at hotels for bellmen and dining room staff

  • ​all transportation to/from tour sites on motor coach bus w/driver

  • ​all breakfasts and dinners

  • ​a few lunches

  • entrance fees for all destinations

  • licensed tour guide

 

Land-Only Tour Package Does Not Include:

  • air transportation

  • transfers from/to Ben Gurion Airport to/from hotel

    • unless you arrange your flight arrival/departure time with the group flight

  • several lunches

  • tips to guide and driver ($125)

  • travel insurance

  • single occupancy (+$885*)

  • your souvenirs!

*not yet confirmed

Registration & Payment

  • To secure your spot on the trip, please submit the registration form BY AUGUST 1st and send a $250 deposit (per participant) via check or money order to the address below. You can also use Chase QuickPay (contact kesherforum@gmail.com for instructions). This deposit will go towards your total cost and is refundable up through August 1st. Registrations after August 1st are subject to availability and must submit their payments based on the deadlines below.

 

  • 50% ($1800) of the tour package with flight will be due by August 1st.

Cancellations after this date and through September 1st will incur a $250 fee

 

  • Final payment ($2050) for the full tour package and payment for the land only package ($2550) will be due by September 15th.

Cancellations after this date are subject to full-penalty

The Kesher Forum

1532 Grove Ave.

Park Ridge, IL 60068

FAQ's

Is This Trip Only for Those Who Are Affiliated with the Kesher Forum?

No. Anyone from anywhere can register. We are anticipating approximately 20-25 people in our group.

Is There a Minimum (or Maximum) Age to Participate?

No, but we recommend this trip for those no younger than middle school and for those who can easily handle walking approximately 1-2 miles a day. Please note that children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

How Is Lodging Determined?

Registration pricing is based on double occupancy. You can also add a third person to your room at the same cost. If you are traveling alone, you will be assigned to your own room and your package price will have an additional fee (see above).

 

Am I Required to Purchase Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is not required but is strongly recommended. Click HERE for an option recommended by our tour agent.

 

What Documentation Is Necessary for Travel to Israel?

A valid passport with an expiration date no less than 6 months after the return date of the trip is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is not required.

 

Am I Required to Join for the Entire Trip?

No, but the best experience will be to stay the whole time. There is no cost adjustment if you arrive late or leave early and we will not be able to provide ground transportation from or to the airport. You may, however, want to consider dovetailing a trip to Petra or Egypt before or after your trip, but you will need to choose the land-only package and coordinate your flight arrangements on your own to do so.

What Kind of Weather Should I Expect?

November's average temperatures fall in the range of low 60s to mid-70s (hotter at the Dead Sea), with a handful of rainy days. Most days you may start out with a light jacket or sweater, by midday take it off, and put it on again come evening. 

How Safe Is Traveling to Israel?

While Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, your safety is a top priority. We use various measures to ensure the safety of participants, but we also encourage participants to take precautions they normally would when traveling to another city or country. Justin shares more information on this in his blogIs It Safe To Go To Israel?

Will I Get Any Pre-Trip Preparation Info or Reading Materials?

Yes. You'll be provided a list of packing recommendations and suggested reading material. Feel free to get a head start now. If you're interested in getting excited about the trip, read Finding Jesus in Israel by Buck Storm. If you're interested in digging into the Jewish/Old Testament foundations of the Christian faith, read The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi by Robby Gallaty  And if you're interested in better understanding the complexities and challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, read Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi.

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

Contact Justin Kron at info@justinkron.com and he will get back to you ASAP.

Walk about Zion, go around her,
    count her towers,
consider well her ramparts,
    view her citadels,
that you may tell of them
    to the next generation.

For this God is our God for ever and ever;
    he will be our guide even to the end.

Psalm 48:12-14