What is the Recognize Jerusalem Trip?

 HaYovel is excited to invite you to join us for an experience like none other – a dramatic educational tour of Israel’s heartland during the 70th year of the modern state of Israel.

jerusalemtemplemount_siThis 2 week experience will include celebrating Jerusalem day in the holy city itself, the celebration of Shavuot, (also in Jerusalem), an in-depth tour of Judea and Samaria with local, 5star tour guides, 1-2 days of volunteering in Israel’s agriculture, a tour of 1-2 wineries in Samaria, and a trip to the Knesset in Jerusalem.

This is a packed trip, and one you will not want to miss!


Who Should Come?

Everyone! We encourage pastors, students, businessmen and women, elders and families to come!

Participants should come prepared for lots of walking, as you will get to see and experience the land first hand and set your feet in the places where the men and women of the Bible stood.


Lodging will be on Har Bracha (Mount of Blessing), at the HaYovel volunteer campus. Rooms are dormitory style, with campground-style bathrooms, showers, and laundromat.

Single men and women will be housed in dorms with several people to each room on cots (similar to bunk beds). Couples and families will receive their own room with a mattress or bed, and families will receive 1-2 rooms, depending on family size. Linens are provided! Towels, soap and shampoo, and other amenities are not provided – you will need to bring your own.

All meals (unless otherwise mentioned in the itinerary) will be at the HaYovel campus, and prepared by HaYovel’s 5-star chef team. Each Shabbat (sabbath) will include a traditional Jewish sabbath meal. All food is biblically clean, but not certified kosher.

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dining All meals will be provided by HaYovel, unless otherwise mentioned in the itinerary. There will be optional times to eat out in Jerusalem or other locations.

lodgingAll lodging will be on the Mount of Blessing at HaYovel’s campus. Price includes two nights in a Jerusalem hotel, noted on the itinerary.

Day 1

  • Arrival and Orientation

Day 2

  • Tour of Mt Kabir, where God spoke to Abraham
  • Tour the Elon Moreh Winery
  • Tour Itamar with Batya Sela, including the largest organic farm in the Middle East

Day 3

  • Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem
  • Ascend the Temple Mount
  • Pray at the Western Wall
  • Tour the Old City

Day 4

  • Tour Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs
  • Tasting tour of a boutique chocolate factory
  • Israeli-style Erev Shabbat (Friday night) dinner on the Mt. of Blessing

Day 5

  • Rest and relaxation
  • Enjoy a walk on the beautiful Mount of Blessing
  • Bible study on location in the Biblical Heartland
  • Saturday evening – teaching and Torah commentary by Avraham Hermon

Day 6

  • Jerusalem Day!
  • Jerusalem Day Parade
  • Celebrations for Israel’s 70th anniversary & Jerusalem’s reunification

Day 7

  • Guided tour at Yad Vashem
  • Special presentation by a Holocaust survivor
  • Shopping and Shuk (open air market) experience in Jerusalem

Day 8

  • Tour Bethel, where God spoke to Jacob, and discover the secrets that are hidden there
  • Wine tasting at Psagot Winery & Visitors’ Center tour
  • Meet a founding settler on the heights of Maale Levona in Samaria

Day 9

  • Tour of the Knesset
  • Meet with Members of Knesset
  • City of David Exclusive Tour

Day 10

  • Gush Etzion Museum in Judea
  • Meet a Judean Protector of Israeli communities
  • Tour the Land of Israel Network headquarters in the Judean Hills

Day 11

  • Tour of Esh Kodesh & Meet with a Founder of Israeli communities
  • Tour of Ancient Shiloh
  • Tour of the Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund
  • Shabbat Dinner

Day 12

  • Shabbat at the Agripas Hotel
  • Rest and Relaxation
  • Enjoy a walk in Jerusalem
  • Saturday Evening Shavuot Celebration

Day 13

  • All Night Bible Study with Jewish & Christian Teachers
  • Sunrise at the Western Wall
  • Afternoon Rest & Relaxation
  • Enjoy a walk in the Old City

Day 14

  • Tour of the Joseph’s Tomb Overlook and Shechem
  • Visit the Tahini Factory in the Samaritan Village
  • Tour the Mt of Blessing Winery & Visitor Center
  • Equipping Sessions with Israeli Leaders & Speakers

Day 15

  • Departure

Jerusalem & Judea

  • Jerusalem Day celebration and parade
  • City of David Tour
  • Old City Tour
  • Shavuot celebration in Jerusalem, with study, classes and lodging at a Jerusalem hotel
  • Tour of the Knesset
  • Special presentation by a holocaust survivor
  • Guided tour of Yad Vashem
  • Volunteer at the Land of Israel Network Headquarters farm with Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz
  • Evening Barbeque, Bonfire, and Singing
  • Tour of Hebron
  • Tour of the “Holy Cacao” chocolate factory
  • Friday afternoon/evening “Israel Inspired Shabbat” with Jeremy Gimpel and Friends


  • Samaria and Ma’ale Levona tour with Yossi Maimon
  • Psagot Winery tour
  • Ancient Shiloh tour
  • Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund tour with David Rubin
  • Volunteer in Shomron
  • Evening presentation from Israeli hero Ezra Yakhin (Elnakam)
  • Tour of the Mt. of Blessing, including Mount Blessing Winery and Visitor Center
  • Overlook of Joseph’s Tomb and Shechem with Nir Lavi
  • Tour of Mount Kabir/Elon Moreh
  • Tour of Itamar and Samaria with Batya Sela

Plus Every Shabbat (Sabbath):

  • Israeli-style Erev Shabbat (Friday night) dinner on Har Bracha
  • Rest and Relaxation
  • Enjoy a walk on the beautiful Mount of Blessing
  • Saturday evening – teaching and Torah commentary by Avraham Hermon.

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