"It was truly the best travel experience
I have ever had." – Pamela Schwab

My first time in Israel was when I was 13 years old on a dual family trip to celebrate my Bar Mitzvah (and that of my twin sister and best friend) in Israel. Whether I realized it or not at the time, the experience I had would go on to change the course of my life. As such I have made great efforts (as has Israel, as we will see) to create experiences here for families with kids of all ages that will be memorable, educational, meaningful and most importantly, enjoyable, for the entire family. Guiding kids is a complete different ball game from guiding adults and as such there needs to be whenever and wherever possible learning experiences that are interactive and experiential, with the understanding that the end goal is to have your kids come home loving Israel and with a true desire to learn more about their heritage and background (which is not usually accomplished by frontal guiding). That being said there are always opportunities to give more in-depth explanations to adults about the sites we visit and the various topics that they are passionate about (and those they did not realize they would be passionate about). Traveling with children can be a challenge – but fortunately there are lots of ways to make it a pleasurable experience (and if not, there is always a babysitting service ).

Family Tours

Celebrating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, birthday, anniversary or renewing vows in Israel can be an incredible event. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are incredibly special to hold in Israel and Israel offers a variety of meaningful sites though the most requested ones are at Masada in an almost 2000 year old synagogue and at the Western Wall (whether at the traditional spot or at the southern part of the Wall which is accessible for egalitarian Jewish movements). …continue reading