Following are tours and programs that I will be guiding that are “open registration”;  that is, they are available to whoever is interested and for whom the trip would be a good fit. In both cases, I’ve referred you to the trip organizers who should be contacted for further information.  Pass on the information to your relatives, friends and anyone who might benefit from one of these amazing experiences.

Note: all the following tours/programs serve certified- kosher food and are appropriate for Shabbat-observers.



Itinerary specifically designed for those who are 60+

In cooperation with the JCC Israel Center, Jerusalem

Join the energetic and skilled staff of the JCC MetroWest, NJ (West Orange) as JCC 2014 Kotelthey enable you to fulfill a dream of visiting Israel in a secure and supportive atmosphere.  This will be the third JCC MetroWest trip that I will have the honor of guiding. Celebrate with Israel IN Israel, as she marks her 69th Independence Day. You will visit many of the must-see sights; however, you will also interact with the partnership community of Ofakim-Merhavim and learn about aspects of Israel that you will not encounter on any other trip. The program has been tailor-made for relatively active seniors, but don’t hesitate to inquiry to see if this trip is the right one for you!

Watch a video of the JCC Israel Trip HERE 

For Further Information contact: SHARON GORDON, Director of Adult Enrichment; Tel. 973-530-3480 or email:

JCC 2015 Kotel

Comments from participants in precious JCC Trips:

“I always used to hear people talk about how special it was to be in Israel, and I didn’t know what they meant. Now I do! ”

 “The tour leaders were above and beyond what anyone could expect! They were devoted, they were understanding, they were patient.”

 “Without these trip leaders, I never would have been able to make this trip.”

June 25 – July 7, 2017:  Join Rabbi Ron and Leora Isaacs

Rabbi Ron and Dr. Leora Isaacs are outstanding Jewish family educators andron-with-guitar
spiritual leaders, whom I have the pleasure of teaming with in the past.  Although they already have a strong core of people  (mostly from Central NJ) who are committed to the trip, they are open to having additional families who are looking for a qualitative trip with active participation. Join us for an Israel experience that will have a lot of music, fun, and meaning for all ages.

To see an itinerary and prices, see the webpage of Israel Tour Connection.

JULY 10-20, 2017:
  “ISRAEL 101”


In cooperation with IWiLL: Israel With Lori Lasday

If you have never been to Israel, or haven’t been there in the last 10 years or so, this is the perfect trip for you! Our program will take you north, south, east and west, to cultivate a positive and long lasting relationship with the History, Future, Land and People of Israel.

Our meaningful Jewish journey is designed for individuals, couples, relatives and friends from all “shuls of thought” – from secular to traditional. In sharing this life changing experience, participants will be encouraged to build a sense of community that will last beyond the duration of this trip and beyond the borders of Israel.

Click here to see an itinerary and pricing

For Further Information contact: LORI LASDAY, Tel. 973-868-7774
or email:



In cooperation with IWiLL: Israel With Lori Lasday

This Christian-oriented tour of Israel (open to all denominations) gives our clients a spiritual and historical view of  the Holy Land with a particular emphasis on the major landmarks all featured in the Old and New Testament.  Some of the sites we will visit are:

Church of the Mt. of the Beatitudes

•Mt. Carmel (Elijah and the prophets of Baal)
•Megiddo  (Armageddon)
•Golan Heights
Banias (Caesarea Philippi)
•Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation
•Mt. of the Beatitudes
•Sea of Galilee
•Masada and the Dead Sea
•Jerusalem: Mt. of Olives, Christian and Jewish Quarters
The newly renovated Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Western Wall

Click here to see an itinerary and pricing

For Further Information contact: LORI LASDAY, Tel. 973-868-7774
or email:


MARCH 11-22, 2018:

Joe Dance TA

Jim Gold and Joe Israeli dancing on the streets of Tel Aviv!

Join the inimitable Jim Gold on a multi-faceted, cultural folk tour of Israel. Meet the Israeli people, sing their songs, enjoy their dances and visit historical sites. Learn folk dances with outstanding Israeli choreographers and teachers. Attend workshops on Arab Debka, Yemenite and even Circassian dances. This will be the third time that Jim Gold is partnering with Joe Freedman in presenting a unique and memorable Israel experience.

For Itinerary and Further Information 

Kurds with group

Jim Gold (4th from right) and his group with Jewish musicians in Kurdish costume








Comments are closed.