Mental Fitness Training for Life


International Association of Jewish Firefighters and

Code 3 Leadership and Mental Fitness Training Trip to Israel

26th Aug - 5th Sep 2024  (11 days 10 nights)

DAY 1: Monday Aug 26, 2024
A warm welcome to Israel. You will be met by our representative and assisted through luggage collection and customs and escorted to your waiting guide and driver. Transfer to Tel Aviv. Beach Time

DAY 2: Tuesday Aug 27, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel. Fire station tour visit. A visit at the fire school at Rishon Lezion (subjected to school confirmation ). tour of Old Jaffa. It was here that the Prophet Jonah boarded a ship to Tarshish to escape the wrath of God. Jaffa is one of the oldest ports in the world; its many narrow, ancient alleys are full of art galleries and shops. We will see the House of Simon the Tanner and then continue to the Jaffa Flea Market. We will see the ancient harbor, artistsquarter and explore the Jaffa Flea Market.

DAY 3: Wednesday Aug 28, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Milk & Honey Distillery. Depart north and travel to Caesarea. It was the Roman capital of the land in the time of Jesus, and it was here that the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate resided. Paul was imprisoned here just before being sent to Rome for trial. We will explore the magnificent ruins of the city built by King Herod, including the harbor, theater, baths, and hippodrome.

DAY 4:Thursday Aug 29, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the fire station at the Carmel including a tour of the area where the fire spread to the woods. Then to the Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa. Then on to The Stella Maris Monastery a Catholic  monastery for Discalced Carmelite monks, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa. The main church inside the Stella Maris Monastery is said to contain the Cave of Elijah, a grotto associated with the Biblical prophet Elijah. Free afternoon

DAY 5: Friday Aug 30, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Akko, an ancient Crusader port city in northwest Israel. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, visiting Acre (Akko) promises an emotional journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience. Akko boasts many remarkable sites including the remnants of the Hellenistic-Roman period as well as structures from the Crusader and Ottoman periods. From there we will travel to the beautiful Lower Galilee region of Israel and Nazareth, the city where Jesus lived and grew up. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and also Mary’s Well. We finish with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and experience the truly captivating feeling of the calm waters and the Biblical landscapes.

DAY 6 Saturday Aug 31, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel. Next stop is at Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, and nearby the place traditionally linked to Jesus telling Peter to become a “Fisher of Men”. Stop at the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus preached the“Sermon on the Mount” and picked his 12 apostles.  Then Atop Mount Bental we will learn about the strategic position of Israel’s north. Look into Syria and hear about the wars that shaped Israel’s present and future. We'll have a Security Briefing & – “Embracing the Enemy” Encounter at the Syrian Border with LTC. Eyal Dror and hear the exclusive story of the IDF's greatest humanitarian operation. LTC. Eyal, who founded and commanded Operation "Good Neighbor" shares firsthand how the IDF helped Syrian civilians.  Then we ill Visit the Golan Winery for a tour and wine tasting

DAY 7 Sunday Sep 1, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Today we drive toward Jerusalem. We first stop at Yardenit, the baptismal site on the River Jordan. After the visit in Yardenit drive to Jerusalem. Arrive to the Mount of Olives and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. Some of the landmarks found on the Mount of Olives include the Augusta Victoria Hospital with the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and the iconic 50-meter bell tower. There is also the Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension with its tall and visible white bell tower, Chapel of the Ascension, and the Church of the Pater Noster. Enter the Old City and explore 2000 years of history. Visit the Southern Wall excavations of the Temple Mount, and walking on the stairs where Jesus taught, that led into the Temple. Then we visit the Western Wall, remnant of the foundation of the Second Temple from the time of Jesus,and holiest site of Judaism. Walk along the Cardo, the main road of Roman/Byzantine Jerusalem,beautifully restored for some modern-day shopping. See Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the lame man, and the Church of St. Anne. Nearby is the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, with remains of the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was kept in prison. Follow the Via Dolorosa ("Way of the Agonies"), the path Jesus walked to the crucifixion, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,the traditional site of Calvary and Burial of Jesus..Free time at the Machne Yuda Market.

DAY 8 Monday Sep 2, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the center of control and operation of Israeli police. Then to Yad Vashem which is considered the first and most famous memorial to mankind’s darkest period. Visit the very moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion, commemorating the death of over 1.5 millionJewish children in the Holocaust. Walk through the Valley of the Communities - a man-made valley in the form of the European Map built in remembrance of over 5000 communities that were damaged or destroyed and whose names are engraved on the stone walls. Visit the highly acclaimed Israel Museum for a look at fascinating historical artifacts and exceptional works of art. Also view the Shrine of the Book, housing fragments from the Dead Sea S rolls and the model of the Holy Land during the Second Temple period.Drive to the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus; Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity, the oldest Church in the Holy land; Admire the ancient limestone columns and remains of mosaic floors. Next, visit Shepherds' field.

DAY 9 Tuesday Sep 3, 2024
Drive to Allenby border. After crossing the border Meet and assist and transfer to Dead Sea hotel

DAY 10 Wednesday Sep 4, 2024
Dead Sea.  Mount Nebo - Moses Mountain, situated 10 kilometers west of Madaba, overlooking the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, West Bank and Jerusalem, where believed the alleged sites of the tomb of Moses. The major highlight is the Byzantine Church built by the 4th century to memorial Prophet Moses death, and the spot where Moses view the “Land of Canaan” the Holy Land that he would not enter,   Wadi Rum Visit - A moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rise out of the pink and white colored sand. It was the place where the famous British Army Officer T.E. Lawrence, and Hollywood Producers are particularly drawn to it for science fiction films set on Mars like the famous Movie Martian (movie –set in Wadi Rum in 2015). You will visit the different aspects of the desert like the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Thamudic Inscriptions,Canyon, Sand Dunes. (Extra activities can be done at extra cost and not included in the prices like Camel ride, Ballooning, Star gazing Experience, ATVs) along with the camping in Desert Camps (Like in Mars!).

DAY 11 Thursday Sep 5, 2024
Breakfast at the hotel and check out Visit.Petra - Known as the ‘Pink-Rose City’ or the “Lost City” is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. a breathtaking walking tour today through the ruins of ancient Petra – the city that the Nabateans carved out of solid rock dating back to 300 BC! special moments to walk through a passage the Siq, which dramatically opens up to reveal the Treasury Building (Al-Khazneh). We will see also the Roman Theater, Corinthian tomb, Palace of Pharoh’s Daughter, the Carved Roman Theater and the Royal Courts, along with one of the oldest Cathedral of the Bishop high-chair..After the tour transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your flight back home.

Number Of Participants         Price Per Person

 20 - 29 $3125
30 - 39 $2825
40 or more $2655
SGL SUP $ 1320

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