The Friends of Israel Relief Solidarity Trip

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Day 1 - Saturday 04 May

Depart New York (JFK)

Overnight flight from New York to Tel Aviv

Day 2 - Sunday 05 May

Day 2 - Sunday 05 May

Tel Aviv

Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) & transfer to Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Hotel, 
Upon arrival we will be met by a IBMT Tours representative who will help us clear customs, collect our luggage, connect with our guide, and take us to our bus. We will drive a short distance to our hotel the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv. Dinner & overnight at Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Day 3 - Monday 06 May

Day 3 - Monday 06 May

Tel Aviv

Morning devotions & debrief. We will begin each day with a spiritual challenge for the day, prayer, a debrief of the previous day’s visits, and a look ahead to today’s stops.  We will depart the hotel at 9:00 each morning unless noted otherwise.

10:00 am    Leket, Ra'anana, Our first stop is at the national food bank of Israel, located a few miles north of Tel Aviv.  Leket, the Hebrew word for ‘gleaning’, is a volunteer organization that collects, stores, sorts, prepares and delivers food to the needy in Israel.  Leket has been helping to feed those impacted by the war.  We will hear the story of Leket, tour their facility and have an opportunity to volunteer for a half-hour. Please wear closed-toe shoes, be prepared for moderately strenuous activity in comfortable clothing. You may get dirty. The FOI relief fund is supporting the efforts to help feed the needy.

1:30 pm    Beit Halochem, Tel Aviv,
We will drive back to Tel Aviv to visit the Beit Halochem disabled war veterans center. Beit Halochem, which means ‘House of Warriors’ in Hebrew, provides rehabilitation and support services to disabled IDF soldiers and their families. Beit Halochem has been helping the hundreds of soldiers injured in the war. Through grants from the FOI relief funds, we are helping support the financial burden to care for disabled soldiers while Israel is at war. 

4:00 pm    Hamas War Update:  Major Elliot Chodoff. Dinner & overnight at Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

Day 4 - Tuesday 07 May


8:00 am    Morning devotions & debrief.

9:00 am    Operation Lifeshield, Gaza Area,

We will depart the hotel at 8:00 am as our day begins along the Gaza border to meet with heroes of the October 7th attack.  We’ll see bomb shelters firsthand and witness some of the damage from the attack.  We will also see a factory where bomb shelters are made. We will enjoy a special lunch with a family in Nitzan Bet and hear their testimony.  We will also meet with heads of security in the region. Using relief fund grants, FOI has placed more than 15 bomb shelters in Israel since the war began, mostly in the Gaza area, and has placed a total of 78 shelters in the past ten years.

3:00 pm    Rehovot Kehila Assembly, Rehovot,

The Rehovot Kehila Assembly is a church led by two messianic believers who are on staff with FOI, Jack Kurtz and Adi Lekovich.  Located 35 miles north of Gaza on a kibbutz in the city of Rehovot, the church has been under threat of missiles from Gaza since the war began.  Rehovot Kehila Assembly has used Israeli Soldier Aid donations to minister to IDF soldiers with supplies, food, care packages and help their families.  It has opened many doors for spiritual conversations with soldiers.  FOI has also placed bomb shelters on the kibbutz in Rehovot to protect the residents from missile threats. 

5:30 pm   Transfer to Jerusalem & check-in Dan Panorama, Jerusalem, Dinner & overnight at Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Day 5 - Wednesday 08 May

Day 5 - Wednesday 08 May


8:00 am    Morning devotions & debrief

9:00 am    Jerusalem Institute of Justice,
We will be joined at breakfast by The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), which  was begun many years ago by a Jewish believer to help those who can’t afford legal services with issues of injustice.  They will provide a briefing of the vital work they have been engaged with since October 7th, to help many who were affected by the attack with legal matters.  FOI Relief funds help to cover the cost of the legal services that provide assistance to those who cannot afford it.

11:00 am    Visit Western Wall, We will take a break in our schedule to visit the Western Wall at the Temple Mount.  If time permits, we may be able to visit another landmark or two in the area.  

2:00 pm    MDA Jerusalem Station, The MDA Station in Jerusalem is the nerve center for emergency calls.  It dispatches ambulances and medicycles to respond to emergencies.  On October 7th, and in the days since, the center has been handling emergency calls, dispatching first responders, tracking their activity and providing support when needed.  The demand since the attack on October 7th has been overwhelming but the brave MDA staff soldier on.  FOI relief fund grants to MDA help sustain this life-saving work. 

6:00 pm    Dinner & overnight at Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Day 6 - Thursday 09 May

Day 6 - Thursday 09 May


8:00 am    Morning devotions & debrief

9:00 am    Jewish Agency for Israel, Jerusalem,
Our first stop is just up the street from our hotel at the historic Jewish Agency for Israel Jerusalem headquarters.  The Jewish Agency is the primary organization that handles Jewish immigration and support for Jewish communities the world over.  When Israel was attacked on October 7th, the Jewish Agency immediately began assisting victims of terror and those who were displaced.  FOI relief fund grants are underwriting the cost of the Jewish Agency Victims of Terror Fund which is assisting those who survived the attack on October 7th.

1:00 pm    Visit Michael Levin grave on Mt. Herzel

2:00 pm    Visit Michael Levin Lone Soldier Base,
The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Base was started by friends of Michael Levin, an American who came to Israel at age 18 and served in the Israel Defense Forces.  He was a lone soldier, defined as an IDF soldier who has no family in Israel.  Michael was killed in Lebanon in 2006 carrying the dream to one day create a center to support lone soldiers.  His friends made that dream come true and today it provides care, counseling and assistance to lone soldiers
 who serve in the IDF.  They have been extraordinarily busy helping lone soldiers during the war with Hamas.  FOI helps fund the operations of The Base through relief fund grants.

6:30 pm    Dinner & overnight at Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Day 7 - Friday 10 May


8:00 am   Morning devotions & debrief

9:00 am    Jerusalem Assembly,

We will visit the Jerusalem Assembly House of Redemption (JA), a church that is led by Meno Kalisher, our Israeli Field Director.  Utilizing relief fund grants, the JA has been ministering to IDF soldiers and their families, many of whom are from their congregation.  They have upwards of 40 from the church actively serving in the IDF reserves during the war.  FOI relief funds have provided food, supplies and clothing for soldiers and assisting their families during the absence of their loved one.  This ministry has provided many opportunities to share about God and His Son in light of the tragedy that befell Israel.

12:00 pm   Return to hotel, lunch & free time


6:00 pm   Farewell Dinner

Restaurant in Abu Ghosh for a farewell dinner and a chance to reflect upon our journey in Israel.

Overnight in Jerusalem. 


Day 8 - Saturday 11 May

Arrive back home to the USA

Morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back home!


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Meeting and assistance upon arrival/departure at Ben Gurion Airport by IBMT Tour Rep.
•    IBMT hat and wallet
•    5 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels
•    Daily buffet breakfast
•    Daily dinner throughout the tour
•    Farewell dinner at Naura in Abu Gosh
•    5 days in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
•    Government Licensed English speaking guide.
•    All visits and entrance fees to sites as per your itinerary
•    Porterage at hotels and airport


  • Roundtrip Airfare to Tel Aviv
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips - suggested Guide $6 per day; Driver $3 per day
  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks or services not mentioned above.



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