What is Israel Tour?
Noam Israel Tour is a three week journey through Israel during which you will make new friends and learn about yourself, Israel and Judaism.
Our programme is structured in a way that means you have the chance to visit Israel without feeling like a tourist. Noam Israel Tour will give you the opportunity to build a connection with the region you’re staying in while actively learning, seeing, and engaging with what goes on around you.
Explore what makes Noam Israel Tour Halutzim special below.
Noam Israel Tour is for those who are in Year 11 or S4
8th July - 31st July - Dates are subject to change
£2950 for Masorti members, £3100 for non-Masorti
After 5th January: £3100/£3250 for Masorti/non-Masorti
Halutzim - Pioneers
The term ‘halutz’, which means pioneer, was the name given to early Jewish immigrants to Palestine; those who built the foundations of the country we know today.
With Noam Israel Tour Halutzim you will experience the best bits of Israel Tour whilst connecting with Israel on a deeper level. You will have a chance to learn about Israel's history, meet the people who live there and have the opportunity to help the country grow.
You too will be pioneers on this fresh and meaningful take on Israel Tour.
Finish your journey by exploring the modern day realities of this ancient and holy city.
FOUNDERS AND FOUNDATIONSBegin your journey down South in the Negev desert where you’ll stay at Sde Boker, the Kibbutz which was so loved by the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion. He believed that the Jewish people should pour their energies into ‘making the desert bloom'. You will go on breathtaking tiyulim (hikes) and see the communities that have grown in the region.
REALITIES OF ISRAEL
Travel to the centre of the country where you’ll stay in Tel Aviv. Here you will have the opportunity to roam through the markets of Jaffa, visit historic sites to see how Israel’s past is shaping its present and see first-hand why it is that Israel has earned itself the title of being a ‘start-up nation.’
CALL TO ACTIONHead up North for a final week of adventure where you will have the opportunity to make a difference. You will spend the mornings learning about and volunteering for a social action project in the local area. The afternoons will be for exploring! To top it all off you will spend two nights being hosted by a family on a kibbutz so you have the chance to meet Israelis your own age and gain insight into the life of a kibbutznik.
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
The friends and memories you make on Noam Israel Tour stay with you for a lifetime. Noam Israel Tour Halutzim is more than an educational trip, it's also fun! From water sports on the Kinneret to the Graffiti Tour of Tel Aviv, Noam Israel Tour is both unmissable and unforgettable.
I can safely say that going on Noam Israel Tour was the best decision that I could have made: I had the best three weeks of my life. I made new friends that I know I will stay in contact with for a long, long time, and I got much closer to lots of people who I knew beforehand. I also got the chance to know Israel as a country and learn things about it that you can’t find out by just watching the news
Prior to tour I only new one person in noam and after the most amazing and incredible Israel Tour, I now have a whole network of Noam friends who I love to see every week on Sundays. I can say that on my tour absolutely everybody got along and there were no arguments of any sort. There was no cliques and the madrichim were amazing and incredibly approachable. I 100% recommend Noam Israel tour and can assure you that as someone who had previously never been to Noam, I now feel like it's a big part of my life.
You can register interest for Noam Israel Tour 2019 now!
Applications open in November
Places will be confirmed on Noam Israel Tour 2019 upon payment of the deposit and completed forms as laid out in the terms and conditions.
Noam may change the programme at short notice. We reserve the right to cancel Noam Israel Tour if we do not receive a financially viable number of participants.
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8349 6650
Noam is an inclusive movement and believes that no child should be excluded from our activities for financial reasons. For a bursary application please contact email@example.com, all requests are confidential.
All form filling for Israel Tour will be online. On receipt of the online initial application form by the movement and deposit of £400, you will receive an email which will contain:
- The applicant’s unique link to their full application
- GP Form and Letter
- Important Information and Terms and Conditions booklet
- Other information concerning your Israel Tour
All deposits need to be received by Monday 5 February 2018
All application and medical forms need to be completed by Monday 26 February 2018.
- If an Applicant or Parent/Guardian (if Applicant is under 18) wishes to cancel their place on a Programme he or she must contact Noam in writing.
- An Applicant or Parent/Guardian (if Applicant is under 18) who cancels his or her place prior to the deposit payment deadline (5th February 2018) will be entitled to a refund less the Administration Fee. Full details of deposit and balance payment deadlines can be found in the brochure.
- Any Applicant or Parent/Guardian (if Applicant is under 18) who cancels after the deposit deadline will be entitled to a refund according to the following schedule:
- 61 days or longer prior to departure date: 100% of amount paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
- From 31-60 days prior to departure date: 50% of amount paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
- From 15-30 days prior to departure date: 20% of amount paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
- From 1-14 days prior to departure date: no monies refunded.
For the avoidance of doubt if a Participant cancels their place for medical reasons, the cancellation policy will apply and it is the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian to file an insurance claim.
Please note: if a place on Israel Tour is cancelled, a re-application will only be accepted by Noam at their sole discretion.
If a cancellation is due to the illness or death of the Applicant or his or her immediate family and provided that the Applicant or Parent/Guardian (if Applicant is under 18) provides Noam with a valid medical or death certificate or independent verification of the exceptional circumstances (if requested) then Noam shall process a claim for the remaining money (after the terms in 1.3 have been applied) with the insurance company. This will be in accordance with the insurance cover outlined in the Important Information Document.
If the Participant fails to check in for their flight from the UK, and have not contacted Noam to explain why circumstances have delayed his/her outward travel and to obtain approval for a change of date for outward travel, then JAFI retains the right to cancel any other arrangements booked with JAFI; the Participant will therefore be unable to use any connecting or return flights to the UK. No refund will be made for any unused arrangements in these circumstances.
UJIA Israel Experience is organised by the Jewish Agency for Israel and supported by UJIA