Men's Israel Experience FAQ Sheet

What are the dates of the trip?
Departure will be on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The return date to the U.S. is Tuesday early morning, March 28, 2017. The tour will begin in the afternoon on March 20th and end on March 27, in the evening.

Which hotels will participants be staying at throughout the trip?

The trip will kick off up north in the Galil region. Participants will spend three nights at the Kibutz Lavi Hotel. For the latter four nights of the trip, we will be based in Jerusalem. Participants will be staying at the Prima Kings Hotel.

What is included in the cost of the trip?

  • » Hotel Accommodations
    Seven nights at the luxury hotels described above.

  • » Transportation
    All ground transportation to all destinations on the tour throughout the trip. (Excluding Shabbat). Transportation from the airport upon arrival in Israel and to the airport for the trip back to the U.S. is provided. Airport transfers for those not arriving at the same time as the group is not included. However transportation can be arranged upon request.

  • » VIP Airport Services
    Participants will be met at the airport, whisked through customs and provided luggage transfer service directly to their hotel rooms.

  • » Meals
    World-famous Israeli  breakfast will be provided every day of the trip
    Dinners will be provided on most days, excluding Saturday night. And lunch will be provided twice. For the other meals not provided by the tour, participants will be conveniently close to a choice of fine Kosher restaurants and eateries.

  • » Tours
    Entrance fees to all sites and activities on the itinerary are included.

  • » Gratuity is not included in the price of the trip.

How do I book airline tickets?

You can book your own tickets online. If you do, please confirm with Chabad prior to booking your flight to assure that you are arriving at the correct time.
Or you can contact Sky2000 Travel Group to assist with travel to Israel. As one of the leading travel agency in New York for travel to Israel, they have offered competitive rates from Boston, (as well as L.A., JFK and Newark airports.) They can also handle all connections from other locations to one of the four departure cities at equally low rates. You may contact Sky2000 Travel at 212-599-3333 or by email: Mention the Rabbi Kivman's Chabad of Milford group when you contact them.

What about Travel Insurance?
Once you have registered for the trip, and booked your airline tickets, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance & supplemental medical insurance to help protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances. There are a number of Insurance companies that provide coverage for the following: Trip cancellation, interruption, and delay, baggage loss, emergency sickness or accident and more. There are several levels of coverage to choose from... For example, Travelex, American Express Assurance, Sky2000 Travel agency, and others.
Please note that most insurance policies of this type require purchase within 14 days of your date of registration for the trip.

What is the cancellation policy?

A deposit of $500 per person will be taken upon registration. Full payment for the trip will be processed by December 19, 2016.

In the event of cancellation:

  • » Up until December 8, 2016 – No cancellation fee applies and your deposit will be fully refunded.
  • » If notice of cancellation is received between December 8, 2016 and December 19, 2016, a $300 cancellation fee will apply. All other monies received will be refunded.
  • » If notice of cancellation is received between December 20, 2016 and January 20, 2017, a $1000 cancellation fee will apply. All other monies received will be refunded.
  • » After January 20, 2017 – No refund is available. There is no refund for sites not visited or individual program events not participated in for any reason.

Can I register for the trip alone, without being part of the Chabad at Milford group?
While many of the participants are from the MetroWest-South area of Boston, there will be people joining from across the US, some with a prior Chabad affiliation, others without, and we are happy to welcome and accommodate individual participants.

I am coming alone, but prefer the double occupancy rate, can I be assigned a roommate?

Yes. When registering, select the “1 Adult (Double Occupancy)” option. We will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable roommate. (Based on availability, not guaranteed).

Is there a dress code? Any specific clothing suggested?

No. There's no dress code. However we suggest the following:

  • » As there is considerable walking on the trip, pack comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • » We will be stopping to swim/float in the dead sea, a bathing suit and water shoes.  
  • » Include appropriate clothing and head coverings [i.e. yarmulkes, scarves] for visiting holy sites.
  • » We suggest slightly more formal attire, i.e. business casual for Shabbat.

What will the weather be at the time of the trip?

March is a beautiful time of year in Israel. The weather is generally around 70 degrees.



Recommended tip per participant is $100 US which will be divided between guide, driver, hostess and group coordinator.