Family Track


Please note that all travelers ages 11 and under must participate in the Family Track, and must be accompanied by an adult family member (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.). Those 12 and up may participate in any track.


The family track to Israel is a seven-day experience filled with diverse activities to satisfy everyone in the family. The trip will begin with a visit to Caesarea before heading to Tel Aviv. The next few days include a ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ experience at the Children’s Museum in Holon, Beth Hatefutsoth, followed by a visit to the Begin School in our sister city of Rosh Ha’Ayin. The journey continues toward Jerusalem with a tour of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, a visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science, and then the Clore Garden of Science. You and your family have the choice of a tour of Yad Vashem or a trip to the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, followed by the Kotel and a beautiful Shabbat overlooking the Old City. We’ll finish off the experience with Masada, the Dead Sea, and the Ein Yael Living Museum before heading back to New Orleans!



  • Dialogue in the Dark, Children’s Museum in Holon
  • Begin School, Rosh Ha’ayin
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory tour
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Clore Garden of Science
  • Dig for a Day archaeological activity at Beit Guvrin
  • Yad VaShem
  • Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
  • Mahane Yehudah
  • Kotel
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in Mercaz Shimshon overlooking the Old City Walls with Shabbat Scholar, Rabbi Daniel Landes, Director of Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and New York City
  • Masada
  • Dead Sea
  • JDC-supported Ein Yael Living Museum, built around the ruins of a small Biblical era village along the ancient trade route to Jerusalem, is designed to illustrate every-day life during Biblical times through a series of hands-on workshops for kids (and young at heart adults)

Costing, Subsidies & Disclaimers

The land cost is $3,350 for those 37 and older, all out-of-town adults, and for children (for families with 1 child in the room, the cost for that child is $2,350. For families with 2 children, an adjoining room is required, and the costing for those children is $3,350 each. For families with 3 children, an adjoining room is required, and the costing for 2 children is $3,350 each, and the cost for the remaining child is $2,350.). Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first 5 families (with 2-3 traveling children) to register will receive a $2,000 per household subsidy, making it even more affordable to find your track!


The land cost is $2,350 for those 18-36 who are members of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. 


The single supplement is an extra $1,075 per person. The land cost includes all tips.


Disclaimer: The minimum number of participants required for each track is 18. We reserve the right to adjust the tracks as necessary.