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Temple Micah – Israel 2020

Temple Micah of Denver’s 10-Day, 9-Night Multiple Narrative Tour to Israel and the West Bank with Rabbi Adam Morris

WHY ISRAEL?  WHY NOW?  A trip to Israel may not feel urgent or timely.  As citizens of the United States we feel overwhelmed by a battle for the American soul.  As Progressive Jews we find ourselves experiencing an unprecedented dissonance between the Israeli government and our Jewish values.  What a better time than NOW or a better place than ISRAEL to discover others who struggle, hope and aspire as we do? What a better time than NOW or a better place than ISRAEL to revive the Jewish skill of diverse discourse and nuanced understanding?  What a better time than NOW or a better place than ISRAEL to remind us of and reconnect us to our most precious values?  Join us on this unique trip, as we explore, experience and engage with Israel and Palestine — in a style that authentically reflects the spirit of the Micah community.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Check out a four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

More information about the duel narrative tour can be found in this Smithsonian article.


Optional Pre-Trip Extension March 18 – March 22, 2020
For detailed information and pricing, check out the pre-trip extension tour itinerary (also located at the very bottom of the page).

There is a minimum number of travelers (8) needed in order to run the pre-trip extension.

To register for the extension portion of this tour, please email Shannon Okuonghae ([email protected]) by or before the tour registration deadline.


Before you Register:

  • Read through the Terms and Conditions
  • Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.
  • If you are registering for more than one person, please email Shannon Okuonghae ([email protected]) with the following information for each traveler:
    • Name (First and Last)
    • Email (If they would like to receive pre-trip communication from us)
    • Phone Number
    • If you are requesting single or double rooms. There is a single room supplement fee of $700  as the tour price is based on double occupancy in a hotel room.
  • If you are also planning to participate on the pre and/or post-trip extension tour(s), please email please email Shannon Okuonghae ([email protected]) to register.
  • *Price may decrease based on number of travelers, please see the below pricing tier. Please note: Pricing varies based on a number of factors (duration of tour, type and location of sites and attractions, quality of hotels, etc).
  •  Pricing tiers:
    • 30 – 34 Travelers – $2,610 Per Person,
    • 25 – 29 Travelers – $2,768 Per Person,
    • 20 – 24 Travelers – $2,936 Per Person,
    • 15 – 19 Travelers – $3,194 Per Person

$3,194* per person

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation at the following hotels (double occupancy): Lighthouse or Similar, Tel Aviv and Ha Moshava or Similar, Jerusalem
  • 2 MEJDI-Trained Guides for 10 days
  • 9 days of private group bus transportation, per itinerary
  • Meals listed in the itinerary: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
  • Audio headsets on touring days
  • Water on bus throughout tour
  • Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
  • Custom tour webpage with online registration, payment, processing
  • Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support

Trip Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • International airfare
  • Single room supplement of $700
  • Transportation outside of the group itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

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Final Payment: Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
Prices: Prices are per person and are based upon shared double occupancy (unless otherwise noted). Prices are also based on travelers holding a B2 tourist visa. Additional VAT will be collected if traveling on any other type of visa/documents. In case of human or computer error, MEJDI LLC reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided MEJDI LLC receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in the tour price. MEJDI LLC strongly recommends the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance package, which covers health, lost luggage, trip cancellation and trip interruption. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any losses or expenses, which you or any member of your party may incur as a result of failing to secure adequate coverage. We can recommend travel insurance companies upon request.
Passport and Documentation: Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination. MEJDI LLC is not responsible to provide any travel documents to any of our destinations, including visas. It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to confirm with the consulate of each country visited, about any necessary travel documentation/visas required to enter these countries.
Airlines and Air Tickets: Passengers are responsible to ensure MEJDI LLC has the correctly spelled names for air tickets reservations. Due to newly introduced security measures, any name change including minor spelling corrections may require airline reservations to be canceled and re-booked. MEJDI LLC will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy. Subsequent name corrections will be subject to an airline re-booking fee of up to $300 per ticket. Air reservations are subject to availability at the time of re-booking. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with this tour are subject to air penalties per individual carrier’s rules and regulations which will be applied.
Airport Taxes and Fees: All airline tickets are subject to a variety of foreign and domestic government taxes which include security charges, the September 11th Security Fee, airport facility charges, customs and immigration fees, inspection fees, fuel surcharges and more. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Airport taxes & fees which appear on the invoice reflect the taxes and fees that are applicable when the original reservation is completed. These taxes and fees may vary prior to airline tickets being issued. We reserve the right to amend the airport taxes & fees to reflect any changes prior to ticketing.
Baggage: Luggage is the responsibility of the passenger/s and that of the airlines. For lost/delayed luggage claims, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. If travel insurance policy was purchased, all damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. As all airlines differ and restrictions change periodically, we recommend that you call the airline directly with questions about your baggage allowance. MEJDI LLC shall not be held responsible for any delay or damage to or loss of luggage and/or personal items.
Tour Itinerary: MEJDI LLC reserves the right to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. In all cases, MEJDI LLC will do its best to maintain the content of the tour. If the tour services as indicated by the itinerary cannot be supplied or there are changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond the control of MEJDI LLC we will arrange for provision of comparable services. MEJDI LLC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary whenever MEJDI LLC deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience and safety of the participant at any time. No refund will be paid for unused services such as: transfers, sightseeing, meals, hotel accommodation, entrance fees, and others that are listed in the tour program.
Meals: Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated.
Hotels Accommodation: Hotels will be provided in accordance with the itinerary or similar. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations. All rooms are standard twin-bedded rooms with private facilities, unless specifically stated. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis. Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person.
Not Included: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, meals other than described in the tour details, any other service not described as included, passport and visa fees, insurance.
Emergency Numbers: 1-703-349-1554 (USA) or 011-58-454-4847 (ISRAEL)
Documents: Your tour documents including: paper air tickets or E Ticket receipts, tour confirmation voucher and all other related information will be sent approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payments have been received.
Customer Service: All customer service issues and refund requests must be submitted in writing and received no later than 30 days after your return. Refunds are subject to a processing fee of $50 plus any hotel and/or supplier charges incurred. Airline flight cancellations and delays for any reason are not the responsibility of MEJDI LLC Submit your claim directly to the airline. MEJDI LLC does not guarantee airline response.