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Anchor 1


1.Bar/Bat Mitzvah Package

Desert and Bible Themes


Ceremony at Judean Desert overlook 


Add: Biblical simulation program with camel riding at Genesis Land, shepherding, navigation and survival skills workshop, ATV and jeep rides, mezuah making, drum circle, jewelry making, water hikes, Ptil Techelet blue dye factory  and more.


Dinner at Genesis Land or Lakeside Restaurant

2.Jewish Organizations 

Half or full day option


Judean Desert overlook with explanation of historical, biblical, geopolitical significance

Site seeing tour of Maale Adumim-it’s history and important landmarks


Desert Experience : choose from: jeeping and ATV,  army simulation experience, desert survival skills workshop, camel riding, Beduin hospitality, drum circle.


Lunch at Caffit at Lake followed by speaker (political analysis, Israeli innovation, inspirational, local residents)

OR workshop (mezuzah making, mosaic making, Israeli music, or visit to Ethiopian immigrant's home to hear fascinating aliyah story.

Afternoon Program: Visit to the Blue-Dye Factory for fringes of Tzitzit , biblical lookout in Mitzpe Yericho or lookout over ancient monastery built into cliffs of Judean Desert,, local artist studios, Ein Maboa Spring, The Good Samaritan Inn Museum,the Castel Museum of Art, meeting with Beduin,  

3.Christian Experience


Judean Desert overview with explanation of biblical, historical and geographical significance


Desert Experience: ATV, camel riding, desert skills survival workshop, Beduin hospitality


Visit to the extensive remains  of the  Euthymius Monastery


Visit to Good Samaritan Inn Museum with mosaic workshop


Lunch at lakeside restaurant followed by speaker. Topics may include Israeli political analysis, Israeli innovation, Israeli demographics, biblical subject, meet local residents and new immigrants from Ethiopia,or an assortment of Israeli music.


Tour of Israeli industries in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Park OR tour of artist studios OR visit biblical lookout at Mitzpe Yericho with audio presentation


Visit to Baptism Site on Jordan River

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4.Nature Lover's Day Program


Start your morning at the Judean Desert overlook; receive an explanation of biblical, geographical, and historical significance of area.


Session in meditation or tai chi or breathing followed by a healthy brunch at Cafit at the lake. 


Add a desert experience - shepherding, herbs and food preparation, walk in the flora and fauna, navigational skills, desert art and music OR hiking /bicycling on wadi trails. Include a mosaic workshop at The Good Samaritan Inn OR Art workshop at The Moshe Castel Museum of Art


Picnic Lunch at Ein Maboa Nature Reserve with guided tour. Swimming seasonal


Anchor 2

Specialized "Boutique Programs"



Enjoy a personalized guided tour of the Moshe Castel Museum of Art, meet with local artists with international markets: Choose among Gila Kopel- stained glass artist, Kathy Kerner and Jeremy Kimchi-wood artists Yoel Ben Harrouche-painter and Rafi Landau-silver Judaica. Visit the Shomroni HaTov Mosaics Museum. In-between, see the spectacular desert views and learn about the area's history, demography and biblical connection. Lunch at lakeside café OR luxurious new DCity OR authentic chumous restaurant. 

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Meet at spectacular Judean Desert Lookout and learn about the area, the demographics and biblical connection. Visit a local archaeological site and walk down into a Byzantine Period water cistern.  Ride camels and participate in a desert survival skills workshop at a beautiful nature reserve. Lunch at chunous restaurant, lakeside cafe or new luxurious DCity.

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3. The Maale Adumim

Industrial Park Tour

Visit  innovative industries in the Maale Adumim Industrial Park, walk around the new luxurious DCity, hear the story of Founder’s Hill, speak with various workers and factory owners in the Industrial Park, visit remains of ancient Byzantine Monastery and participate in a mezuzah making workshop or shepherding experience.


Lunch at chumusia, worker's restaurant or DCity Piazza.

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Meet at a spectacular Judean Desert Lookout and learn about the area-geography,biblical connection

and history. Enjoy camel riding in the Judean Desert and participate in a Desert Skills Workshop. Visit a Judean Desert Byzantine Monastery and meet a local Beduin resident over tea and pita.


Lunch at home-made chumous restaurant, lakeside dairy cafe/meat restaurant, new luxurious DCity..



Look out into the Judean Desert and hear about the Biblical events that occurred there. Visit 

the impressive remains of two monasteries from the ancient Byzantine Period, and see the 

mosaics and artifacts from the area at the Good Samaritan Museum. 

Ride camels and meet biblical characters at Genesis Land. Eat a biblical dinner in Abraham’s Tent.

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