Israel 2021 - Temple Emanu-El - Vegetarian cuisine



October 7 - 18, 2021

Israel is abuzz with avant-garde eateries — elegant restaurants, trendy street food, artisanal bakeries, wineries, organic farms and craft distilleries — that reflect the diversity of its cultures. And their world-renowned tables are set for you!

Over the course of our 12-day journey, we will travel from farm to market and kitchen to table with the people whose work and passion create the country’s unique flavors. So join us to dine at top restaurants, learn from and cook with master chefs, sample special tasting menus, visit local farms, taste-tour market-places, sip wine with vintners and explore many of Israel’s historic sights.

Co-chaired by Carole Bernstein and Lynda DeLott

Immerse yourself in the kitchen with Adeena Sussman, Erez Komarovsky, Osama Dallal and Lior Lev Sercarz
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Sample Israel’s unique haute cuisine – and the best of its street food
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Savor Shabbat in the Negev
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Ride through the Ramon Crater on an ATV
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Wonder at the amazing desert night sky during a professionally guided star-gazing experience
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Discover 3000 years of the ancient city’s history and explore the hidden corners of Jerusalem
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Luxuriate at the most elegant hotels in the world’s most vaccinated country
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Dates & Pricing

Dates: October 7 – 18, 2021

$8,450 per person (double occupancy)
$3,200 (single occupancy supplement)
$1,500 per person non Temple Emanu-El member fee



Mezcal cocktail - Margarita
Day 1 |  Thursday, October 7


  • VIP services on arrival and private transfer from Ben Gurion to Tel Aviv
  • Meet the group at hotel lobby at 7PM for cocktails
  • Opening Dinner + Cooking Experience with Adeena Sussman and Avihai Tsabari
  • Overnight:  Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv
Collage - Sand
Day 2 | Friday, October 8


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Sde Boker visit to the grave of David Ben Gurion
  • Light Lunch
  • Kabbalat Shabbat tasting at Nana Farm Winery
  • Shabbat dinner at Beresheet
  • Overnight: Beresheet, Mitzpe Ramon
Beresheet Hotel - Makhtesh Ramon
Day 3 | Saturday, October 9 


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Ride ATVs through the Ramon Crater
  • Lunch + Free time to lounge by the pool
  • End Shabbat with a unique cookout in the Crater
  • Wonder at the amazing night sky during a professionally guided star-gazing experience
  • Overnight: Beresheet, Mitzpe Ramon
Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Western Wall
Day 4 | Sunday, October 10


  • (Optional) Hike
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Lunch + Bread Breaking workshop at Lasha Desert Bakery
  • Drive to Jerusalem and toast our arrival from a spectacular lookout point
  • Dinner at Machneyuda Restaurant
  • Overnight: Mamilla, Jerusalem
Western Wall - Shuk Machane Yehuda
Day 5 | Monday, October 11


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Explore the Muslim Quarter of the Old City and sample its flavors
  • Ride the light rail to the Machane Yehuda for a tasting tour of Jerusalem’s most bustling market
  • Free time to enjoy the ancient, or the modern, city on your own
  • Dinner at Rama’s Kitchen in Nataf
  • Tower of David Sound and Light Show
  • After dinner visit to the Western Wall
  • Overnight: Mamilla, Jerusalem
Wine - Red Wine

Day 6 | Tuesday, October 12



  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit to the Mosaic Museum
  • Lunch Experience with Dr. Uri Mayer Chizik
  • Wine tasting at Favor Winery with Michael Ackerman
  • Dinner
  • Overnight: GLAMPING (Glamorous camping)
Citadel of Acre - Water transportation
Day 7 | Wednesday, October 13 

Land of Milk & Honey

  • Breakfast
  • Optional Hike + Activities
  • Explore Akko with Chef Osama Dallal, followed by a unique workshop
  • Lunch at Uri Buri Restaurant
  • Overnight:  Mitzpe Hayamim
Grasses - Plant community
Day 8 | Thursday, October 14


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Raw Ingredients Program with Lior- at his family’s farm
  • Cook-your-own-dinner workshop with Erez Komarowski at Kibbutz Matat
  • Overnight: Mitzpe Hayamim
White City - Bauhaus
Day 9 | Friday, October 15 


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Tel Aviv
  • Urban Culinary with Lior Lev in Levinsky Market
  • Shabbat Dinner at Villa Dallal
  • Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel
Holy Land Trip - Dizengoff Fountain
Day 10 | Saturday, October 16


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Hit the beach, get a massage or relax by the pool
  • The Ultimate Jewish Lunch
  • Experience the hipster vibe at Bar Teder
  • Sip the crazily sophisticated Israeli cocktail and enjoy the Arak effect
  • Restaurant Critics’ Dinner: Choose one of several restaurants and share your reviews with the group
  • Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel
Shuk HaCarmel - Israeli cuisine
Day 11 | Sunday, October 17

It’s Tel Aviv

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch with Gideon Ben Ami, founder of Pesia’s Kitchen
  • Tour Shuk Ha’Carmel, Tel Aviv’s Central Market
  • Learn the secrets of tahini: a hands-on session with Adeena Sussman
  • Take a fashion, art gallery or Bauhaus tour; relax at the beach or just wander the amazing city
  • Dinner at Guetta Restaurant
  • Overnight: The Jaffa Hotel
Boeing 767 - Boeing 757
Day 12 | Monday, October 18


  • Breakfast at hotel + Checkout
  • Tour of Sarona Market
  • Lunch:  Fast Food Tastings
  • Closing Circle
  • Private Taxi ride to Ben Gurion Airport from the Jaffa hotel for your flight home,
    at a time most convenient for you.

Highlights from our 2017 culinary trip

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