Bar Mitzvah in Israel Testimonials

The Ancient Synagogue of Bar'am The Ancient Synagogue of Bar'am


Our recent trip to Israel was organized by Yael. She did an absolutely amazing job in making sure that every detail of the trip was planned with our specific interests and needs in mind. We stayed in exellent hotels and at very reasonable prices. Our guide,Yohay, was very knowledgeable and was able to interest our teenage boys in the history and culture of Israel. Yohay did an awesome job in giving us very interesting and historically accurate descriptions of every aspect of Israeli culture and traditions dating back 3,000 years. Yohay was by far the best tour guide that we have ever met. We highly recommend Yael and Yohay to provide the best tour experience in Israel.

Vadim Sefanov, Foster City, CA



Thank you for all the amazing organisation. You did everything possible to make it a wonderful tour despite what might be thrown at you - curve balls, change of minds, rain…. You are a fantastic and calm organiser and the whole amazing tour would not have been possible without your tireless hard work. And all your recommendations from the rabbi to the photographer to the places we visited on the tour. Truly a trip of a lifetime! It surpassed all our expectations and I have been to Israel many times but not visited these places in years and there were many amazing new places to see. Harry was shocked at how truly amazing Israel was and has not stopped talking about the trip. His brother said it was the trip of a lifetime. Rabbi Jeff was fantastic and to change the day at the last minute because of bad weather was just a stroke of genius. It was such a special time that it is hard to pick out highlights. But the whole ceremony was beautifully conducted and very moving. He made it a very special Jerusalem Bar mitzvah. And my son William was very happy. I would recommend Eucalyptus restaurant to anyone for a celebration dinner. The food was awesome. Other highlights for the kids was the sifting project, the kangaroo farm, Sachne swimming (which I loved it was beautiful) and Massada of course, is always worth the climb. Adults too loved Massada. We really enjoyed the Golan Jeep Tour - something we have never done before and was so educational. We also had never been to Caperneum and that was fascinating. All of the hotels and the kibbutz were really good. All the food fantastic. Mikki was a great tour guide. He was extremely patient with all of us and all the children. He is a walking encyclopaedia and can answer any question on any subject. My husband was thrilled that he was so knowledgeable on Christianity and that he made sure to make time for the Stations of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. And a side trip to Capernium. I cannot fault the tour in any way. As I say, it was even better than we had ever hoped. An amazing experience. We have come back with a greater understanding of Israel and would definitely recommend it and would love to go and do it all over again! Thank you once again for everything.

Rachel Twyford, Haslemere, England



Just a quick note to thank you for everything all was fantastic, the organization, hotel, tours, pick ups were like clock work. “Superb organisation thank you.” The ceremony and Rabbi Jeff were fantastic and more than we expected. What a fantastic person Rabbi Jeff is. I cannot single out one specific highlight as they were all memorable.Just a fantastic holiday and Barmi. Once again many thanks for everything.

Larry Wilensky, Johannesburg, South Africa



Barb & I really enjoyed our time in Israel (& Jordan). At no time were Barb or I feeling anxious or afraid. Anyone who cancelled their trip because of the problems made a BIG mistake. Mickey was great. His knowledge of Israel & its history added immensely to our enjoyment of the trip. I would highly recommend your company & Mickey to anyone visiting Israel. Every hotel we stayed in was good and always in a perfect location. Thanks for all your help.

Steve and Barbara Mallins, Toronto, Canada


I want to tell you again what an amazing trip we had and what a profound and meaningful effect Israel has on all of us. The Bar Mitzvah, the tour and Mickey as the guide were better then even imagined. We enjoyed and we learned so much.Thank you - you made the whole process and planning this event and trip so easy and you answered all my questions in such a timely and professional manner. Thank you thank you again. It truly was a trip of a lifetime.

Maura Rabiner, North Vancouver, Canada



The hotels were fantastic. The King David was the favorite hands down. We really really enjoyed the culinary tour. Too bad we felt so full so quickly despite not eating beforehand! We also enjoyed both market tours. We have an appreciation for the local foods and produce. We loved the ATV and jeep rides. The entire family loved the rappelling. Griffin and Jan did it three times. Baruch was wonderful as usual. We can't say enough good things about him. We all wish we had more time in Israel. Thus we must return for a third trip, likely with all hikes with Baruch, possibly in the Negev and more time learning about Israeli culture. Perhaps a farm stay or time on a kibbutz?

Ransi Somaratne, Thousand Oaks, CA



Sage Lilly's Bar Mitzvah


The trip was fabulous. Thank you so much for doing such a great job coordinating it. Everything everywhere was ready for us wherever we went. Thank you for arranging such a perfect smooth-running Bar Mitzvah trip through Israel. We all had a wonderful time, every minute stuffed with the makings for good memories. Mickey was a great choice for our guide. He brought history to life, kept our interest… and took superb care of us. The Bar Mitzvah was very different from anything we expected. We had a good location at the end of Davidson Park. It was very picturesque. Sage did a great job, not making any mistakes reading from the Torah. The hotels were all very good. We loved the Mount Zion Hotel best. Great atmosphere, wonderful breakfasts and comfortable lounge to lounge in and check our E-mail. We all enjoyed the views from the windows and liked having to go down instead of up to our rooms, which were large and comfortable. It was an amazing trip. While Yad Vashem was overwhelming, yet important and moving, the ruins, Bell Caves, the Dead Sea, nature walks, and dolphin swim were exciting and uplifting. We also saw a lot of the borders and Valley of Tears which Mickey was passionate about. Lunch at a Druze Village was also a good choice. You did a great job preparing the tour Yael. All went well. We loved every minute. I think, for Sage, and all of us it was all we hoped it would be - a memorable happening, one that instilled in us an understanding of Israel and our heritage. Thank you again. I will definitely recommend you and your company to friends should they want to tour.

Harriett Rubins, Honeoye, NY


We are home safe and sound. I wanted to personally thank you for helping us organize our wonderful trip. It really was a special experience, and Yaakov was a wonderful guide and a pleasure to spend time with. The scavenger hunt was a really nice way to experience the old city. My kids loved the munitions factory and the caves that Yaakov took us too, as well as Rosh Haniqra, and the Hagishrim kibbutz was a very pleasant surprise too. All the best, and hopefully we will be booking our next trip through you for Aiden's Bar Mitzvah in two years. I'm already looking forward to my next trip to Israel.

Betty Berklee, Virginia Beach, VA



I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Bar Mitzvah and Tour of Israel that you planned for us. Everyone on the trip, young and old, had an amazing time! The location of the Bar Mitzvah atop Masada was breathtaking and the celebration at Eretz Bereshit in the Judean desert---the camel rides, drummers, belly dancer and great food---was simply spectacular. Your customized itinerary was perfectly suited to our interests and having a very knowledgeable guide, competent driver and comfortable bus, made the journey a true pleasure. I also can’t thank you enough for your responsiveness to any questions or concerns that arose during the planning process. We so very much appreciated your knowledge of the sightseeing options and how to time and arrange everything to work out perfectly. Really, you could not have done a better job. Should we choose to return to Israel for the Bar Mitzvah of my second son (and we are seriously considering it), I will definitely be contacting you again.

Nancy Cagan, Mount Pleasant, SC was absolutely wonderful. Baruch did a fabulous job, and Jared very much enjoyed his trip and learned much about Israel. I think we accomplished our goal of helping him form an attachment to Israel. The family all showed up on time for the Bar Mitzvah, and the lunch went very well. All in all, an excellent trip and we hope to visit Israel again within the next few years.

Suzie Elinger, St. Petersburg, FL


















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