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LIVINGSTON, NJ, October 10, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award-winning tour operator Israel Tour Connection, LLC (ITC) has announced its 2011 Interfaith Israel Adventure. Led by Rabbi Leonard Cahan and Pastor Jan Lookingbill, the Interfaith Israel Adventure is designed to deepen mutual respect and understanding between followers of both faiths. Rabbi Cahan and Pastor Lookingbill strive to make Israel come alive for visitors of all ages with their collective energy, knowledge, creativity, and experience.
ITC's Interfaith Israel Adventure caters to Jewish and Christian individuals, as well as interfaith couples and families. The tour connects visitors to the history, politics, and religious aspects of Israel. Moreover, the tour helps Jews and Christians to explore their roots while teaching them about the birth of both religions in the Holy Land.
ITC CEO Larry Ritter said, "The Interfaith Israel Adventure doesn't aim to convert non-Jewish participants. It encourages a mutual respect of Christian and Jewish heritage, which are connected by a common spirituality. That being said, the tour has motivated many interfaith couples and families to bring Jewish values into their homes."
The Interfaith Israel Adventure will take place from October 24 to November 8, 2011 There is a land only package available for $3095 and an air and land package for $4445. Additionally, there's an optional Eilat-Petra tour extension from November 7-11, 2011 that costs an extra $1065 per person.
The Interfaith Israel Adventure will include all breakfasts, five dinners, and a roundtrip bus from Maryland to Newark, from which the flight to Israel will depart. Tour participants will ride in a deluxe motor coach and stay in three luxurious hotels: the Don Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem, the Don Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, and the Galei Kinnereth Hotel in Tiberas. Highlights of the tour include visits to the following sites:
- Church of Dominus Flevit
- Mount Zion
- Holocaust Memorial Museum Yad Vashem
- Church of the Holy Sepulcher
- Caperneum Synagogue
- Upper Room Site of the Last Supper
- Southern Wall Excavations
- Golan Winery
- Port of Haifa
The Interfaith Israel Adventure gives participants the opportunity to see, smell, taste, hear, and touch Israel. The trip is designed for people from all walks of life, from Christians who want to explore the historical roots of their faith to Jews who want to strengthen their bond with their ancestral homeland.
Israel Tour Connection is the premier Israel tour operator in North America. Founded by Marlene and Larry Ritter, ITC has been providing professional services and consultations to individuals and groups for over 25 years. ITC has offices in New Jersey, Florida, California, and Israel and specializes in Jewish and Christian travel. For more information about ITC's Interfaith Israel Adventure, please visit the web site http://www.israeltours.com/ or call 1-800-2-ISRAEL (1-800-247-7235).
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