HERITAGE STUDY PROGRAMS PRESENTS: An advanced bible study program and a fact finding expedition to Israel, focusing on the status of Jerusalem and the region’s security & defense.



On this tour, you will follow the footsteps of Jesus from His ministry in Galilee to His final days in Jerusalem. You will hear On Location Bible teachings from our hosts and teachers at the actual sites being described. And you will participate in an informative fact finding discussions and presentations throughout the land.


Day 1, Monday, June 03, 2024

Depart from the US to Israel (overnight flight). If you make your own flight arrangements, please make sure you arrive in Israel in the afternoon of June 04.

Day 2, Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Arrive in Israel - Welcome Home! Next stop, the beaches of Netanya! This evening we will gather for a short service on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.

Participants that are arriving on ELAL flight at 2:25p.m. will be met and transferred to the Ramada Hotel & Suite in Netanya

Overnight :Netanya
Meals : Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday, June 05, 2024

After breakfast we will have our first day orientation meeting. We will meet our tour leaders, guides, local ministry, staff and each other.

Following the orientation we start our Galilean excursion. On our way to Galilee, we will visit the 2000 years old theater in ancient Caesarea. Here at Caesarea by the sea we will see the Crusaders' castle, the Roman amphitheater, and the seaport from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome.

We'll then continue along the coast to Mount Carmel to see the site of Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. Here we will hear the biblical message and experience this magnificent site. From here we continue to Megiddo on the Plain of Armageddon of latter day prophesies, we will see the remnants of the king Solomon's northern fortress's stables and its famous water supply system. We will continue to the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Evening : Praise & worship - teaching
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4, Thursday, June 06, 2024

We will start our day with a memorable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. While cruising, we'll pause for a great praise and worship service right on the Sea of Galilee. We are sure to remember the many miracles our Lord performed in this area.

After docking at Ginosar, biblical Genesseret, we will visit the Primacy of Peter to see the area where Jesus asked Peter, Lovest thou me? Then we'll proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter's house, and the ancient synagogue. We will gather on the Mount of Beatitudes to read the Sermon on the Mount while overlooking the Sea of Galilee and have on location teaching session. We will also visit many of the places concerning the ministry of Jesus in this region, including the place of the multiplication, waking on the water and special visit to Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene. The recent excavation of the First Century Synagogue and well-preserved village makes Magdala one of the most interesting Biblical sites in Israel.

We now make our way to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Evening Program
Overnight : Galilee
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Friday, June 07, 2024

We will start our day at the Jordan River for traditional Baptismal Service.

After the baptismal service we will proceed to Ein Harod for a special teaching by Dr. Wexler. Following the fertile Jordan Valley southward, our guide will point out the agricultural restoration of the “Land of Milk and Honey” and Israel’s intricate irrigation development. We will stop at Mitzpeh Yericho and view from a distance this city famed as the oldest in the world. To the east of Jericho along the Jordan River Valley (Queser El Yehud) is the Israeli side of Bethany Beyond the Jordan. In this area Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan, and the children of Israel, led by Joshua, entered the Promised Land.

We now ascend to the City of the Great King - Jerusalem!

This evening we will partake in a most fervent “Kabalat Shabbat” service - the receiving of the Sabbath service at the Western Wall. Here we will mingle with thousands of Jerusalem Jews in praise & worship, this place is the only remnant of the temple atop Mt. Moriah. This is “a not to be missed event” where young and old worship in song and dance in a way most never experienced before. This will follow with a traditional Shabbat - Pentecost Dinner led by Dr. Ron Wexler and our Jerusalem ministry members.

Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6, Saturday, June 08, 2024

Today we will travel to the Jordan Valley via Jericho and will visit the Dead Sea area where Jesus spent time in solitude and the place of John the Baptist ministry. It is the deepest spot on earth, 1200 feet below sea level. We will visit Qumran where many of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and the surrounding wilderness where Jesus roamed for 40 days.

We will experience Masada, atop the mountain over-looking the sea below. Masada was the last pocket of insurrection in the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire where 960 men, women and children defied the might of Rome and fought for three years after the destruction of Jerusalem. We will visit king Herod's Palace, the synagogue, and a very sophisticated water and irrigation systems 2000 years old.

Later in the day a special treat awaits us as we go bathing in the heavy water of the Dead Sea.

Then return to Jerusalem.

Overnight :Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7, Sunday, June 09, 2024

Pentecost Sunday Service at the Garden Of Gethsemane

We will visit the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. This is the spot where Jesus was wiping over the faith of Jerusalem. From here we will descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of the Agony. We will follow the events of the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room, here is also the traditional Tomb of King David. This afternoon we visit the Southern Wall excavations.

Here the main story of Pentecost took place! This southern side of The Temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the Priests and Levites had their own entrance from the higher eastern side. Parts of the giant stairs, which led to the Temple Mount from the courtyard have been unearthed along with the purification pools.

From here Jesus entered the Temple Mount and drove out the vendors and money changers who were exploiting the people. It is also likely that this is the place that Peter stood and preached and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost.

From here we will trace the footsteps of Jesus in His last day, visiting on the way the Pool of Bethesda, Stephen's Gate and St. Ann's Church and on to the Via Dolorosa, the way of the agony and the Stations of the Cross. We are reminded of His way of suffering along with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The old city bazaar will be our next stop.

Evening : Jerusalem Ministry Program
Overnight :Jerusalem
Meals :Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8, Monday, June 10, 2024

Mission Grand Finale

We start the day with a special visit to the Megemeria School of Jewelry & Art. The life, culture and journey of Ethiopian Jewry comes to life. Indulge your senses in the music, smells, and sights of a faraway Ethiopian Village in a unique experience of tradition and faith. The School of Jewelry & Art was established to better the lives of the Ethiopian community in Israel. You will see firsthand the students as they learn their new craft and you even have the opportunity to perhaps buy a something you have seen. A way of continuing our understanding of the history of the Holy Land is to visit Saxum Center. Through advanced projection technology, personal explanations, audiovisuals and digital re-creations, you will learn about the geography, the holy places, the Bible and the central events of history. A deeper understanding will give us a new insight into reading the New Testament.

Two thousand and five hundred years ago, as Jerusalem was rebuilt by those who returned from exile, Nehemiah said: "From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked." (Nehemiah 4:16-19). In accordance with biblical prophecies, Israel was reborn, and just as in the days of Nehemiah, since her rebirth in 1948, Israel is in a continuous struggle for survival. More now, than ever before, Jewish soldiers, young Israeli, boys and girls, the "Shields of David” are the defenders of God's Land. To honor them, our special program today is in Latrun - the official Israel Defense Force Commemoration Center and armament display. Latrun is the fortress that was strategically built on Israel's main crossroads and throughout history protected the Holy City of Jerusalem. The program here will feature a full army ceremony including laying a wreath at the "Wall of Names" in honor of the fallen soldiers and pay tribute to the living. Here we will mingle with the young soldiers; we will be briefed by experts who will give us the opportunity to gain a better understanding and insight into the region's conflict. Here we will pray for the young hero's of Israel - What a place to pledge our support and solidarity with their/our Godly plight. What a place to pledge our support and solidarity with Israel.

We will then return to the hotel for our Fact Finding Expedition Grand Finale with our guest speakers and teachers as well as our Jerusalem ministry praise and worship team. The grand finale will be followed by a farewell dinner.

Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Dinner, Breakfast

Day 9, Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Our Israel Fact-Finding Expedition comes to a peak today. Pending Security Authorization, we will make our way up to the Temple Mount-Haram a Sharif, Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Following security clearance, we are invited to an official visit to the “Knesset” - The Israeli Parliament. Here we will be briefed by members of the House and be guests of the Knesset Christian Caucus. Later in the day we will gather on the Temple Mount, under the pinnacle of the temple, at the southern steps… "Bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest, he is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf" (Lev. 23:11). Here in a fervent Service, at the very place where King David composed his Psalms and where the Holy Spirit was poured upon the early believers (Acts 2). We will experience an earth-moving service and feel the awesome outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

We will end the day with a visit to the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and the model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus - a perfect spot to get oriented with what have experienced in the city of Jerusalem thus far.

Evening Program
Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10, Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Mission Grand Finale

Early morning, we will travel a short distance to the Yad Va'Shem, a museum built in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II. It is also a commemoration the righteous gentiles who by risking their own lives, rescued Jews from certain death.

We will end our program on a high note with a Devotion Service and Communion at the site of Jesus empty tomb. What a great place to celebrate a communion, praise and worship and have time for personal devotion and prayers.

We return to the hotel for dinner.

NOTE: Those participants that are leaving on ELAL at 12:30 am June 13 will be departing the hotel at 9:30 p.m

Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Dinner, Breakfast

Day 11, Thursday, June 13, 2024

Arrive home

Meals: Breakfast