Susan coordinated our flights perfectly, including our last minute addition of one of our party about a month before the trip. When we arrived in Ben Gurion we were quickly met by the VIP service that she had arranged, and were happily whisked through the long lines and met our tour guide, Eilon. Eilon (or “JaJa”) as we called him, immediately felt like a close friend of the family and we were thrilled to have him as our guide for the whole trip. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We found him to be a complete pleasure to have with us. He made an effort to connect with every individual in our group, which was much appreciated. Travelling with children, and particularly teens and tweens, can be challenging. And he was a master at making the history and sightseeing come alive for all of the ages within our group.
The Bar Mitzvah Day at the Kotel in Jerusalem was probably the greatest highlight of our trip. Susan arranged it masterfully starting with two musicians, dressed in biblical robes, who met us at the Dung Gate. They escorted us to the entrance of the Western Wall. Their music set the stage for the event to feel special and festive. We even saw some tourists taking pictures of us! We then entered the area by the wall, and my son read from the Torah with our family and friends watching. It was a beautiful ceremony. I think that we all, but
particularly my son, could sense the spiritual importance of the experience.
Our trip through the country took us from Jerusalem, to the Galilee and Golan Heights, Safed, and Tel Aviv. Every detail of the trip was meticulously planned, and overseen by Eilon and Susan’s staff in Israel. We could not have asked for a more beautiful and enjoyable experience. Susan is a master at her job and we would recommend her wholeheartedly and enthusiastically to anyone looking for a special experience in Israel.