The tour is a full day tour, leaving from Jerusalem's David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David Boulevard, at 9:15 AM unless another pick-up spot & time is indicated in the posted schedule or in your confirmation. We usually return to the pick-up spot by 4 PM. The tour generally includes Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, Tel Hebron, Beit Hadassah, Avraham Avinu Synagogue and neighborhood, followed by lunch at our Gutnick Center, finishing off with a tour of the Cave of the Patriarchs usually including afternoon Mincha services. All buses are protected. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour - you choose and pay on your own. The Gutnick Center offers pizza, bourekas, pastries, drinks, ice cream and during busy seasons often offers salads and sandwiches as well. The famous Hebron Souvenir Shop is almost always open for your shopping pleasure. In general, the tour is not strenuous at all and is even suitable for senior citizens. The hardest thing you will do is climb the close to 60 steps up to the Cave of the Patriachs.
Your visit to Hebron is not just another tour.
* You are coming to visit your great-great-grandparents – the founders of our nation.
* You are being guided not by tour guides, but rather will hear the spellbinding tales of Hebron by the people who are making history - the residents and employees of the Jewish Community of Hebron and our US affiliate, the Hebron Fund - including Rabbi Simcha Hochbaum, Noam Arnon or David Wilder.
There is a minimum rate of $50 per person or $250 for immediate family. This is the minimum everyone gives, but we are hoping you will want to give much more. Every penny you give will go to support the Hebron Fund and its 4 major areas of operation:
- Religious activities: Upkeep & support of the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Avraham Avinu Synagogue, and 2 Kollel programs.
- Urban Renewal: Reclamation and Renovation of ancient Jewish homes
- Humanitarian Aid: Affording financial support to needy families and funding educational & social community programs.
- Fostering Pilgrimage: Organizing mass events in Hebron such as holiday concerts and Shabbat Hebron, as well as many ongoing smaller events and trips.
Due to the sacred role of Hebron in Jewish history, communities around the world have traditionally raised funds to provide humanitarian, educational and religious services for the Jews of Hebron since the early Middle Ages. We are proud to be continuing and expanding this tradition into the 21st Century. It is the pioneering Jewish community of Hebron that ensures continued access to our holy places and an ongoing bond with our eternal roots.
At the end of the tour, when you are asked to make a donation, please give all you possibly can in a manner that is a tribute to the dedication and self sacrifice of our community.