Canada - Israel Inclusion Mission 2020

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Date of tour: July 6-14, 2020

Number of participants: 25-30


Day 1: Monday, July 6 Tel Aviv


Shalom and B’ruchim HaBa-im- Welcome to Israel!



Israel is unique – nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea – a meeting place: East meets West; modern meets ancient; religious meets secular… It’s a kaleidoscope of cultures and religions!



VIP airport escort service upon landing


Meet driver and guide and begin your tour


 Opening session at Beit Issie Shapiro,


a start-up in the field of disabilities. Beit Issie Shapiro is called a start-up because of its innovative approaches. In reality, it has four decades of expertise in scaling up its impactful solutions that are developed, researched and validated on-site. This enables the organization to promote systemic change in the quality of life of people with disabilities in Israel and internationally.  Beit Issie Shapiro’s vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be included and active in community life. We work with all sectors in Israel – Jewish, Arab and others.


Lunch at Beit Issie Shapiro (included)


Activity at Bet Galgalim (House of Wheels) Herzelia


House of Wheels is a volunteer organization that strives for a society in which there is full social inclusion of all people with physical disabilities in all areas of life from education to recreation and beyond. We believe that all people with disabilities deserve to be able to reach their full potential regardless of their background, and therefore we operate in all sectors of Israeli society – serving Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, Christians, Muslims, and Druze alike.


Opening dinner (included)


Overnight: Tel Aviv



Day 2: Tuesday, July 7 Tel Aviv


Spectrum of Abilities and Opportunities


Breakfast at hotel


Roim Rachok (Looking Ahead) is an innovative program designed to train adults on the autism spectrum in professions required by the Israel Defense Forces and the civilian market. Qualified young adults, who want to volunteer for service in the IDF or integrate into the job market, are taught professions for which they have a comparative advantage. The goal of Roim Rachok is to bring neurodiversity to the broader workforce.




Special in Uniform is an innovative program that integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and helps prepare them for careers following their army service.  Special in Uniform provides everyone the opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to society, regardless of any disability.


Lunch on own


Bar Ilan University


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PresenTense, an Israel based non-profit, promotes an inclusive society, one where diverse communities are equally represented in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Israel, the Start Up Nation.


Meet Danna Azrieli , supporter of Reena Foundation


View Tel Aviv from the Azrieli Helipad


Reception with Canadian ambassador


Dinner on own in Tel Aviv


Overnight: Tel Aviv



Day 3: Wednesday, July 8 Coast and Galilee


Inclusion Opportunities in our Communities


Breakfast at hotel and check out


Leset v’Hedek – special needs in the Arab sector



Tour of Caesarea - Ancient Caesarea reveals the wonders of the past that were built by Herod, one of the greatest builders of the ancient world.   Caesarea’s antiquities park houses unique buildings from various periods, bearing silent witness to the upheavals that have visited Caesarea as well as the region over the past 2,300 years.


Lunch on own en route


Tulip Winery integrates the production of quality wines with social responsibility. It is located in Kfar Tikva (Village of Hope), a small pastoral settlement whose population consists of people with special needs.  Tulip aspires to enable members of the community to develop and realize their potential in the mainstream workforce. Tour and wine tasting


Dinner in hotel (HB)


Overnight:  Galilee



Day 4: Thursday, July 9 Galilee


Sites and Sight in the Galilee


Breakfast at hotel and check out


Travel around the beautiful Sea of Galilee including important Christian sites:


  • Capernaum
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes (time permitting)
  • Church of the Primacy of St. Peter (time permitting)


Lunch on own en route


Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, is closely associated with Christianity and attracted many pilgrims throughout the last two thousand years. The standout site in Nazareth is the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest Christian church building in the Middle East, dedicated in 1964 on the Papal visit of Pope Paul VI.


Meet Abbas Abbas, lawyer, founder and director of Al Manarah, Association for Advancement of the Blind Arabs in Israel and a center to promote Arabs with disabilities.


Drive to Jerusalem


Dinner in hotel (HB)


Overnight:  Jerusalem



Day 5: Friday, July 10 Dead Sea Jerusalem


Masada and the Dead Sea


Breakfast at hotel



Ascend by cable-car to explore Masada, scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the Great Revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the Visitors’ Center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations, and how the site became one of Israel’s most important symbols.


Lunch and swim at the Dead Sea (included)


Travel to Jerusalem


Get to hotel, relax, get settled, feel the city and the country wind down as Shabbat approaches.   Welcome the calm and beauty of the Shabbat with a l’chaim at the hotel.


Shabbat dinner at the hotel (included)


Overnight: Jerusalem



Day 6: Saturday, July 11 Jerusalem / Bethlehem


Exploring in and around Jerusalem


Breakfast at hotel


Optional tour to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Start your tour in Manger Square which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the church, proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth. (the grotto is not accessible)


Jerusalem is a city composed of distinct neighborhoods.  Enjoy walking tours through Nachlaot and Rehavia, two of Jerusalem’s most interesting and charming neighborhoods.


Lunch at the hotel (included)


Meet an Israeli Paralympic medalist.  Hear the moving story of determination and success.


Dinner on own - Bus to the Tachana


Overnight: Jerusalem



Day 7: Sunday, July 12 Negev


Peace and Peacefulness


Breakfast at hotel


Gaza Envelope- stop at Netiv Haasarah to view the Peace Wall (time permitting)


Aleh Negev – Nachlat Eran   is a village in every sense of the word. The facility is currently home to over 140 young people.   The village is growing and at full capacity, the village will also provide much-needed outpatient services to the 12,000 children and young adults living in the surroundings areas who, until now, had to wait for therapy sessions in the existing local medical center or travel up to four hours to medical centers in the Tel Aviv area. ALEH Negev also provides jobs to hundreds of area residents in a variety of fields, including education, rehabilitation, maintenance, administration, medicine, supportive care and more.  11:00-13:00


Lunch on own


Negev Autism Research Center, Beer Sheva

The Ben Gurion University Autism Research Center (Negev Autism Center) brings together scientists from the university with physicians from Soroka Medical Center in an effort to develop new clinical solutions for autism care. We strongly believe that practical, translational autism research will benefit greatly from combining scientific expertise with medical knowledge.


Ethiopian dinner and meeting with Naftali Aklum, Ethiopian community activist


Overnight: Jerusalem



Day 8: Monday, July 13 Jerusalem


Jerusalem, Holy to All and the Seat of our Decision Makers


Breakfast at hotel and check out



Tour of Old City


Some of the sites to see along the way:


  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Kotel, the Western Wall
  • Cardo
  • Arab shuk (market)
  • Temple Mount, Haram el Sharif


Lunch included


Meeting decision makers from the Israeli parliament, Knesset


Meet local innovative partners who promote inclusion with people with disabilities


Farewell dinner (included)




Day 9: Tuesday, July 14 Jerusalem


Breakfast at the hotel 


Transfer to airport including VIP service





Shalom U'Leitraot – Goodbye, Next Year in Jerusalem


Thank you for visiting Israel with Israel4all.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Please note: this itinerary is subject to change due to timing, unforeseen changes and the abilities of the individual participants.




This mission will foster collaboration between leading service agency providers, policy makers, donors, board members and those whom they support. Together we will explore inclusion models in Israel, what we can learn from them and how we can apply our knowledge to future potential models of support and inclusion.


The 8-day itinerary enables us to connect with individuals, activists, companies and initiatives in the field of accessibility and inclusion in Israel. In addition, we will tour the magical country of Israel including accessible sites. We’ll travel from the green north to the southern desert and explore some of Israel’s gems like Nazareth and Jerusalem.



Cost in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Double Occupancy (Price per person in a double room) - $4000

Single Occupancy (Additional Cost) - $1000


$1500 registration fee (this includes the $650 non-refundable downpayment)
$1500 due by February 15, 2020
Final payment due by May 1, 2020



Price includes:
• Group transportation from airport upon arrival; group transportation to airport for departure
• VIP services upon arrival and departure for group flights
• 8 days with a private, licensed, English speaking tour guide
• Accessible transportation for the duration of the tour
• 7-night accessible accommodations
• All breakfasts; lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary
• Kosher, vegetarian and vegan dietary options are available
• Bottles of water per guests' needs


Not included:
• Airfare
• Travel and health insurance (recommended) click here
• Equipment rental (can be arranged through Israel4all)
• Tips for tour guide and driver

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This mission does not provide medical care. Participants must be able to self-direct their own medication and care. The tour will provide attendant care when and where required. Attendants do not perform manual disimpaction, deep suctioning or catheterization.
Participants must be able to:
Indicate Yes and No (verbally or through the use of augmentative communication or signing.)
Comprehend their own needs, ask for assistance when necessary and indicate when they are in distress.
Make choices, express their own needs and understand what is being communicated to them.




For cancellations up to 90 days prior to the cancellation penalty will be $650.00 CAD per person (the deposit)
89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person


A partial payment of the fee is required upon application.  Your payment will be returned if we are not able to accept you.


Fees are not eligible for tax receipts; however, a tax receipt will be issued for donations over and above the fee amount.


If you would like to make a general donation toward this trip CLICK HERE, then select "General Donation".







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