Shabbat and holidays are a key element of your time in Israel, and we strive to bring you unforgettable experience, replete with majestic locations, warm families, music and dancing, and delicious food. Spend half a dozen Shabbats in magical locations such as Jerusalem, Safat, the Golan Heights, southern Israel, and the Samarian hills. Visit diverse communities and be welcomed into the homes of English-speaking families. About half of the Shabbats are ‘off,’ where you can experience Shabbat independently anywhere you want. On many ‘off’ Shabbats, the Israel Experience staff families and faculty are thrilled to host you in their homes as well. Israel Experience also organizes joyous celebrations of the Hanukkah, Purim, and Yom Ha’atzmaut holidays.