Beyond the Headlines Mission Trip
With Rabbi Paula Marcus

Beyond the Headlines Mission Trip with Rabbi Paula Marcus

Tour Dates:

September 5 - 11, 2024

Registration Deadline: June 5

*Pricing: $3,660 – $4,000 USD per person

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. 

**Single room supplement is $670 (limited availability) 

***Final tour price dependent on # of travelers (8 min/13 max)

Embark on an unprecedented mission to confront the complex realities of the current moment in Israel and Palestine.

This initiative aims to transcend the headlines, bringing visitors together with guides, experts, local communities, families and organizations to better grasp the situation on the ground, and to support those who continue to pursue a more just, peaceful future.

Through facilitated workshops, powerful site visits, and compelling dialogue with Palestinians and Israelis, the trip itinerary offers a wide range of perspectives, an invitation to grieve the devastating impacts of violence, and opportunities to vision another path forward.

6 nights’ accommodation (double occupancy)
2 MEJDI-Trained Guides for 5 days
5 days of private bus transportation
Meals listed in the itinerary: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
Water on bus throughout tour
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
Dedicated pre-trip planning and customer support

$3,660 - $4,000

Per Person
International airfare
Single Supplement - $670 per person
Individual/Group airport transfers (arrival and departure)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section
About Your Trip Leader

Rabbi Paula Marcus

Senior Rabbi Paula Marcus has served Temple Beth El since 1979, first as a teacher in the religious school and the preschool, then as a co-principal of the religious school, then as a congregational cantor, and as Rabbi beginning in May 2004, upon being ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. She has apprenticed with cantors in the U.S. and Israel, and she received her BA in Judaic studies from SUNY at Binghamton. 

She also has a masters degree in Rabbinic studies from the Academy of Jewish Religion. She demonstrates her commitment to exploring Jewish prayer and learning as rabbi, cantor, worship service leader, and teacher. Rabbi Paula sees Jewish practice as an ongoing, joyous celebration of God and ourselves. Rabbi Paula is involved in all aspects of the congregation. Please click here to read some of Rabbi Paula’s sermons and writings.

Before you Register​

Read through the Terms and Conditions

Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

Check out travel insurance options. 

Some plans and policies [Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) or coverage for pre-existing conditions] may only available for a limited time (approximately 2 weeks) following your date of deposit.         

Tour Registration

To register for this tour, please complete the “Register Now” form. Once the minimum number of travelers is received, travelers will need to pay a $300 non-refundable (but creditable) deposit to confirm their participation.


Deposits will be due June 7, 2024.