Beyond Israel is a boutique Israel travel group devoted to ease, substance and authenticity
The organization is headed by Avi Cohen who has arranged hundreds of Israel programs, most recently for Mount Scopus where he was until his retirement Deputy Principal and Director of Jewish Studies.
Beyond Israel Director
The Jewish Journey
Beyond Israel partners with the Jewish Journey - a professional travel service dedicated to bringing Jewish individuals to Israel and providing them with an educational, meaningful, and fun experience. The Jewish Journey pride ourselves on personalised service and experiential education.
Our program staff are English speaking and have a wealth of experience working with travel groups. Please note that there will be a staff member with the group at all hours.
Beyond Israel views Israel as central to the Jewish experience and endeavours to enhance participants' connection to the country. We hope to achieve this by challenging participants intellectually through exposure to new ideas, personalities and sites.
Beyond Israel is not connected to any organisation, nor does it have a political agenda beyond presenting, as much as possible, a balanced view of Israel. It is a pluralist program that considers all expressions of Judaism as equally valid, and is committed to providing an open and safe environment for all participants irrespective of religious affiliation, political belief, gender and community involvement.
The program provides those who wish to observe the laws of Shabbat and Kashrut the opportunity to do so, yet does not enforce these customs on those who do not.