Israel Trips

Hakhel Israel Trips

An opportunity to explore Israel’s vast network of intentional
communities and build a common Jewish future

Hakhel Israel Summit

November 9-16, 2020

Four Israel trips, in three languages, each touring Israel with a different focus, culminating in a huge Jewish Intentional Communities Conference in the center of Israel. A once in a lifetime experience, tailor-made for Hakhel communities.

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November 9-16, 2020
Ye’arim Conference Center
Ma’aleh Chamisha, Israel

At this time we are sorry to say that the Hakhel Israel Summit (both the tours and the weekend JICC) will not take place in March as planned due to the Israeli Ministry for Health releasing a statement recommending against holding international conferences in Israel as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. 

The Summit has been rescheduled for November 9th-16th, 2020. Israel trips will begin on Monday, November 9th, 10am, at Ben-Gurion airport. Conference-only participants are requested to arrive at Ben Gurion by 3pm on Thursday, November 12th. Shuttles back to the airport on Sunday, November 15th, will arrive there by 2:30pm.

If you are staying for the extra workshop day on adaptive leadership, you will be back at the airport on Monday, November 16th, by 2:30pm.

Regarding flights: We encourage you to contact your airline or travel insurance about rescheduling your flights for November. A letter from the Israeli government prohibiting the hosting of international conferences in Israel will be sent soon, and of course we will be happy to provide any additional documentation your airline or insurance may require. 

If you are unable to join us in November, you should contact your travel insurance or airline with an explanation of the cancellation- that the conference will not take place due to the advice of the Ministry of Health. If this claim is rejected, you should contact us with evidence of such and we will consider what steps to take on a case by case basis. 

You can down below an official letter from Hakhel explaining the situation to airlines etc., including a link to the Ministry of Health’s announcement in English. The letter has two versions, one mentions the new date and the other doesn’t. You can choose whichever suits your needs better.  A letter by the government itself is expected next week (but no guarantee, as it involves complex legal matters).

Click here to download the postponement letter   Click Here to download the cancellation letter


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Discover Israel’s Intentional Communities

Participants are blown away by the innovation, organizing, and
diversity of Israel’s mission driven communities.

Israel trips are open to everybody and heavily subsidized for Hakhel members.
If you would like to join please contact us.


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Itineraries from 2016, Oct 2018, Nov 2018

The Makom Network in Israel

Israeli society has sprouted an abundance of intentional communities since the mid 1980’s. Today, the Makom Network is made up of 14 diverse networks that include 200 communities in Israel with over 15,000 members.

Hakhel’s global initiative was inspired by the Israeli model of community building and our trips to Israel expose participants to the diversity and creativity of intentional communities across Israel.

These trips also reframe the discussion around Israel and establish mutual learning and collaboration with communities in the Diaspora.

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