Who is our travel partner?
PAS will be partnering with Routes Travel.
When will the itineraries be available?
You can find our itinerary here. It is important to note that these are drafts and that they are subject to change at any time. Updated drafts will be posted online and shared with participants at pre-trip gatherings before our departure.
Will we be flying together and if not, what flights does PAS recommend?
We will NOT be flying together as a group. American, Delta, El Al and United all have non-stop flights daily. Everyone should plan to arrive in Israel by early afternoon on Tuesday, June 13. For the return flight to New York, the earliest you could book would be a late night flight on Wednesday, June 21st.
What do I need to know about passports?
Now is the time to make sure your passports are up to date. Remember to make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the final day of the trip (June 21st) to ensure smooth and easy travel.
May we arrive early?
You are welcome to fly to Israel at any time, as long as you arrange to either meet the group at the airport or in Tel Aviv (location TBD) on Tuesday, June 13.
What is the weather like in Israel in June?
Temperatures will range from 77 degrees Fahrenheit to well in the 80s and 90s.
Will PAS provide a “suggested” packing list?
Yes, a recommended packing list will be provided closer to departure. Plan on bringing lightweight clothing as well as hats to protect from the sun.
What if a family member has food allergies?
We have experience dealing with food allergies on PAS trips. Routes, our tour provider, will do their very best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please note that many foods in Israel include nuts and sesame. Again, we will work with every family and participant to create the best possible experience for you.
What if a family member has special needs?
Inclusion is an important value of PAS. Please note any accommodation requests on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and will be in touch if there are any issues. We will begin working with families and participants as soon as possible to create the best experience for everyone. To discuss your concerns, please contact Jamie Diamond at email@example.com or 212-369-2600 x140.
Will there be any free time for shopping and seeing family or friends?
The itinerary is chock-full of important sites and experiences, and there is also some free time. While there are some opportunities to shop, grab a coffee, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Israel, if you would like extended time with family and friends, we encourage you to come ahead or stay after the trip.
Will I be able to meet other people who are going on the trip before we leave?
PAS gives as much attention to gatherings, education, and community-building before the trip as it does to the journey itself. A pillar of our PAS travel philosophy is that a trip is just one part of our larger communal learning experience. Our trips are preceded by pre-trip gatherings and followed up with gatherings and reunions to continue the conversation long after we have returned home, and to share our experiences and learning with the rest of our community.