Jerrad Lopes is a Christian pastor and the founder of DadTired.com, a non-profit ministry focused on equipping men to lead their family well. He hosts the weekly Dad Tired Podcast, listened to by hundreds of thousands of men from around the world. He and his wife Leila live in Portland, Oregon with their three children.
This Dad Tired tour to Israel is a completely unique experience because it combines two life changing learning trips into one.
You will have a faith-building encounter with the land of the Bible where we get to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in the Galilee, discover the roots of our faith in Jerusalem and deepen in our walk with God as we travel throughout the Holy Land.
And, at the same time, we will see firsthand the way family is done in a culture that has been building multigenerational families for centuries.
This means you will not only walk where Jesus walked but also will experience things like a Sabbath dinner in the home of an Orthodox Jewish family, and will meet and learn from local Messianic, multigenerational families living in the heart of Israel.
All while also teaching and walking through the lessons that the Pryor family (guides mentioned below) learned from their experiences with Israel and Jewish people and the many ways they applied these lessons to their family back in the States.
Note: prices listed are per person based on a couple sharing a room. A $650 surcharge will be added to individual people wanting individual room.
Jeremy and April Pryor met in Jerusalem as students in 1997. Ever since then they’ve been studying and teaching about modern Israel, ancient Hebrew culture and the tools modern Christians families can learn from the Jewish people. The Pryor family has lived in Jerusalem for several years and now frequently travel to Israel with groups to introduce more families to the wonder and life-changing wisdom of the biblical paradigm of family. You can follow all that the Pryor family is up to at FamilyTeams.com. In addition to the Pryors each tour will have a licensed Israeli tour guide who is fluent in both English and Hebrew and very knowledgeable concerning both the biblical and modern history of Israel.
Great question! And we want to make sure if you're coming with us to Israel you feel taken care of every step of the way! Here are the general next steps.
Upon paying the deposit to reserve your spot ($1000 deposit, $500 of which is non refundable) our team will immediately be in contact to gather all the information necessary from you (full name, birthday, passport number, etc).
The remaining balance of your trip will be split into two final payments. The first half being set on a particular date, and the final remaining balance being paid 100 days before your trip.
We will continue to send information and set up the group and you for success to go to Israel! Our main goal is to make you feel informed, welcomed, excited, and best prepared to be on the trip and we
We all head over to Israel (or you meet us there!) and we get the party started! We seriously can't wait.
Led by: The Pryor Family + a licensed Israeli Guide.
Accommodations: 4 star hotels.
Meals: 9 meals included (6 breakfasts + 3 dinners).
Transportation: Air conditioned modern motor coach.
Option 1: Have a guide from our group meet you at the airport.
Option 2: Pay a taxi to drive you to the hotel from the airport.
It’s generally a good idea to exchange about $100 USD per person for Shekels in case you want cash for buying lunches, snacks or other items. The best place to do this is usually at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. If you are with the group or are being met by a guide we will show you the exchange location and wait for you there while your money is exchanged.
No, they are reasonable and are most often at a food court where you can buy a meal for less than $10 USD
Yes! First you pick the trip you'd like to go on (dates and choose between air or air + land). Then on the following page you will see a button next to 'add to cart' and others that says 'Partial.ly.' Checkout with that button and it'll create a payment plan for you!
Yes it is possible to bring kids to the tour. Tickets for kids are the same cost as adults. If you are thinking about bringing young children under five years old please reach out to us at [email protected] and tell us about your situation as we can only approve young children under five on a case by case basis.