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Watch the ASL Video Tour of Israel with Jon Barr (2016)

Deaf Tour of Israel - Interpreted in ASL

March 28-April 8, 2022 — Tentative Daily Schedule

What to BringEntry into Israel (COVID, Passport)

Hosted by SWM – Jon and Diane Barr*

We are looking forward to again hosting a Deaf tour of Israel in March-April, 2022. We hope you can go with us. We have worked with our tour guide so we can present all information clearly and slowly. You will have time to see the sites AND learn the information. This trip will focus on learning about Bible places and Bible events. We will discuss Bible verses and the events that happened in each place we visit. We will also learn about the many people who have lived in Israel, their ways of building, and more. Deaf people please join us for this special Deaf Tour of Israel in 2022. – Jon and Diane Barr, SWM

What Will We See?

  1. Caesarea Maritime
  2. Meggido
  3. Ein Harod
  4. Beit Shean
  5. Hatzor
  6. Metulah
  7. Caesarea Philippi
  8. Tel Dan
  9. Mt. Bental
  10. Golan
  11. Magdala
  12. Ancient Boat Ginosaur
  1. Boat Ride
  2. Temple Institute
  3. Bethsaida
  4. Mt. of Beatitudes
  5. Korazim
  6. Capernaum
  7. Tabgha
  8. Ancient Synagogue Tiberias
  9. Beersheva
  10. Cana
  11. Nazareth
  12. Baptismal Site
  1. Jericho
  2. Masada (cable car)
  3. Ein Gedi
  4. Dead Sea float
  5. Qumran
  6. Old City Jerusalem
  7. Bar Mitzvahs
  8. Wailing Wall
  9. Temple Mount
  10. Via Dolorosa
  11. Church of Holy Sepulcher
  12. Jewish Quarter
  1. Wailing Wall Tunnel Tour
  2. Mt. of Olives
  3. Gethsemane
  4. City of David
  5. Siloam Pool
  6. Beit Guvrin
  7. Meresha
  8. Valley of Elah
  9. Beit Shemesh
  10. Bethlehem
  11. Garden Tomb
  12. Some Shopping Time

"Visit Israel and you will understand the Bible better."

SWM wants to help Deaf Christians learn more about the Bible by touring Bible places Israel. See the places Jesus walked and taught. Learn about Old Testament places; Experience the culture and food of Israel; Visit the Sea of Galilee; Explore Ancient Cities; Visit the empty Garden Tomb. “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).

This tour will be interpreted in ASL for Deaf people. Our Israel tour guide is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. See the video of 2016 Israel Tour with Jon & Diane Barr and Frank & Ursala Rasmussen.

Temple Where Jesus Taught
Interested in Deaf Tour of Israel March 2022? Click Here!

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Balance due December 15, 2021

Limit: 30 People •  Price based on minimum 20 People

What is Included?

  • Round-trip coach-class air travel from the international departure airport (New York) – Each traveller is responsible for costs getting to and from New York
  • All land travel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Double-occupancy deluxe hotels (additional fee for a private room)
  • English-speaking Guide – ASL Interpreter – Host Using ASL
  • Daily breakfast and dinner – Breakfast and dinner in the hotel are amazing. Lunch may be provided, depending on tour guide.
  • Water on bus tour
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Entrance fees at all itinerary sites, all tips for tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff, and all entrance/exit fees at border crossings if applicable
  • Foreign emergency insurance (through SWM’s provider)

Cost: $4,150

Deaf Pastors:

Bring 5 people or more and receive a discount. Contact Jon Barr for more information. Write a note in the registration form.

Question: What happens if Coronavirus is still a problem?  —  Answer: SWM will monitor the pandemic and advise travelers. All funds are kept in a separate escrow account in case refunds are needed.

Question: What happens if I cancel?  —  Answer: Funds are refundable until SWM purchases tickets (except for $200 non-refundable deposit). Travelers will be advised of deadlines

Question: May I pay by credit/debit card? — Answer: Yes. However, SWM cannot refund the credit/debit card fee.

Question: Which payment is preferred, credit/debit card or check? — Answer: Checks. There is no transaction fee.

Question: How do I reserve a place on the trip?  —  Answer: Send a $200 or more deposit to Silent Word Ministries.

Question: When must I pay?  —  Answer: This trip is limited to 30 travelers. Send your deposit before June 1, 2021. After June 1, please contact Jon Barr for availability. Payment if full is required by December 15, 2021.

Question: May I make payments? — Answer: Yes. Early payments accepted. Send checks to SWM. All funds are kept in a separate escrow account.

This is a non-profit, educational trip. Any excess funds will be used for future mission trips. Jon Barr or SWM does not profit from this trip.

Israel Places