Here are a few letters from our satisfied tourists:






 May 3, 2018

 Hi Judy,

 We had an amazing time on Monday! Thank you so much. Was especially nice to hear the little tidbits about yericho, the hotel in the desert, etc. We all learned so much.

 Best,       Avital 




Apr 22, 2018


Shalom Judy,

... I am still processing the depth of what God deposited today in me.

I have had a deep love for Israel, the Jewish people and the land for a long time. This trip to the communities in Judea and Samaria took it to a deeper place.

I don't have the words right now to all that happened. I just know I will never be the same.

Thank you so much for all you shared including your personal stories and side trips. Your life does demonstrate your servant heart for God.

I will be in touch.

Blessings to you and your family,

Marge Roxberry 




Feb 8, 2018


This is a vacation we will talk about for many years to come.

Thanks for being such an important part of it! 





 Mon, Jan 22, 2018


Hi Judy - Just sending a note to thank you again for the wonderful tour of Old Jerusalem on Sunday. Your extensive knowledge of the history of the city as well as the architecture and spiritual significance of the various locations made my visit truly memorable. What a unique and fantastic city. Thanks again. - Best, Dale 


Forwarded from the person who recommended me:

April 23, 2017 

want to thank you very much for recommending Judy Auerbach to us as a tour guide.  Aside from her excellent and informative guiding my cousin Shirley so enjoyed being with her and the wide ranging and open discussions we had. She in particular appreciated her refreshingly "liberal" views on matters of religion ...   Our visit to Gush Etzion very much impacted Shirley's understanding of Israel.  There really is nothing like seeing things on the ground and our early drive to the Gush on the road from Har Choma past Tekoa in particular brought the realities of coexistence into focus.


March 2017

I wish I were still there-- it was such a great trip.   J.N.  


Jan 2017 

Thanks sooo much -  we all had such a great time  -  you related so well with the kids and were so sensitive with my mom's needs.  Highly recommending you!!!   Barb  


Sept, 2016      Received from a NBN + 50 Tour  2016


Thank you for such an interesting and informative day.



     Would you please pass on my compliments, also, to the tour guide.   She really worked above and beyond any requirement.   On the return-trip, she could have just sat down and rested.  But instead, she had brought all of those pictures and biographies, and she occupied the entire return trip with an interesting review of those persons, and in some instances information that was new to me and others.  Doing that while standing facing backward in a bus, for an hour and a half, is hard work.  But, for me and others, it turned the trip into more educational content, instead of just a passive bus ride.  Please give her my thanks.      G.L.  




July 24, 2015      Regarding tour for Nefesh b'Nefesh from M.S. :


Dear Judy and Miriam  
Chana and I would like to thank you both so much for the wonderful and inspirational tour.  It did so much for our preparation for Tisha B'Av.
July 21, 2015
Dear Judy,
We have been raving about our trip with Agudas Achim ever since we returned.  Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience!

Mina Jo (savta)
June 18, 2015
To Judy
I just want to let you know that I was extremely pleased with the time I spent with you and would most certainly use you again and refer you to anyone looking for a guide. ...
Look forward to seeing you again.



 On Jan 28, 2015 10:59 PM, "Dorothy Lebowitz" <> wrote:


I must apologize to you. I wanted to say a proper l'hitraot to you tonight and to thank you for the beautiful time you put together for us.  I know the girls enjoyed it, and so did we. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

All the best to you and yours.


     On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 4:34 AM, Bracha  

Dear Judy, First, thank you so much for touring with our family. We had an amazing time and you really enhanced our Israel experience. We reluctantly left EY and are back in LA. ...  I've given your name to a couple of our friends who will be coming to Israel shortly.  Wishing you a wonderful day! Bracha

Hi Judy,  Everyone very much enjoyed your tour.   Arlene       July 15, 2014


 Thanks, Judy.  It was a great tour.  Looking forward to the next one.    Shabbat shalom, Shira June 6, 2014  

"My family used Judy's service in the summers of 2011 and 2012 and were amazed with the professionalism and the absolute mastery of Biblical knowledge that Judy applied to each stop on the trip. Her use of maps, pictures, and readings made the sites come to life; in Jerusalem especially, we felt like we a part of the Biblical story that chronicled the people and events of the past in the very streets that we walked.  



We were so happy with Judy's service that we called her again in 2013, and although she was booked with another group, she handled all aspects of our travel. She booked our hotels, assigned an amazing tour guide to us, and regularly checked in during the trip to ensure our satisfaction. When a delayed flight turned into a fiasco and one of our party arrived in Israel a day ahead of everyone else, Judy went completely out of her way and invited me (the distressed party) to stay at her own home with her family and participate in a traditional Shabbat. It was the experience of a lifetime and I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for their hospitality and kindness during the ordeal. If you contact Judy for your travel to Israel, you will not be disappointed.  



Sam Hoffman August, 2012 and 2013"    

Judy thanks so much for the tour last Friday. It really was special and a highlight for the whole family.   


(children ages 4 - 9) "We travelled to Israel to celebrate our two oldest grandsons' Bar Mitzvahs at the Kotel.  We were three generations, including seven children between the ages of 3 and 14.
We enthusiastically recommend Judy as a tour guide.  We used her expertise for two full-day trips.  She engaged the children, teaching them some history, geography, and even a little religion, without them realizing that they were learning. She also told story after story that even the adults found fascinating.
They were two wonderful days!  We would definitely use her services again, if the occasion arose.
Helen and Larry Slavin"

 August 5, 2013


Hi Judy,
Thank you for an incredible trip.  It is amazing how much we packed into one day. Your stories and descriptions of the sites and the land and the history was phenomenal.  Your ability to relate to the children and engage them was also quite fantastic.  We learned so much from you and had lots of fun, too! I hope our paths cross again soon!
All the best,
Heather Appelbaum and Family
[July 19, 2011] 


Thank  you for the great tour today. I really enjoyed it.
Lorry Laby




Karen and Larry loved the time they spent with you. They said you were gracious , accommodating, pleasant and very knowledgeable and fun to be with. They said that they would highly recommend you.
Barry Leeds
Just Spas & Adventures



We all had a wonderful adventure with you. It was one of the highlights of our trip here.
July 2010



Thank you. We did have a wonderful, wonderful time. I will send photos after we get home.
July 2010


Hi Judy,
Thanks again for a wonderful two weeks - we couldn't have done it without you.
Jon Kleinman
Jan 2010 

Thank you again very much for Monday.  You taught us so much and made the 9 days time very real for my kids and for myself.

 ...  It is amazing how much Dassi absorbed - she told my husband all about the Herodian house and various other tidbits along the way.

 Thanks so much again






Hi Judy!  Just  to let you know that we are back in the states after spending a beautiful rest of the week and shabbos in Yerushalayim.  But nothing came close to the amazing day you gave Aliza and I.  We will never forget it.  As soon as things settle, we will try to e mail you some of the pictures from the day.
Stay well
And thanks again for everything.


Dear Judy,
I had such a great time on the two trips that you took us on that I had to thank you again.  Your knowledge and enthusiasm made each trip special.  I especially enjoyed the secret ammunition factory/architectural dig/tunnel tour.  I have been bragging to all my friends what a fantastic day that was.  Thanks again for making the trip memorable.
Aviva Cowen
Senior Presentations Designer
Newmark Knight Frank


Hi Judy,


Thanks so much for the incredible tour and history lessons!  I learned so much that was new.   

For the total of 52 hours in the land, you sure helped maximize my experience! 

Hope to see you again on future trips, next time with my wife and kids.







Judy, you are fantastic!!!  We just got back and wanted to thank you.
Fay Feder 




I wanted to get this note to you quickly.  Yesterday was one of the best days of my life.  To stand next to the stones of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), to stand where the people of the Bible have stood, to take a "stand" myself in the presence of God was simply indescribable.  As I have experienced in the past touring with you, your expertise, experience and sheer love of the land heightens the experience of a visit to the holy land.  Your love of the land truly shines through.  However, your love of each and every person in your tour is even more impressive.  Each time I have been here you've customized the tour in such a way that each individual feels like the touring the day was made for him or her.  What I remember most from our first trip with you was my daughter with a very short attention span who was not looking forward to touring.  She gets bored very easily.  She loved every minute.  Afterwards she remarked to me "If I had Judy as my teacher in day school I would've paid much more attention."

Thanks again,
Steve Steinberg, Skokie

  Dear Judy,
  Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour last week. Despite the weather, we all really enjoyed it and learned a lot. We will definitely recommend you to friends seeking a tour guide in Israel. Take care!
Phyllis Sykes



David says...



Thanks for your great knowledge of the land and your great patience with our twins!! You are in some of the photos. Chag Sameach!


Esther Goldshcein wrote :


I also wanted to thank you for such an amazing trip. You helped make this family trip an amazing experience and one that I will treasure forever. It was great meeting you and spending all that time with you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon



Just back from our trip - which was wonderful.



Judy was excellent. We spent 2 days with her and everyone loved her.  She was great with the kids (and the seniors!) and a terrific storyteller.  And she arranged for a great driver (even if his vehicle was a little too small for our group).

 Again, thanks for the recommendation.

 Jack  [sent to the agent who connected Judy to the tourists]





 I can't praise Judy enough - she has a unique ability to make touring exciting and interesting for children of all ages, ranging from 6 to 48, in our case.  She knows the country, loves the country and loves the people.  I've recommended her to American families of all Jewish denominations but as a modern orthodox woman she has a particularly unique appeal to the modern orthodox Young Israel type family, which we are. Hire her, don't look back and you'll be overjoyed with your choice. 



My family has toured with judy 5 or 6 separate times. She was amazing each time. Creative, responsive, prompt,highly knowledgeable, great with all members of the family, including all age kids etc. She was a able to work well on low budget as well as no budget trips. I would and plan to use her every time we visit.  She is strictly observant and sensitive to and well versed in all of our halachic needs. We daven in the yi of lawrence cedarhurst. Our kids attend halb.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Steven D. Klein




  Judy was enthusiastic, fun, passionate and understanding of our kids needs and it was really a pleasure touring with her.   

 We all had an amazing time, and the children were well engaged in the tour, and did not complain about anything once during our 4 hours together (a major accomplishment).  


Peter Oelbaum,   August, 2013