Here are a few letters from our satisfied tourists:
July 24, 2015
Regarding tour for Nefesh b'Nefesh from M.S. :
A VERY BIG THANK YOU
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
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
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. ...
On Jan 28, 2015 10:59 PM, "Dorothy Lebowitz" <email@example.com> 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
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.
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.
Just Spas & Adventures
We all had a wonderful adventure with you. It was one of the highlights of our trip here.
Thank you. We did have a wonderful, wonderful time. I will send photos after we get home.
Thanks again for a wonderful two weeks - we couldn't have done it without you.
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.
And thanks again for everything.
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.
Senior Presentations Designer
Newmark Knight Frank
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.
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."
Steve Steinberg, Skokie
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!
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