Jewish Guatemala Experience

Jewish Guatemala Experience

Mission Chair: Bob Keats

Make a lasting impact on a community in need.
Experience a vital humanitarian trip in beautiful and scenic Guatemala, where we will show our gratitude for its longstanding alliance with the State of Israel and Judaism. Join the Jewish community of Guatemala City for a life-saving project to bring water filtration systems to impoverished villagers. Meet with government officials and enjoy charming, historic Antigua and Guatemala City.


$899 per person based on double occupancy / $280 Single Supplement (Land only)

Full payment is required upon registration. Registration deadline: November 18, 2019


Your Jewish Guatemala Experience includes:
• Deluxe hotel in Antigua (1 night) and Guatemala City (2 nights)
• Breakfast daily
• Friday night Shabbat service and dinner with the Jewish community of Guatemala City
• Sunday night farewell dinner with Jewish community volunteers
• Humanitarian volunteer project supplies
• Visit Finca Coffee Plantation and Mayan ruins
• Travel medical insurance
• Gratuities


Click here to view the full itinerary

Cancelation Policy:

  • Full refund on or before November 18, 2019
  • Cancelation between November 18 and December 3, 2019 – 50 percent refund
  • After December 3, 2019, no refund
  • For recommended flights or for group flight information please contact Ronit Chia at 561.242.6630.

Bring along the teens in your life for an unforgettable companion itinerary.

Our teens will connect with Guatemalan Jewish teens and each other. Together, they will experience the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repair the world) as they complete a humanitarian project. Learn more at jewishpalmbeach.org/teenguatemala.

Inspired, but can’t go this time around?
Strengthen Jewish identity in the next generation and help build future leaders by sponsoring a teen for only $499 for this incredible journey. Click here to get started.

For more information, contact Josephine Gon at 561.242.6686 or josephine.gon@jewishpalmbeach.org

Register now! Complete the form below.

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Participant One (P1) Information

Please upload a color copy of the inside of your passport

Participant Two (P2) Information

Please upload a color copy of the inside of your passport

Please note:

Travel and cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. Medical Insurance while traveling in Guatemala is covered. To purchase travel insurance, please contact your personal travel agent. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the mission’s date of return to the U.S. (beyond September 2020). If you have any questions please, contact Ronit Chia at or ronit.chia@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.6630.
Terms and Conditions:
Each person signing below (each of whom is referred to as a “Tourist”), by virtue of their signature, agrees to all terms and conditions set forth herein, and requests that JEWISH FEDERATION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY (“JFPBC”) permit the Tourist to participate in the tour described on the top of the first page of this document (the “Tour”). The Tourist shall be permitted to participate in the Tour under the terms and conditions set forth below. By availing himself/herself of the privilege of participating in the Tour, Tourist agrees to all terms and conditions set forth herein in this document (the “Agreement”).
1.Tourist Services to be Provided. JFPBC has contracted with the service providers (each serviceprovider and its drivers, agents, and employees are collectively referred to as a “Tour Operator”) whowill provide the services and accommodations to Tourist which are described in the itinerary which hasbeen provided to the Tourist (the “Tour Itinerary”, the terms of which are incorporated herein byreference).
2.Independent Contractors. Tour Operators are independent contractors and not employees,partners, or affiliates of JFPBC. JFPBC provides its Tourists access to the Tour Operators and merelyhandles the coordination of the services for the Tourists as described in the Tour Itinerary. Touristfully acknowledges that the relationship between the Tour Operator and JFPBC does not create anyactual or apparent agency, partnership, franchise, or relationship of employer and employee betweenthe parties. Tourist understands that the Tour Operator does not have the authorization to enter intoor commit JFPBC to any agreements.
3.Tourist Acknowledgements. Tourist acknowledges that in exchange for the privileges associatedwith being permitted to participate in the Tour, Tourist hereby: (a) releases JFPBC from any and allliability, including negligence, for any damages and injuries, including death or property damage thatmay occur in connection with participating in the Tour; and (b) agrees not to initiate any legalproceedings against JFPBC with respect to any such claims for damages, which Tourist is releasing.Tourist is aware that various risks are involved in participating in the Tour. Such risks include, amongother things, the risks associated with air travel, conflict in the region in which the Tour will take place,and riding in motor vehicle on public roads. Despite these and the other risks, Tourist wants toparticipate in the Tour and is willing to agree to personally bear such risks, assuming full responsibilityfor any harm or damage that may result.
4.Limitation of Liability. Without limiting any other provisions of this Agreement, in no event willJFPBC be liable for special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, even if JFPBCis advised of their possible existence. In no event will JFPBC be liable for the acts and omissions ofany Tour Operator, nor will JFPBC be liable for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes,hostilities, wars, natural disasters, or other such causes. Tourist fully intends and understands that thelimitation of liability provisions of this Agreement shall bind the Tourist’s family, heirs, assigns, orpersonal representatives. Tourist hereby forever releases, acquits and discharges JFPBC from anyand all liabilities, claims, demands, actions and causes of action that such Tourist may have by reasonof any monetary damage or personal injury sustained as a result any service provided for herein.Tourist’s baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the Tourist.
5.Changes in the Tour Itinerary. Tour Operator reserves the right to make changes in the TourItinerary (without advance notice) whenever, in its sole discretion, conditions warrant, or if it is deemedchanges are necessary for the comfort and convenience of the Tourists. The Tour Operator reservesthe right to withdraw (without advance notice) without penalty from any Tour. Dates, schedules,program details and costs have been given in good faith, based on information available as ofpublication of the Tour Itinerary.
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8.Florida Law, Venue and Litigation. The validity, interpretation, and performance of this Agreementshall be construed and enforced under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Venueshall lie exclusively in Palm Beach County as the forum for any disputes concerning this Agreementregardless of whether the dispute concerns any contractual or tortious or other claim. The partieswaive any and all rights to trial by jury in any legal action or proceeding arising under or inconnection with this Agreement regardless of whether such action or proceeding concerns anycontractual or tortious or other claim.
9.Integration and Waiver. No waiver or modification of this Agreement or of any covenant, condition,or limitation herein contained shall be valid unless in writing and duly executed by the parties hereto.The provisions of this section may not be waived except as herein set forth. This Agreementsupersedes all prior agreements, arrangements, or representations between the parties, whetherwritten or oral as to the specific matters set forth herein.
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The undersigned has carefully read the terms and conditions of this Agreement and recognizes and accepts any risks and conditions set forth therein, including the refund policy. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 1 Harvard Circle, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Jewishpalmbeach.org