There is always more than one point of view
Experience Israel's rich spectrum your way. My goal is to provide you with not just a "trip to Israel" but with a dynamic journey that you will remember for a lifetime. Your tour starts at home, and I will work with you one-on-one to create the right itinerary to suit your interests.
I am Jonathan (Yonatan), an American-born licensed Israeli tour guide, with a Master's degree in Jewish Studies. I have multicultural experience guiding clients from a wide range of backgrounds - Jews, Christians, university students, couples, individuals, families with small children, LGBTQ, and more.
I am eager to share my experience, knowledge and passion for Israel with you - making your trip accessible and enjoyable. Working closely, we'll explore the full spectrum of Israel together.
SHALOM! I'm Yonatan (Jonathan) Kohn.
I was born and raised in the Baltimore / Washington DC area. My first visit to Israel was at age 17. After graduating from high school, I spent a gap year living and working on Kibbutz Ein Harod. In 1986, I studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and then returned to the US to complete my BA at the University of Maryland.
Soon after graduation, I immigrated to Israel and was drafted into the IDF where I served as a combat soldier. After completing my compulsory military service, I worked in hi-tech. Although I was successful at my job, I felt that I wanted to share my love and passion for Israel with others, and completed the two-year tour guide course the University of Haifa, Tel Aviv campus.
In 2001, it felt time to do something completely different. I moved abroad to teach English, first in Spain and later in Japan. During my years abroad, I completed my Master's in Jewish Studies with a focus on Christianity from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
I returned permanently to Israel in 2011 to fulfill my dream by working as a guide and educator. Guiding is my passion, and I enjoy working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Before your arrival, we’ll work together to build an itinerary that perfectly matches your needs. From one-day to two-week tours, we’ll experience all that Israel has to offer, at your pace and in line with your interests. Here are some sample one-day and multi-day tours: