Welcome to Sar-El Canada
Groups start approximately every 3 weeks
and end on the Thursday of the final week
|Document||Before Start Date|
|New Applications:||7 Weeks|
|Returnee Applications||6 Weeks|
|Final Documents:||5 Weeks|
Key Flight Planning Tips
- Your flight must arrive before 17:00 (5 PM) on the first Sunday of your tour.
- For 1 week groups you must meet Sunday at 8:00 AM
- Plan to depart after 20:30 (8:30 PM) of the final Thursday of your tour.
- There are no longer any Monday start dates.
- Do not book your tickets before getting approval.
- If you are in Israel before the starting date, you must call Pamela (052-821-9945) to find out your meeting time and place.
- You are responsible for all your own ground transportation to and from meeting points including the airport and bases.
- You may get transportation from Sar-El but it is not guaranteed.
- You may elect to stay for the first 2 weeks of any 3 week group with advance notice.
- We STRONGLY ADVISE all volunteers not to travel to Jordan or Egypt before, during or after Sar-El as you may not be allowed back into Israel.
Jan. 01 to Jan. 19
Jan. 22 to Feb. 09
Feb. 12 to Feb. 16 (1 week group. Must meet 8:00 AM)
Feb. 12 to Mar. 02
Mar. 05 to Mar. 23 (Mar. 12-Purim) Also available: VFI Plus See ** below
Mar. 26 to Apr. 06 (2 weeks - Passover is April 11-17)
April 23 to Apr. 27 (1 week group. - Must meet group at 8:00am - April 24 is Yom HaShaoah)
Note: (May 1 is Yom Hazikaron; May 2 is Yom Ha'atzmraut)
May 07 to May 25 (May 31 is Shavuot) Also available: VFI Plus See ** below
Jun. 04 to Jun. 22
Jun. 25 to July 13 (Regular & INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GROUPS (IYG))
July 16 to Aug. 03 (Regular & INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GROUPS (IYG) Aug. 01 Tisha B'Av)
Aug. 06 to Aug 24
Aug. 27 to Sep. 14
Sep. 17 to Oct. 22. *No programs*
(Rosh Hashana Sep. 21, Yom Kippur Sep. 30, Succot Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, Simchat Torah Oct. 12)
Oct. 22 to Nov. 09 Traditional Canadian Date Also available: VFI Plus See ** below
Nov. 12 to Nov. 16 (1 week group.- Must meet group at 8:00am )
Nov. 12 to Nov. 30
Dec. 03 to Dec. 21 (Chaunukah begins Dec. 13)
Dec. 24 to Jan. 11 2018
Click here for the complete 2018 schedule on Sar-El Israel's site
The USA sister of Sar-El Canada, Volunteers for Israel (VFI), has collaborated with Gil Travel Group to offer VFI Plus, a program that includes 2 weeks of volunteering plus a week of guided touring for English speakers. This separate program offered by VFI is not connected with Sar-El Canada and we cannot be held responsible for the content etc. For more information please review their offer at: http://www.giltravel.com/tour/volunteers-for-israel. Note this program will be run concurrently with the regular Sar-El Canada program and does not replace it.