Shoresh Study Tours

Shoresh is the Hebrew word for "root" and, with our in-depth Bible teaching by believing and qualified tour guides, you'll discover more about the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith than ever before - right in the place where it all happened, the Land of Israel.

Tour Partners with CMJ Israel since 1986

CMJ USA has been sending groups to Israel with Shoresh Tours for nearly 40 years. Our hosts are lay leaders, clergy, and bishops from congregations all around the US. Once the group arrives in Israel, experienced tour guides are provided by Shoresh.

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If you have questions or want to schedule your own tour, please contact the Jerusalem office


Join Philip in Israel


The Rev. Philip Bottomley invites you to join him in Israel this fall -- October 3-13, 2023. Walk the Holy Land and watch the black-and-white words of the Bible leap off the page into living color. Registration is open. Email questions to

What you will experience on your Shoresh tour:

  • In-depth Bible teaching by believing guides.
  • Study of Jesus in His First Century Jewish context.
  • Understanding the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.
  • Exploring modern and ancient Israel, primarily biblically authentic sites.
  • Learning how the God of the Bible is very much active in Israel today.
Israeli wilderness
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Why Shoresh Tours?

Shoresh has brought Christians from around the world on biblical study tours of Israel for more than 31 years, and has achieved many "firsts" in their long history:

  • First tour operator to offer evangelical study tours in Israel
  • First to have Messianic guides
  • First to offer teaching on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith

All Shoresh office staff and guides are committed Christian/Messianic followers of Jesus, and Shoresh is the only tour operator that does special guide training from a believer’s perspective. The Shoresh staff pray regularly for every tour from inception until the group is safely on the plane home.

God has been wonderfully faithful in blessing Shoresh tour groups. The care and flexibility of their personalized service makes all the difference. And because Shoresh is a ministry, they donate most of their profits to other local ministries.

Sample Itineraries

We've provided you with some sample itineraries to whet your appetite for Shoresh's wide range of Israel Study Tours. Simply click the icons in the section below, where the itineraries and maps are listed as button-like icons.

The Life and World of Jesus - Introducing the life and times of Jesus the Messiah.

God’s Faithfulness - Travel through the land, from coast to desert to mountains, to visit the places where important Biblical events took place, and dig deep into the Scriptures in their original context to learn about God’s faithfulness to His people, in the past, present, and future.

The Roots of Faith - Old Testament and New Testament survey tour.

Young Adults Tour - Israel Adventure tour designed for young adults.

"The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy."

Isaiah 35:1-2a