Based in Rockville, Maryland, Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman plays an instrumental role in the various religious services and life events that take place at Kol Shalom synagogue. Before beginning his work as a rabbi, Jonathan Z. Maltzman lived and studied in Israel, during which time he acted as a tour guide to visitors.
If you are looking to make the most out of your trip to Israel, then you should familiarize yourself with the best times of year to visit. When it comes to climate, the country generally enjoys moderate temperatures like most other locations throughout the Mediterranean. In general, Israel reaches temperatures as low as 43 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 84 degrees. However, the most enjoyable times of year are Spring and Fall, when the climate will be mild anywhere you choose to visit.
Israel is also known for its numerous religious and cultural events, which it hosts throughout the year. For example, Jerusalem’s Israel Festival typically takes place in either May or June. This event allows tourists and local residents alike to watch some of the country’s most talented performers. You can also participate in Israel’s Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah festivities if you visit during the months of September and October. However, these times tend to be busier due to an influx of religious tourists. On holy days such as these – as well as on other national holidays – many local businesses will be closed. As such, you may find it better to plan your visit around these annual events.