Here's Just Some of the Things that People Are Saying About Joel...
I would rate Joel Meyer as the best part of my trip to Israel. He was informative, energetic, enthusiastic, and balanced in any opinion he gave. Joel was nuanced when he explained religion, history, and any issue pertaining to Israel-Palestine. He was funny, personable, and humble, and made me feel like family. I absolutely love Joel and he possesses a wealth of knowledge about Israel, the middle east, and general world politics and history.
Joel's exceptional skills as a tour guide took what was already an incredible experience and made it that much better. He really made the experience in Israel an unforgettable one with his knowledge and great sense of humor. If you're looking to learn a lot and laugh a lot, then look no further!
Lizbeth Kastencauch, USA
Joel is a sensational tour guide. He relates to everyone, knows how to bring a site alive, bond a group, ask questions, lead discussions and is without a doubt among the top, most dynamic, entertaining and all round talented guides in the country. You would be mad not to book him!
Rabbi Adam Ross, Israel
Joel, not only possesses the emotive art of story telling but also is a wonderful human being. His depth of knowledge is remarkable, and objectivity noteworthy. Joel is equally good with taking you to historical sites as he is with fun bars and delicious food.
We spent a week with him and having him was the transformative part our experience.
I’ve never met a guide so knowledgeable, with so much reflection and sympathy for the countries s/he guides. I honestly doubt there can be any guide who can peel off Israel and Palestine as well, informing, passionate, and empathetic, as Joel does. This region’s history emotions and geopolitics go beyond complexity, but if you go with Joel—he will curate a journey for you to go deeper and deeper—just when you think you start to understand, he adds a new layer. It’s like going through a detective story with him. You will be challenged, entertained, and informed. And at the end of it feel elevated and more confused… in a good way. I highly encourage you to give it a try and get a flavor of this amazing exploration journey.
Joel is AMAZING -- charismatic, eloquent, and extremely knowledgeable. He has a gift for storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat and always wanting more. Joel adapts his craft to his audience and is a great fit for international groups with participants of diverse backgrounds as well as more traditional Israel trips. He has a unique ability to draw out the themes of each place you visit and make it relevant to everyone on the tour. He goes above and beyond for his participants - truly the best guide I have ever had.
Rebecca G, USA
I've been working in the field of Informal Education for over a decade where I have met hundreds of educators and tour guides - I can honestly say that there are very few that compare to Joel. Not only is he exceptionally knowledgeable and funny but he will work with you to customise your experience/seminar/trip which (in this day and age) is of the utmost importance to engage a wide range of audiences from different backgrounds.
Anthony Ashworth-Steen, Former Head of Israel Engagement and Informal Education at UJIA, UK
Joel, is an extremely engaging tour guide. His in-depth knowledge of all things Israel (religion, history, geology etc) is extremely impressive. He encourages critical thinking and keeps you riveted with illustrative stories and his mastery of different accents—hilarious. I will definitely hire him to lead our next family trip.
Lisa D, Canada
We just got back from a FANTASTIC day with Joel! We went to Akko, Tzfat, Rosh Pina and the Golan Heights. Joel is incredibly kind, knowledgeable and patient with our billion questions about what we saw today and all about life in Israel. Joel made sure we knew and understood all the history of the sites we went to, as well as the complexities of the history involved in all the areas. Joel couldn't have been more kind and pleasant throughout the day. We met Joel in Tel Aviv when we accidentally joined a walking tour that he was giving another group!
We were so impressed by Joel during the short period of time we were with him that we hired him to take us around the north for the day. Boy, was the the right decision! Best money we've spent since being in Israel. He is a truly incredible guide and great person. He's very passionate about his love of Israel and after a day with him you will be too! Cannot recommend Joel highly enough.
I had the experience of a lifetime in Israel - much in part due to my amazing tour guide, Joel. From start to finish, Joel took me on a spiritual, intellectual, and historical journey through Israel. He has a way of making even the most minute historical details engaging and entertaining. I had been to Israel before, but found myself learning new tidbits of information and stories that I had never heard before or considered. Joel has an infectious personality and truly cares about each and every person in his group. I found him personable, intelligent, funny, and professional. Without doubt, I recommend touring with Joel if you have the opportunity!
Emily L, USA
I have been fortunate enough to travel the world extensively. When visiting Israel for the first time, I was lucky enough to have Joel as my tour guide. He was, by far, above and beyond all my other guides. Thank you Joel for making my experience such a wonderful one.
Beth Weinberg, FLorida, USA
Joel is an amazing guide - knowledgeable, passionate, entertaining, and invested in telling all sides of the story. You absolutely can't do any better.
Julia Levy, USA
Joel Meyer was such a fabulous guide! His knowledge of Israel, his caring soul, his clear use of the English language,
his involvement with our group and his boundless energy were just a few of his personal characteristics that made him so special. He went out of his way to make everyone enjoy the wonderful state of Israel!