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Please note: This information for Feast 2021 will be updated in March 2021.

2020 General Ministry Feast Teams: Team Duties, Arrivals and Fees

There are three different arrival dates for General Ministry Feast Team Members, depending on the department in which one is serving. Note: Some departments have multiple arrival days, according to Team Member availability and/or department needs.

NOTE: Team Members MUST be available to serve the entire time; NO late arrivals or early departures will be allowed.

The dates and Team Fees for the 2020 Feast of Tabernacles are as follows:

Arrival 1: September 21 to October 8

  • Shared Hostel-style Accommodation (3-4 in a room) $1285 (USD) per person

  • Married Couple (based on availability) $2040 (USD) per person

  • *Non-Housing $330 (USD) per person

Arrival 2: September 24 to October 8

  • Shared Hostel-style Accommodation (3-4 in a room) $1075 (USD) per person

  • Married Couple (based on availability) $1540 (USD) per person

  • *Non-Housing $270 (USD) per person

Arrival 3: September 30 to October 8

  • Shared Hostel-Style Accommodation (3-4 in a room) $835 (USD) per person

  • Married Couple (based on availability) $1125 (USD) per person

  • *Non-Housing $210 (USD) per person

* Non-Housing fee covers meals DURING times of service, as well as bus transport to opening night at Ein Gedi. All other meals and transportation, and accommodation is not included. Therefore, non-housing Team Members are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation arrangements, which during Jewish holidays and Shabbat is a challenge and may prove costly. ICEJ does NOT recommend non-housing for first-time visitors to Israel and advises those choosing the non-housing option to budget their transportation costs accordingly. The listed amounts are in USD (United States Dollars) and are PER TEAM MEMBER.


AJ's Club - Children's Ministry (length of service: 10 to 18 days)
AJ's Club is a ministry to children attending the Feast from ages 1 to 7. If you have experience and a love for children's ministry, then this is the team for you. AJ’s Team Members will assist with a nursery (age 1 to 4 years) and a 5 to 7-year-old group. AJ’s Team Members assist with the development of lesson plans and their presentation as well as the development and presentation of crafts and other activities. All Team Members accepted to AJ’s Team must provide a personal background check/police clearance report issued after May 1, 2020.

Feast Office (length of service: 18 to 28 days)

This department reports directly to the VP of Operations and oversees the setup of the Pais Arena and other venues (everything not on stage) and handles coordination of all Feast Teams. Team Members must be versatile, able to work well independently, and quickly/diplomatically solve problems in high stress situations.

First Aid (length of service: 10 to 18 days)
This department provides basic first-aid and emergency response during the Feast at various Feast venues and in residency at the Team Members' accommodation. First Aid Team Members must lodge with the teams at the Yitzhak Rabin Guest House, and a certification in nursing or as a paramedic is required. Only select to serve on the First Aid Team if you have a medical qualification or are currently a certified medic. To be accepted on the First Aid Team, you will need to provide the ICEJ with a copy of your RN or EMT certification.

Headsets (length of service: 10 days)
Headsets Team Members distribute translation headsets to pilgrims during the Feast. Bi-lingual abilities are a plus! If you sign up for this team, be sure to list ALL languages with which you are familiar, even if you are not completely FLUENT!

Housing (length of service: 21 to 28 days)
The Housing Team is responsible for the arrangement and management of accommodations for Feast Team Members. Housing Team Members will work directly with the ICEJ Housing Manager and should:
• be flexible;
• be prepared for long hours;
• be willing to receive instructions;
• possess a servant's heart;
• ideally have basic computer skills;
• be willing to arrive a few days earlier than the first arrival date (on or before September 17)
Housing Team Members should love people and possess strong people skills, as situations may occur which require one to adapt quickly in shuffling and coordinating rooming lists or meal schedules. Housing Team Members will have an opportunity to interact with all Feast Teams, as well as ICEJ Staff involved with the Feast of Tabernacles.

Information Desk (length of service: 14 days)
Team Members at the Information Desk are on the “front lines” of support and assistance for our Feast pilgrims. Whether it is greeting the pilgrims at the Crowne Plaza when they first arrive or stationed at the main entrance to the Pais Arena, our Information Desk Team provides prompt and friendly assistance. Ideal applicants will have some customer service or retail experience (comfortable in dealing with the public), be calm under pressure, work well as part of a team, also be an independent thinker and problem-solver. Must be fluent in English and bi-lingual abilities are a plus!

Logistics (length of service: 14 to 28 days)
The Logistics Team is the "make it happen" and "glue" that holds things together for each of the many departments before, during and after the event. The Logistics Team is responsible for the timely collection of equipment/resources and its subsequent transfer/transport to each of the departments and venues. Logistics Team Members work closely with all staff and teams and enjoy a varied workday, usually beginning after our team breakfast at 8:00.

On certain days, you will be expected to work into the late hours of the night so it is important that you be flexible and display a good sense of humor; these are just two of the foundational characteristics we look for when building and maintaining a solid team. It goes without saying that as a servant of Jesus we offer excellent service, with a smile. Applicants should be strong individuals, have a heart for service, patient and able to endure hours of physical labor, when required. Though it is a time for hard work, you should expect to have fun whilst making some of the best relationships of your life.

Photography (length of service: 10 days)
Photography Team Members are responsible for the capture, editing and distribution of the thousands of still images taken during the Feast. Professional experience with DSLR cameras and the editing and upload/downloading of digital images is necessary. Photography Team Members will be responsible for bringing their own equipment.

Prayer Succah (length of service: approximately 10 days)
Prayer Succah Team Members will be required to interact with delegates, pray for the needs of delegates, and assist delegates in signing up for the ICEJ Prayer Initiatives. Team Members should have a servant’s heart, enjoy communicating, and have a desire to pray and worship. Team Members will be required to work outdoors for specific periods of time.

Registration (length of service: 14 to 18 days)
Registration Team Members assist with all aspects of the registration of international and local delegates attending the Feast and interact with Pilgrims from around the world. Positive relationship skills and the ability to smile in difficult situations is a must. Those on this Team will print and fulfil badges and packages as well as take payments. Excellent computer skills such as the ability to navigate databases and web-based applications are essential. Registration Team Members must speak English fluently, however, bilingualism in Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish or Hebrew is also advantageous.

Resources (length of service: 10 to 14 days)
This Feast Team is responsible for selling books, CDs, DVDs and other ICEJ materials at the Embassy Resources booth in the Feast vendor area, and will also pack the materials into boxes to be moved from the ICEJ store to the booth and then back again, with the help of the Logistics Team.

The ability to work easily with financial transactions is encouraged, as well as the ability to sustain long hours (the Resources booth opens before and closes after the day's events). The packing of the materials must be done quickly and orderly. Responsible, level-headed, hard-working individuals with good people skills are needed in this area.

Security (length of service: 10 days)
This Feast Team serves in conjunction with the security companies of the Feast event venues to provide the security apparatus of the Feast. Security Team Members should be individuals with previous experience in security and access control.

Key attributes are an awareness of public safety concerns and a keen sense of public relations. Security Team Members will need to show initiative and yet work as a team in projecting an image of authority. Security Team Members must be prepared to serve for long hours and, at times, deal with stressful situations.

Social Media (length of service: 10 days)
Social Media Team Members must represent a good working knowledge of social media, especially Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Social Media work is very time sensitive, so Team Members should be comfortable with spontaneity in their work, be readily available, and open to potentially long hours.

An essential part of the job is capturing memorable and inspirational quotes to share with ICEJ followers and readers. Along with posting on social media, team members will be encouraged to write short articles and reports on Feast-related topics and events. Applicants must speak English fluently and possess good communication skills.

Team Member Lounge (length of service: 10 to 18 days)
Team Members will assist in the service of incoming meals provided by an external catering company, as well as arrange and serve snacks and maintain a beverage station as required, before and during the Feast. 

Service includes: food service, food storage, maintenance and cleaning of all food/snack’s preparation and service areas, and collection of waste. Team Members should be familiar with standards of cleanliness and safe food handling/storage, and must possess strong people skills, be able to endure long hours and be patient.

Transport (length of service: 21 to 28 days)
The Transport Team is responsible for the transportation of +250 Team Members, guest speakers, some staff and Directors. Duties take place before, during, and after the Feast. Drivers must be very flexible, able to receive instruction and possess a servant's heart. Transport Team Members are issued a regularly updated driving schedule. Those accepted as part of the Transport Team should:
• be comfortable driving a manual/shift gear nine-seater passenger van;
• be over 25 years old;
• have a valid driver’s license; and
• be prepared for driving in heavy traffic and under demanding conditions.
A general knowledge of Jerusalem’s roads is helpful but not essential.

TV Production (length of service: 10 days)
The TV Production Team is responsible for shooting and editing video footage at the Feast. Professional experience with DSLR cameras is a requirement. Prior experience with editing in Premier Pro is preferred, but not required. A basic understanding of lighting, shot composition, and editing is required. TV Production Team Members will assist the TV team as a grip and, based on level of experience, may have the opportunity to shoot and edit as well. 

Ushering (length of service: approximately 10 days)
Ushering Team Members assist and direct delegates at all Feast events and participate in the practical functions of the Feast. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team, accept and give instruction, and have a servant's heart with a firm resolve. Ushering Team Members must also be able to stand for long periods of time.

Video Duplication (length of service: 10 days)
This department is responsible for the recording of Feast seminars and speakers and for the duplication of these recordings. Technical knowledge and experience with video duplication equipment is advantageous.

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