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atlanta
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Does anyone know anything about Ossi Kaufman? If so, would he be a good choice for guiding a group of 11 people ages 9,10,12,13,15 and 6 adults?

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I don't know him. Where is he supposed to guide you, however?

atlanta
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For 11 days from Tel Aviv to Masada (where my daughter is having her Bat Mitzvah), Jerusalem, up coast and finally to Golan. We will spend the last 2 days in Tel Aviv without a guide. I'm concerned because I can't find anything about him.

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In Hebrew I can find a couple of sites which name him.

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Are they recomendations or do they just reference him? Also, how do I check to see if he's licensed? Based upon the site that advertises him he's been doing this for 29 years.

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How did you find this guide? Was he recommended by a friend or did you just find him on a website?

It would be my suggestion that you would get his telephone number and give him a call. This would give you a "feel" for him and you can also ask any/all questions that you would like to ask.

If it doesn't work out with him you can find another guide------even by reading of recommendations right here on the Israel Forum of TA.

Kathy Walters

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cakywalters@iquest.net

israel
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See this link israelprivatetourguide.com/content/view/14/

And this one www.rentaguideisrael.com/…

There are testimonials on this website, try to locate one of them and ask him. Anyway he is licenced.

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His home phone number is in Israel 08-9285022 or 00189285022. There is quite alot of information on those sites.

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I found him quoted on a ynet article as a veteran guide, and his name on some complaint about a tour abroad. It was mainly a complaint against the tour company and about him they said he was pushing people to take additional tours.

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I forgot to add this was from 2003 and I haven't found any other negative things about him.

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Hi Atlanta,

I have no knowledge of Ossi but I did use Rentaguide in 2006, they were recommended to me (on another forum) as they specialise in private/small group tours.

I had two tours with them, Ada took the Jerusalem tour, she was fantastic and very passionate about her job. We had five people on that tour and she did a great job in covering both Christian and Jewish interests. Uri took the Masada/Dead sea tour, there was only my Sister and I on that one and again he did a very good job in answering all our questions and making our day memorable. The Company is legitimate and I found them very professional. Hope that helps in some way.