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News for 03.20.18

Israel Trip Day 9 - March 20, 2018

The coolest part of ammunition was the trenches. They let us walk through them. It felt like I was learning the history of a great battle. Then we did a food walking tour in the old city. My favorite part was when we got to try the halva at a special stop in the market.
Then we visited the egalitarian part of the western wall. But I ...
News for 03.19.18

Israel Trip Day 8 - March 19, 2018

Day Eight - a most exciting, adventurous agenda with non-stop sights and action!!!


We started our day with a visit to the Ahava factory outlet where many of their mineral-rich products are bottled and packaged.


Then on to Masada, King Herod's 2,000-year old palace built after the fall of the 2nd Temple.

A ...
News for 03.18.18

Israel Trip Day 7 - March 18, 2018

Today began with a drive from our hotel when we passed through a residential area called Rehova and drove past Bibi’s house on our way up to the National Holocaust Memorial named Yad Vashem.

Upon our arrival at Yad Vashem, we entered through the Garden of the Righteous. It is a garden filled with trees and plaques honoring non Jewish ...
News for 03.17.18

Israel Trip Day 6 - March 17, 2018

MARCH 17, 2018 -- DAY 6
Shabbat is a time for rest. The Orient hotel provided a beautiful environment to accomplish just that. On our  free morning some of the group caught up on sleep or relaxed reading in one of the exquisite courtyards.
Some may have followed Rabbi Ben back to the Har El synagogue to hear visiting Rabbi ...
News for 03.16.18

Israel Trip Day 5 - March 16, 2018

Upon leaving the Pastoral Kibbutz, we progressed to the Kinneret Cemetery. Before leaving Rabbi informed us of a special resident, Rachel (the Poetess).

The cemetery itself was beautiful, but where it lay was breathtaking.

It was below the Golan Heights and above the Sea of Galilee, the stories on stones, the  music (yes the music) that BG ...
News for 03.15.18

Israel Trip Day 4 - March 15, 2018

We stayed at the Pastoral Hotel, Kibbutz Kfar Blum, in Upper Galilee. In recent years this kibbutz has been supplemented by tourism. Kfar Blum's location is near the Jordan River at the foot of Mt. Hermon.

After a lovely breakfast, the morning started with a walk through the Tel Dan nature reserve, located on the ...
News for 03.14.18

Israel Trip Day 3 - March 14, 2018

We eagerly began our third day in Israel with another amazing breakfast at the Carlton Hotel. We bid “shalom”  to Tel Aviv  and boarded the bus for our drive along the Mediterranean Sea coast to Haifa. Our tour guide, BG, filled our time on the bus with a detailed explanation of israeli and Jewish history.

Our first stop was the Leo Baeck ...
News for 03.13.18

Israel Trip Day 2 - March 13, 2018


We started off in the old city of Jaffa and walked to the top of the overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv and Jaffa. We learned that while Jaffa was the original port to Tel Aviv, it has Jewish, Christian, and Ancient Roman Greek history. We walked the streets and visited the flea market and old port.
Bus broke ...
News for 03.12.18

Israel Trip Day 1 - March 12, 2018


From the moment we all stepped off of the plane, there was an air of excitement amongst us all and it only grew throughout our first night together.

We convened at the Carlton hotel in Tel Aviv and started with conversation and cocktails before heading to Maganda, where we were treated to a delicious Mediterranean meal of ...
News for 03.01.18

Temple Mount Sinai's Trip to Israel March 2018