UJCVP Israel Trip

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israeltrip1We’ll arrive Monday evening into Israel and stay overnight in Tel Aviv.  We’ll travel up the coast of the Mediterranean to Caesaria, and then continue north to Rosh Hanikra, on the Israeli-Lebanese border where we’ll board the cable-car for a two-minute ride down a 210-foot cliff. Next we’ll arrive in Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. We’ll walk through the grottoes and see the sea splash in before we call it a day
The next day we’ll see the mountain-top city of Safed (Tzfat), the birthplace of Kabbalah, and today is home to an outstanding artists’ colony.From there we’ll go up to the Golan Heights and see firsthand the area that played such an important role in so many wars.. Then it’s off to Jerusalem, a truly magical city. We’ll go through the Old City, see the city from a rooftop, go to the Western Wall and sit on the Southern Steps that were the actual entrance onto the Temple Mount! We’ll then take a day and visit the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, and a chance to see the mountain fortress of Massada.We will visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum.We’ll start at the Valley of the Communities, a stark memorial
to the Jewish communities that were lost during the Holocaust. We’ll go through the museum and the Children’s Memorial, before we leave. We’ll go from there to Machane Yehuda, which is Jerusalem’s famous open-air market. It’s where all the locals go to buy provisions for Shabbat.Next you will have the opportunity to become “Archeologists For a Day”, as we take part in an active archeological dig!  We’ll visit the site of a  secret underground bullet factory that existed under the nose of the British police, that was kept under wraps for some 50 years.  An amazing story! We’ll also visit Tel Aviv, where we’ll sit in the actual place where Ben Gurion declared the state, in May, 1948. We’ll have a chance to walk around Tel Aviv somewhat and then go to dinner before leaving for the airport for our flight back home.