Family Israel Discovery Trip 2018



What happened on the Israel trip:

Every day or so, a new adventure in Israel was sent back from the group so we could “be there with them”.

Israel Trip – Final day

It’s the last night in Israel for most of the group as we depart for the return to Asheville. We’ve had a marvelous trip, very educational and very entertaining. We’ve had joyous times and emotional times that have left none of us unchanged. We know Israel and each other much better. Thanks for reading and … Continue reading Israel Trip – Final day

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip – Final day

Israel Trip- Days 8 & 9

Thursday we gathered for a Bat Mitzvah, a Bar Mitzvah and a naming ceremony at a fantastic overlook over the old city of Jerusalem. Friday was getting ready for Shabbat, so we visited the great market to buy stuff. In the evening we gathered for Kabbalat Shabbat overlooking the wall. Here’s the old city wall … Continue reading Israel Trip- Days 8 & 9

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip- Days 8 & 9

Israel Trip – Days 6 & 7

We’ve had a couple of very busy days. We spent one night in a Bedouin camp and rode camels through the desert.  Then it was on the road at 4 am and our group was among the first to hike up to Masada where we watched the sunrise and then toured the site. Later we … Continue reading Israel Trip – Days 6 & 7

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip – Days 6 & 7

Israel Trip – Day 5

Today was a amazing day starting with a Jeep ride in the Golan Heights and ending with a very meaningful visit with soldiers of the IDF who are defending Israel. We were within sight of Lebanon and Syria for much of the day. Today’s journey was not about a destination, was not about discovering yet … Continue reading Israel Trip – Day 5

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip – Day 5

Israel Trip – Day 4

In the morning, we visited the Save a Child’s Heart in Holan Israel. The visit to Save A Child’s Heart moved all of our hearts! The children were warm and receptive and helped the visitors (us!) feel comfortable. The work they do repairing the hearts of children from around the world inspired us. Ralphella It’s … Continue reading Israel Trip – Day 4

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip – Day 4

Israel Trip day 3 – Shabbat Services Plus

We had a meaningful Shabbat experience here in Tel Aviv. Pictured is our candle lighting ceremony at our hotel. We then walked to Congregation Beit Tefilah Israeli. There we were welcomed by the congregation at the Israel House of Prayer. The folks were welcoming and they even provided us a transliterated Siddur and did some … Continue reading Israel Trip day 3 – Shabbat Services Plus

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip day 3 – Shabbat Services Plus

Israel Trip day 2 – Shabbat

Today we first visited Independence Hall outside of which Nat enjoyed a statue of the Mayor of Tel Aviv’s horse. Then we visited the Ayalon Institute where bullets were manufactured during the war of independence. We see Julia helping our guide Moshe explain the map of Israel and our guide explaining the making of bullets. … Continue reading Israel Trip day 2 – Shabbat

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Leave a comment

Israel Trip Day 1

The forty some odd pilgrims from CBHT finally made it to Israel today after a long trip through 7 time zones. We met our guides and proceeded to Old Jaffa where we sang Shehecheyanu as the sun set over the Mediterranean. Then it was off to a Mediterranean restaurant for dinner. Dagny and our guide … Continue reading Israel Trip Day 1

Posted in Israel trip | Tagged | Comments Off on Israel Trip Day 1

You're at Home Here! An Engaging, Inclusive, Reform Congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains