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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 5/1/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 5/1/2021)
May 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Torah on Tap: Israel (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Israel (Young Adult Program)
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by Rabbi Rodich on May 4 … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (May 5) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 5)
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Reckoning with Joy and Pain: Adam Mansbach 7:00 pm
Reckoning with Joy and Pain: Adam Mansbach
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reckoning with the Joys and Pain of Life: A conversation with author, Adam MansbachThursday, May 6 at 7:00pm, virtually “David has taken his own life.” These are the words Adam Mansbach heard his father say ten years … Continued
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Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Attie – Summer 2021 12:00 pm
Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Attie – Summer 2021
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Marsha Attie 8-week virtual course, Friday afternoons from 12 – 1pm, May 7 – June 25th $36 for members; $54 for nonmembers In this 8-week course you will learn to read the aleph bet as well … Continued
One Shabbat Service (5/7/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/7/2021)
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 5/8/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 5/8/2021)
May 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/12) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/12)
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerGuest for May 12: Joshua Burg, Religious Action Center of Reform JudaismJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 12) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 12)
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Update from Israel with Rabbi Noa Sattath 9:00 am
Update from Israel with Rabbi Noa Sattath
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Introduction by Rabbi Josh Weinberg Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m. JOIN WEBINAR Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, and Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz in conversation with Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of the Israel Religious … Continued
Asian Jews at Emanu-El 6:30 pm
Asian Jews at Emanu-El
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Asian Jews at Emanu-El to virtually connect with one another, share stories, and process both the historic and recent anti-Asian violence here in San Francisco, as well as across the country.In order to … Continued
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May Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
May Young Adult Candle Lighting
May 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Young Adult Candle LightingMay 14, 5:45 – 6:00 pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got … Continued
One Shabbat Service (5/14/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/14/2021)
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 5/15/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 5/15/2021)
May 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Men’s Group -May 15, 2021 11:45 am
Men’s Group -May 15, 2021
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Shavuot Service 6:30 pm
Shavuot Service
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tikun Le’il Shavuot – A Night of Learning In Celebration of the Giving of Torah Sunday, March 16th  Join us on Sunday evening, May 16, for a Short Shavuot service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie, followed by a … Continued
The Origins and Hebrew Etymology of Tikkun Le’il Shavuot 7:00 pm
The Origins and Hebrew Etymology of Tikkun Le’il Shavuot
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The Origins and Hebrew Etymology of Tikkun Le’il Shavuot
(Led by Cantor Marsha Attie) In this session we will explore the origins and the language of Tikkun Le’il Shavuot. We will seek to understand the Jewish spiritual calendar at this time of the year … Continued
Torah for Our Lives: Three Jewish Strategies for Confronting Chaos and Uncertainty 7:00 pm
Torah for Our Lives: Three Jewish Strategies for Confronting Chaos and Uncertainty
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Torah for Our Lives: Three Jewish Strategies for Confronting Chaos and Uncertainty
(Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich) Rabbi Rodich will explore ways that three Jewish paradigms (rabbinic innovation, faith in God, and sacred order) can help us cope with and respond to life’s surprises. This class is … Continued
Standing at Sinai: What Torah Teaches Us About Seeking God’s Presence 7:45 pm
Standing at Sinai: What Torah Teaches Us About Seeking God’s Presence
May 16 @ 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Standing at Sinai: What Torah Teaches Us About Seeking God’s Presence
(Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris) In celebration of receiving the Torah, we will explore together what it means to meet God “face to face,” and reflect on the ways we can seek divine connection … Continued
The Challenge of Honoring Your Mother and Father 7:45 pm
The Challenge of Honoring Your Mother and Father
May 16 @ 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm
The Challenge of Honoring Your Mother and Father
(Led by Rabbi Beth Singer) You know it is one of the Top 10 Commandments, but why is it sometimes easy and other times a challenge, and occasionally downright impossible to honor your father and … Continued
The Book of Ruth: How Do You Make Caring Happen In An Uncaring World? 8:30 pm
The Book of Ruth: How Do You Make Caring Happen In An Uncaring World?
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
The Book of Ruth: How Do You Make Caring Happen In An Uncaring World?
(Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer) Rabbi Bauer will examine how the Torah enables us to tap into emotion, and how we can tie this into action that benefits the greater good. This class is part … Continued
The Music of the Modzitzer Chassidim 8:30 pm
The Music of the Modzitzer Chassidim
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
The Music of the Modzitzer Chassidim
(Led by Cantor Arik Luck) Cantor Luck will guide us through some of the countless beautiful melodies of this small Chassidic sect, known widely for their compositions. This class is part of our Tikkun Le’il … Continued
Radical Women, Radical Text in the Tanach 9:15 pm
Radical Women, Radical Text in the Tanach
May 16 @ 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Radical Women, Radical Text in the Tanach
(Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer) Join Rabbi Jonathan for a deep dive into anti-misogyny, and how it makes its way into the biblical tradition. This class is part of our Tikkun Le’il Shavuot series. To … Continued
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Mixology: Shavuot Edition (Young Adult Program) 6:30 pm
Mixology: Shavuot Edition (Young Adult Program)
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Emanu-El's (20s & 30s) Young Adult Community is invited to celebrate Shavuot "the feast of weeks" with a spring version of Mixology. We'll be making two cocktails and a mocktail, and welcome you to bring … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/19) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/19)
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerGuest for May 19: Tyler Gregory, Executive Director of JCRCJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests from different … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 19) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 19)
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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One Shabbat Service & Confirmation (5/21/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service & Confirmation (5/21/2021)
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
A special Confirmation Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Parris. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 5/22/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 5/22/2021)
May 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit 2020-2021 8:30 pm
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit 2020-2021
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit | Join us for a Virtual Vacation!Escape for a fun-filled, vacation-inspired virtual live and silent auction along with a mock/cocktail class with your favorite CEEP crew! All proceeds benefit the … Continued
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Stitching a New Nation – Israel Action Committee Event 11:00 am
Stitching a New Nation – Israel Action Committee Event
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Israel Action Committee and Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design San Francisco Chapter Present, Stitching a New Nation: Fashion, Identity, and Israel’s Nation-making. This virtual event is free and open to the community.  Countries, like people, … Continued
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172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting 5:00 pm
172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for our 172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting to hear our leadership deliver a "state of the congregation," vote on a nominee to our Board of Directors, and reflect on where we've been in the … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 26) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 26)
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Virtual Workout w Trish (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Virtual Workout w Trish (Young Adult Program)
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Workout w Group Fitness & Strength Coach, Trish (Young Adult Program)Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 pm Join the Young Adults of Emanu-El for a fun and energizing workout that will be sure to get your sweat … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (5/28/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/28/2021)
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 5/29/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 5/29/2021)
May 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel

The 2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel will be led by Rabbi Carla Fenves. Below is the current itinerary. You can visit Makor Educational Journeys to learn more. To register, please visit here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
DEPARTURE
  • Departure from the United States.
Overnight: In flight
Day 1
Sunday, June 21, 2020
ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO ISRAEL
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport, with assistance by a Makor Educational Journeys representative.
  • Proceed to Tel Aviv.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Beverages and a sweet snack upon arrival.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 2
Monday, June 22, 2020
TEL AVIV VIBES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin your exploration of Tel Aviv, the “Big Orange,” in its historic center, known as “Little Tel Aviv.” View a large wall mosaic by artist and author Nachum Guttman and a scale model of Tel Aviv as it first began to develop.
  • The Roots of the First Hebrew City, a guided walk using music, art and literature through Neve Zedek, one of the first neighborhoods outside Jaffa, home to early Zionist cultural icons and today an eclectic fashion and food destination.
  • Lunch on own, Tel Aviv style, in one of the open-air cafes that line the streets.
  • Visit Independence Hall, site of the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, with a program that traces the story of the State of Israel from 1948.
  • Dance/movement workshop at and with instructors from Mayumana, a multicultural troupe, whose performances combine musical instruments, rhythm and visual effects into a unique humoristic language.
  • Rest of the afternoon, dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ANCIENT AND MODERN INGENUITY
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Travel to Rehovot.
  • Guided visit in the Ayalon Institute, a pre-state clandestine munitions factory, for a glimpse into the ingenuity and creativity of Israel’s pre-state armed forces.
  • Continue to Hadera.
  • Visit Technoda, which provides science and technology education for thousands of youth from the entire central region of Israel.  Enjoy hands-on activities that employ modern Israeli and international inventions for teaching disadvantaged and immigrant children.
  • Lunch on own in the Caesarea Port.
  • Proceed to the remains of the Ancient Roman Aqueduct, just north of the city, and then walk through the waters of Mei Kedem, a restored stretch that was part of the Roman and Byzantine water system.
  • Continue to the hotel.
  • Check in and relax at the pool.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 4
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
NORTHERN EXPOSURES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Kiryat Shemona.
  • Ride the Manara cable car to the highest point on the cliff and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the area, including Lebanon, the Western Galilee and the Golan.
  • After a geopolitical overlook from atop the Manara cliff, drive along the Israel-Lebanon
  • Nature walk through the Tel Dan Reserve, along the Dan River, concluding at Tel Dan itself, one of Israel’s most significant Biblical sites.
  • Lunch on own in Kiryat Shemona.
  • Guided tour through the mystical city of Safed: walk the narrow alleyways; peek into ancient synagogues; visit the Artist Colony; hear the stories of the 16th-century rabbis of Safed, who breathed new life into the Jewish people after the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and who are credited by many with igniting the first flames of passion for a return to the Land of Israel.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 5
Thursday, June 25, 2020
PASSAGES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • B’nai Mitzvah ceremony at an ancient synagogue in the Galilee or Golan.
  • Festive BBQ and “cooking competition” with musical entertainment at the Baba Yona ranch.
    • Wine tasting for adults
  • Proceed on a “water walk” in Nahal HaKibbutzim, part of Eretz HaMayanot (Land of the Springs).
  • Continue to Jerusalem through the Great Rift Valley.
  • Stop at Mount Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem, for an introduction to the city and an opportunity to recite the traditional Shehecheyanu prayer upon arrival in Jerusalem.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 6
Friday, June 26, 2020
LAYERS OF JERUSALEM
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: Meeting with speaker on “Religion and State in Israel.
  • Youth: Ramparts Walk from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate.
  • All: Guided visit through the City of David, with Bible in hand, exploring the origins of Jerusalem, guided in part by the B’nai Mitzvah students, concluding with a water walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall.
  • Travel to downtown Jerusalem for exploration and lunch on own in Machane Yehuda market or along one of the pedestrian malls as Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat.
  • Shabbat candle lighting.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at a local progressive synagogue in or near Jerusalem.
  • Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel or home hospitality.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 7
Saturday, June 27, 2020
A JERUSALEM SHABBAT
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning at leisure or time for services.
  • An Historic Weave of Jerusalem – Guided walk through the Quarters of Jerusalem, exploring the multiethnic weave of the city from rooftop views within the Jewish Quarter, viewing archaeological remains that date back 3000 years to the days of the First Temple, the Nea Church, the Biblical and Hasmonean remains in the open Cardo, and the Broad Wall; include a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter and conclude at the Austrian Hospice on the edge of the Muslim Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Old City.
  • Optional: Visit the unique collections of the Israel Museum, including renowned international and Israeli art and Judaica collections; the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; the Shrine of the Book,home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Second Temple Period model that recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE.
  • Havdallah.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 8
Sunday, June 28, 2020
THE DEAD SEA BASIN
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to the Dead Sea.
  • Ascend Masada via cable car for a guided visit through the site and an exploration of the symbolism and questions that arise from the Masada story and their implications for Jewish life today.
  • Ride the cable car down and continue to Ein Bokek for an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and swim in the hotel pool, followed by lunch.
  • Hike up to and cool off in the refreshing pools and waterfalls of Nahal David (David’s Stream) in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a unique ecosystem of springs, waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush greenery in a desolate desert setting.
  • Proceed to Eretz Beresheet.
  • Mount camels and travel a short distance to the “Tent of Avraham Avinu” at Eretz Beresheetfor an explanation and demonstration of ancient Biblical hospitality customs, many of which are preserved today in traditional Bedouin life.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 9
Monday, June 29, 2020
MEMORIAL AND MEMORY SPACES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Guided visit through Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the Jewish national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The Holocaust History Museum
    • The Children’s Memorial
    • Parallel programming for children under 10/11
    • Special concluding ceremony
  • Lunch on own.
  • Ride to Beit Guvrin National Park and participate in an active archaeological dig at Tel Maresha (Beit Guvrin), while exploring caves carved out by human hands some 2,300 years ago.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 10
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning hike along the Sataf Springs that water the agricultural terraces, reminders of a Judean way of life that dates back thousands of years.
  • Additional activity (time-permitting)
  • Return to city for lunch on own.
  • Sum-up this week’s Israel journey by “Mapping the Journey” with Kol HaOt educators, who impart Jewish values, texts and history through a creative synthesis of the visual and performing arts.
  • Afternoon for leisure and last-minute shopping.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Farewell dinner at a Jerusalem (or Tel Aviv) restaurant.
  • Depart for Ben Gurion Airport for late-night flight home.
Overnight: In flight
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
ARRIVAL BACK HOME

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Shavuot Service

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Tikun Le’il Shavuot - A Night of Learning In Celebration of the…

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