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Etz Israel Trip 2022

Main Trip, July 3 - July 9, 2022

Join Rabbi Chaim on a trip to explore the wonders of Northern Israel from July 3 to July 9, 2022, led by tour guide extraordinaire, Anat Harrel. We will visit ancient Jewish sites, Bedouin and Druze communities, and learn about Arab-Jewish co-existence projects in Haifa. A highlight of the trip is sure to be the presentation of our Familant Torah scroll to the liberal Jewish community of Rabbi Lila Veissid. 

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Great for first-time visitors: Tel Aviv Pre-Trip, June 30 - July 3, 2022

Anat will take us on a whirlwind tour of the bustling city of Tel Aviv. We'll enjoy the sights, smells, and history of this forward-looking ancient city.

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Great for first-time visitors: Jerusalem and Dead Sea Post-Trip, July 9 - July 14, 2022

Join this wide-ranging tour covering everything from the Mediterranean coast to the Golan Heights to the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem and more. This trip has it all: exceptional natural beauty, unforgettable historical sites, and meaningful cultural exchange.

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Questions and Registration

Have questions about the trip? Please reach out to Ellen.

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About the Tour Guide:

Ever since Anat Harrel remembers, she has loved history.  This fascination with the lessons of the past shaped her career choices as she spent many years teaching history, language arts, ancient civilizations, geography and humanities in public schools, Jewish day schools and synagogue religious schools in Northern California.

Although born in Israel and always knowing it was home, Anat spent most of her childhood abroad, in Tanzania and Peru.  After returning to Israel to complete her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she was a basic training instructor, she headed to the U.S. to study.  She obtained her degree from Penn State University and ended up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she raised a family.

However, after more than 25 years of dreaming about returning to the land of her birth, Anat finally came home in 2011.  She had always wanted to learn more about the richness and beauty of Israel, and to explore its role as the crossroads of history, religion, culture, and people. And now, she decided to teach others about it.  Anat became a licensed Israel tour guide, taking her passions to a new level.  

Starting a new chapter in her life has been exhilarating.  Anat lives in the beautiful Galilee, on Kibbutz Hannaton, a small, religious, egalitarian, multi denominational, intentional community kibbutz.  When she is home, Anat spends time exploring Israel with her husband and the youngest of their daughters, playing with her two dogs and many cats and relishing being part of the Hannaton community. 

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783