From the twinkling lights of the Old City, to the vibrant streets of Tel Aviv, the 2016 Heschel School of Los Angeles tour was an eye-opening and life-changing adventure for this dynamic group of American students.
The students embarked on an action-packed itinerary through the land of the Bible exploring the multifaceted layers of Israel from both a modern and historical perspective, from the panoramic views atop the ancient fortress of Masada to the depths of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth.
Travelers from the Heschel School began their journey in Jerusalem, where a Shabbat celebration was held perched on the edge of the cobblestoned Old City overlooking the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Kotel, and the Temple Mount. A guided tour through the curated halls of Yad Vashem translated into an emotional and meaningful experience for each student, providing an intimate and insightful connection with Holocaust memorials and stories. In the stark and expansive Judean Desert, Ben Gurion’s home and burial site were visited, inextricably linking the past with the present. With all of Israel’s natural beauty at their fingertips, students hiked the dusty footpath up Masada at sunrise, and explored the canyons of Ein Avdat by day. A lively sunset drum circle near the salty shores of the Dead Sea provided an inspiring and foot-stomping way to explore the culture of Israel through close engagement with the culture and people of the country.
Through creative interaction, hands-on activities and experiential workshops, our guests from the Heschel School experienced an expertly tailored overview of Israel unlike any other. For those looking to plan their own life-changing personalized tour with Kenes Tours, connect with us to begin.