Celebrate Israel At 70 on Jewish Federation's mission trip to Israel
BY ALAN MARGOLIES
The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville will sponsor a special mission to Israel, April 15th – 24th, 2018 to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, and Steve and Judy Silverman will serve as co-chairs of this amazing journey.
All prior Federation missions have proven to provide participants with the best experience and for this one everything is being planned with first-class accommodations and a promise to make this the best Federation mission ever. To begin, Michal Granot, who has led the two most recent Federation trips to Israel, has once again signed on as guide. Her knowledge and insight has proven to be invaluable on previous missions and it will no doubt play an integral part in this one.
Trip participants will be staying at a total of four deluxe hotels which boast five-star accommodations. Space has already been booked at the David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv, located directly across from the Mediterranean Sea, Bereshet at the Rimon Crater in the Negev and the new Elma Hotel in the lovely town of Zichron Ya acov in addition to the David Citadel in Jerusalem. The hotel by the Ramon Crater and the Elma both offer first class spa treatments. Aside from the luxurious lodging options, Israel's many fine restaurants and wineries will also be explored and experienced on this trip.
As on any Federation journey to Israel, the most important historic and religious sites will be included on the itinerary and alternative experiences will be provided to those who have already visited Israel several times before.
For Yom Haatzmaut, which is Israel Independence Day, a celebration will take place with friends in our partnership region of Hadera. Visiting Hadera is always a highlight of the trip and will be made extra special as we will celebrate Israel's landmark 70th birthday together with our extended Israeli family.
Shabbat will be celebrated in Jerusalem with an opportunity to be at the Kotel (Western Wall) and to have a festive Sabbath dinner. Right now, a $500 per person deposit will guarantee space on the mission. For further information, contact executive director, Alan Margolies at 904-448 5000, ext 1207.