MARCH 18-25, 2018




With support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library and PJ Our Way are thrilled to offer an all-expenses paid Israel experience to inspire accomplished children’s and middle-grade authors to bring Israel and Jewish ideas to their writing.

For eight days, we will explore the roots and stories of the Jewish people, the historical and modern state of Israel, and meet with a diverse group of Israelis. We will travel from the barren desert to the Mediterranean Sea to the lush north. We will see villages, kibbutzim, the holy centers of Jerusalem and Safed, and ultramodern Tel Aviv. There will be time every day devoted to reflection, discussion, and writing, often facilitated by guest authors. See the itinerary for more details.

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Israel in March has mild temperatures, usually in the 70s during the day and dipping into the high 50s at night. The desert can get much cooler at night and much hotter during the day. Intermittent rain is not unheard of.