This is a sample itinerary from the 2018 adventure. A detailed schedule and itinerary will be sent to accepted participants, including details about pre-trip programming, our planned opportunities in Israel, and our schedule for the October 2023 North American retreat.Please contact with questions.

Sunday, March 18

The Land of Israel as fertile ground for stories and creation

  • Welcome to Israel!
  • Arrival Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
  • Opening welcome dinner
  • Journey to the desert

Overnight: Ein Gedi Hotel

Monday, March 19

The desert and the origins of the Jewish people

  • Desert walk
  • Qumran- the source of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Ein Gedi
  • Dead Sea kayaking

Overnight: Ein Gedi Hotel

Tuesday, March 20

The Beginnings of Your Story

  • Meet Israeli-American author Anna Levine
  • The caves of Beit Guvrin
  • Hands-on Archeological experience
  • Meet Jewish grandmothers from around the world!
  • Travel North

Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Wednesday, March 21

“Real” Israeli stories

  • Old City of Safed and the story of Kabbalah
  • Meet with artists
  • Unique Israeli stories with Mishy Harman
  • Tsippori Mosaics and Judaism confronts modernity

Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel

Thursday, March 22

All Roads Lead to Jerusalem

  • Early morning walk on Kinneret
  • Promenade view of Jerusalem
  • VIP tour of the City of David
  • Davidson Center
  • Western Wall
  • Old City of Jerusalem

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Friday, March 23

The Golden City prepares for Shabbat

  • Scavenger hunt in the famous Machane Yehuda open market
  • A city prepares for Shabbat
  • Friday night at the Western Wall
  • Shabbat of a Lifetime experience

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Shabbat, March 24

  • Optional tours to Israel Museum/ Old City/ Bible Lands Museum
  • Free time
  • Network event with Israeli authors

Overnight: The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

Sunday, March 25

The stories-yet-to-be-written begin....

  • Travel to Tel Aviv
  • Neve Tzedek and Independence Hall
  • Free time in Tel Aviv
  • Graffiti tour of Tel Aviv
  • Final dinner and farewell

Departure: Ben Gurion Airport

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