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Israel Day 11: Wine Comes In, Truth Comes Out!

Israel Day 11: Wine Comes In, Truth Comes Out!

  We began our day by visiting the dig site of Tel Maresha, the ancestral home of King Herod.  We were instantly catapulted back in time as we dug and sifted through the earth to discover artifacts that trace 2200 years back. Our activities were lead by Ian Stern who explained the amazing history behind Maresha.  Ian informed us that Maresha is a very […]

Israel Seminar Day 10: Connections

Israel Seminar Day 10: Connections

As we board the bus to begin our day’s adventure in Holon, our sense of camaraderie is undeniable. Friendships have solidified in the last 10 days and we are comfortable wondering aloud why the JCCSF has a relationship with a community center in Holon.  We further wonder how the role of a community center in […]

Israel Seminar Day 9: Signs of Creative and Political Ferment in Tel Aviv

Israel Seminar Day 9: Signs of Creative and Political Ferment in Tel Aviv

Early this morning our guide Sharon took us on a walk through an area called Neve Tzedek. It was established in 1888 as the first settlement in the area outside Jaffa. Election Day in Israel As we walked we saw fresh signs of the day’s election. Sharon shared with us that election day is a national holiday. Schools […]

Israel Seminar, Day 8: Questions Upon Questions

Israel Seminar, Day 8: Questions Upon Questions

Go Niners! Just because we are in Israel, doesn’t mean we aren’t following the 49ers. Late last night a group of us headed out to Mike’s Place, a sports bar off Jaffe Street, to catch the 49er/Falcons game. The trip included a series of decisions: walk or taxi?  (We walked on this balmy night.) Where […]