Since biblical times women have always been strategically in the background making a very significant mark on the people around them including the men, kings, prophets, disciples and warriors featured in many of the events in the Old and New Testament

Verse 31 in the book of Proverbs,     King Solomon praises: “Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies”.

 

Our program “Women of Valor” takes you on a journey in the footsteps of the inspiring biblical women to see  who they were, where they lived and what their influence was amongst the people around them. Beyond this, our program looks at the women living today in the land of the Bible: Christian, Jewish and Moslem, secular and religious, well known and almost anonymous, to learn about their role in modern Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 Itinerary

Sunday  Departure

 

 

Monday Day 1 – Welcome to the Land

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. Genesis 26:3

 

  • Mid day arrival to Ben Gurion airport
  • Meeting and assistance by our representative just after passport control
  • After luggage collection you are escorted to your guide and driver waiting outside the arrival hall
  • Travel to Neot Kedumim for an introduction to the program and a tour through the biblical heroines. Enjoy a welcome picnic and participate in a special “Women of the Bible” tour that will take you back to the biblical heroines and their roles. Enjoy an opportunity to plant a tree.
  • Visit ancient Jaffa and enjoy a walking tour.
  • Welcome dinner in the Hotel

 

Overnight – Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

 

Tuesday Day 2 – Ancient struggles and modern challenges for Galilean women

 

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. Genesis 26:3

 

  • Meet with a Bible teacher woman of the CJCUC, world renowned expert on Christianity in the Holy Land – for an overview of Biblical heroines and inspiring connections to the land
  • Continue to where Herod built Caesarea, the grandest city other than Jerusalem over the course of 12 years and renamed this city “Caesarea” in honor of the emperor. It was here that a stone inscription was found mentioning Pontius Pilate, the only archeological remains ever found with the name
  • Visit Mt. Carmel and Muhraka, the site where the Prophet rose to Heaven
  • Visit Nazareth, see the Church of the Annunciation.
  • Enjoy a hands on   workshop with  local Christians and Jewish women who have founded a special cooperative.
  • Drive to your hotel in the Galilee for overnight. Meet with local kibbutz members tonight for home hospitality after dinner.

 

 Wednesday  Day 3 –Fellowship and Prayer in the Galilee

Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan Isiah 9:1

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the sites around the Sea of Galilee.

Mt of Beatitudes – it was at this site that Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God (Matt 5:1-9)

  • Visit Capernaum was a large Galilean fishing village and busy trading center. Peter, Andrew, James and John also lived at Capernaum. The remains of a basalt synagogue believed to be the synagogue where Jesus taught was discovered at this site
  • Tabgha the traditional site of the calling of the disciples. A Byzantine mosaic is preserved under a modern church today that was once part of a church which commemorated Jesus’ feeding the multitudes. Here we will walk down to the shore line and enjoy some time for prayer and meditation at Peters Primacy
  • Lunch of St. Peters Fish.
  • Take boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a wooden “Jesus boat”.
  • Visit Magdala a small town going back millennia, is most famous for its best-known citizen – Mary Magdalene.  Findings at the town include an ancient 1st-century synagogue where it seems Jews and the earliest Judeo-Christians worshipped together, side by side. We will visit the unique worship area and stand in the beautiful rotunda dedicated to the women who follow Jesus. Faydra Shapiro Director of the Galilee Center for studies in Jewish-Christian Relations will conduct a bible reading at this site.
  • Continue to Yardenit situated at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea on its way to the Dead Sea. This is one of the most important sites for Pilgrims – here there will be an opportunity of being baptized.
  • Circle time along the shoreline
  • Return to hotel for dinner and circle time

 

Overnight – Kibbutz Lavi Hotel near the Sea of Galilee

 

Thursday Day 4 – Our biblical heroines – if they can do it we can too

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.  Genesis1:12

  • Check-out after breakfast
  • Drive south through the Jordan Valley past the site of Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ascend by cable car to the mountaintop fortress of Masada, a rugged natural fortress of majestic beauty, built by King Herod in the Judean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. Explore the ancient palace with its water cisterns, ritual baths (mikvah) and ruins of the synagogue. This site has been claimed as a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Lunch and Time at leisure at a hotel with spa services at the Dead Sea.
  • Continue to Jerusalem
  • Check in and Dinner at the hotel.

 

Overnight – Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem

 

Day 5 –Friday Opening your Heart to Jerusalem  

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalms 122:6

 

  • Visit the Israel Museum.
  • Visit Yad Vashem Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, where we will honor a number of non-Jewish people that helped save Jews during this bleak period; these heroes are referred to as The Righteous among the Nations. We will visit the museum and walk to a special place on the grounds where she will lead us in an honor and worship prayer service focusing on faith after the Holocaust’.
  • We will walk through the Jewish Quarter and visit the Western Wall and see the preparations for Shabbat..

Gathering and Shabbat dinner experience with a local Jewish family

 

Overnight – Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem

 

Saturday Day 6 –Experiencing God’s spirit in Jerusalem

As the mountains [are] round about Jerusalem, so the LORD [is] round about his people from henceforth even for ever. Psalms 125:2

 

  • After breakfast we will drive to Mount of Olives for an over view on Jerusalem in all its splendor from the top of the mountain which rises to 818 meters above sea-level, named for olive groves that once covered its slopes. The Mt of Olives is associated with both Jewish and Christian traditions, filled with churches commemorating events in Jesus’ life
  • Stop at Gethsemene for time at prayer service upon entering Jerusalem.
  • Entering the Old City through the Lions Gate, we will walk along the Via Dolorosa the road where Jesus walked on the day of His Crucifixion from the judgment seat of Pilate to Mt Calvary.
  • Time at leisure for lunch on your own
  • Tour Mt Zion and the Room of the Last Supper.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Overnight – Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem

 

April 15 Sunday Day 7 – Women Making a Difference

 

  • Time at leisure in the morning
  • At 11 am Spend time volunteering with special needs children at Susan House
  • Visit the Machene Yehuda market.
  • Visit Rachel’s Tomb
  • Continue to Bethlehem and Visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherds Fields.
  • Enjoy praise and worship with Pastor Khoury and the local Palestinian Christian community.
  • Dinner and Overnight Jerusalem

 

 

Monday Day 8  – Where do we go from here 

  • Begin your day with a communion service at the Garden Tomb
  • Visit Ein Karem and learn about Mary and Elizabeth
  • Visit Yvel a unique social business that assists Ethiopians
  • Travel to Jaffa for a walking tour of this beautiful seaside ancient city.
  • Farewell dinner and say goodbye to your guide and new friends
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure to the USA

 

Arrival in the USA

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