Tikvah Participants on Action-Packed Israel Trip by Howard Blas
Over winter break, Ramah New England Tikvah participants enjoyed an amazing tour run by the Ramah Israel Institute and led by Howard Blas, former longtime Ramah New England Tikvah Director and current Director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network. This memorable trip included many great stops, and time visiting with close Ramah friends living in Israel. Highlights included visits to Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, an archaeological “Dig for a Day,” picking hydroponic lettuce, making pita bread, shooting paintball guns at Kibbutz Tzuba, meeting with IDF soldiers with disabilities at Palmachim Air Force Base, working with farm and zoo animals on Kibbutz Shluchot, visiting Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, and touring Har Herzl, the Kotel Tunnels, and the Golan Heights.
Thank you to the Benstein, Green, Rabinovich, and Ad-Epstein Families for hosting us in your homes. A special highlight was visiting with Tikvah founders Herb and Barbara Greenberg, who joined us for a day at Latrun (Tank Museum) and at Azrieli Mall. And we were pleased to celebrate Matthew Weber’s 23rd birthday in Israel!
For additional details, please read Howard’s blog post: The Typical Israel Experience and a Whole Lot More