Sep 23, 2015 By Daniel Peri Category: Travel,
Olive harvests and Templar tunnels: Unusual ways to celebrate Sukkot
What better way to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot than to visit special sites in Israel? From agricultural expos to wheelchair-accessible hiking trails, the Jewish National Fund has lots of ideas for fun and unusual ways to celebrate during this festive time of year.
For registration information or inquires on any of the events below, please call 02-563-5638.
Join the Sukkot celebration on Friday, September 25, at Aleh Negev - Nahalat Eran. Family, staff, donors, supporters, and residents of the rehabilitative community for the disabled will celebrate together in the Sukkah. We'll also have a Beit Hashoeva (water-drawing) celebration on September 29 -- a great party. Come be our "ushpizin" (guest)! Location: near Ofakim (1.5 hours from Jerusalem).
The JNF-KKL community and agriculture festival
• Take part in a Galilee community and agricultural festival, dubbed "Milan Expo" for the international expo taking place in Italy, in the Hula Agmon region of the Galilee. The festival, the first of its kind in Israel, will showcase Israel's agricultural innovations and technology under the motto "Feed the World." Days of operation are August 29 - October 1. Location: near the town of Hula (two hours from Haifa).
Olives in Sataf.
LOTEM - Making Nature Accessible.
• Learn the story of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to its fall during the War of Independence, and its subsequent rebirth. The Kfar Etzion Sound and Light Show and Museum features a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of the southern gateway to Jerusalem. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel: "If Jewish Jerusalem exists…it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion." The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: South of Jerusalem.
Gush Etzion, a site key to the War of Independence.
• Take part in any or all of the interactive events taking place at Ammunition Hill, the historic site of the battle for the reunification of Jerusalem. The Hill is open for visitors September 29 and October 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday October 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Location: in central Jerusalem.
Exploring the trenches at Ammunition Hill.
- 3D audio and visual model, "The Battle for Jerusalem" (runs every 30 minutes)
- An exciting interactive guided tour of the battle site and brand new Commemoration Hall (by reservation)
- Adventure complex, including zip-line, rope, and height course, under the supervision of licensed and experienced professionals
- Extreme-sport instructors (ages 5 and up)
- Arts and crafts holiday workshop for kids
- The underground Six Day War Heritage Museum
- The new Jerusalem Garden, with seating and picnic areas, a place for family gatherings with play areas for kids
- A sukkah will also be available
For more information or to make reservations, please call 03-604-9634 or email [email protected]. Location: central Tel Aviv, near the Kirya military base.