A Woman’s Journey of Transformation in Israel: Roots of Shechinah, Branches of Peace

Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah and Rabbi Geela Rayzel with Israeli Guide Alisa Maeir Epstein

Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

Have you wondered what you can do to help make peace in Israel?
Do you need a spiritual journey?
Then this trip to Israel may be for you!

This is a women’s INTERACTIVE trip to Israel, embracing the land, people – and promise of peace.

This trip is for those who have never been to Israel, or who have been in other contexts but want a deeper richer experience with a focus on the women of the land. The speakers have been personally selected and each day crafted using the template of the heroines’ journey of transformation.

Our intention for this trip was to explore the ancient roots of Jewish women’s spirituality.

We will visit archaeology sites and receive an overview from the Israeli museum about matriarchal worship in ancient Israel. Our journey then follows this path of growth and blossoming from these roots.

We will visit feminist change makers, secular and religious. Our friends have recommended some of their favorite speakers and we’ve included them. Weaving between layers of history we will find the thread of connection women to women through Herstory.

Our hope is that each participant also finds her own place on the path of the Divine Feminine as we travel – adding her voice to this ongoing tradition.

One exciting feature is that we have included an optional culinary package to engage with Arab and Israeli women cooks and sample creations from various cultures in Israel.

We have tried to make it economical. We are staying at good – but modest – accommodations because we felt location and convenience trumped luxury. We have included a number of meals, but have not covered all meals, as we know some folks like to wander on their own. We also priced this without credit card fees to give you the choice to save a few bucks if you pay by check. Our guides, driver, and speakers are all paid in line with fair wages.


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Questions? Call Reb Sarah Leah: 602-321-3336.




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