KH Les Invita a gozar de los sabores y colores singulares de Israel
Una Exclusiva Excursión Culinaria
En los últimos años Israel ha alcanzado su madurez como una súper potencia culinaria! Gracias a un continuo flujo de inmigrantes de todo el mundo, que trajeron consigo una rica tradición culinaria que fue pasando de generación a generación, ha surgido una cocina nacional israelí producto de una exótica mezcla de fabulosas comidas.
 
Esta aventura gastronómica singular, diseñada exclusivamente para Keren Hayesod, va a ofrecer encuentros con máster chefs a nivel mundial y una rica variedad de comidas gourmet. Incluirá también una visita a los proyectos de KH, donde podrán observar personalmente cómo vuestra generosa contribución está ofreciendo un sinfín de oportunidades para un futuro mejor a los segmentos más desaventajados de la población israelí.
Day 1

El mejor camino para estudiar una cultura, es a través de sus comidas!

Vuestra excusión va a comenzar con un viaje al norte, donde serán introducidos a Israel y su gente a través de una exquisita variedad de sabores y aromas.

 

  • O: El Bosque de Levona: Los árboles tienen  un lugar especial en nuestra tradición. La Biblia se refiere al “Árbol de la Vida” y los árboles se convirtieron en un símbolo de la misión del sionismo de “hacer raíces” en la Patria Judía. Un sitio singular de vista al hermoso Lago Kineret, el Bosque Levona, posee más de 150 variedades de árboles frutales especiales de todo el mundo! Al paso que disfrutarán caminando entre los árboles podrán interiorizarse de la fascinante historia de la familia Lishanski, y sobre Nili, la red de espionaje que ayudó a los británicos en su lucha contra el Imperio Otomano. Durante la cena, se encontrarán con el chef Shishi Lishanski, quien nos hablará sobre el arte de cocinar y el desarrollo de la gastronomía en Israel

 





 
  • O bien: Una Carpa BeduinaDisfruten de la legendaria hospitalidad beduina y de un festín de la fabulosa comida del desierto, en una auténtica carpa beduina! Aprenderemos sobre el estilo de vida de estos románticos “guerreros del desierto” y cómo ellos mantienen su ancestral tradición en el siglo XXI.
 
 
 
 
  • Noche en el Hotel Ruth Rimonim

Disfruten de la especial atmósfera que les brinda el Hotel Ruth Rimonim, localizado en el corazón de la mundialmente famosa colonia de artistas en Safed, con una espectacular vista al Monte Merón.
 

 

 

Day 2
Israel ha ganado renombre por su célebre colección de finos vinos gourmet y por sus quesos especiales. Disfrutarán de un paseo en jeep por los viñedos del Golán y la Alta Galilea. A continuación, serán testigos oculares de cómo los proyectos de Keren Hayesod tienen un impacto directo en el mejoramiento del nivel de vida de los residentes en la periferia.
 
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    ·         Desayuno en el balcón del hotel, con vista al Monte Merón.
    ·         La Bodega y Quesería Adir
    Ubicada en las laderas del Monte Admón, la Bodega y Quesería Adir es famosa por sus premiados vinos y sus quesos de cabra de primera calidad. Almorzarán en la quesería Adir, donde podrán saborear algunos de los exclusivos vinos de la compañía y degustarán sus quesos originales.
 
  • The Ayalim Project, Kiryat Shemona
    Kiryat Shemona, Israel’s northernmost city, is located some three kilometers from the Lebanese border. With the Keren Hayesod support, the Ayalim project offers incentives for students to settle in Israel’s periphery and serve as agents of change, promoting the physical and social development of the Negev and the Galilee. You will meet with Israel’s new pioneers - Ayalim volunteers, who have made significant strides in revitalizing their neighborhood.
 
  • The Youth Futures Program
    Keren Hayesod supports the Youth Futures initiative - a mentoring program for youth-at-risk. You will meet youngsters whose lives have been literally turned around by this revolutionary program, as well as the “trustees” who serve as their role models and friends, giving the children positive social experiences and educational enrichment - and the key to escape from the vicious cycle of poverty and despair.
 
 
After returning to the hotel to freshen up you will be invited to experience one of the following exciting dinner options:   
  • Either: The Red Khan 
    Enjoy the13th century ambience of the Red Khan, Safed's oldest building, constructed during the Mamluk conquest of the city. Run as a hostel for travelers and their animals in the 14th century by the Muslim Waqf, the building retains its imposing stone gateway; above the carved wooden doors of the entrance you can still see the original inscription in the stonework. Enjoy a cooking workshop with Gil Hovav, noted restaurant critic, food journalist, and television personality. Learn concise, easy-to-master techniques and professional secrets for preparing mouth-watering food.
 
 
  • Or: The Bat Yaar Ranch
    Situated in the heart of the Biriya Forest, the Bat Yaar Ranch, Israel's version of America's "Wild West," offers magnificent views of the Upper Galilee, including the Hula Valley and Mt. Hermon. You'll have a unique opportunity to hear poignant melodies that evoke the nostalgia of the shtetle experience at a Klezmer workshop, followed by an evening of fun and dance. Kick up your heels and rock 'n roll!
 
  • Overnight at Ruth Rimonim Hotel, Safed
Day 3
Driven by health awareness, Israel has become a leader in developing organic products, while promoting a natural lifestyle, and healthy living, designed to nourish the mind and spirit.
  • The Carmel Forest Spa Resort 
    Impelled by health awareness, Israel has become a leader in promoting a natural lifestyle and healthful living, designed to nourish the mind and spirit. You'll leave the hustle and bustle of the outside world as you drive through untouched nature to the Carmel Forest Spa Resort, a retreat from the hectic pace of everyday life located high in the hills above Haifa overlooking the blue Mediterranean.
Before travelling to Jerusalem enjoy a fresh healthful lunch, a cornucopia of natural, healthful foods!
 
 
  • Stop at Mt. Scopus for a breathtaking, panoramic view of Jerusalem. You will recite the traditional Shehechiyanu blessing as you look down on the Temple Mount, site of the Holy Temple, which was liberated by Israel's troops in 1967.
 
Spend Shabbat at the Mount Zion Hotel, a unique boutique hotel overlooking spectacular Biblical landscapes. You are invited light Shabbat candles in the lobby before dinner.
 
 
  • Savor the warmth and flavor of heimishe Eastern European Jewish cooking at Yeshivat HaKotel near the Western Wall.
Or:
  • Dine at the Hotel, followed by a Walking Tour of Mea She'arim
    You will experience the unique ambiance of Shabbat in Mea She'arim, one of Jerusalem's oldest neighborhoods. With its 19th century architecture, quaint narrow streets, and hassidic courts, Mea She'arim retains the flavor of an East European shtetl. Your tour will include a visit one of the Hassidic courts for a tisch with the rebbe.
 
Day 4
Nourish your soul as you enjoy the special atmosphere of Shabbat in Jerusalem, with the option of Shabbat morning services after breakfast.
  • Walking Tour of Jerusalem's Old City, Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Yemin Moshe 
    Overlooking the Old City walls, the picturesque Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Yemin Moshe were the first Jewish neighborhoods in modern Jerusalem. Today, they are home to beautiful residences, historic synagogues, and artists' studios. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon after lunch.
     

 



 

  • Dinner at the Eucalyptus Restaurant
    Located in a charming historic building in the Hutzot HaYotzer Artists' Colony. Savor authentic Biblical cuisine based on the use of fresh herbs and wild plants for one of Jerusalem's finest dining experiences! You will meet world-class chef Moshe Basson, who has won accolades and awards for his painstakingly crafted Middle Eastern dishes and his unparalleled culinary skills. 

 

  • Optional: Night Spectacular at David's Tower
    Jerusalem's dramatic history unfolds amidst the archaeological remains in the courtyard of this medieval fortress located at the entrance to the Old City. The walls of  David's Citadel serve as a backdrop for breathtaking virtual reality images in a show that is a celebration of sight and sound.
 


 
  • Overnight in Jerusalem
 
Day 5
Israel’s contemporary food scene takes its inspiration from the wide variety of ethnic cuisines and myriad of cultural influences brought by immigrants from all over the world.
  • KH Director General, Greg Masel will join you for a mission concluding discussion over breakfast
After checkout:
  • Herzl Museum
    The new Herzl Museum provides a thrilling audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State, allowing you to become an active participant in understanding Herzl's bold aspirations and disappointments during his stormy personal journey.Herzl Museum
  • Mahane Yehuda Market
    A unique cooking seminar led by chef Tali Friedman begins with shopping in Jerusalem's famous Mahane Yehuda outdoor marketplace ("shuk"). After purchasing the fresh ingredients together with Tali, you will proceed to her charming studio in the heart of the shuk and prepare a sumptuous lunch. B'teavon!
 
  • Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center
    In recent years, the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center, which is supported by Keren Hayesod-UIA, has provided thousands of new immigrants from Ethiopia with their first home in Israel. The absorption center provides a wide variety of services to help the newcomers integrate into Israel. You will be invited to Ethiopia's traditional buna ceremony - considered a mark of friendship and esteem - by Ethiopian women in traditional garb, who will take you through the full life cycle of coffee preparation.
 
End of mission. Return home, taking with you unforgettable experiences, great memories, and delicious recipes. L’hitra’ot!