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Shefa's Israel Trip this summer!

Announcing the ShefaNetwork Israel Trip in Summer 2010!
cosponsored by Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA

Join the trip of a lifetime to Israel with tour educator Jared Goldfarb and trip rabbi Menachem Creditor!  With a unique itinerary including visits to Kapiche CafĂ© in Jaffa, where all the wait staff are deaf, Kibbutz Hanaton, the world's only Masorti Kibbutz, a visit with a Kabbalistic Artist in Tzfat, two Shabbatot in Jerusalem, and so much more this trip will offer much more than a typical tourist experience!  The trip is being organized by Keshet: The Center for Educational Tourism in Israel, and will feature qualified Youth Educators for participants with children.  Jared and Rabbi Creditor have led thrilling Israel trips in the past, mixing a deep passion for Jewish history and texts with a commitment to social justice and interfaith dialogue.  Welcome aboard!

For more information, including itinerary, pricing, and registration, visit!

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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