Pesach in Gush Etzion

The Gush Etzion area is located 15 minutes outside Jerusalem and is rich with history, adventure and fun. The area played an important role in protecting Jerusalem during the ’67 War and today is home to many English speakers.

The area has over 20 fun activities and the Etzion Tourism Board is a great resource for reading about all of them. We can’t list them all but here are our favorites…

Kashuela Agricultural Farm

Throughout Pesach the farm is open to hosting sheep-herding and cheese-making workshops for families and groups.  Advanced bookings are required.  Minimum 30 people per group. This is a really fun, family activity!

Night Trek from Tekoa to the Dead Sea

Instructors from the Kfar Etzion Field School will take you on a trip of a lifetime, starting at dusk and ending at dawn! Guided by moonlight, cross the Judean desert, from Tekoa to the Dead Sea (20km) where you’ll watch the spectacular sunrise at the lowest place on earth.

Trek the Jerusalem Trail

The Jerusalem Trail was inaugurated around 20 years ago.  It passes through the historical and exciting sites of the city. Unlike other long trails in Israel, the Jerusalem Trail can be completed by walking continuously for two days! And the upcoming Passover holiday gives you the perfect opportunity to take up the challenge!  See the full schedule here.  A partnership between Gush Etzion Tourism and the City of David.

Lantern Tour of the Russian Monastery

Follow in the footsteps of the battle of the 25th of Nissan on a lantern tour of the Russian Monestary in Gush Etzion. Visit the caves of the monks, go up to the remains of the monastery, and learn about the battles that took place there. Learn about the commander of the monastery Zvi Ben Yosef and the commander of Gush Etzion Moshe (Mosh) Zilberschmidt who both fell there in battle.  

Guided Tours of the Gush with the Kfar Etzion Field School

Throughout Pesach the Kfar Etzion Field School is giving guided tours of different sites throughout the Gush, including easy trips that are suitable for the whole family to trips for seniors.  See the full schedule here


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