Sukkot in Gush Etzion

Sukkot is a wonderful time of the year to visit Gush Etzion.  The area is bustling with fun family activities over chol hamoed!

New Food Forest at Nachal Tzufit – Sunday

Gush Etzion Tourism, in partnership with Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael is hosting a familiarization day for families, to see the new Food Forest at Nachal Tzufit.  It’s a collection of diverse edible plants that attempt to mimic eco-systems and patterns found in nature. There’ll be family-friendly, holiday-related workshops, guided tours of the forest and musical performances.

Art Festival in Tekoa – Monday & Tuesday

There’s an Art Festival over hol hamoed in Tekoa, with guided tours of the Artist’s Colony.  They’ll have family-friendly workshops, a story theater, with a special show “The Treasure of Herod’s Hats” and a period costume complex themed “The Romans are Coming”. There’s a craft-corner for younger kids where they can make and decorate special pop-up cards. The coffee shop will be open with a family-sized sukkah.

Aliyah La’Regel to Jerusalem – Thursday

Experience the Aliyah La’Regel (pilgrimage to Jerusalem) walking in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors.  There are different routes for the Foot Festival, based on levels of difficulty. There’s also a fun family event at Derech Ha’Avot, with attractions, activity stations, musical and creative corners and an array of hands-on activities for all ages.

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Gush Etzion Tourism - Sukkot

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