Join Rabbi David Ingber, Founder of Romemu, and Nigel Savage, Founder of Hazon and Romemu Board Member, on a one-of-a-kind mission highlighting Israeli developments in sustainable food production, spirituality, healthy living, and social justice.
- The tour will engage your mind, body, and spirit.
- Connect to and explore Israel through its spiritual underpinnings, food, nature, culture, and economic innovation, while sleeping and traveling in high comfort.
- Meet with changemakers, social and environmental activists, and faith-based leaders and thinkers from across the religious spectrum.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of how these global innovators are driving change in response to religion, food, climate, and political insecurity, and get inspired to learn about our collective role in supporting sustainability both in Israel and at home.
- Enjoy daily opportunities to enhance your experience of being in Israel through study, song, meditation, movement, and prayer with Rabbi David.
- Engage in interfaith prayer services and meet Christian and Muslim religious leaders.
- Indulge in Kabbalat Shabbat overlooking Makhtesh Ramon in the desert.
- Experience Lag B’Omer with a bonfire and shared spiritual exploration.
- Move your body in the form of hiking, biking, and yoga across the varied terrains of Israel.
The tour itinerary may include these highlights:
- Work the land
Help glean surplus produce from fields with representatives from Leket Israel, the largest food bank in Israel, and a leader and expert in food rescue nationwide.
- Meet with changemakers
Visit with leaders in sustainable food practices in the Bedouin community, including farmers from Africa and Southeast Asia, and gather lessons from Israeli farmers.
- Visit the largest environmental rehabilitation project in Israeli history
Ariel Sharon Park in Hiriya was formerly a dumping site that took in 3,000 tons of waste per day, but in 1998 was turned into a green oasis by the Israeli government. Meet with the director of the park and learn how the site serves as a model for urban centers in Israel and around the world to change their waste sites into green parks.
- Take an inside peek
Get an insider’s tour of Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem – Israel’s largest open air market.
- Tour the farm
Visit Kaima Farm, an organic CSA that supports programs for at-risk youth.
- Check out intentional communities
Meet the founders of Hineni, the first Ethiopian community in Gedera, and the founder of Kama, an urban intentional community in Beer Sheva.
- Journey to the Negev
Have a meaningful encounter with students and staff from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies by exploring their sustainable practices.
- Get inspired by sustainable urban planning
Take a trip to Lod, a unique location where sustainable urban planning is thriving as locals create a new hybrid community with people from various socio-economic levels.
- Wine & dine
Eat and drink at Israel’s top eco-conscious restaurants and learn how they remain focused on sustainable sourcing while still created outstanding and delicious food.
- Practice healthy living
Take advantage of the tour’s many opportunities for contemplative practices and physical movement. Activities may include hiking, exploring Israel’s wildflowers during their peak season, yoga, and more.
Additional tour information will be made available here as the tour date approaches.
$3500 for double occupancy
Please note you will have to pay in full upon registering if you are offered a spot off the wait list.
Single supplement: $900
The cost for the Romemu/Hazon Sustainable Israel tour includes:
- All hotel stays (double occupancy with an option for a single room)
- Three full meals per day (except 1-2 independent meals)
- Water and snacks on the bus
- Licensed tour guide
- All entrance fees to the activities
- Basic health insurance coverage
*Prices do not include airfare.
If you cancel by February 28, 2018: Fully refundable less a $100 fee
If you cancel between March 1, 2018 and April 15, 2018: 50% of the full fee refundable
If you cancel after April 16, 2018: non-refundable
For questions or more information, please contact Meredith Levick at firstname.lastname@example.org.