Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

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June 6, 2018 Israel Trip

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:32am -- Etz Chaim Israel

Shalom, Chaverim! Today was an extremely full day, beginning with a visit to the mystical city of Safed/Tzfat.

As we arrived quite early, and the many artist studios lining the winding narrow street were not yet open, we were greeted with a pastoral kind of peace. Sitting in a small courtyard beneath large leafy trees, we could hear the chanting and singing of young children while Hannah talked about the history of this lovely place, where Kabbalah began.

June 4, 2018 Israel Trip

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 2:45pm -- Etz Chaim Israel

Shalom, Chaverim! This morning we said farewell to Tel Aviv and headed north to Haifa and our kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

Our first stop along the coast was Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital in this region. We observed the amphitheater, which has amazing acoustics, the columns, capitols, sarcophagi, wall segments, etc against the backdrop of the Mediterranean, and listened to bits of history in this stunning “room where it happened.”

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