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Shabbat Desert Getaway – WAIT LIST ONLY!

08/12/2022-7:30 am - 11/12/2022-7:30 am

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Shabbat Desert Getaway – WAIT LIST ONLY!

Thursday to Sunday 8 to 11 December

Join us for a unique adventure, that combines three days of guided touring and a beautiful Shabbat in the desert

Guide: Dani Margolis

Scholar in Residence: Rabbi David Woolf 

Accommodation: Isrotel Ramon Inn, Mitzpei Ramon


Thursday 8 December

Introduction to the Negev

Desert crops research & development center Ashalim

Solar plant Ashalim

Blaustein center, Ben Gurion University technological developments

Overview at Ben Gurion grave: power of vision past and present

Supper, evening program and overnight at Isrotel Ramon Inn, Mitzpei Ramon


Friday 9 December

Ramon Crater visitors center

Carpenters shop nature walk

Stone Wind and Water quarry (colored sands)

Bor Hemet cistern

Kabbalat Shabbat prayers at Tzemach David synagogue

Shabbat supper followed by program with Rabbi David Woolf


Overnight at Isrotel Ramon Inn, Mitzpei Ramon


Shabbat 10 December

Shabbat prayers at Tzemach David synagogue

Stroll in Sculpture Park (optional, non-guided)

Shabbat lunch at Isrotel Ramon Inn, Mitzpei Ramon

Afternoon program with Rabbi David Woolf

Motzei Shabbat: Jeep Tour to  Star gazing in the Crater, campfire and telescopes

Overnight at Isrotel Ramon Inn, Mitzpei Ramon


Sunday 11 December

Revivim National Heritage Site

Dimona Overview

Nabatean city of Mamshit

One further stop  to be announced


Price includes: Transport from and to Netanya; three nights half board and Shabbat lunch and tea at Isrotel Ramon Inn, lunch Friday 9 December, star gazing experience, all entrance fees and all gratuities.

Price excludes: Transport to meet bus en-route from Netanya, lunch Thursday 8 December (bring your own packed lunch) and Sunday 11 December (buy your own at Dimona mall)

Please note that participants must be in good health and not require walking assistance.

For those who prefer not to join walks on Friday, it will be possible to return to hotel after tour at Ramon Crater visitor’s center and enjoy hotel facilities.

Depart: Netanya 7.30am Thursday 8 December

Return: Netanya 6.30pm Sunday 11 December

Minimum number of participants required. Itinerary is subject to change without notice.  

All participants must complete a registration form, to be found in the following link:


Application Form Shabbat Desert Getaway December 2022


Price per person sharing double room:

AACI Members: Early Bird: NIS 2950, After 2/10/22 NIS 3200

Non-members: NIS 3300

Single Supplement: to follow

Price includes a non-refundable reservation fee of NIS 250 (members); NIS 300 (non-members)


Sign Up by calling the box office (09-8330950).



08/12/2022-7:30 am
11/12/2022-7:30 am
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