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A Spiritual Encounter with the
People And Land of Israel
Led by Rabbi K’vod Wieder
October 19-31, 2021

Join Rabbi K'vod for the trip that he has always dreamed of – meetings with spiritual masters in Jerusalem and Safed, daily meditation, a weekend meditation retreat in the North, Sufi dancing and mysticism, exploring the Israeli connection of Judaism and Buddhism, lessons from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim peacebuilders, and some of the best Israeli cuisine. There is no doubt that this will be an experience of a lifetime.

The trip will be limited to 20 participants and we will be opening it up later in the year to the wider Orange County community. There is a generous refund policy that you can read about on the website, entitling you to a full refund all the way up to July 15, 2021. For more information and to register, click here.                      For a printable flyer, click here.

Don’t miss learning with one of the trip’s teachers and leading Israeli authority on Kabbalah - Melila Hellner Eshed as part of CSP’s Virtual Israel Adventure on October 22 at 10am. Information is below.

Digging Deeper:
Touching the Spirit & Soul of Israel
October 10-22, 2021

If meditation and spirituality is not your cup of tea, and you are looking for a phenomenal Israel trip next fall, consider joining the Community Scholars Program for  “Digging Deeper: Touching the Spirit & Soul of Israel”. You can register online here.

Community Scholars Program
Virtual Israel Adventure
Co-sponsored by
Congregation B’nai Israel of Tustin,
Temple Beth El of South Orange County and Jewish Community Foundation of
Orange County

Digging Deeper AM Track
10:00 - 11:00am PDT 
Sunday, October 18 – Ruth Calderon: The Renaissance of Israeli Judaism
Monday, October 19 – Michael Freund: Bringing the Lost Tribes Back to Israel
Tuesday, October 20 – Udi Goren: A Walk of the Land: The Israel National Trail
Wednesday, October 21 – Ayelet Gundar Goshen: The Roar of The Desert
Thursday, October 22 – Melila Hellner-Eshed: David and the Tehom
Sunday, October 25 – Rachel Korazim: Notions of Commemoration - A Tour of Yad Vashem
Monday, October 26 – Shirel Horovitz: Israeli Artists of the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 27 – Dorit Rabinyan: On Literature and Censorship
Wednesday, October 28 – Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beiser: “The Jews are Coming”

Click here for more information

Digging Deeper PM Track
12:30 - 1:30pm PDT 
Monday, October 19 – Welcome to the Old and the New/Welcome to Tel Aviv 
Tuesday, October 20 – Desert Dreams & Reality: The Evolving Story of Yerucham
Wednesday, October 21 – From the Red Sea Resort to “B7”: A Personal and Communal Story
Thursday, October 22 – Identity and Belonging: A Walk in Arab East Jerusalem
Sunday October 25 – The Beautiful Complexities of the Christian Quarter
Tuesday October 27 – Dialogue and Understanding: Crossing the Green Line

Click here for more information.

Thu, October 22 2020 4 Cheshvan 5781