TORONTO — On most organized trips to Israel, you’ll probably see the standard
sights, but on the One Family Fund Cross Israel Hike you’ll connect with
the land and the people of Israel in a way you’ve never done before
– by hiking through the country’s spectacular natural environment in the
company of victims of terror who’ve received support from One Family
Since 2008, participants on the One Family Fund Cross-Israel Hike have trekked through different sections of the Israel National Trail, a 940-kilometre path that extends from the Lebanese border all the way to the Red Sea, traversing Israel’s unique physical and historical landscape.
This year’s hike, which takes place in the picturesque Ein Gedi region from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3, gives participants the opportunity to personally help victims of terror rebuild their lives while hiking through the spectacular Judean Hills of the Dead Sea region.
The group will depart from Tel Aviv after Shabbat ends on Saturday, Oct. 29, travel by bus to Ein Gedi, and hike from Sunday, Oct. 30 to Thursday, Nov. 3, in small groups. All hikers are escorted by experienced guides and medics while being immersed in the scenery of the Judean Hills in the Dead Sea region.
Individuals who have been affected by terrorism and have received support from One Family Fund accompany the hikers throughout the five days and nights of the hike, creating memorable bonds and meaningful connections.
The funds that it raises provide financial, legal and emotional support and include psychological counselling, support groups and retreats, summer camps for children, and other types of assistance such as job retraining, in order to help entire family units get back to pre-attack levels of functioning.
Prospective participants can learn more about the hike at an upcoming information session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at Shaar Shalom Synagogue.
For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact [email protected] or call 416-489-9687.