16 Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.Deuteronomy 16:16 NASB
Traveling to Israel to keep the feasts is not cheap… if you follow the standard plan: hotels, eating out, and maybe an expensive high speed tour through a hundred places you’ll barely remember. But, maybe there is a better way (and we think we’ve found it).
Ani Yosef is less a tour and more an experience. Imagine slowing down and interacting with Jerusalem in a very personal way. Drink in the Land and participate in Passover and Yom Kippur in a way you will never experience outside of Israel. We save a bundle of money by camping or living in a moshav while fellowshipping with our Jewish brothers in the Land. Typically, four of the first five days in the Land we spend serving Judah by picking up trash and occasionally participating in other service projects like harvesting olives or preparing a Seder meal for homeless residents of the City. During the week of the feast, we have the freedom to tour. Some tours are organized and some are in smaller groups based on personal interests. The key is to keep the feast, thus obeying the commandment, and serve our brothers.
Dates: (Prices include breakfast and dinner as well as some transportation)
Pesach 2020 : Arrive April 2, depart April 16. Cost to camp: $450 Cost for lodging (subject to availability) estimated at $875.
Sukkot 2020 : Arrive September 24/25, depart October 11. Cost to camp: $495 Cost for lodging (subject to availability) estimated at $965.
Tents and sleeping mats are provided for campers. Ala carte guided tours at additional cost available, subject to the numbers who desire such.
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