Jewish Child's Day's inaugural trek to Israel

The group raised over £65,000


A group of 16  landed in Israel on 14 October, to begin their three-day trek across Northern Israel in aid of Jewish Child’s Day which supports Jewish children in need worldwide. The group walked 60km over three consecutive days - starting at Yesha Fort, and walking to Alma bridge.  The group also walked down Mount Meron soaking up the amazing landscapes.  At times, everyone felt both physically and mentally challenged, as no amount of preparation could have prepared the group for the rocky terrain, the high temperatures and the steep upward and downward slopes the group had to navigate.

One trekker told us: “the highlight of the trek was the final day, when we walked with a group of young children with a range of physical disabilities that are supported by Simcha Layeled, one of the many projects that Jewish Child’s Day supports annually. As we walked, sang and picnicked with these fantastic children, the sheer look of determination on their faces as they face an upward struggle every day of their lives was truly heart wrenching.”

The group’s fundraising efforts raised in excess of £65,000, which will make an insurmountable difference to thousand of Jewish children in need. Jewish Child’s Day is planning another trekking challenge in Israel in 2019. For further information on the trek or Jewish Child’s Day please contact Nicole Gordon, Executive Director



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