December trip to take Muslims, Jews, Christians to multifaceted Israel
By Jewish Review
article created on: 2008-09-15T00:00:00
On Dec. 28 an interfaith group of local Jewish, Christian and Muslim Americans will depart for Israel for a 12-day visit. Called “An Interfaith Journey of Peace to Israel and Palestine,” the trip is co-sponsored by the Oregon Board of Rabbis, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Islamic Society of Greater Portland.
The purpose is to share with each other what Jerusalem and the Holy Land mean to each of our respective faith traditions while better appreciating efforts that are being made for peace and the obstacles that impede progress on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Participants will meet with organizations, officials and individuals who are making a difference.
This is a different kind of visit to Israel. The itinerary includes three nights in Bethlehem, four nights in Jerusalem and two nights in Nazareth.
In order to keep the price at a minimum, participants will stay at three-star rather than five-star hotels.
The tour will include round-trip economy airfare from Portland to Tel Aviv on Lufthansa Airlines, transfers to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, nine night’s accommodation with both breakfast and dinner daily, all ground transportation, all itinerary entrance fees, portage at airports and hotels and service taxes.
Price for the tour is $3,165 per person double occupancy based on a minimum of 20 participants (assuming current costs, including fuel charges).
Single occupancy is available for an additional charge.
Space is limited in an effort to accommodate an equal number of Jews, Christians and Muslims.