AISH4AEPi Winter Israel Experience
“the trip really put my Judaism into perspective, answering longing questions I was previously unable to find answers to…as a Jew who hasn’t found my love for Judaism and Israel, this trip really helped me find myself and my potential”
– Jesse D.
What a group! This Winter’s Aish4EPi trip was simply outstanding!
We visited an ancient mikva, planted biblical fruit trees, hiked the desert, packed food for needy families, got uplifted on Shabbas in Tzfat and Jerusalem, trained with IDF counterterrorism commandos, toured Sderot, Hebron, and other significant cities, ate really well, and had tons of fun along the way!!
Perhaps the greatest highlight came when we were in Hebron.
For years our programs have helped with the restoration of a synagogue that was conquered and used as a Crusader era church for 700 years followed by about 200 years of usage by the local Arabs as a trash heap.
The restoration has proceeded, rock by rock, for the past few years.
However, on this trip, for the first time in over 900 years we held a prayer service with the reading of the Torah!
The whole trip is once in a lifetime experience, but this was so unique and special.
The guys loved it!
Summing up the experience at the end of the program the group broke out into a chant of “Two More Weeks, Two More Weeks!”
AEPi brothers know that our trip is the best for them to get educated and inspired, to find their inner Jewish leader, and to learn to stand up for Israel on campus.
What a great trip!