Project of the Month

These programs allow talented underprivileged teenagers to fulfill their potential by providing them with a challenging program of enrichment and leadership training at the Ruppin Institute of Marine Science. Talented 7th graders from all backgrounds of Israeli society in the lower socio-economic levels are chosen - programs run for 2 years.

ESRA Hike in the Jerusalem hills

ESRA Hike in the Jerusalem Hills

The origianal date of 13th February was postponed to 20th February because of the forecasted rain.

Starting near the Kennedy Memorial we will walk down to the Refaim ‎Valley, passing the old train station. Refaim is an ancient route that leads down to the valley of Elah, close to the ‎village Batir (Beitar) .

Continuing up through Nahal Kobi to the spring, we will walk through Begin Park. Kobi was a ‎Jewish village in Mishnaic times and Nahal Kobi was the water source.

After crossing the main road, we will continue to ‎Hirbet Dorban and down to Nahal Mata passing more springs and interesting orchards of palms. We will finish with a climb up ‎to Hirbet Hanut which is part of the Roman Road that ran from the coastal city of Ashkelon up to Jerusalem. ‎

12/13 km Moderate

Hikers should come properly prepared for each hike:  plenty of water (2 litres per person in normal weather, at least 3 ‎litres per person if it’s hot, good walking boots or shoes, change of clothes/towel if swimming, hat, sunscreen and food ‎for breakfast & lunch in a backpack.  Walking poles optional, but useful.‎

ESRA hikes are suitable for people in good health.  We reserve the right to refuse participation on the hike to ‎any person who does not come properly equipped or is not physically capable of making the distance.

Pick up points: ‎
‎06:30 ‎    Bet Yehoshua Train Station
‎06:45     ‎ Raanana, Mercaz Klitah, Rehov Hasharon‎
For other pick up points speak to Lawrence 054-773 4394‎
Contact Name: 
09-748 2957
Price for Members: