Events & Activities

Events & Activities

ESRA’s community provides people of different age groups with different social and cultural activities targeted to their interests and needs, while also coming together through national activities that suit everyone.
We invite you to become a member, enjoy our activities, access personal support and feel the satisfaction of volunteering, wherever, whenever it suits you, knowing you are aiding Israeli society.

ESRA Hike - Carmel

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 at 6:30


ESRA Members NIS 155 | Non-members NIS 195



Welcome back to the 2023/24 hiking club.

We will start the hike at Shefia junction where we will follow the trail and begin and easy to moderate climb towards Zichron Yaakov.
We continue walking past some interesting and picturesque sights.
We follow an up-and-down trail down a short cliff to the Cabera cave. This is a prehistoric limestone cave in which evidence has been found of habitation between 60k to 48k years ago. In 1982 a complete post-cranial neanderthal skeleton was found and nicknamed Moshe. This alone is worth the hike.

Don't miss this first hike of the season which will be unforgettable when you see these caves.

Reuven has suggested we visit an amazing fruit and horticultural center on the edge of Zichron. There would be a fee to gain entrance of NIS 24. He assures me that this is a place not to be missed.

Pick up points:
6:30 | Raanana - Mercaz Klita (car park)
6:45 | Beit Yehoshua Train Station
For other pick-up points please call Lawrence 0547734394

Please look out for any last minute changes due to weather conditions.

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.

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