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Experience Israel Tour: 2017

Join us for this beautiful opportunity to visit the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. We will tour Israel, Galilee, the Dead Sea and the city of Jerusalem. 

WHEN: September 30 - October 10, 2017
WHERE: You'll stay in in first class hotels in the following places: 1 night on the Mediterranean, 3 nights on the shore of Galilee, 1 night at the Dead Sea, and 4 nights in Jerusalem.
TOURING: You'll tour the sites of Israel in a comfortable tour bus, with a Biblically-knowledgeable tour guide.
COST: $3.992

DEADLINE: June 19, 2017. If past this date, please call or e-mail Tom to see if there are any spots left or to learn about future trips for 2017.

There are only 30 spots-- and we're expected to hit capacity quickly, so sign up soon! 

For more detailed itinerary, and to fill out the registration page, download this form. 

Questions? Contact Tom Barila.


April 2: After the 8:45 and 10:00 a.m. services in the Parlor

May 14: After the 8:45 and 10:00 a.m. services in the Parlor

May 21: After the 8:45 a.m. service in Room 207, after the 10:00 a.m. service in the Parlor

Want to see a detailed itinerary? Or ready to sign up? Download the form here.

The team in 2014 overlooking Jerusalem 

The team in 2014 overlooking Jerusalem 

From Tom, the fearless leader:

Once again, Third Church will be traveling to Israel.  we will have an amazing opportunity to be traveling throughout Israel. This will be Third’s, 4th discipleship trip to Israel having visited Israel in 2013,  2014, and 2016.

Traveling to Israel is an amazing experience.  The Bible will come alive and your heart will pound with excitement and thanksgiving with every step you take. You’ll also quickly learn and understand many of the geographic and cultural references of Jesus, the apostles, and the old testament. You’ll also enjoy the beauty of the land, Israel’s wonderful food, and her open and safe hospitality every step of the way.

Tom, Paul, and Guy in 2014

Tom, Paul, and Guy in 2014

This will be my 4th trip leading our congregation and friends to Israel.  You’ll be treated to a team approach.  The trip will be led by Paul Klassen, Guy Leibovitz, and me.  While in Israel, we will also visit a long-time friend of Third, Rabbi Jamie Cowen.    The price for the trip includes all transportation, 9 nights of first class hotels, breakfast, dinner, admission to all sites, and tips.  This is well worth the investment for a once in a lifetime opportunity.    

Paul lives in Richmond and was on the staff at Tikvat Israel (along with Rabbi Jamie Cowen.) Paul has lived in Israel and has led more than 22 trips to Israel. Paul is a messianic Jew and is steeped in a rich understanding of Scripture. He is the Executive Director for “The Hope For Israel” and is also the owner of Aliyah tours, the tour company we will be using.

Guy Leibovitz is a native of Israel and is a sought after guide.  He was professionally trained as an archeologist and is also a historian.  Guy has a rich understanding of Scripture.  He is a wonderful communicator and extremely personable. 

Still thinking about it? Read about the 2016 trip! Please call or email Tom (282-4645) or ask one of Third’s recent Alumni sojourners for 1st hand feedback.   

Shalom, Tom Barila

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