She is Called Holy Land Trip

She is Called Holy Land Trip

Wednesday, November 6–Sunday, November 17, 2019
Cost: $3,750 per person and flight out of New York, JFK

View/print the brochure/initial trip application


Join us in a unique opportunity to explore the Holy Land and bring to life the transformative stories of women, past and present.

  • Travel with others from varied contexts and receive the gift of relationship created through shared experience.
  • Explore—with your feet, your eyes, your heart, and your imagination—the culture and circumstances experienced by women of the Bible.
  • Enrich your understanding of the Bible by experiencing biblical and historical sites for yourself:
    • Caesarea Maritima, a magnificent port built by King Herod.
    • Meggido and other ancient battle sites that invite us into the stories of Deborah and Jael.   
    • Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation, where Mary made her bold response to God's call to bear his Son.
    • The Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River.
    • Capernaum, Mount Arbel, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Multiplication, and the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter.
    • Migdala, Mary Magdalene's home before she left everything to follow Jesus.  
    • The Church of the Resurrection, built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.
    • Old City Jerusalem, the City of David (along with a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the Pool of Siloam), the Mount of Olives churches and the Kidron Valley.
    • Ein Gedi, the oasis spot where David hid from King Saul.
    • Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    • Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the way of suffering”) early in the morning, using the liturgy written by Father Kamal, a Palestinian Christian.
  • Enhance your understanding of the current political situation in Israel and Palestine, particularly as they affect women and children. Visits will include:
    • The Temple Mount (Jewish and Al-Haram esh Sharif (“the noble sanctuary,” Muslim), the site where the Jewish temples once stood and now home to the Dome of the Rock.
    • Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial.
    • East Jerusalem and Ramallah, a major Palestinian city, where you will hear from Sam Bahour, a Palestinian entrepreneur.
    • Tent of Nations, the home and farm of a Palestinian family working to keep their land located near Bethlehem.

Trip leaders, Dr. Josh and Sally Vis, Rev. Dustyn Keepers, Lesley Mazzotta and Rev. Liz Testa look forward to sharing this experience with you.

View/print the brochure/application here.


How to Apply:

To reserve a spot, you'll need to fill out the application attached to the brochure and mail it to: 

Lorraine Parker
Reformed Church in America
35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 

Download the brochure/application.

The deadline to register is June 15.

Please register early to ensure your spot. A limited number of partial ($500) scholarships are available for those with demonstrated need. Questions, please contact us at women@rca.org.