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 - Two Day Overnight

Sunday, 26 March 2023 at 7:15 - Monday, 27 March 2023

Ramat Hagolan

ESRA Members only: Single room NIS 1100 | Per person in double room NIS 800


ESRA Hiking Club invites you to join us again this year for another 2-day Hiking Experience.
Following the winter rains, and as spring blooms, we’ll set out on 2 days of amazing hiking in the
Golan Heights, with a delightful overnight stay at the outstanding Merom Golan Hotel.

Day 1 Hike
We start at Joyza, an abandoned Circassian village in the center of the Golan Heights, onto Alonei Habashan and then climb the Bashanit Ridge with its gorgeous oak forests. Our hike takes us alongside the Wind Turbines and past Ein Zivan, towards a stunning conclusion at Merom Golan. Moderate Plus
Day 2 Hike
We’ll be close by to start early at the Meshushim Pool with its famous hexagonal geology. Climb the ridge that separates Nahal Meshushim from Nahal Zavitan. We then descend to the lower section of the Zavitan Stream walk, to be followed by a tough hike and climb through the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve. Hard – but amazing!

Exact routes and details may change due to weather or local considerations.

The two-day trip includes:
• Luxury Coach – attached to the group for all travel needs
• Two full days of memorable ESRA hikes – with our veteran and knowledgeable guide, Reuven
• Overnight stay at the Merom Golan Hotel
• This is a high quality and unique hotel in a natural environment - inside the crater of an ancient dormant volcano. Set against an awe-inspiring backdrop of views of Mount Hermon, Mount Bental and verdant oak forests. We’ll enjoy excellent recreational facilities, nature, outstanding cuisine, landscaped green lawns and a covered, heated swimming pool open year-round! We will time our arrival to enjoy pre-dinner swim time!
Check it out:
• All the guest rooms are in an idyllic country-style and are air-conditioned, have a kitchen area and coffee/tea facilities, fridge, LCD TV, hairdryer, and pleasant indoor and outdoor sitting areas.
• Three Kosher meals are included: extensive meat buffet dinner; full Israeli breakfast plus individual packed lunch, water and snacks to go for the 2nd day. Vegetarian and/or special menus available.
All you’ll have to bring is a packed breakfast and lunch for day 1 – as normal.
• Enjoyable and relaxing social evening program – amongst friends!

Pricing Based on a group of 35 people
• Per person in a double room NIS 800
• Single room NIS 1,100
These prices are for ESRA members only. Annual membership is NIS 140.

Please note that booking and final payment will close on 10th February 2023 – at the latest.
Register - single room
Register - a person in a double room
• Cancellation Fee: 10% up to 72 hours prior to the trip. After this time, no refund is available, as we will be committed to pay for the hotel accommodation, meals and all costs.

Numbers are limited, and following last year’s success,
demand is sure to be high amongst our regular hikers!
So, book early to avoid disappointment!

Pick-up points
Raanana Time TBA
Bet Yehoshua Time TBA
Other points on request.

Further details: Lawrence Bertfield 054 7734394 – David Broza 054 7791964

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.

Proceeds support ESRA Education and Welfare Community projects to strengthen Israeli society. Read more