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 - Jerusalem Hills

Monday, 10 April 2023 at 6:15

Jerusalem Hills

ESRA Members NIS 155 | Non-members NIS 195



We begin the hike opposite Moshav Matta. The Moshav is close to Bet Shemesh and was established in 1950 with immigrants from Yemen. We look down onto the valleys and see a wonderful array of colors from almond trees olives grape vines, pomegranates, lemons, and figs. We then hike up to Mt Sanson and continue on towards Battle Hill. This is where the convoys tried to reach Gush Etzion in 1947. We hike through lush valleys and hills toward the Jerusalem highway. 

Pick up points:

6:15 | Beit Yehoshua Train Station
6:30 | Raanana - Mercaz Klita (car park)
7:00 | Latrun

For further information and pick-up points call David 0547791964 (David will be leading the hike)

Call Lawrence 0547734394 up to 4th April

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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