Israel Trek
A group of 16 Jewish Child’s Day supporters landed in Israel on 14th October, to begin their 3 day trek across Northern Israel. The group walked 60km over 3 consecutive days – starting at Yesha Fort and walking to Alma bridge. The group also walked down Mount Meron soaking up the amazing landscapes. At times, everyone felt both physically and mentally challenged, as no amount of preparation could have prepared the group for the rocky terrain, the high temperatures and the steep upward and downward slopes the group had to navigate.
One trekker told us “the highlight of the trek was the final day, when we walked with a group of young children with a range of physical disabilities that are supported by Simcha Layeled, one of the many projects that Jewish Child’s Day supports annually. As we walked, sang and picnicked with these fantastic children, the sheer look of determination on their faces as they face an upward struggle every day of their lives was truly heart wrenching.”
The groups fundraising efforts, raised in excess of £60,000, which in turn will make an insurmountable difference to thousand of Jewish Children in need. Jewish Child’s Day is planning another trekking challenge in Israel in 2019. To register your interest, please contact samantha.glazer@jcd.uk.com