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Israel Study Tour with Calvary Chapel Big Bear

June 18-29, 2023

Led by Nevaeh Burton, joey webb
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Trip Blog Posts

Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday October 06 2023 at 1:57 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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Day 09 - Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, Garden Tomb, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

posted on Thursday June 29 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  The Last Day started for most of us with a mixture of emotions. Most of us have been stretched physically and were pretty tired, but the LAST DAY means leaving friends, especially Meir and Ronen, who live here. They have become so special it is difficult to put in words. Between that and...

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Day 08 - Temple Mount, Western Wall, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel

posted on Wednesday June 28 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Today we started our day again on the balcony that over looks the city of Jerusalem. We share a sweet time of worship and ponder the city that awaits us. Pastor Mike takes us to Psalm 122 and reminds us that while Jerusalem is not a city that should be desired by worldly standards, it is...

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Day 07 - Mount Herzl, Judean Wilderness, Bethlehem, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday June 27 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Our seventh day in Israel began with a lovely morning on the hotel balcony overlooking Jerusalem. We were given a devotion, and then we were off to our first site. Our first site was a place called Mount Herzl. It is named after the founder of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl. On...

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Day 06 - Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Monday June 26 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  At a young age, I can remember being in Sunday school and being taught many Bible “stories”. Today, those stories have me feeling like I’m being pulled into the scriptures. The evidence of the existence of Jesus is real and always has been but being here makes more...

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Day 05 - Mt. Arbel, Chorazin, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Nof Ginosar Museum

posted on Sunday June 25 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

    Day 5 of the most amazing trip ever. I think its safe to speak for everyone when I say we are exhausted but in a very good way.  I feel like I’m drinking from a fire hose there is so much to take in and each day is jam packed with amazing sights, teachings and experiences.    We...

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Day 04 - Katzrin, Olive Oil Factory, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mount Bental

posted on Saturday June 24 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Shabot, Shalom! Everyone in our group keeps saying that this trip is like reading the Bible in 3D. I remember as a kid when I saw my first “3D” movie in the theaters. I was totally blown away! Until one day, while visiting an amusement park, I discovered what it’s like...

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Day 03 - Ein Gedi, Qumran, Jericho

posted on Friday June 23 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Our third day in Israel began with a final breakfast and worship session near the shore of the Dead Sea. After this sweet time, we boarded the bus and began our drive through the vast wilderness of the Negev. Hot and arid, the desert where the Dead Sea lies stretches for miles and miles....

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Day 02 - Masada, Bedouin Experience, Tel Arad

posted on Thursday June 22 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Day Two started with a bus ride to Masada. Even our drives are full of fascinating facts, stories, and insight provided by our tour guide, Ronen. We passed shepherds tending their flocks along the way and we were able to see how the geography of Israel plays an important role in it’s...

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Day 01 - Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Tel Azekah, Beth Guvrin/Maresha

posted on Wednesday June 21 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  After a quick night’s sleep, a fabulous breakfast, and a minor bus mishap, we headed to our first tour location, Kiriath-Jearim, the Biblical Gardens, located in the mountain area of Judea. This site was originally Yad Hashmonah, a memorial for 8 Finnish people killed by the Nazis,...

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Day 00 - ARRIVAL

posted on Tuesday June 20 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

Our group has safely arrived in Israel! We look forward to beginning our tour tomorrow....

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