Spark is a Boston Jewish community-wide journey featuring events, learning and Israel trips in celebration of Israel’s 75th Independence Day. Space is limited! 

Here are 75 potential ways you can celebrate Israel’s 75th while traveling with CJP to Israel from April 18-27, 2023 (for adults ages 21 and up), and/or from Dec. 21-31, 2023 (for families with children ages 7 and up) on Spark!

  1. Eat fresh hummus
  2. Surf in the Mediterranean
  3. Float in the Dead Sea
  4. Wander through the Old City
  5. Place a note in the Western Wall (one million notes are left in the Kotel each year!)
  6. Go to the hottest nightclub in Tel Aviv
  7. Taste Israeli wine
  8. Eat shawarma
  9. Haggle at a shuk (market)
  10. Hike in the desert
  11. Milk a goat
  12. Explore the “Start-up Nation”
  13. Celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem
  14. Meet Jews from everywhere in the world
  15. Try halva
  16. Sip on an “ice-café”
  17. Visit the ANU: Museum of the Jewish People (Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world!)
  18. See the largest number of Bauhaus buildings in the world
  19. Taste a limonana (lemonade with mint)
  20. Listen to Israeli music
  21. Hang out on the beach
  22. Visit a kibbutz
  23. Watch the annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut flyover
  24. Eat falafel
  25. Visit the Israel Museum 
  26. Take a graffiti tour
  27. Eat in a Druze village
  28. Visit bakeries in Jaffa
  29. Celebrate Christmas Eve in Jaffa 
  30. Celebrate Christmas Day in Nazareth
  31. Play Jewish geography
  32. Eat knafeh
  33. Explore Israeli art
  34. Drink Turkish coffee
  35. Visit the Baha’i Gardens
  36. Taste arak
  37. Visit the Jaffa flea market
  38. Explore the Western Wall tunnels
  39. Stroll along the Tel Aviv Promenade
  40. Plant a tree (Israel is the only county to have more trees today than it did 50 years ago!)
  41. Take a jeep tour in the Golan
  42. Relax in hot springs in the Sachne/Gan Hashlosha
  43. Go to a winery
  44. Ride in a cable car
  45. Explore nature in the Golan
  46. Party like an Israeli
  47. Go to one of the hottest nightclubs in Tel Aviv
  48. Remember history with a visit to Yad Vashem
  49. Fly nonstop on El Al or Delta
  50. Create long-lasting friendships with Haifaim in Boston’s sister city, Haifa
  51. Watch the fireworks over the Mediterranean Sea to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut
  52. Explore Latrun
  53. Hike Masada
  54. Eat sabich
  55. Drink whiskey made at the Dead Sea
  56. Visit the Peres Center
  57. Train at an IDF facility
  58. Shop on Ben Yehuda Street
  59. Drive an ATV through the Jerusalem hills
  60. Meet an Israeli artist
  61. Taste the latest Israeli ice cream flavors (like hummus!)
  62. Explore caves
  63. Make chocolate truffles
  64. Meet with the Druze people
  65. Party in a Bedouin tent
  66. Learn at the Shalom Hartman Institute
  67. Sing and dance with Israeli musicians
  68. Ride a camel
  69. Join a drum circle
  70. Learn how Israeli inventions have changed the world
  71. See wild boars in Haifa
  72. Take a food tour through a market in Tel Aviv
  73. Make 50 new friends from Israel
  74. Make hundreds of new friends from Boston
  75. Make memories that will last a lifetime!

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