October 18-28, 2021
Join us for an unrivaled, immersive adventure on the Israeli Culinary Innovation and Values Trip. Meet Israeli cooks in their own homes as well as innovative Israeli chefs. Savor flavorful food at restaurants, colorful street food vendors, lively markets, quality wineries, inventive cheese makers, boutique farms, and even ancient olive presses. Participate in hands-on culinary experiences in kitchens and homes. Meet and converse with key players of Israel’s dynamic food scene in intimate settings. Sample the best of Israel’s constantly evolving, rich and delicious culinary landscape.
This experience will include the following and more. For a full itinerary and to sign up for this trip, click here!
A few highlights:
Olive oil: Pick olives at a family-owned olive oil press and eat a delicious lunch using the products of the garden and press
The Spice Trail: Step back in time at Avdat, one of the towns along Nabatean Spice route is Avdat which is over 2,000 years old
Modern Israeli Cuisine: Eat dinner at Mashya, the epitome of Israeli Cuisine evolution & revival
Druze Culture: Prepare traditional Druze Galilean dishes in a private home and enjoy the feast you create
The other Jerusalem: Experience the Old City like never before through a Tastes of Jerusalem tour
IDF Shabbat: Share Shabbat dinner in a private venue with lone soldiers
Lively Market: Tour the Carmel Market, Tel Aviv’s biggest market
Limited spots available
Signup Deadline: February 14, 2021
Cost of the trip will be adjusted based on number of participants; projected cost is $4,800 to $5,200 (airfare not included).
Want to hear more?
Beginning on November 1, we’ll be offering 4 virtual meetings led by Zehorit Heilicher of Mideast to Midwest and Avihai Tsabari, director of our tour provider Via Sabra, to preview this culinary global experience.
Zehorit Heilicher was born in Israel to a Yemenite immigrant family. Growing up in multi-cultural Givat Olga, she experienced Israel’s rich ethnic diversity through food and celebration. Following high school graduation, Zehorit joined the Israeli army, where she became an officer, finishing her service as a lieutenant. She then majored in English Literature and Political Science at the Tel Aviv University. While working in a Minneapolis summer camp, she met her husband and relocated.
Zehorit has raised 4 children and has been teaching cooking classes in both the Jewish and the general communities and volunteering. She brings to the kitchen her Mediterranean roots, her passion for healthy and flavorful dishes and her love of people and storytelling. Teaching in the Twin cities for over 15 years, she shares her appreciation for the way in which culture, geography and history shape our food and the way we gather to eat it.
“Food is a vehicle to creating community, to shaping memory and to sharing cultural richness.” – Zehorit Heilicher
Click the links below for more information on each session and to register.
Session 1: Israeli Wines – Rekindled Ancient Tradition | November 1, 2020 12pm | Click here to register
Session 2: The Spicy Kitchen – Herbs & Spices | December 6, 2020 12pm | Click here to register
Session 3: The Land of Milk – Dairy Nation | January 17, 2021 12pm | Click here to register
Session 4: Following the Seasons: Foraging & Destinations | February 7, 2021 12pm | Click here to register
Space is limited. Priority will be given to members of the Minneapolis Jewish Community. Your application does not guarantee participation. We will be in touch if and when registration opens up beyond the Minneapolis Jewish community.
For more information on this global experience, please contact Eilat Harel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Minneapolis Jewish Federation, 111 Cheshire Lane, Suite 50, Minnetonka