Team Yachad
June 28 2018
Melabev Sunset Hikefor Alzheimer’s Care

Hike Description

This year, we will be hiking trails close to home – for those who live in Jerusalem (physically or spiritually).

To mark the 70th year of Israel’s independence, hikers will meet at Mt. Herzl Military Cemetary to pay tribute to our nation’s leaders and to the thousands who fell defending our country, enabling us to reach this milestone.  The cemetery is named for Binyamin Ze’ev (Theodore) Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State. It stretches along the northern slopes of Mt. Herzl and on its western side sits the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. These sites give expression to the major events that led to the establishment of the State of Israel just half a century after Herzl first envisioned it.

From there, we will board the bus to one of two spots to begin our hike. The hikers who prefer a challenge will begin their hike at the Kennedy Memorial located in the beautiful Aminadav Forest. The hikers preferring a less challenging route will begin on the Cross Israel Trail – Ein Lavan at Kiryat Menachem. Both groups will meet at the renewed Lavan Springs where we will be able to dip our tired feet into the refreshing water pools. We will have our celebrated barbeque dinner before returning by bus to the Mt. Herzl parking area.

 Two hike options:

  • Short Hike – 3 km  (1 hour)
  • Longer Hike – 4.5 km (1.5 hours)

Cost – Donation Commitment (sponsorship encouraged, enabling others to share in the mitzvah) Payment options available.

Adults – ₪600*                        Children under 18 – ₪300*                              Soldiers – Free

*May be used toward your donation commitment of our 2-day hike in the fall.  

Register by June 1 for a ₪100 early bird discount!

     Register for Hike                  Sponsor a Hiker

 Departure Information

  • Place:  Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery parking lot (where you may leave your cars)
  • Time:   16:00 -Check-in & Receive T-shirts – Tour of Mt. Herzl begins at 16:30
  • Departure:  17:30 for the hiking trails

    For more information: 073-796-3959 ♦ melabev.org@gmail.com