Catholic
Biblical Studies
Program

"The Word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8
Israel Study Trip - April 10 – 24, 2018
Spaces Available

Your experience of studying the Bible takes on new and richer significance when you experience the Land and are able to see where so much of biblical history takes place.  It is here where God chose to reveal, in real time, the unfolding promise of his faithful presence and love.  The Land brings the words of Scripture into clearer focus and remains forever part of your reading and hearing the word of God.   You have a richer appreciation of some of the images used by biblical writers who try to make God audible to our senses.  This place was their world:  the mountains that surround Jerusalem,  the image of a shepherd, the importance of rain and dew,  the beauty of Carmel, a tree in a barren waste-land, streams in the desert, a rock that gives shade, the walls of Jerusalem… these and countless more bring the Bible to life.  It is a trip that only begins when it ends because you will never read the Bible in the same way!   

DATES:   April 10 – 24, 2018

COST:    $ 4,880.   Per person double occupancy…based on minimum of 20 participants…costs may increase if fewer than 20 participants

TRIP INCLUDES:   Transport to/from  Toronto,  airfare direct from Toronto to Tel Aviv, hotel,      two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), entry fees, guide, driver in air-conditioned bus, tips to hotel and driver 

ITINERARY:  Includes

5 nights in Jerusalem with  visits to Old City,  Mt Zion, Ein Kerem, Yad Vashem,
    Mt of Olives, Bethlehem, etc  
2 nights in the desert visiting the Herodium,  caves at Beth Guvrin, Beer Sheva, 
    to Mizpe Ramon, tel Arad, Masada, Ein Avdat, Qumran and an overnight
    at a Dead Sea resort. 
4 nights in the Galilee at Kibbutz Ein Gev on the Sea of Galilee  visiting
    Capernaum,  Magdala, Beth Shean, Mt Tabor,  Nazareth, Dan,
    Hula Nature Preserve, Nimrud’s Castle, Megiddo, Carmel,
    hot springs  at Hamat Gader
1 Night at Kibbutz Nachsholim on the Mediterranean visiting Baram,  the cliffs of
    Rosh Hanikra, Akko, Caesarea.  We will spend the end of the day at Joppa
    before catching our flight home.

Deposit of $ 200.00.  Due by September 20th,  2017 
2nd payment  of $2,000.00 due by Dec 20th,  2017
Final payment of  $2,680.00 due by Feb 20th,  2018

Registration Packets available from the CBS office. (cbstudies@yahoo.com;
716 871-9180)