We just finalized the itinerary for our Womxn's trip to Israel and...wow
We believe in the power of women—just look at the amazing lineup from this year’s Women Repair the World events: Ilana Shemesh built a birthing center in Uganda. Blu Greenberg has spent her life fighting for women’s rights in the Orthodox community. Fionnula Ni Aolain is a counterterrorism expert. And the folks at Women Winning are changing the face of politics. (catch them at Ballots and Bellinis this November.)
Bringing inspiring women to the Twin Cities is one thing. Traveling to walk in their shoes is another. That’s what you’ll be doing on the Womxn* Repair the World trip to Israel next spring (over International Women’s Day!) We just got our hands on the final itinerary and we can’t wait. Here’s a taste of what' you’ll be doing:
Visiting startups (so many startups!)
This trip is packed with opportunities to see the “Start Up Nation” at its best. You’ll meet the (female!) inventor of dissolving plastic and talk about Israeli innovations for the environment. You’ll chat with the brains behind Vibe Israel, a startup that’s changing the way Israel is perceived globally. And you’ll have conversations with entrepreneurs building everything from mobile cervical cancer screening to on-demand nail services that create entrepreneurship opportunities for low-income women. And that’s not even everything!
Eating. A lot.
Sure, the restaurants in Israel are great—but anyone can go to a restaurant, right? You’ll be cooking in the homes of Arab and Druze families for an immersive cultural experience. You’ll have lunch at a family owned goat farm hidden in the hills in the Galilee. You’ll sample traditional Shabbat food from Jews around the world, take a tasting tour of the shuk, and have a purim meal with Lone Soldiers. (And yes, you’ll have time to check out the many buzzed about restaurants in Israel.)
Celebrating three (three!) holidays
Experience Shabbat in Jerusalem, International Women’s Day in Rehovot, and Purim in Tel Aviv.
Getting up close and personal with social ventures developed to help women
KitePride is eradicating modern-day slavery in an environmentally sustainable way. Sindyanna of Galilee is promoting fair trade in Israel. Toya is creating video games with women role models (finally!) The Roots Tent is fostering understanding and transformation among Palestinians and Israelis.
Building personal skills
A smartphone photography workshop one day, a mindfulness and meditation session the next.
And so much more. Honestly, we couldn’t fit it all here. If you’re interested (how could you not be?!) let us know asap OR attend the upcoming info session:
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Minneapolis Jewish Federation, 111 Cheshire Lane Suite 50, Minnetonka 55305
RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-417-2311.
*The “x” in “womxn” signifies that all are welcome, including gender non-conforming and trans folks.