CHT, a division of Israel Tour Connection, is organizing an Interfaith Israel Experience from January 29 to February 5, 2012 to celebrate Notre Dame Churchs 50th and Congregation Agudath Israels 90th anniversaries. Accompanied by Rabbi Alan Silverstein, Father Anthony Randazzo, and Susan Werk, participants in the Interfaith Israel Experience will visit sacred Jewish and Christian sites while learning about the history of each religion.
Online PR News – 27-October-2011 – Livingston, NJ CHT, a division of Israel Tour Connection (ITC), is organizing an interfaith tour in collaboration with Notre Dame Church and Congregation Agudath Israel, both in Caldwell, NJ, to celebrate their 50th and 90th anniversaries, respectively. The Interfaith Israel Experience will take place from January 29 to February 5, 2012. Participants will be accompanied by Rabbi Alan Silverstein, PhD, the leader of Congregation Agudath Israel; Father Anthony Randazzo, the pastor of Notre Dame Church; and Susan Werk, the education director at Congregation Agudath Israel.
The co-founder of CHT, Marlene Ritter, said, The Interfaith Israel Experience gives Jews and Christians the opportunity to connect with one another. The tour promotes mutual respect and honor, so participants can learn about each others religious heritages and traditions in a supportive environment. Interfaith families and couples are also welcome to join the tour, which visits sites that are important to each faith. Its a transformational travel experience.
All tours will be led by CHTs team of bilingual Israeli tour guides, who bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to their work. Additional amenities provided by CHT include a deluxe motor coach, full color source book, all breakfasts, three weekday dinners as per itinerary, and outstanding accommodations. Both land only and land and air packages are available. Religious, historical, and natural attractions that participants in the Israel Interfaith Experience will visit include the following:
* Dead Sea, a salt lake that is said to be the lowest point on earth;
Highlights of the Interfaith Israel Experience include welcoming the Sabbath along with hundreds of others at the Western Wall, attending optional Shabbat services at a synagogue in Jerusalem, attending optional Sunday morning mass, and engaging in a special dialogue with members of Jerusalems Christian community. There are also plenty of age-appropriate activities planned for children joining the tour.
Christian Holyland Tours, or CHT, is the premier Israel tour operator in North America specializing in Christian travel. A division of Israel Tour Connection (ITC), CHT provides individuals, groups, and congregations with professional tourism services and carefully planned itineraries. CHT is based in Livingston, NJ, but also has offices in Florida, California, and Israel. For more information about the Interfaith Israel Experience and other tours offered by CHT, please call 1-800-2-ISRAEL (1-800-247-7235).