Beit Yeshua

Israel Trip
13 October 2011
Day 2




12 October 2011

13 October 2011

Flying into

Arrival at
Ben Gurion
in Tel-Aviv

Arrival at the
Caesar Premier
Hotel in

at the Hotel

After Dinner Stroll
on the Boardwalk

14 October 2011

15 October 2011

16 October 2011

17 October 2011

18 October 2011

19 October 2011

20 October 2011

DAY 10
21 October 2011

DAY 11
22 October 2011

DAY 12
23 October 2011

























































































































John 6:1
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.


John 21:1
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and in this way showed he himself.


Mark 1:16-18
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him


Matthew 15:29-31
Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel


Day 2


We finally arrive in Israel - the day we'd been waiting for.

Flying Into Tel-Aviv


We arrived in Tel-Aviv at 2:00pm (8:00am NC Time). 


A first look at Tel-Aviv from the airplane



Arrival At Ben Gurion Airport

When our plane landed, we had to wait as the large group left the airplane.  We regrouped and everyone headed to the bathrooms.

Now which way do we go?


The court area inside the beautiful Ben Gurion Airport


We had to go through customs and have our passports stamped, collect our baggage
and meet up with those on the US Air flight.


Collecting our baggage



Pausing for some photos as we wait for Jeff, Chris and Danny from the US Air flight



After Jeff, Chris and Danny joined us, we left baggage claims and headed to the Sar El tour bus.  There waiting to greet us was my 15-year email friend from Bat-Yam, Liran, his wife Shiri, and children Tomer and Aviv.  We greeted each other with handshakes and hugs - Carolyn even cried as we met.  They gave us a box of wonderful cookies and a large bottle of water to stay hydrated during our tour.  Many of the Beit Yeshua group came and greeted them - including Janice, Lynda, Cathy and Gid.  Unfortunately, the wonderful meeting was brief, but plans were made to spend time together on the last day of the trip.

Curtis & Carolyn with Liran, Shiri, Tomer & Aviv

Jim & Linda from Christian Friends of Israel were also there at the airport to greet us with hugs and smile - as well as a Lulav and Etrog for Cathy.  It was wonderful to see them but this, too, was a brief encounter as we headed for the bus and headed to Tiberias.

(Top) Carolyn, Susan, Linda, Lynda, Danny and Myrl
(Bottom) Gid and Jim



Arrival At The Caesar Premier Hotel in Tiberias


It was 5:20 pm when we arrived in Tiberias at the Caesar Premier Hotel
and 6:00 by the time we checked in and were in our rooms. 


Checking into our hotel in Tiberias


We were at the Caesar Premier from Thursday, October 13 to Sunday Morning, October 16th, 2011.


The Caesar Premier Hotel in Tiberias


Entrance to the hotel


The Reception Desk


The Hotel Lobby



The Hotel Bar


Dinner at the Hotel

We only had time for a quick shower because the dinner meal at the hotel began at 6:30.  The food for the entire trip to Israel was WONDERFUL with many fresh fruits and vegetables - olives on the table at every meal.  We had breakfast and dinner daily at the hotel.

An abundance of wonderful food at every meal




Brittany & Gloria


After Dinner Stroll on the Boardwalk

After dinner, Duke & Myrl, Chuck & Janice, Gloria & Brittany, Carolyn & I (Curtis) strolled the boardwalk till 9:00 or 9:30.  The ladies were "itching" to do some shopping, but decided to wait until a later time.

Shopping on the Tiberias Boardwalk



Myrl & Duke, Chuck & Janice, Brittany & Gloria pose for a photo
Beneath the Full Moon of Sukkot



Mural on the side of a building in Tiberias


Bedtime for most of us was 10:00 pm.



More Photos and Information From the 2011 Sukkot Trip

Day 1 - 12 Oct 2011

Day 2 - 13 Oct 2011
Day 3 - 14 Oct 2011
Day 4 - 15 Oct 2011
Day 5 - 16 Oct 2011
Day 6 - 17 Oct 2011
Day 7 - 18 Oct 2011
Day 8 - 19 Oct 2011
Day 9 - 20 Oct 2011
Day 10 - 21 Oct 2011
Day 11 - 22 Oct 2011
Day 12 - 23 Oct 2011