Derech Eretz pre-military program participants braved the Israel Trail this December – 90 kilometers, six days, and countless breathtaking views.

Our participants overcame challenges throughout this week outdoors including carrying heavy backpacks, the cold weather, and steep uphills.

The result? Strengthened friendships, lifted spirits, and the feeling that we can accomplish anything we set out to do!

The journey ended at the gravesite of David Ben Gurion where participants’ parents were proudly waiting to greet their loved ones and congratulate them on their willpower, abilities, and completion of their desert journey.