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Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership’s Kesher 2.0 Program

July 2 July 10

The Kesher Program includes monthly meetings and two encounters, one in Baltimore and one in Israel. Our program starts December 2022 and ends in September 2023.  


May 4th – May 11th: We host our friends from Ashkelon in Baltimore 
July 2nd – July 10th: We travel to Ashkelon, Israel 

Whether we are traveling to Israel or hosting our friends, both experiences will be life changing. The adventure, camaraderie, access, knowledge, up-front personal experiences and behind the scenes glimpses into the heart and soul of the Israeli people will create memories and friendships that last a lifetime. 


The participation fee is $1,800. This includes program expenses, materials, speakers, meals, transportation during both encounters, tour guides and entertainment.  

This fee does NOT include airfare. We will plan to meet up at the start of the program in Israel. You can arrive early or extend your stay beyond the program.  

We strongly request everyone purchase travel insurance that includes medical airlift coverage and specifically mentions coverage for Covid related health needs and cancellation of travel plans due to Covid. If you already have insurance, please check that your policy includes trip interruptions, medical treatments and costs incurred should you need to quarantine (hotel coverage if you must stay additional days). During the actual Kesher program, we will be staying in homes, so you do not have to consider the costs for a hotel stay. 

To maximize your experience, we need to gather some important information. 

Questions? Contact Liz Minkin-Friedman at lmf@associated.org or 410-598-3540. 

In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical disabilities and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodation, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs. 

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