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An Introduction to the Biblical Roots of the Christian Faith

This group is for all who want to discover the Biblical Hebraic origins of the Christian Faith.



Leader: Christine    01757 291685 Mobile   07751 342520

Email:    biblicalroots@yorku3a.com



Venue:   The Fell Room, 2-4pm on the 3rd Monday every month commencing 17th September 2018.


Group members are asked to contribute £1.00 per session for the use of the room and also 50p to help with the cost of milk and biscuits and resources.







15th to 25th October, 2018 (10 days)

Tour to Israel

Open to ALL members  *(see note below)


The tour has been created so that it will cater for many different interests and will visit sites to include at least the following areas of interest:


           History and archaeology                     Museums, Various archaeological digs,

                                                                       Hezekiah’s tunnel,

                                                                       Old City of Jerusalem and Western Wall.

                                                                       The ‘Jesus boat’ recently discovered under the

                                                                        mud and believed to be over one thousand

                                                                        years old

                                                                        Ancient synagogue in Safed


           Gardening                                           A visit to Yad Hashmona, (Biblical Gardens) which

                                                                       contain the plants of the Bible


           Art                                                       The artists’ quarter in Safed  


           Music/singing                                      A Crusader period church which was purpose-built

                                                                       with amazing acoustics. Bring a piece of music

                                                                       and test them out.


           Cultural                                                A visit to ‘Genesis Land’ where we shall hear

                                                                       from ‘Abraham’ about the nomadic lifestyle and

                                                                       taste the food of his time.


                                                                       Partake of a Sabbath meal as we dine with an

                                                                       Israeli family


And much, much more.


*Christine Sherrard (Group Leader) has organised this tour with I.T.S., Manchester so that it is open to not only all York U3A members but also their family and friends who may wish to come.  The tour has been designed to be at a slower pace than a normal tour. I.T.S. will handle all bookings and payments.


The return flights are from and to Manchester Airport.

Deposit is £400 each and payable direct to I.T.S.  Balance payable 8 weeks before tour.

Cost of the tour is £1,652.00 (includes all entrance fees) plus flights (will be around £250-£350 return depending upon when booked)


Travel Insurance:  Please note this trip is being organised by I.T.S.  and is therefore not covered by U3A/Third Age Trust travel insurance policies.


Further details and brochure from:

Christine Sherrard

Tel: 01757 291685


If you leave a message don’t forget to leave your number, email address and postal address if you want a brochure which I shall send to you by return.


Details are on the I.T.S. website: http://itstravel.co.uk/  once on the site click on ‘join a group’ and it will take you to the tours; look for my name. If you prefer you can book from the site but PLEASE let me know you have done this so that I can keep a check on the numbers for availability.








Updated:  1/08/18




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