Third annual Israel jeep trip offered for women

For the third consecutive year, the Jewish Agency’s Partnership 2000 is joining Geographical Tours to offer Jewish women from communities across the globe an opportunity to join Israeli women in a seven-day jeep expedition to take place in Israel’s Negev in late October. The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) is an international beneficiary of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The all-women adventure, known as Desert Queen, brings together participants from Israel and Jewish communities abroad. They will they drive 4×4 jeeps through challenging terrain, and build a team spirit through exploring Israel’s Negev by jeep, hiking on foot and sleeping under the stars.

What began in 2008 as a one-time event to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary, quickly turned into an annual event. Last year’s expedition was filled to capacity, with 60 participants. This year a similar number is anticipated.

This year’s Desert Queen takes place from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3. For more details, contact Plia Cohn, Israel Engagement Coordinator, at 314-442-3751 or e-mail [email protected].