Sunday, December 20, 2009

Avnei Eitan

According to an unwritten Israeli law, one must vacation in the North during the month of August and in Eilat during Chanukah.

But rebels that we are (why do I hear snickering from the audience? ;-)), we like to mix it up a bit, and so, as you will recall, we spent Shabbat Chanukah 5669 in Achziv.

And then this year, we decided to raise the stakes and spent a long Chanukah weekend in the Golan.

Specifically, we stayed in a beautiful tzimmer (refers to one of the many cabins/bungalows/vacation homes which dot Northern Israel) in Avnei Eitan, a moshav in the southern Golan Heights.

And now, without further ado, here are some scenes from our trip. As always, click on the pictures for a closer view.

IMG_0303 - Copy The Kinneret, as seen through our car window on a very rainy and foggy day

IMG_0323 Celebrating the 7th night of Chanukah in Avnei Eitan

IMG_0377Feeding the calves in Avnei Eitan

In short, we had a wonderful time and highly recommend Avnei Eitan as a vacation spot. Also, once again, YZG and I would like to thank our parents for a very special weekend.

And now back to work and school.

Those groans you hear in the background are the kids digging out their knapsacks…



Update: For more Chanukah pictures, check out Batya’s post.


  1. Looks like fun! I liked all the chanukiot lined up together in a cabin setting.

  2. I am wondering if the word tzimmercomes from the German word Zimmer, ie a room.
    The Kinneret looks beautiful even on a rainy day.

  3. Leora - B"H, we all had a wonderful time.

    Batya - What a nice idea for a meme.

    Ilana-Davita - Yes, I believe that tzimmer DOES come from German. But these days, many Israeli tzimmerim are two- or three-room affairs and include all sorts of amenities, such as kitchenettes, Jacuzzis, flat screen televisions, satellite dishes, and much more.

  4. We went there last year -- had a blast! (Went on a jeep tiyul of nachal ELAL as well)

  5. Jameel - B"H, the weather this past weekend wasn't exactly conducive for jeep tiyulim...

    The Resident Ulpanistit hiked through Nachal El Al with her ulpanah in Cheshvan.


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