A wonderful activity for kids in the Shomron
Looking for an awesome, fun activity to do with children in the Shomron? I would like to suggest a visit to “The Jewish Shepherd” in Kfar Tapuach. It’s hands-on, authentic, fun and educational.
A bit about the Jewish Shepherd
Avraham Herzlich, also known as “The Jewish Shepherd” made Aliyah from New York in 1966. He decided to abandon the fast paced life he saw in America and return to the simple lifestyle of the Patriarchs as a shepherd in Israel. Today he tends his herd in Kfar Tapuch in the Shomron. The many hours of solitude with his herd allow him to reflect on life and the lessons of the Torah giving him a deep insight into what it means to be a Jew in the Land of Israel.
Recently his daughter and son in law Mollie and David HaIvri decided that their fathers wisdom should be shared with others. They built a tent to host guests and created a wonderful hands on program for visitors of all ages.
What will you do there?
On a typical tour you will be greeted by Mollie in the shepherd’s tent with homemade snacks like goat cheese made on the farm and tea brewed from herbs that grow in the area. The tour includes a visit to the barn where they keep the baby goats that are too young to join the herd. Visitors get the opportunity to hold and feed the baby goats. This is one of the highlights of the tour for the children!
Of course the main feature of the tour is going out to the field and meeting Avraham Herzlich with his flock. He greets the visitors and shares his experience of being a shepherd in the Land of Israel. He will often connect his story to lessons from the weekly Torah reading or to the Hebrew names of his visitors. This is a unique and inspiring experience for all.
Depending on the season, other activities may be available such as going on an expedition around the farm to harvest wild herbs or making cheese from the goat’s milk milked on the farm. This is a unique and authentic experience in Israel that I highly recommend to anyone who is doing a tour in the Shomron!
If you would like me to take you on a tour of the Shomron including a visit to the Jewish Shepherd, contact me here.
Or if you prefer to arrange your own visit you can contact Mollie HaIvri directly at +972-52-607-1688 or by email at email@example.com or via their Facebook page.