Greeting Fellow Pilgrims,

After an amazing tour in 2012, Dr. David Emanuel and Pastor Russell Mcleod are pleased to invite you to join them on another unforgettable trip to Israel -- the Holy Land.

Visit the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and other places familiar to you in Scripture. We anticipate a great time as we explore an array of archeological and historical sites, delve deeper into Scripture and explore the roots of our Judaic and Christian heritage. With geography, history, archaeology and culture as our resources, the land and people of ancient and modern Israel will become more meaningful, and even provide life applications for us who live a world far, far removed from Old Testament and New Testament Israel. 

Think of this as the most valuable course you will ever experience (with no tests!). Plan to sit on steps belonging to the ancient Temple Mount (hint: Jesus walked on these same steps), float on the Dead Sea, walk down from the Mount of Beatitudes to the Sea of Galilee, explore Masada, experience the sights, sounds and fragrances of Jerusalem’s Old City market places, walk down from the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane as you gaze across to the walled city of Jerusalem. Experience the Bible in 3D. You will never read your Bible the same again.

Dr. Emanuel lived in Israel for 11 years where he obtained his PhD in Old Testament from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Whilst living in Israel, David served as an elder in a Hebrew-speaking Messianic church, and he currently still has strong ties to this community. He has led tours to Israel for Emmaus since 2012, and currently serves as Associate Professor in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins at Nyack College.

Pastor Mcleod has visited Israel on numerous occasions and has gained valuable insights into the land of the Bible. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University and is currently an Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Nyack College.

Since returning from his last tour in 2015, Dr. Emanuel has had many requests to lead another trip. Now is your chance to join him and Pastor Mcleod. We are planning on having between 30-40 participants on this trip. Many participants are returning from Olivet Gospel Church (New York). Others in attendance will be friends from Mid-Hudson Chinese Church, as well a few friends from other churches in the New York area.

We hope you will join us for this special and exciting trip to Israel. 


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  • "I enjoyed the teaching, the sites and all accommodations. The expertise of a noted scholar and author, such as Dr. Notley, made the country “come alive.” The geographical knowledge of historical sites verses the traditional biblical sites was much appreciated. I particularly enjoyed meeting individuals from both the Jewish and Palestinian communities and having different viewpoints on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Thank you all for a trip never to be forgotten. Well done."
    D.R., Israel Trip