The Haggadah is the religious text that specifies the order of the Passover Seder. It states that the Seder is to end with the wish, 'Next Year in Jerusalem!' That feeling of newness or spring will be evident to anyone taking a tour to Israel this year.
Houston, Texas (Vocus) April 1, 2009
Frosch Travel (FROSCH), a premier travel management company, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv, Israel, with group tours to Israel beginning in the spring of 2009.
These spring tours capitalize on the convergence of several festivities with the common theme of new beginnings. Tel Aviv, which means Spring Hill, begins its centennial commemoration in the middle of the Passover and Easter holidays, which traditionally signify rebirth and renewal in the Jewish and Christian faiths.
"Whether traveling individually or with our special group tours, travelers celebrating Tel Aviv's centennial this year will enjoy the trip of a lifetime," says Lara Leibman, Senior Vice President of FROSCH. "The city will commemorate its first hundred years with historical reenactments, art and music shows, and cultural events. We look forward to helping our clients take full advantage of this one-of-a-kind celebration."
The centennial merriment begins April 4, 2009, with a festival in Rabin Square, highlighted by the Centennial Opening Concert. The fifty-year-old celebratory Shabbat prayer precedes the concert, featuring the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and a 360-degree rotating sound-and-light show.
On April 24, 2009, Tel Aviv will host an International Marathon featuring 5K, 10K, and 42K races. The annual White Night festival on May 27, 2009, will take on a historical tone with the reenactment of the White City Complex on Rothschild Boulevard --complete with stagecoaches and period-accurate costumes and scenery.
In June, the International RS:X Class European Windsurfing Championship will attract surfers from around the world, including recent Olympians. In the alleys of Jaffa, the Blue Festival, also in June, rejoices in Mediterranean culture. Yarkon Park will host the esteemed La Scala Opera House and its performance of Verdi's Requiem on July 16, 2009.
Along with the celebrations in Tel Aviv, the newly elected Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, a 49-year old high-tech tycoon, has pledged to make tourism to Jerusalem his #1 priority. Barkat's efforts should prove exciting to watch as Jerusalem undoubtedly will join Tel Aviv in much celebration now and into the near future. Leibman adds, "The Haggadah is the religious text that specifies the order of the Passover Seder. It states that the Seder is to end with the wish, 'Next Year in Jerusalem!' That feeling of newness or spring will be evident to anyone taking a tour to Israel this year."
For more information about the Tel Aviv centennial celebration and tours, travelers can visit http://www.froschvacations.com. Call 1-866-961-6496 for more information on FROSCH's unique celebration tours.
FROSCH is a thirty-seven-year-old travel company based in Houston, Texas. FROSCH is an industry leader, generating over $500 million in annual sales, through its corporate, leisure, incentive, meeting, and group divisions. FROSCH has been owned and managed by the Leibman family since 1977. Today, FROSCH has locations in twelve different states. For more information regarding FROSCH, please go to http://www.frosch.com or contact Lara Leibman at lara.leibman (at) frosch (dot) com.