Team Retreat to Northern Israel
This past October, we took the day off for a bit of fun and whisked our staff away for our annual company trip. This year, we traveled to the northern part of Israel. We started our day at the southern end of Mount Carmel, between Zichron Ya’akov and Binyamina. In this magical place, there is a natural gem called Ramat Ha Nadiv, which is both a garden – boasting hundreds of different kinds of flowers and spices – and a home to wildlife living in their natural habitat.
Ramat Hanadiv is a living memorial to the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934). Rothschild was a French born philanthropist who was a major figure in the establishment of the modern State of Israel, whose generosity in giving support the the Yishuv (the pre-State Jewish community in the land of Israel) became his life’s’ work and endured many decades. We then proceeded to Zichron Ya’akov and dined in a local restaurant where we enjoyed a wonderful lunch. We ended the day with a visit to the oldest winery in Israel (founded in 1882). We took a tour of the winery’s cells and ended with wine tasting. Needless to say, that was the best part of the trip.