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  • Talma Gotteiner

Ein Zivan: An Agricultural Shavuot Festival

Hi there,

In honor of the harvest holiday 'Shavuot', Ein Zivan Tourism is inviting everyone on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, to the opening of the Beresheet Orchard in Ein Zivan, a kibbutz in the Golan Heights, to pick the first mulberries and Afghan mulberries of the season. Throughout the month of June, the beloved cherry varieties and other berries will be available. On Friday, May 19th, the 'Ez-Iz' farmers' market will take place, especially for Shavuot in the plaza of Ein Zivan. WHEN:

  • Friday, May 19, 2023 'Ez-Iz' Farmers' Market between 9:00-14:00

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, the opening of the Beresheet Orchard in Ein Zivan

Ein Zivan: An Agricultural Shavuot Festival
Credit: Ein Zivan Tourism

'Bereshit Orchard' in Ein Zivan is the largest self-harvesting site in the Golan. It offers a variety of activities for the whole family including a rope park, a children's tractor and wagon tour, a small zoo, food and drink stands, an exhibition of agricultural tools alongside Golan and Galilee harvest stands - wine from Golan wineries, jewelry and more. In addition, visitors have at their disposal, plenty of shady places for picnics, chairs, and hammocks amongst the fruit trees and in the cherry orchards.

The ‘Ez-Iz’ farmers' market, will offer a wide variety of local produce especially suitable for Shavuot - fine cheeses, fruits, and vegetables, wines from the Golan wineries, natural honey straight from the beekeepers, Olive oil from the olive presses in the Golan, bread and pastries from local producers, Druze dishes, handicraft stalls from local .artists, cosmetics, jewelry and more.

Ein Zivan Tourism recommends combining a self-guided tour of the Volcanic Park in the Avital Quarry (near Kibbutz Ein Zivan) - on a site that is a dormant volcano. You can see models of volcanoes, illustrating volcanic activity.

In addition to the park, there are Razor tours for the whole family that depart from the volcanic park to the northern areas of the Golan Heights. Also recommended, is a short circular walking trail in the 'Emek Bustanim' - (located near the Volcanic Park) suitable for families. The route begins at the Ronen- Kunitra Observatory, which passes between fruit trees, agricultural terraces, and observation points to the Kunitra Valley. The entire length of the route is only one kilometer and throughout there are scenic benches for rest.

Those who come to the self-picking activity and the market will also enjoy a variety of attractions and culinary sites in Ein Zivan, among them:

  • 'Alka Bar' - a new food bar, under the direction of Chef Dor Alkalai located at the Ronen-Kunitra Observatory that offers sandwiches and dishes based on the agricultural crops and local raw materials of the Golan.

  • 'Primordia' - a new mushroom farm.

  • Breakfast at the Ein Zivan Resort restaurant is open to the general public by reservation.

  • Wine tasting at two wineries - Pelter Winery and Bahat Winery (kosher) that offers alongside the wine, a boutique pizzeria and a 'BURGER' complex.

  • Adi Peretz's 'Metrello' bakery.

  • The 'De Qualita' - an Italian food truck.

  • A boutique chocolate factory 'De Carina'

  • 'Lavender Field Farm' offers picnic baskets with local delicacies.

The Ein Zivan resort offers accommodation in wooden cabins, for couples and families, and an overnight stay experience among the fruit orchards in the wayside inn and campsite in Ein Zivan.


Entrance price to the Beresheet Orchard: 37 NIS per person.Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday from 10:00-16:00, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00-16:00.


Happy Shavuot!


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