On June 15-17, 2023, Thursday-Saturday, the Givati Families Weekend was held at the
Yearim Hotel, Ma’ale Hahamisha
The getaway is the result of many years of development between the Givati Brigade,
the Givati Family Association, and the Givati Brigade Association. This is a particularly
exciting event that has been held every year since 1991 at the initiative of Maj. Gen.
(res.) Yom Tov Samia.
The event is part of strengthening the continuous bond between Givati Brigade and the
For the families, it is an opportunity to unwind by participating in a fun event dedicated
to bringing them happiness, and includes, among other things, a rich program with a
variety of shows, lectures, and tours.
Givati Family Getaway 2023
Meeting of fighters and their families
17:30 – Beginning of the ceremony led by Rami Gisin, a representative of the bereaved
Reading ‘Izkor’ and the names of the fallen, laying wreaths
Playing and vocals: Meir Mindel accordion, Naaman Dag bass singer, Noam Dag
Speech by the manager of Yad Lebanim Rishon LeZion, Sarah Asher
Readings by instructors from the Shikmim Field School, directed by Mirit Kesheles
Speech by a fighter in the War of Independence, Dr. Micha Netzer
Singing the ‘Tikvah’
Organized transportation to Ibdis from Yad Lebanim Rishon LeZion, 20 Echad Ha’am
street, at 16:20
Pick-up stops on the way:
16:30 – Ness Ziona, in front of the Central Station, heading south
16:35 – Rehovot, a little after the entrance to Weizmann Institute, heading south
Those who are interested are requested to arrive at the pick-up stops about ten minutes
before the stated times.
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