A Setting Like No Other…
Situated in the picturesque city of Tzfat, in the Mountains of northern Israel where Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism were first revealed, YTD offers an unmatched atmosphere. Ancient cobblestone paths, stone houses, sweeping views, clear mountain air, and a colony of artists and musicians, set the perfect creative and tranquil tone for spiritual growth and discovery. Students can literally walk in the steps of our sages throughout history in a place where the spirit of our people is tangible.
Shabbat in Tzfat
“Tzfat on a weekday is the like the rest of the world on Shabbat.”
–Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson (6th Lubavitcher Rebbe)
There is nothing like Shabbat in Tzfat. Walking through the Old City, you can feel your soul alight. The sounds of prayer and singing flood the streets, and visitors marvel that Judaism can be so alive and well in the modern world. Following services at the Tzemach Tzedek shul in the Old City, our students enjoy a traditional and festive meal at the rabbis’ homes, along with an eclectic assortment of other guests from the Tzfat community and visitors from around the world. Shabbat in Tzfat is an eye-opening, mind-expanding experience, as people from all walks of life and all over the world celebrate together in harmony.