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Tourist Attraction: Bake Your Own Matza

Looking for something different to do in Israel for Passover? Join the Matza-Baking Extravaganza in Bet El on Sunday afternoon, April 17.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 4/6/2011, 1:15 PM / Last Update: 4/6/2011, 1:44 PM

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Looking for something different to do in Israel for Passover? Join the Matza-Baking Extravaganza in Bet El on Sunday afternoon, April 17, enabling adults and children to make hand-made matza for their Passover Seder the following evening.

A bus is available to take people to Bet El from the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem at 12:15 p.m.

The visit to Bet El, one of the most prominent Jewish communities in Samaria, includes a tour of modern and ancient sites. The group will see the traditional site of Jacob's dream and visit an Israel Defense Forces Preparatory Academy. The bus is scheduled to arrive back in Jerusalem at 7:35 p.m.

Reservations can be made at 054-671-3821, or write to baruch@yeshiva.org.il . The cost is 100 NIS for adults from Bar/Bat Mitzva age and up. 75 NIS for children who take a seat on the bus.

State your contact numbers, email and number and ages of participants.

The process of baking matza is precise and demanding and is carried out under constant supervision to prevent mishandling the dough and turning it into forbidden "chametz," the Hebrew word for unleavened bread.