Gilbert & Lithwick

Annie & Stuart

August 19, 2012

Gilbert & Lithwick

Annie & Stuart

August 19, 2012

We're going to A year-long Jerusalem Studymoon!!

For our first year of marriage, we are embarking on an amazing adventure and moving to Jerusalem for study and exploration.

This will be Stu's first time visiting Israel as an adult and Annie's return to Pardes after a year of study there in 2009-2010. Annie will be working towards her Aleph rabbinic ordination in the Pardes Experiential Educators Program and Stu will be fulfilling a lifelong dream to study and experience Jewish life in Israel for (almost) a full cycle of the Jewish Calendar.

We plan to begin our journey with Sheva brachot among friends and family in Jerusalem, then we both start school at the end of August
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While in Israel, we will have opportunities to go on trips all over the country with Pardes and to do some exploring on our own.

We imagine that this year will be one of learning, growth, and exploration for both of us.

Since we will be moving so soon after our wedding and spending our first year of marriage abroad, if you would like to give us a gift, we prefer not to receive any material gifts that would need to be stored or transported with us. We built this registry to help us cover the costs of our year-long studymoon and hope that our adventures will inspire you as we know they will us.

Our Registry

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Stuart's Flight: Help us cover our return flights a thousand kilometres at a time! The distance from Toronto to Jerusalem is just under 10,000 KM.
$17500
1/4
$100
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Annie's Flight: Help us cover our return flights a thousand kilometres at a time! The distance from Toronto to Jerusalem is just under 10,000 KM.
$17500
3/6
$100
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Sponsor our Student Travel Visas and help us cross borders! We will even share the stories of how we secured our visas in spooky Israeli Consulate offices!
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Sponsor one week of rent for our love nest!
$15000
33/40
$100
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Sponsor our sheirut (taxi van) trip from the airport right to our door! (And back when we come home!)
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Sponsor a month of Pardes tuition (We have been awarded scholarships that cover most of our tuition but need a little more help)
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Sponsor our studies by covering the cost of school books.
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Kotel tunnel tour for 2 - Stuart and Annie will walk underneath the Western Wall!
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City of David tour for 2 - Stuart and Annie will explore the ancient ruins of the City of David and walk through the waterways dug by Canaanites and Hezkiyahu!
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Sponsor a visit to the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book.
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Sponsor a visit to Eilat to see the incredible aquarium and maybe Stu can convince Annie to try snorkeling in the Red Sea again to face her fear of the fish she met there 13 years ago!
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Pardes Golan Tiyyul: Pardes takes students on amazing subsidized tiyyulim (outings) all over Israel. The Golan trip includes a winery tour! Sponsor one in your favourite spot or somewhere you've always wanted to visit and we will send you pictures!
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Pardes Judean Hills Tiyyul: Sponsor our first Pardes outing of the year. We will stay in a hostel, explore the Judean Hills and see the amazing terraced farmland in the area. We get to have morning prayers in the hills of biblical Judea!
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Pardes Negev Tiyyul: Sponsor our exploration of the Negev. On this trip, we get to stay in a Bedouin tent. As a married couple, we even get our own "room". (An upgrade since Annie's last visit when she had a spot on the floor next to the ha
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Pardes Arava Tiyyul: Sponsor our visit to the beautiful Arava desert, home of purple mountains and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies! The kibbutz houses many wonders, including a Date Palm grown from a 2000-yr-old seed found on Masada!
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Sponsor a night out in Tel Aviv
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A night out at the Jerusalem Comedy Basement Open Mic or comedy nights. (Can you spot a familiar name on the webpage under music?) A particular favourite on Tuesdays!
$1800
15/30
$100
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A real dinner out in a restaurant!
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Sponsor a sushi dinner (such as it is in Israel) for when the craving strikes.
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Sponsor Stu's falafel and shawarma fixation for a whole year! (Only 1.80 each, with fries!)
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Sponsor an international skype subscription for a month so we can keep in touch with you!
$1800
2/10
$100
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Perhaps you've thought of an idea that we didn't? Donate to the general fund and mention it here! We're sure that along the way there will be incidents and accidents and you can keep us prepared! Who knows, we just might have a funny story for you!
$1800
45/50
$100
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If you prefer to make a charitable donation in our honour, consider the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This organization is responsible for research and advocacy for those who are losing their vision.
$1800
1/4
$100
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If you prefer to make a charitable donation in our honour, consider Makom Creative Downtown Jewish Community. Makom is our home community, right in our neighbourhood of Kensington Market. Stu and Annie are both active members.
$1800
1/4
$100
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If you prefer to make a charitable donation in our honour, consider Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Annie is studying for the rabbinate with Aleph.
$1800
4/4
$100
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