Ascent Seminars of Safed is located in a former hotel building in the picturesque old city of Tsfat. It contains 16 rooms, 60 beds, 2 porches, 1 courtyard, 2 lounges, 1 lecture hall, a synagogue, 1 dining room with free hot drinks and a refrigerator for guest use, an extensive Jewish multi-media center, and a spectacular panoramic view west towards Mt. Meron and awe-inspiring Tsfat sunsets and south as far as Mount Tabor.
In the summer, breakfast is provided daily. During the rest of the year, food is served only on Shabbat and during the special monthly seminars.
During the summer, walking tours of Tsfat, hikes in the Galilee, and van tours of the Golan Heights are offered a few times a week, including several for free. During the rest of the year, they take place during seminars and by pre-arrangement for groups of six or more.
Before each Shabbat and major Jewish Holiday, it is possible, by pre-arrangement, to be a guest for the festive evening and morning with friendly, English-speaking local families. The afternoon is enjoyed together at Ascent by all the guests and members of the Ascent staff. Please bring appropriate clothing for shuls and for families.
For a bed in the men's or women's dorms (4-6 to a room), we request a daily contribution of 60 shekels. You can earn up to 20 shekels a day in rebates for weekday class attendance plus another five shekels for filling out thoroughly the evaluation form. Also, if you stay for three consecutive week-nights, the third night is free!
A private room for one or two people requires a donation of 180 shekels, with extra beds for adults at 40 shekels each and for children at 20 shekels each.
On Shabbat a dorm bed requires 120 shekels (students: 80 shekels) and a private room for two, 360 shekels. Also, on Shabbat there are no rebates, breakfast or tour.
there may be a different fee schedule for Jewish holidays and for the annual Klezmer Festival. Please contact us thirty days before.
For further information and reservations, office hours are Sunday-Thursday: 9AM-9PM; Friday: 9AM-4PM; Saturday: 7:00-9:00PM. Reservations may also be made by submitting our online form.