About KSA

KSA – Kosher Summer Adventures is an Efrat based initiative providing Kosher Vacations in Europe,  introducing a new outdoors “on your feet” concept to 45+ Shomer-Shabbat and Kosher people interested in affordable access to amazingly beautiful places. Bringing years of experience in running Jewish educational programs, Rav Dani Epstein and Josh Rubin of Efrat have teamed together to offer people  who share a desire for Kashrut and Shabbat observance, the enjoyment of good company and a thrilling week of rejuvenation, discovery, fun, excitement and relaxation.

Why KSA?
Because at KSA we believe that being in nature brings health and peace of mind in our techno driven world.
Because we believe that having unadulterated fun brings a smile to faces and helps us be the positive people we aspire to be in our relationships.
Because we believe that well-being and contentment comes from spending time interacting in a group setting either with dinner table conversations or around campfire.

Why KSA?
Because we offer three levels of hiking so everyone finds their hiking comfort level.
Level 1: Experienced hikers who want to conquer the mountains. We call them Lions.
Level 2: People who like to walk and be out all day in nature. We call them Tigers.
Level 3: People who like to walk for 3-4 hours and then either relax or go sightseeing. We call them Bears.

Why KSA?
Because:
-We take care of all the logistics.
-We Provide Glatt kosher meals.
-You get access to nature destinations that are difficult to access on your own.
-You can daven with a minyan and a Sefer Torah
-On KSA you can have an inspiring Shabbat experience in remote nature destinations.

Trip Leaders

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Rav Dani Epstein and Josh (Yehoshua) Rubin of Efrat lead the trips.

Dani brings vitality, dynamism and drama, heart and soul, to our KSA Trips, as our Mara DeAtra in charge of religious and halachic issues, and as our program planner and tour guide, combining his knowledge of Jewish and European history with his ability to find the most awe-inspiring vistas and hiking routes in all our KSA locations. Dani is an avid skier, ping-pong player and he loves teaching and connecting with people of different backgrounds and beliefs.

Before coming on Aliyah, Rav Dani led the Maimonides High School in Vancouver, Canada, and was Rabbi of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Irvine California. Upon making Aliyah to Efrat 20 years ago, Dani served as principal of an Israeli High School for 12 years, and he currently teaches at YTA and at Netiv Meir Yeshiva High Schools in Jerusalem.

Josh is a trained therapist specializing in both helping single people with their dating and helping people lose weight through freedom from emotional eating. He has a M.A. in counseling and is a Master Practitioner of NLP therapy. Josh is married with five children, four of whom are married, and he is also a grandfather. He is a published author – his latest book is called Jonah the Woodchopper. Josh loves ballroom and zumba dancing. He is an avid cyclist and loves playing guitar.