There are thousands of women whose lives have come to a standstill, who are trapped in marriages by husbands who are unwilling or unable to grant them a get (a religious writ of divorce). These women, called agunot, can only dream of the day they will be set free.

Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center & Hotline invites you to our first annual desert hike to raise awareness and support for these agunot, who are unable to climb forward on their own.


A 22-kilometer hike on a path in the Arava – the southern Jordan valley – with its breathtakingly beautiful views


Overnight accommodation and meals at the Arava Antelope Ranch


We’ll meet inspirational women and hear their captivating stories


Evening concert by Israeli singer Si Heiman

Event Schedule

8:00 – Meetup and distribution of kits at Khan Temarim, in the Arava community of Zukim.

9:00 – Kickoff from Zukim, followed by a 16-kilometer power walk to the Arava Antelope Ranch (participants should reach the finish line by 4:00 p.m.).

4:00 p.m. – Orientation

7:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:30 p.m. – Meeting with inspirational women

9:30 p.m. – Evening concert featuring Si Himan

5:00 – Wake-up, tea and cookies

5:30 – Preparations for departure and loading equipment onto buses and cars

6:00 – Departure to complete the last 4 kilometers of the hike 

8:00 -  Closing ceremony and distribution of medals

9:00 – Breakfast

9:30 – Conclusion

*Schedule is subject to change

Inspirational Encounters

What’s your Everest?
Oshrit Mori
Mountain Climber
Running Free
Keren Yahya
Naturopathic Practitioner
Women to the Top
Iris Hengel
Ultra-Marathon Runner
סי היימן באשת המדבר
Evening Concert by Israeli Singer Si Heiman

30 years have gone by since Si released her hit song “I don’t work for anyone.” Si is a performer and an artist working with and on behalf of women from all parts of society for years, through singing and other activities.

Si joins us after a difficult year since the passing of her father, Nahum “Nachtze” Heiman, one of the greatest Israeli composers and the recipient of the Israel prize in 2009.

Si boasts a rich and moving repertoire consisting of songs written by her and her father, such as “Anita and Juan,” “Wooden horse,” classic hit “Like a wild plant,” and new songs from her new soon-to-be-released album, “Recalculating my route.”


The Women Moving Mountains registration fee is 640 NIS, which includes:

  • The 22-kilometer, two-day desert hike (refreshments and entertainment at stops along the route)
  • Overnight stay at the antelope ranch (sleeping on mattresses), dinner and breakfast (kosher), concert and lectures
  • Transportation

Standard Registration

The standard registration track is the “fast track”, which immediately reserves your spot

Registration via the FundMe donation platform allows you to register while also raising awareness and additional funds to help agunot.

To register through the FundMe fundraising track:

  1. Visit the FundMe donation platform and create a personal page by clicking on the “Join the campaign!” button.
  2. Fill out your personal details to become a fundraiser for this cause.
  3. Press share and send the link to your personal page to family, friends, social media accounts and acquaintances, so that they can support your participation in the event.

*To participate in the activity through the FundMe donation platform, you must raise the entire 640 NIS participation fee through contributions — but you are invited and encouraged to raise more than that amount! The top five fundraisers will be acknowledged on the event website.

**If you do not raise the 640 NIS through contributions, you may still participate in the event if you make up the difference.

***If you choose not to complete the amount, all contributions will be given to Yad La’isha to help us represent and empower trapped women.

Arrivals - Departures

Shuttles will depart at 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning from the central train stations in Modi’in and Jerusalem (there may also be shuttles from other areas… more details to follow).

Independent arrival by car – you should arrive at the Antelope Ranch by 7:45 a.m. – click here to navigate with Waze. A shuttle will depart from the ranch to the assembly point – Khan Temarim in Zukim.

A shuttle will also depart from the finish line at Lake Sapir, returning to the ranch on Friday at the end of the event.

List of Gear

Participant kits: each participant will receive a shirt and a bib number. We recommend you wear the shirt at the event and attach the bib number to the front.


Be sure to pack water and food for a day (there will be water and light refreshments at the refreshment stops)

Overnight gear:

Bedding or a sleeping bag, toiletries, warm clothes for the night, a towel, a swimsuit, and flip flops

Comfortable walking shoes

Map of Route

Health and Safety

Participants in this event must be able of walking 16 kilometers over a duration of no longer that seven hours, including stops. Bear in mind that we’ll be walking in nature, which takes longer than street walking. To participate in this sporting event, you must be in good health and in good shape.

A few pointers:

1.   We recommend getting a physical at your family doctor’s office before beginning training.

2.   Do not participate in this event if you suffered from a sickness that included a fever, an upset stomach or diarrhoea in the days leading up to the event!

3.   Read up on how to prevent heat stroke, and get yourself used to drinking lots of water.

4.   Devote some thought to diet, sleep, and preparation for the event. There are stops throughout the route with drinks and nutritional snacks – use them, quench your thirst, bring along an energy bar, and keep going.

5.   Prepare your walking gear and make sure it’s comfortable and suitable for a long walk.

6.   Make sure to wear a hat. We also recommend wearing sunglasses

Medical Approval

In light of the December 2015 court ruling, medical approval is not required, but participants must sign a health declaration during registration. If, however, a participant answers “yes” to any other medical questions on the form, she will have to obtain medical approval. The approval should be uploaded onto the regular/mobile registration site. Participants who do not upload their medical approvals up to 48 hours before the event will not be able to receive a participant kit when kits are distributed, and will not be able to participate in the event. Participant kits will only be handed out after medical approval has been provided, and participants will not be able to make any claims in relation to the producer’s refusal to provide a participant kit and allow her to participate in the event.

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Yad La’isha, part of the Ohr Torah Stone network, is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive support center for agunot in the world, providing not only legal support in the rabbinical and civil courts but also social services and personal coaching which support clients emotionally during their struggle and empower them to rebuild their lives. For more information:

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