24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Ascent is open to travelers and seekers of all stripes. Innovative educational programs touch tens of thousands of people every year, planting seeds of change and drawing people closer to their Jewish roots. Our engaging, expert staff, exciting activities, friendly atmosphere, inspirational websites, and regular appearances in the media have drawn international attention, and a reputation that attracts thousands of returning participants and new visitors annually. Under a new initiative with the IDF, Israeli soldiers come to Ascent for Jewish Identity education programs and leave with a new sense of mission and purpose. Travelers, college-age youth, post-army Israelis, and Russian immigrants come to Ascent for a warm sense of community, quality educational experiences, personal guidance, and more. Visitors participate in classes, seminars, music events, nature hikes, workshops, and tours of Safed, and leave enriched and inspired.