2018-06-20 / Columns

Visit Israel this October for a once-in-a-lifetime trip

FEDERATION 411
JENNIFER DUBROW WEISS
Jewish Federation CEO

Our year of celebrating Israel’s 70th will culminate with a week-long mission in Israel, October 14-22, 2018, and I could not be more excited! We are joining up with other Jewish Federations across New Jersey to explore the four corners of Israel—and I’d love for YOU to come along on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, too. We’ll be staying at 5-star hotels, finding our Jewish roots as we explore each city, and learning how Jewish Federations make an impact in Israel.

Every trip and mission to Israel is special, but this one marks a huge milestone in Israel’s history. It’s Israel’s 70th birthday! What a time to visit Israel and be part of such a momentous occasion. The last time I traveled to Israel with our South Jersey community was in 2014. We traveled as a group of 72 people. It was such an amazing trip and experience. Together, we experienced all of the magic and wonder of Israel: Seeing the sights, exploring the history, and making memories to last a lifetime.

This year, I hope double that number will join us on our Israel 70 Mission, and experience Israel together as a community.

But this trip is special in more than just being a 70th birthday celebration.

We will be partnering with other New Jersey Federations. At various points during the trip, we will be joining up with other New Jersey Federation communities. I love our South Jersey community. But how wonderful it will be to connect with other New Jerseyans in Israel and make new friends (or maybe see some friends you already know!).

One of the most exciting aspects of this trip is something that I haven’t experienced before on an Israel Mission: A “choose your own adventure” component, putting YOU in charge of your Israel journey! Choose between things like going to a museum, taking a nature hike, or shopping in the markets. There will also be plenty of guided walks to choose from: Explore the winding alleyways of Yemin Moshe using the poetry of Yehudah Amichai as a guide, walk through the upscale neighborhood of Rechavia, or hike up the Valley of Hinnom to the top of Mount Zion.

So come and explore the four corners of Israel with me. Space is limited, so register TODAY! This special 5-star experience is just $2,450 per person (plus airfare). Subsidies are available.

To register, or for more information, visit our website: www.jewishsouthjersey.org/israelmission.

I hope to see everyone there! 

jweiss@jfedsnj.org

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