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Missions to Israel

The 2013 Israel@65 Community Mission was a huge success. Join us next year! To see highlights of the trip, see the event gallery here 

Jewish Community Mission 2013 Highlights included:

  • Jerusalem’s Old City’s Jewish Quarter
  • Shabbat walking tour in Old City
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the National Holocaust Memorial
  • Hike in Ein Gedi, float in Dead Sea, ascend Masada
  • A mitzvah activity at Leket Israel
  •  Antiquities of Beit Shean
  • Walking tour in Tel Aviv
  •  Optional City of Petra tour extension

 For more information on next year's mission, contact Beth Appelman, 860.727.6123 or email her at

The 2014 Heart2Heart Mission has finished. You will be able to find informtion on the February, 2015, women's only travel here in Fall 2014. 

This unique experience fosters enduring bonds among the women of our Federation movement. The 2014 Mission was based in Tel Aviv. Women philanthropists took day trips all over Israel, including spending one full day and night in Jerusalem.

Lean how to be part of a journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind!

Some of the 2014 H2H Mission highlights included:

  • Dancing the night away to the music of Israeli Pop Star Einat Sarouf
  • Participating in a briefing on the State of Israel Today with MK Dr. Ruth Calderon
  • Enjoying a gourmet meal prepared by multiple generations of Israeli celebrity chefs
  • Sharing lunch with Members of Knesset who are shaping tomorrow's Israel today
  • Learning about the Iron Dome, the air-defense system, and meeting with the young female Israeli soldiers who are protecting Israel
  • Visiting Israeli Settlement, Gush Etzion, in the Judea Mountains
  • Learning from women change agents who are opening doors in small business, the arts, municipalities, food and wine and more!
  • Taking part in a nighttime tour of famous Jerusalem bakeries as they prepare bread and pastries for Shabbat
  • Creating rhythms and music with performers from Mayumana, Israel's famous dance and percussion troupe

Find new meaning in your Jewish values, and find your place in the Jewish community. You'll forge new friendships with women from across North America and Israel as you explore the Jewish homeland together. And you will witness first hand the tremendous impact Federation donors have on the people of Israel.  For more information on next year's mission, contact Debbie Glassman,




JFNA Summer Family Missions
June 25 – July 4 | July 16 – July 25
Give your family an unforgettable gift:  an interactive, engaging trip to Israel together.
There’s no more meaningful way to experience the Jewish homeland.
Join a group of Jewish families from across North America to discover, learn, hike, and explore, from the ancient stone of Jerusalem to the chic cafes of Tel Aviv, from the rugged slopes of the Golan to the depths of the Dead Sea. Meet new immigrants, soldiers, and artists. Experience the work of our overseas partner organizations and learn how you, in partnership with your Federation, play a role in building Israel and make a difference in the lives of Israelis.
Register now at
For more information, please contact Tikva Mahlab at 212.284.6528 or
Prime Minister's Council Mission to Italy & Israel
October 14-22, 2012
Join influential Jewish philanthropists for an exclusive mission that explores the strong connection between Italy and Israel, expressed through frequent diplomatic exchanges and ongoing economic and cultural relations. Engage in frank dialogue top political and religious leaders about current issues affecting Europe, the Middle East and the Jewish People.  Experience world-class art, culture and cuisine.  Deepen your understanding and find out how you can make a difference.
Susan K Stern, National Campaign Chair
Cynthia Shapira, Prime Minister's Council Chair
For more information, contact Beverly Woznica at or Tikva Mahlab at or visit