Missions

About Missions

What is a Mission?

Jewish Federation missions are travel experiences unlike any other. Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.

What makes each mission truly unique is its sense of purpose, guaranteeing our travelers a heightened appreciation and connection to their Jewish identity.

Our missions aren't passive experiences. They're active adventures, engaging the mind, heart, soul, and body.  We'll explore local communities and their histories while traveling by jeep, boat, plane, and foot to make up-close and personal contact with the many marvels of Jewish existence.  You'll witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts of organizations like the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel while discovering and responding to the challenges facing Jewish communities today.

Why should I go?

This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the impact the Jewish people have had on the world, to see how Jewish communities interact today, and to personally witness and be inspired by the role every Jew can play in supporting the continuation of the Jewish people wherever they may live.

Depending on your interests, you can choose to travel with Jews from across your community or across the country. There are missions for young professionals, for women's groups, for families and for business and professional groups. Go with the type of group that will make this mission the most meaningful and fun for you.

What happens on a Mission?

Nearly anything can happen on a mission: dancing with Ethiopian Israelis in Tel Aviv; discussing priorities with legislative leaders in Washington; or helping to paint a classroom in a Jewish school in Russia.

Your itinerary will include a wide range of activities and attractions designed to immerse you in the Jewish community -- from religious landmarks to archeological digs to cultural must-sees.

Take a front-row seat at special addresses from leading analysts, spiritual thinkers, scientists, and political and military figures. Gain invaluable insights that no one else can give you. The most experienced guides in the country and renowned scholars are your traveling companions.

Plus, you'll get an insider's look at how Federation, the most effective Jewish community building organization on the planet, unites and cares for Jews in Israel and around the world.

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About the Missions Group

The Jewish Federations of North America Mission consultants in New York and Israel work with the federation mission professional to plan and execute the best possible missions. They are in constant communication and work cooperatively from a mission's conception to completion and follow-up.

As part of your Missions-building team, we share the same goals and are available to assist you with every facet of mission planning. Missions consultants are available at any time during the mission.

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