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 Mission Highlights
as of June 17; subject to change

JFNA National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart,
a life-changing mission that’s more than just a trip to Israel.
Read on for some highlights from a thrilling journey that you can be a part of!


Hear from important women – politicians, philanthropists, artists, businesswomen, soldiers and athletes – whose lives and contributions are an inspiration to us all.


·        Learn about Israel’s public image at a stimulating breakfast with women who work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, previous ambassadors of Israel and their wives, and the first woman to be made a major general in the IDF.

·        Enjoy a delicious dinner with Israeli guests at the homes of Israeli Lion of Judah.

·        Have lunch in the Old City of Jerusalem with Haredi women studying ancient and modern Jewish texts.

·        Meet the principal of the Bialik-Rogozin school in Tel Aviv—featured in an Oscar-winning documentary--where children from 48 countries learn together.

·        Chat with Israel’s top women sports stars in basketball, tennis, and judo.  

the land of Israel, visiting sites of historic significance and projects funded by our Annual Campaign dollars.  

·        Experience the mysticism and art galleries of ancient Safed (Tzfat), and take in a magical nighttime tour of this charming hilltop city.

·        Celebrate Tu B'Shvat (the New Year for the Trees) at a Kabbalistic Seder that includes dancing, readings, and lots of wine!

·        Visit an IDF base where Israel’s most promising immigrant athletes train, including 2012 Olympic medal hopefuls.  Participate in a hands-on training experience with women soldiers.  

·        Get your hands dirty at an archeological dig at Beit Guvrin.

·        Meet individuals who benefit from the dollars we raise for the Annual Campaign, at schools, hospitals, absorption centers and youth programs all over Israel—with a special focus on empowering women.                                                                 


Absorb Israel’s unique culture, fashion and food!

·        See a live performance of “Cochav Nolad,” Israel’s version of “American Idol.” 

·        Watch a performance by Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team, whose routine has been praised for its fantastic acrobatics and precise teamwork.

·        Gallery hop with students from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the national school of art.

·        Enjoy a guided tour of Israel’s fashion capital and meet designers in their studios.

·        Experience the sophisticated Middle Eastern flavors that characterize modern Israeli cuisine, including Kurdish and Yemenite home hospitality.

·        Taste Israel’s most delicious wines at Northern Israeli wineries.


Remember, as we spend a reflective and educational morning at Israel’s national Holocaust museum and memorial, Yad Vashem

·        Explore the world’s largest and most wide-ranging collection of Holocaust archives and art.  

·        Listen to survivors’ testimonies and view personal possessions

·        Examine state-of-the-art displays aimed at preserving the stories of each of the six million victims.


·        Bring your Israel experience home by sharing your journey with Heart to Heart with members of your community!


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