Missions

A JFNA mission is more than just a trip. It's a journey of a lifetime.  

Rabbinic MissionTiblisi/Israel: February 16-24, 2014  (by invitation only)  Learn how Georgian Jews survived the difficult years under Communism, and find out how we, the North American Jewish community, made it possible for them to chart a new course in the United States, the FSU and Israel. Details

King David Society Mission to Morocco: April 27- May 4, 2014  (suggested minimum)
The King David Society (KDS) is a community of philanthropists who contribute $25,000 or more, to the Federation annual campaign.They share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community, and set inspiring standards in philanthropic giving. Join KDS for a magical journey to the ancient Jewish communities of Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh, where we’ll experience Morocco’s rich Jewish history and unique culture. Meet with political leaders, economic experts, diplomats, journalists and young peope who are changing the face of Morocco’s Jewish community. From sun-drenched bazaars to cool courtyards, this mission highlights the best of Morocco. Details

National Young Leadership Cabinet Study Mission to Baku & Istanbul:  April 27- May 4, 2014 (NYL Cabinet members only) Learn about Jewish renewal from students and young leaders in Baku, and have cocktails with Jewish community leaders and Maccabee Aahletes in Istanbul. Explore spectacular sites like Instanbul's Topkapi Palace and Baku's Old City market.  Make personal connections through school and home visits with the Jewish Agency and JDC.  See our Jewish Federations dollars are at work, revitalizing Jewish community and sustaining lives by providing essential services. Details 

Flavors of Israel: April 28- May 6, 2014  Bring your appetite to Israel!  The perfect climate, the freshest ingredients and the influence of the world’s greatest cuisines, have made it the ultimate foodie destination.  Absorb history and culture  as you eat and drink your way from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, through the Galilee and across the Negev. Dine in Israel’s best restaurants; meet chefs, farmers, winemakers and food writers. Taste goat cheese on the farm where it’s made, and sip wine surrounded by the grapevines that produced it. Details

Backstage Israel May 25-May 29, 2014  Rediscover Israel! Attend a concert in celebration of Jerusalem Day, meet established and up-and-coming Israeli musicians, dancers and visual artists, and learn about music projects supported by Federations. One of the highlights will be seeing Justin Timberlake perform for the first time in Tel Aviv. Details

Summer Family Mission: June 8- June 16, 2014  A JFNA family mission is a family journey packed with adventure. Experience Israel's vibrant modern history and culture, and explore its rich layers of history. You'll gain access to places most tourists never get to see, forge a personal link with the people and land of Israel, and deepen your connection with your own Federation community. Details

NYL Summer Trip to Israel: June 30-July 7, 2014  Put a little soul in your summer! This year our Israel trip is getting personal. Experience the sights and smells of the Jerusalem market, enjoy a bonfire in the desert with young Israelis and feel the energy of Tel Aviv. And for the first time, spend a day focused on a track of your choice: arts & culture, food & wine, politics or start-up nation. Plus, visit incredible sites where Federation is changing lives every day. From the city to the desert, touch Israel's history, get inspired and have the time of your life. It's good for the soul. Details

Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission to Greece and Israel: July 7-14, 2014 The premier program for Development volunteer and professional leaders--an indispensable opportunity to learn, network and recharge, just in time to kick off the Annual Campaign. Campaign leadership will leave this mission inspired,educated and confident in their role to advance their community fundraising efforts. Details

Campaigner's Mission to Israel: July 14-20, 2014 (Depart on the July 13)  This mission is aimed at volunteers and professionals who meet with donors and are responsible for closing the bulk of dollars in our Annual Campaign. In an immersive Israel experience, participants will obtain a first-hand perspective on the impact of campaign dollars through site visits to JDC and Jewish Agency programs. They will benefit from top-level training in donor development and solicitation skills with leading national trainers. And they will gain a better understanding of contemporary Israel while enjoying all that an Israel experience has to offer. Details

Prime Minister's Council Mission to Paris and Israel: September 13-22, 2014  (suggested minimum) Join influential Jewish philanthropists who contribute $100,000 or more to the Federation Annual Cmpaign for an exclusive mission that explores the strong connection between Paris and Israel, expressed through frequent diplomatic exchanges and ongoing economic and cultural relations. Engage in frank dialogue with top political land 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. Details

Discover Israel: October 19-27, 2014  An Israel Mission can mean so many things to so many people -- a dream vacation for some, a spiritual awakening for others. It's a call to adventure that must be answered, or a shared experience that can become the foundation for the rest of your life. So pack your bags -- you're going home!

Winter Family Mission: December 22, 2014 - January 1, 2015  A JFNA family mission is a family journey packed with adventure. Experience Israel's vibrant modern history and culture, and explore its rich layers of history. You'll gain access to places most tourists never get to see, forge a personal link with the people and land of Israel, and deepen your connection with your own Federation community.

Israel Adventure Mission: March 2015  Looking for a unique Israel experience? Join us to experience a diverse landscape while visiting historical and cultural sites. Hike, bike, kayak and ride while exploring the Negev desert, the Mediterranean coastline, the Carmel and Galilee mountains, and more.