11 2015


18 2015

Prime Minister's Council Mission to Berlin and Israel


Berlin and Israel

Contact Beverly Woznica


Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Berlin and Israel, Oct. 11-18, 2015 
Optional Pre-Mission to Vienna, Oct. 9-11



Jewish life in Berlin is thriving, diverse and not without challenges. An influx of Jews from Russia, a growing young Israeli population, and a backdrop of rising European anti-Semitism set the stage for a fascinating and complex visit to a changing community.

Join influential philanthropists like yourself on an extraordinary mission. Experience Jewish life in both Israel and Berlin. Examine the fascinating bond between the two and get a behind-the-scenes look at present-day challenges.

Witness the impact of our work in Israel and overseas, and meet inspiring modern heroes. Register now and join us for this unique journey.

Berlin Highlights:
Discover Jewish renewal, immerse yourself in a thriving art scene, and visit landmarks including… 

• Daniel Libeskind’s spectacular post-modern Jewish Museum
• The historic Jewish Quarter, the New Synagogue with its golden dome, and the Old Jewish Cemetery
• Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and the showcase royal boulevard Unter den Linden 
• The Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie 
• The Holocaust Memorial and the site of the infamous Wannsee Conference, where the Final Solution was announced. 

Israel Highlights:
Explore the challenges of the new European olim, meet the next generation of Israel’s women leaders, and experience Israel in new ways…

• Private charter flight from Berlin to Ovda Air Force Base in Israel with festive welcome by Israeli Air Force officers and soldiers. 
• Overnight at the new Beresheet hotel, on the cliffs of the breathtaking Ramon Crater 
• Helicopter flight to Jerusalem 
• Get to know Israel’s heroes and hear their remarkable stories
• Cocktail reception with President Reuven Rivlin 
• Just confirmed! Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Join us for a pre-mission to the stunning city of Vienna… 

• Visit Lanzman Café, frequented by both Herzl and Freud, and Freud’s home featuring his famous couch
• Pay respects at the Holocaust memorial
• Experience Vienna’s museum trinity: the white limestone cube of the Leopold Museum, the Kunsthalle Wien occupying the old winter riding hall, and the black basalt MUMOK.
• Explore the city’s many bike paths, enjoy an evening at a local vineyard, and ride on a giant 19th-century ferris wheel
• Hear from Ed Serotta, journalist, photographer and filmmaker specializing in Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe


For more information please contact:

Tikva Mahlab at 212.284.6528 /tikva.mahlab@JewishFederations.org or

Beverly Woznica at 818.383.3585 /beverly.woznica@JewishFederations.org.

Click here for a tentative itinerary.

Mission Cost:

Vienna Pre-mission
$2,485 per person double occupancy (includes Austrian Airlines Flight 291 from Vienna to Berlin, Oct. 11)
$366 single supplement

Berlin and Israel
$8,995 per person double occupancy (includes flight from Berlin to Israel)
$1,395 single supplement

Berlin only
$4,800 per person double occupancy
$570 single supplement



The mission cost includes traditional PMC premium hotel rooms. Subject to availability, upgraded rooms may be booked for additional cost on the registration site.

Vienna: Imperial Hotel, Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11
Berlin: Adlon Hotel, Sunday, October 11 – Thursday, October 15
Mitzpe Ramon: Beresheet Hotel, Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October, 16
Jerusalem: David Citadel, Friday, October, 16 – Sunday, October 18 (late check-out)







JFNA group travel supplemental accident insurance policy for Israel and other locations.