Travel with Purpose


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers opportunities throughout the year for diverse groups to enjoy exciting adventures and make cultural discoveries in Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

For example, this July the Jewish Federation is offering Israel360 VIP to engage a dynamic group of 27- to 40-year-olds from Greater Philadelphia more deeply with Israel, the Jewish Federation and Philadelphia’s Jewish communities. And in August, the Jewish Federation is leading a Government Affairs Mission to help connect Pennsylvania legislators and government officials more deeply with Israel.

When you travel with the Jewish Federation, you get exclusive, insider access to community leaders, area experts and political personalities. Each trip has a unique sense of purpose, deepening your connection to Jewish identity while expanding your world. Plus, you literally don’t have to worry about a thing: Your day-to-day activities, travel logistics, accommodations and most meals will be taken care of by the Jewish Federation’s experienced mission staff.

The following is information on upcoming trips that may be of interest to you or someone you know.

Family Mission to Israel

Dec. 21 to 31, 2017

Spend your winter break in Israel with families from across Greater Philadelphia. This mission is a family journey packed with adventures. From Jeep rides in the Golan Heights to digging at an ancient archeological excavation, from the mystical town of Safed to the birthplace of modern Israel in Tel Aviv, all of Israel will be yours to discover. Walk through ancient tunnels in Jerusalem, climb Masada and float in the Dead Sea. Bike along the Mediterranean, engage in hands-on service and join Israeli soldiers at an Olympic training center. Making this trip even more special will be the chance to enjoy private family reflection.

For more information, please contact Leora Hafri at

Young Professionals Birthright Trip

Dec. 21, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018

This trip to Israel will enable 22- to 26-year-olds from Greater Philadelphia to engage more deeply with Israel, the Jewish Federation and our local Jewish community. For more information, please contact Alison Garber at

Joshua Society Cuba Mission

Jan. 25 to 28, 2018

Go back in time and visit Havana to experience what life is like for the Jewish community in Cuba with other members of the Jewish Federation’s Joshua Society. (The Joshua Society is a distinguished community of philanthropic households or individual philanthropists who contribute $10,000 or more to the Jewish Federation each year.) The cost is $3,200 per person inclusive of airfare and all meals. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. For more information, please contact Alison Garber at

Women’s Philanthropy Mission to London and Israel

March 3 to 12, 2018

Women philanthropists from across the Greater Philadelphia area will participate in this meaningful journey to London and Israel to experience different communities through the eyes of Jewish women.

Men’s Mission to Israel

Spring 2018

This high-end mission for men will focus on meeting with Israeli leaders in the technology, business and military sectors, and engage participants in the meaningful work of the Jewish Federation. For more information, please contact Alison Garber at

The Jewish Federation offers scholarship support to a variety of individuals meeting specific criteria. For more information, please contact Leora Hafri, missions manager, at or go to


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