Travel Overseas

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington offers unique travel experiences to Israel and beyond. For more information, contact missions@shalomdc.org.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Opportunities

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel
APPLICATIONS OPEN JULY 15 – AUGUST 31

DC Community Trips: March 2 – March 12, 2017 and September 7 – September 17, 2017

Experience Israel’s culture, beauty, and society over nine days in a way you could never do on your own. You and 20 other couples will spend nine days hitting the best tourist spots—the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s Old City, the beaches of Tel Aviv—as well as unique experiences you wouldn’t get on a standard vacation, like meals with local families and meetings with high-level public officials and business leaders.

You’ll visit sites important to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, taste the best Israeli food and wine, encounter the natural beauty of the Middle East, and meet Israeli peers to hear about life in Israel from their point of view. Trip itineraries balance group experiences and alone time for you and your partner—and neither involves sitting in a classroom. You’ll be out and about most of the day, and have plenty of opportunities for reflection over meals and through structured discussions about politics, religion, and other important topics. Every trip includes two unique Shabbat (sabbath) experiences—a traditional Shabbat in Jerusalem, and a modern Shabbat experience in Tel Aviv.

This opportunity is provided by Honeymoon Israel in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

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The Lion of Judah Mission to St. Petersburg Russia

April 30 – May 5, 2017

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Join fellow Lions of Judah from Greater Washington for an exclusive, immersive journey through the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites dynamic, philanthropic, passionate women like YOU to join our  Lion of Judah Mission across St. Petersburg. Tour dazzling landmarks, explore modern-day Jewry and discover why this city has been Russia’s cultural center for the past two centuries.
Tour the Great Choral Synagogue, visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and take a boat cruise along the canals to see the city’s top landmarks from a new perspective.

Create connections and build lasting relationships with like-minded women who share a passion for building a stronger Jewish future.
Enjoy luxury accommodations at the renowned Astoria Rocco Forte, a five-star hotel located on Saint Isaac’s Square.
Learn about the complex Soviet history, taste authentic Russian food and engage with St. Petersburg’s dynamic Jewish community.

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Israel Quest

Israel Quest

2016 – 2017

Israel Quest is a Jewish teen identity project of the United Jewish Endowment Fund, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and local congregations and regional youth organizations. Established in 1994, Israel Quest is based on the guiding principle that continuing Jewish education, linked with a formative Israel experience, will forge a strong Jewish identity in the hearts and minds of our youth. In order to achieve this goal, Israel Quest provides subsidies to teens in 9th–12th grades for qualifying Israel trips.

Learn more about the program and funding guidelines.

Fill out the application.

For more information, contact us at (301) 230-7200 or IsraelQuest@shalomdc.org.

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Birthright Israel

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Birthright Israel: Shorashim – DC Community Trips

On the DC Community trips, experience the awesome adventure of Israel from the inside, through the eyes and hearts of your new Israeli friends. Along with other young adults from the Greater Washington area, travel for 10 days with Israelis your age, who share the beauty, excitement and complexities of their country with you.

From the liveliness of Tel Aviv, to Bedouin hospitality in the desert, to the diversity and spirituality of Jerusalem, experience the history, the vibrancy, and the challenges of modern Israel. Make lifelong Israeli and American friends and have the time of your life! This graduate and professional program (ages 22-26) is for residents of or graduate students in the DC Area only.

Click here to get a head start on your application for winter 2016/17 trips!

For more information contact Kira Borman at 301-348-7343.

Israel Your Way

Israel YOUR Way

October 22-29, 2017

A one-of-a-kind, multi-generational journey through Israel with 4 customized excursions to choose from. Each track promises a unique, hands-on and dynamic itinerary that can’t be experienced by most visitors to Israel. Click here to learn more.