Israel YOUR Way

Israel Your Way

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Take an inside look at some of Israel’s most successful companies. Talk to their CEOs, hear from leading business analysts and come to understand the inner workings of what makes business in Israel tick.

Food & Culture
Take a sweet and savory journey through Israel’s food and culture scene. This fusion of East & West is a melting pot that delights every taste bud and is sure to please the most discerning foodie and culture buff.

Eco Israel/Outdoor Adventure 
Explore Israel’s cutting-edge and eco-friendly solutions to contemporary challenges, while enjoying action-packed outdoor adventures designed for recreational enthusiasts of all levels.

Israel Insider 
Take an insider’s look at Israel’s diversity and dive deep into the challenges facing Israel today. Meet with some of the country’s most fascinating leaders and learn about their innovative developments to tackle social challenges in culture and religion through educational and self-empowerment programs.

Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on a journey through Israel—and optional trip add-on missions—like you have never experienced.

Optional add-on missions:

Pre-Trip to Berlin
Enjoy five days in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Visit Berlin’s historic landmarks and get an intimate look at the history of its Jewish community.

First-Timers & Interfaith Pre/Post Trip to Israel
This unique pre- and post-trip experience offers first-time visitors to Israel the chance to explore some of the country’s most important and meaningful sites through an interfaith lens.

Contact Ashley Appelman at or 301-348-7320 for more information.

Mission Co-Chairs
Becca & Nathan Bortnick and Nancy & Marc Duber

Track Chairs
Eric Kassoff and Julie Wallick

Food & Culture
Jodi Macklin and Jonathan Stahl

Eco Israel/Outdoor Adventure
Heidi Brodsky and Matthew Weinberg

Israel Insider
Jeffrey Finkelstein, Sherry Kaswell and Marc Lefkowitz

Pre-Trip to Berlin
Linda Rosenzweig & Sandy Bieber

Interfaith Mission to Israel
Robin B. Taub & Michael G. Pfeifer

Recruitment Chair
Mindy Strelitz