Israel YOUR Way

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Sunday, April 18 – Sunday, April 25, 2021
Pre-trip to Lisbon, Portugal: April 15 – 18, 2021

(travel by Wednesday April 14 to arrive in time for program beginning on April 15)

Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire, and nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation, and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions.

See Photos from the 2019 Israel Your Way Mission

2021 Trip Options

TAPESTRY FOR THE SENSES: ARTS, FOOD, & CULTURE
Meet the creative forces behind the arts and culture of Israel to learn how they inspire and impact the world. Experience trailblazing cinema, innovative cuisine, ground-breaking theatre, and more as we weave a tapestry for the senses, from the mainstream to the avant-garde.

ADVANCING ISRAEL: INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Explore how the start-up spirit has invigorated Israel’s society and economy. Meet the business leaders, young entrepreneurs,  and technological pioneers whose innovations are changing the world. Plus, get to know the social entrepreneurs and organizations reshaping the future of philanthropy in Israel.

ISRAEL IN MOTION: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & ECO-ACTION
Experience Israel’s beautiful outdoors through movement, sport,  and physical thrills, and discover the ground-breaking innovations contributing to the creation of a healthier and cleaner world.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES: SOCIETY, POLITICS & SECURITY
Delve into the social, political,  and security issues that have Israelis talking. Meet the experts, activists,  and decision-makers – and those impacted by their decisions – as we access Israel from the inside.

SPIRITUAL ISRAEL: HISTORY, FAITH & GOD (NEW)
Uncover the religious mosaic of our beautiful homeland. Explore the history and sites of the world’s great religions, experience Israel’s diverse population of many faiths, and get to know Israel through a pluralistic, faith-based lens.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must reside in the Greater Washington, DC region.
  • Valid passport for a minimum of six months from the start date of the trip (April 18, 2021).
  • A $1,800 minimum household gift ($1,000 for participants age 34 and under) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2021 Annual Campaign.

For questions, please contact Ashley Appelman at ashley.appelman@shalomdc.org or 301-348-7320.

Israel YOUR Way 2021 Leadership

Mission Co-Chairs
Bruce & Karen Levenson