Israel YOUR Way 2022

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Rekindle your sense of adventure and curiosity on Federation’s signature, multi-generational mission to Israel, taking off May 2022.

Israel YOUR Way: May 16 – 21, 2022
Optional Pre-trip: United Arab Emirates: May 11 – 16, 2022

Connect with Israel’s beauty and complexity, while building community with fellow passionate Washingtonians. Plus, enhance your experience with a truly unique, optional pre-trip to the United Arab Emirates.

Immerse yourself in one of three journeys to inspire your heart, mind, and soul.

Religion, Spirituality, and Mindfulness
Under every stone lie thousands of years of rich religious history shaped by the Holy Land’s connection to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. For millennia, spiritual seekers of all faiths have traveled to Israel to explore the presence of the sacred, the meaning of life, and their own place in the universe. Join us on a joyful and meaningful journey to understand the shared wisdom of these religions and other forms of spirituality, and how they can inspire your own spiritual journey.

The Business of Politics and Security
The land of Israel has been shaped by generations of communities who have put down roots alongside neighbors, creating a vibrant, rich, and constantly evolving mosaic of languages, faiths, cuisines, art, and culture. Walk, hike, cycle, and dance as you explore how Israel’s diverse peoples shape and reflect each other’s unique complexities.

Culture in Action
Israel is known for innovation, initiative, and dynamic improvisation, both internally and on the world stage. Meet the activists, expert decision-makers—and those affected by their decisions—as you explore how policy and security are influenced by the work of the entrepreneurs and business leaders. Grapple with how politics—and Israel’s unique security needs—fuel innovation and change the paradigm for how we think about issues on the ground.

(Detailed itinerary forthcoming)

You will hear from a member of our Israel YOUR Way team within 48 hours.

For more information, contact info@shalomdc.org or 301-230-7200.

  • $500 deposit per traveler required upon registration
  • Residence in the Greater Washington, DC region.
  • Valid passport for a minimum of six months from the start date of the trip (May 16th, 2022).
  • Minimum household gift for two consecutive years (FY21 and FY22) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2021 and 2022 Annual Campaigns.
    • Main Mission minimum household gift = $1,800
    • United Arab Emirates Pre-trip minimum household gift = $5,000

Main Mission
Double Occupancy: $5,125 per person
Single Occupancy: $6,430 per person
$1,800 minimum household gift for two consecutive years (FY21 and FY22) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2021 and 2022 Annual Campaigns.

Participants are responsible for arranging their airfare and transportation to arrive in Tel Aviv by Monday, May 16, 2022.

 

United Arab Emirates Pre-Trip
Double Occupancy: $3,899 per person
Single Occupancy: $4,894 per person
$5,000 minimum household gift for two consecutive years (FY21 and FY22) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2021 and 2022 Annual Campaigns.

Participants are responsible for arranging their airfare and transportation to arrive in Dubai by Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

Costs do not include airfare or insurance. Most meals are included.

Deposit: $500
Due at time of registration. The deposit will be applied towards your registration fee.

Young Adult Subsidy
$3,000 subsidy for those under the age of 35
$1,000 subsidy for those between the ages of 35 and 45

Return Traveler Discount
$100 discount for return traveler through Da’at

Main Mission
Monday, May 16th-Saturday, May 21st
3 nights at Hilton, Tel Aviv, and 2 nights + Late Check Out at David Citadel, Jerusalem

UAE Pre-Trip 
Wednesday, May 11th-Monday, May 16th
5 nights at hotel at the Address Beach Resort (ABR)

  • Cancellations made 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit.
  • Cancellations made 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost.
  • Cancellations made 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full trip cost.

MISSION LEADERSHIP (List In Formation)

Mission Co-Chairs
Karen & Bruce Levenson

UAE Pre-Trip Co-Chairs
Todd & Tracy Foreman

Religion, Spirituality, and Mindfulness Track Co-Chairs
Julie Elion, Grace Aduroja Kolker, and Brian Levenson

The Business of Politics and Security Track Co-Chairs
Jared Kassoff and Alan Meltzer

Culture in Action Track Co-Chairs
Arielle Grill, Andrew Meyrowitz, and Max Sandler

 

For more information, contact info@shalomdc.org or 301-230-7200.