Israel YOUR Way

Due to weather, the March 21 Information Session has been rescheduled to Monday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

We will be hosting a second information session on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

For questions and to RSVP to either information session, please contact Ashley Appelman at or call 301-348-7320.

Israel Your Way

March 31 – April 7, 2019 

(The program begins in Tel Aviv with an opening dinner on Monday April 1st and concludes with a closing dinner on Saturday April 6th)

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. 


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Meet the creative forces behind Israel’s arts and culture to learn how they inspire and impact the world. Experience trailblazing cinema, vibrant cuisine, ground-breaking theatre and more as we weave a tapestry for the senses, from the mainstream to the avant-garde.

Israel YOUR Way Cty Skyline

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; get to know the social entrepreneurs and organizations reshaping the future of philanthropy in Israel.

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Experience Israel’s beautiful outdoors through movement, sport and physical thrills, and discover the ground-breaking inventions contributing to the creation of a healthier and cleaner world.

Knesset Building


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.

Optional Trip Add-ons: 

First Timers Pre/Post Trip: March 29 – April 1 & April 7-8, 2019 (Program begins the early afternoon of Saturday March 30 in Tel Aviv and ends the evening of Sunday April 7 in Jerusalem)

Amsterdam & The Hague Pre-Trip: March 27 – April 1, 2019 (Program begins the morning of Thursday March 28 in Amsterdam and includes a flight to Tel Aviv the morning of Monday April 1)

For questions, please contact Ashley Appelman at or 301-348-7320.

Israel YOUR Way Leadership (to date)

Mission Co-Chairs
Marianna & Brian Ashin and Kerry Iris & Eric Kassoff

Pre-Trip to Amsterdam & The Hague Co-Chairs
Susan Brett & Robert Shesser

Beyond the Headlines: Politics & Security Chair
Bruce Levenson

Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food & Culture Co-Chairs  
Marcy Cohen and Amanda Rosenthal

Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action Chair
Marty Janis

Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Co-Chairs
Scott Brody, Todd Rich and Jennifer Stier

See Photos from the 2017 Mission