Israel YOUR Way

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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. 


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.

ADVANCING ISRAEL: Innovation & Entrepreneurship SOLD OUT

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.


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.


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.

To be added to a waitlist for one of the sold out tracks, send an email to

$4,295 per person for double occupancy.  There is an additional cost for single occupancy.  Cost does not include airfare or insurance. Most meals are included.

Participation in this program requires an $1,800 minimum household gift ($1,000 for participants age 35 and under) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2019 Annual Campaign.

Participants are responsible for arranging their airfare and transportation to arrive in Tel Aviv by the afternoon of Monday, April 1, 2019.

Deposit: $300
Due at time of registration. The deposit will be applied towards your registration fee.

Balance Due:  February 2019

  • Must reside in the Greater Washington, DC region.
  • Valid passport for a minimum of six months from the start date of the trip (Sunday, March 31).
  • A $1,800 minimum household gift ($1,000 for participants age 35 and under) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2019 Annual Campaign.

First Timers Pre/Post Trip in Israel
March 29 – April 1 & April 7-8, 2019 (Includes travel days)

Program begins the early afternoon of Saturday March 30 in Tel Aviv and ends the evening of Sunday April 7 in Jerusalem.
Cost: $1,995 per person for double occupancy.

Amsterdam & The Hague Pre-Trip
March 27 – April 1, 2019
Cost: $3,495 per person for double occupancy.
Registration for the Pre-Trip to Amsterdam is currently full. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please contact Ashley Appelman at or 301-348-7320.

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

Israel YOUR Way Leadership

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 Co-Chairs 
Bruce Levenson and Ashley Steinberg

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

Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action Co-Chairs 
Marty Janis and Jacki Seley

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

See Photos from the 2017 Mission