The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington offers unique travel experiences to Israel and beyond
August 12 – 20, 2018
Discover the history, sites, society, challenges and uniqueness of Israel while learning about issues facing security, government, law, military, foreign policy and more.
October 14-November 4, 2018
Application Deadline: May 1st, 2018
The Jewish Federation proudly presents Impact Israel: an innovative, first-of-its-kind opportunity exclusively for boomers from across Greater Washington. This Fall, join Federation to immerse yourself in Israel, living like a local while serving the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities.
Designed exclusively for those ages 55+, participants will live and work in the beautiful city of Haifa, applying their talents through tailored volunteer placements at local nonprofit organizations. Impact Israel also offers peer-group learning opportunities from text study to inspiring speakers focused on social change, and site visits throughout Israel to see the life-changing work made possible by Federation donors. Volunteer placements will be arranged by Federation’s Israel-based program partner, Yahel.
November 4-11, 2018
Join fellow philanthropic women from our community for an immersive journey through two of Europe’s most beautiful and fascinating cities.
Tour dazzling landmarks, explore Jewish history and celebrate modern-day Jewish renewal while building community with the dynamic and generous women of Greater Washington who share a commitment towards building a better world.
March 31 – April 7, 2019
A one-of-a-kind, multi-generational journey through Israel with customized excursions and unique experiences that can’t be experienced by most visitors to Israel. 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.
DC Community Trip: January 2019
Applications Open: May 2018
Experience Israel’s culture, beauty, and society over nine days in a way you could never do on your own. You and 20 other couples will spend nine days hitting the best tourist spots—the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s Old City, the beaches of Tel Aviv—as well as unique experiences you wouldn’t get on a standard vacation, like meals with local families and meetings with high-level public officials and business leaders.
You’ll visit sites important to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, taste the best Israeli food and wine, encounter the natural beauty of the Middle East, and meet Israeli peers to hear about life in Israel from their point of view. Trip itineraries balance group experiences and alone time for you and your partner—and neither involves sitting in a classroom. You’ll be out and about most of the day, and have plenty of opportunities for reflection over meals and through structured discussions about politics, religion, and other important topics. Every trip includes two unique Shabbat (sabbath) experiences—a traditional Shabbat in Jerusalem, and a modern Shabbat experience in Tel Aviv.
This opportunity is provided by Honeymoon Israel in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Israel Quest (IQ) is rooted in the guiding principle that participation in a substantive peer-based Israel experience during a teen’s formative years can build a strong and lasting Jewish identity in the hearts and minds of our youth. The IQ grant program is funded and administered by the United Jewish Endowment Fund and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. IQ is not a trip provider.
Masa Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults, ages 18-30, to gap year, study abroad, volunteer and internship programs. Through these immersive experiences, lasting between five and 12 months, participants develop a deep, personal connection to Israel and Jewish life, and become Jewish leaders and lifelong advocates for Israel.