The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington offers unique travel experiences to Israel and beyond
New Trip! Now or Never – Shorashim Israel with Israelis
May 26 – June 3, 2019
Ages 27 – 32
Washington DC – Shorashim Israel with Israelis
June 13 – 24, 2019
Ages 22 – 26
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.