Israel YOUR Way

Join us for Israel YOUR Way 2023

Israel YOUR Way: May 8 – 13
Optional Pre-trip to the United Arab Emirates: May 4 – 8

Celebrate the magic of Israel@75 and stimulate your sense of adventure and curiosity on Federation’s signature, multi-generational mission to Israel.

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.

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

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.

Culture in Action

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.

Question? Contact Ari Brickman at  [email protected] or 301-230-7200.
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  • $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.
  • Minimum household gift for two consecutive years (FY22 and FY23) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2022 and 2023 Annual Campaigns.
    • Main Mission minimum household gift = $1,800
    • United Arab Emirates Pre-trip minimum household gift = $5,000

Main Mission
$5,699 per person
for double occupancy room. Rate per person for single occupancy room is $7,124.
ost does not include airfare or insurance. Most meals are included. 

Participation in this program requires an $1,800 minimum household gift to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2022/2023 Annual Campaign. 

Participants are responsible for arranging their airfare and transportation to arrive in Tel Aviv by the morning of Monday, May 8th.

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

United Arab Emirates Pre-Trip Cost 
$4,500 per person for double occupancy room. Rate per person in single occupancy room $5,718.

Through a generous funder, The Jewish Federation is able to provide travel subsidies for those under 45. The subsidies Federation is able to provide are as follows:

  • For those between 40-45, Federation is able to provide a $500 subsidy;
  • For those between 30-40, Federation is able to provide a $1,800 subsidy;
  • For those under 30, Federation is able to provide a $3,000 subsidy.

Main Mission

  • 3 nights at Hilton, Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights and late check out at David Citadel, Jerusalem

United Arab Emirates Pre-trip

  • 5 Nights at the Address Beach Resort (ABR)

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Mission Co-Chairs
Karen & Bruce Levenson

UAE Pre-Trip Co-Chairs
Diane & Howard Schilit

Religion, Spirituality, and Mindfulness Track Co-Chairs
Rabbi Aderet Drucker

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

Culture in Action Track Chair

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. If you require special assistance, please contact us at 301-230-7200 so we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.