Dive Into Israel with Pride: LGBTQ Mission 2019

Explore Israel and the Federation through an LGBTQ lens. From the ancient streets of Jerusalem to the spectacular beaches and vibrant nightlife of Tel Aviv — experience it all.

June 6-13, 2019

As in America, the LGBTQ community in Israel is actively seeking equality and acceptance. Explore Israel through a unique LGBTQ lens at this historic moment in time. Experience Israel’s thriving, vibrant LGBTQ community against the complex cultural backdrop of the country. Witness the energy, tradition, and love as you travel with our Federation family.

Join us next summer, with mission co-chairs Lee Jason Goldberg of UJA-Federation of New York and Michael Bauer of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. You won’t want to miss this incredible journey.

Celebrate a spiritual and meaningful Shabbat in Jerusalem. Join the streams of visitors and Jerusalemites alike, who gather each week at the Western Wall to worship. Then, come together for a festive Shabbat dinner with Israeli A capella group Kippa Live.

Meet with Israeli leaders from the LGBTQ community and learn about the triumphs and tensions felt in Israel today.

Learn about the full breadth and diversity of LGBTQ activism in Israel through Federation partner A Wider Bridge, the organization building support for Israel and LGBTQ Israelis.

Gain a new connection to the Federation and tikkun olam (healing the world). Learn about the extraordinary work of the Federation, our partners, and the ripple effect your giving can set in motion — resulting in changing lives throughout Israel and around the world.

Choose your own adventure and see Tel Aviv your way. Learn how Israel has earned its name as the Start-Up Nation, meet with an Israeli artist at their gallery, or go on a walking tour of Tel Aviv to hear about one of the first modern Israeli cities.

Learn more at jewishfed.org/LGBTQmission. If you are interested in attending with a Bay Area cohort, contact Alaia Zeno or call 415.512.6216.

$4,199 Land only price (based on double occupancy)
$1,368 Single Supplement

Optional hotel extensions available for Tel Aviv Pride Parade

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights in 5-star, luxury accommodations
  • 8 days touring with an expert, English-speaking guide on a luxury tour bus
  • Daily buffet breakfasts, most lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fees to all sights, activities and events as per the itinerary
  • Transfers from/to the airport for flights arriving on June 6 and for flights departing on June 13 upon the conclusion of the program
  • Tips for guides, drivers and restaurant staff

Participants have the option of extending their trip through Friday, June 14 to march with A Wider Bridge in the fabulous, inspiring and world-renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade!

With gratitude to the Gemunder Family Foundation for its generous support.

June 06, 2019 to June 13, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$4,199 - Land only price (based on double occupancy)


Organized By: 
Jewish Federations of North America
A Wider Bridge and the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Alaia Zeno