National Young Leadership Summer Mission to Israel

Beyond Tourism—the 2018 NYL Summer Mission to Israel

Participate in an unforgettable experience that goes hand in hand with making a positive impact

Discover Israel through a curated travel experience with other young adults (22-45) from across North America. Get exclusive access to decision-makers, explore the land with fellow adventurers, and meet with Israelis from all walks of life to gain a local perspective. Hear first-hand about Israel’s achievements in politics, technology, and culture, while connecting with the Federations’ partner organizations that are striving to strengthen Israeli society.

Trip Highlights:

  • Take part in an all-encompassing tour of Israel to see the breathtaking landscapes of the North and South
  • Dive into Israel’s vast history as you explore Jerusalem
  • Feel the energy in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv
  • Hear from dynamic Israeli leaders shaping the highest levels of business, government, technology, and military
  • Experience tikkun olam (repairing the world) through hands-on service projects
  • Connect with your global Jewish community during a vibrant Shabbat together

Subsidies Available:

YAD is proud to offer up to $2,000 in subsidies to young adults to participate in this trip.

Apply for a subsidy

Price without subsidy: $2,999

Your estimated price: $999* (after the max $2,000 subsidy)

*Price includes first-class hotel accommodations, transportation, tour guides, most meals, taxes, tips, group transfers, and security. Airfare is not included.

Minimum Suggested Gift

We ask that all participants make a suggest, charitable contribution of $500 to the Federation’s 2019 Annual Campaign.

Hear from the 2017 San Francisco Delegation:

“Traveling to Israel with the Federation on the NYL Mission was a wonderful week filled with more than anyone would expect to do in just 6 days. I met friends from across the U.S. who are passionate about Israel, and passionate about doing good in the world. The briefings, talks, and activities showed me a behind-the-scenes side of Israel that helped me build a deeper connection. I'm looking forward to staying in touch with my new friends, getting more involved with Jewish volunteering and philanthropy, and adding another dimension to my life as a young, Jewish professional.”

-Beth Mlynarczyk

“The NYL Mission was a fantastic experience. Seeing how Jews around the world give back, in different ways and causes, made me feel more connected to the community at large. We met so many amazing people around the country who I hope to keep in touch with.”

-Alison Manel

"As a Jew by choice, I had no personal history or strong ties to Judaism before my mid-twenties. To visit and experience Israel with the Federation last summer certainly deepened my relationship with the Jewish homeland, in no small part due to my fellow NYL travelers who have become like family.”

-Collin Edwards

Interests: Israel, Young Adults
July 02, 2018 to July 08, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Organized By: 
YAD of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
The Jewish Federations of North America
Event Contact Person: 
Joey Blatt