GMW’s First Honeymoon Israel Cohort – March 2022
Twelve couples participated in the first Honeymoon Israel trip from Greater MetroWest NJ from March 3rd through March 13th. The goal of the program is to make young couples of all backgrounds feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire them to incorporate Jewish values and traditions into their lives in their own way.
Over the course of the ten days together, the GMW cohort experienced Israel, spending Shabbat in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, climbing Masada, swimming in the Dead Sea, shopping at Mahane Yehuda market, and praying at the Western Wall. Our group also visited Ramat Eliyahu, a neighborhood in the city of Rishon LeZion. They learned about the history and experience of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel and the work our Federation is doing in this neighborhood to support and integrate the Ethiopian community into Israeli society.
The couples deepened their relationships with their partners and formed friendships with the other participants. Since their return to NJ, the couples have continued to stay in touch, sharing Shabbat meals and have joined us for community events.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
We have been working closely with Israel’s Ministry of Health and in adherence to its guidelines, HMI participants must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 FDA authorized vaccine. Travel is possible 14 days after the final vaccine shot has been administered. Documented verification of a vaccine will be required, including uploading a copy of your vaccination card to your HMI participant registration form.
Questions? Contact Yaffa Karp at firstname.lastname@example.org.