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Solidarity Mission to Israel

Date: Sunday, January 28 - Thursday, February 1
Time: All Day

Community leaders from across Greater MetroWest NJ* are invited to participate our next Solidarity Mission to Israel. During this 3-day mission, we will stand in solidarity, bear witness, and provide comfort and support to those in need.

Cost: $3,100 per person (land only, based on double occupancy), due at registration

Highlights will include:

  • Meeting with heroes and survivors of the October 7 attacks
  • Visiting hostage families, social service agencies, and our partner communities in the South
  • Hearing from IDF representatives about the challenges and realities of postOctober 7 life in Israel
  • Volunteering alongside Israelis (activity TBD, based on the needs of the moment) to help with the war-efforts

This mission is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand together with the people of Israel during this difficult time of recovery.

Online registration is now closed.

We support and #StandWithIsrael as we continue to build a strong Jewish community here in NJ

In support of the 2024 UJA Annual Campaign

Building an inclusive community is a priority. Please email [email protected] to let us know if you require an accommodation to meaningfully participate in an event. One of our Federation professionals will reach out to you to learn more.

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)

Sunday, January 28

  • Fly to Israel.

Monday, January 29

  • After arriving in Israel at Ben Gurion, head to your hotel in Jerusalem.
  • Travel to Mitzpe Ramon, where Kibbutz Erez is staying after being evacuated.
  • Drive to Ofakim.
  • Lunch at restaurant HaTeomim with Ofakim mayor, Itzik Danino, and local leaders.
  • Volunteer with Lev Ehad (TBD).
  • Drive to Merhavim regional council.
  • Visit an IDF tank unit. Meet with soldiers and the Merhavim regional head of the municipality, Shai Hajaj.
  • Drive to Jerusalem.
  • Check in at the hotel and refresh.
  • Private dinner at the hotel with Danny Zweibel of i24 News.

Tuesday, January 30 (Municipal Elections)

  • Have breakfast at the hotel.
  • Over breakfast, meet Taly Levanon, CEO of the Israel Trauma Coalition, who will share the challenges of building resilience.
  • Today, hear firsthand accounts of the hostage crisis. Meet special women who will share unique perspectives.

Wednesday, January 31

  • Have breakfast at the hotel.
  • Over breakfast, JAFI/JDC briefing.
  • Activity with evacuees (Ethiopian and/or Ukrainian) from Safed absorption centers (Kiryat Moriya).
  • Then meet with (TBD) a survivor of the Reyim festival, an Israeli Arab news anchor, etc.
  • Return to the hotel to refresh, pack, and checkout.
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner with soldiers.
  • Head back to Ben Gurion Airport for flights back to the U.S.

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