Missions

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ missions are travel experiences unlike any other and are for people of all ages and all interests. Join us as we explore the past, present, and future of the Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Cuba, Argentina, Cherkassy, Italy, and Former Soviet Union.

What is a Mission?

Here at Federation, we offer distinctive programming that builds bridges of understanding and connection and guarantees you a heightened appreciation and connection to your Jewish identity. Our missions are not just tours — they take you “home” to be with family. 

Our missions aren't passive experiences. They're active adventures, engaging the mind, heart, soul, and body. We'll explore local communities and their histories while traveling by jeep, bike, boat, plane, and foot to make up close and personal contact with the many marvels of Jewish existence.

What happens on a Mission?


Nearly anything can happen on a mission: dancing with Ethiopian Israelis in Rishon LeZion or helping to paint a classroom in a Jewish school in Cherkassy.

Your itinerary will include a wide range of activities and attractions designed to immerse you in the Jewish community — from religious landmarks to archeological digs to cultural must-sees.

 

Why should I go on a Mission?

This is your exclusive opportunity to see the impact the Jewish people have on the world, how Jewish communities interact today, and to personally witness and be inspired by the role every Jew can play in supporting the continuity of the Jewish people wherever they live.

You'll get an insider's look at how Federation, the most effective Jewish community-building organization on the planet, unites and cares for Jews in Israel and around the world. Whether military, cultural or political, we have access to all realms of society. The most experienced guides and renowned scholars are your traveling companions.

Upcoming Missions

  • Heart to Heart 8 Mission to Israel

    Sunday, February 5 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Leave your high heels at home and join our intrepid group of smart, motivated women from across North America and Israel on a unique journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind. For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.

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    Sunday, February 5 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Leave your high heels at home and join our intrepid group of smart, motivated women from across North America and Israel on a unique journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind. For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.

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  • Women's Philanthropy Civil Rights Journey

    Sunday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    This is a unique mission exploring Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights struggle in America. Travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; and Birmingham, Alabama.
    SOLD OUT!

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    Sunday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    This is a unique mission exploring Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights struggle in America. Travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; and Birmingham, Alabama.
    SOLD OUT!

    more

2017 Missions*

King David Society Mission to Argentina**
March 13-19, 2017

Yom Yerushalayim Mission to Israel
May 22-30, 2017

Young Women's Mission to Israel
July 2-10, 2017

Mission to Cherkassy
August 7-14, 2017

Couples Mission
September 9-17, 2017

Women's Mission to Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest
October 16-24, 2017
 

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**Dates do not include travel dates.


For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman, Missions Director, at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.


Young Women's Mission July 2016 : trip participant, Michelle Reback

Young Women's Mission July 2016: trip participant: Stacy Pink