An Israel Mission can mean so many things to so many people — a dream vacation for some, a spiritual awakening for others. A call to adventure that must be answered, or a shared experience that can become the foundation for the rest of your life — and for those you love. So pack your bags — you're going home!
It is an exciting spiritual, historical and personal adventure to the land of Israel — the land of soul and vitality. It is an opportunity to meet the People of Israel — to talk to new immigrants on a one-to-one basis, to ask questions and to share ideas with new Israeli friends.
Missions are for people of all ages and all interests — they are an opportunity for families to spend time with one another, for singles to meet, for scuba divers to pursue their love of the sea — all within the context of 4,000 years of Jewish history.
Missions sponsored by the United Jewish Communities are the Jewish world's greatest catalyst for bringing Jews to Israel. As our mission participant base increases, so does our partnership with the Israeli people.
Our ambition to achieve both unity and a respect for diversity has led to the expansion of the Mission's programs. We offer exciting missions to Jewish communities throughout the world. We offer special programming in Israel that builds bridges of understanding.
On a Mission you will visit innovative programs. You will meet the people who benefit from the love and contributions of American Jews.
You see the most beautiful country in the world; a country steeped in your history. Jeep through the desert and know that you're following the route of our ancestors. Visit Tiberias and know you're in the city where our greatest sages lived.
Enjoy the culture and sophistication of Tel Aviv and remember that 40 years ago the city was little more than sand. Stand by the Western Wall and know that this is your moment to feel the hopes and dreams of generations of Jews.
Going to Israel with United Jewish Communities is not just a tour — it's a mission because you're taken behind the scenes. Whether military, cultural or political, we have access to all realms of society. The most experienced guides in the country and renowned scholars are your traveling companions. Writers, artists, politicians, the country's founders — eagerly meet our mission participants.
But most importantly, it's not just a tour — it's a mission because you're going home to be with family!
We are meeting the evolving needs of those in our American Jewish communities by offering you the missions you request.
Throughout the year we offer family missions, with a complimentary Bar or Bat Mitzvah, as well as missions for families on a budget, active seniors, young adults, young couples, singles, grandparents, the mobility impaired and many, many others.
We have developed exciting "boutique," or special interest missions. Whatever your special interest, from scuba diving or the arts, to tennis or the environment, we design missions for you. We want to make sure that what you enjoy most, you'll enjoy in Israel.
They're wonderful — luxury hotels, scrumptious meals and the best in entertainment. After a day of mountain climbing, digging at an archaeological site, taking a walk through Jewish history, visiting ethnic quarters, or just sitting on the beach — return to your hotel to enjoy the best of services.
Besides missions devoted to the exploration of Jewish communities throughout the world, we also offer pre-missions prior to the arrival in Israel or post-missions departing from Israel. Before or after your time in Israel, meet your people in Italy, the Former Soviet Union, Morocco, Cuba, France — discover other members of the Jewish family from the four corners of the earth.
Just call the UJC Missions Department, 212-284-6519
L'hitraot Ba'aretz! — See You Soon In Israel!