Our Missions

 

Federation sponsors Missions to Israel and other Jewish communities throughout the world. We believe that a Mission to Israel is one of the most important experiences for every member of the Jewish community. Our Missions make the history, beauty, tastes, sounds, current events, magic and wonder of Israel come alive for participants of every age. If you would like to learn more about our Federation Missions to Israel, call executive director, Alan Margolies at 904-448-5000 ext. 207 or alanm@jewishjacksonville.org.

Upcoming missions

  • National Campaign Workers Mission

    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

    For information contact Alan Margolies at 904.448.5000.

    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

    For information contact Alan Margolies at 904.448.5000.

    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

    For information contact Alan Margolies at 904.448.5000.

    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

    For information contact Alan Margolies at 904.448.5000.

    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

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    Open to all who work on the annual campaign

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Help save lives with a mission trip

From the mystical town of Safed to the cosmopolitan beaches of Tel Aviv, all of Israel is yours to discover.

Family Missions

A family mission is a 10-day adventure packed with meaningful experiences designed for parents, children and grandparents. From off-road Jeep excursions to ancient archaeological excavations, all of Israel is yours to discover. You will have access to people and places tourists can’t reach.

Campaign Worker Missions

Join us as we explore the past, present and future of Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. You'll get an insider's look at how Federation unites and cares for Jews. Open volunteers who make solicitation calls for the Annual Campaign.

Specialty Missions

Depending on your interests, you can choose to travel with Jews from across our community or across the country. There are missions for young professionals, for women's groups, for college students (Birthright Israel) and for teens via our Tikkun Olam program.

Boutique Missions

Our missions are active adventures, engaging the mind, soul and body. We explore local communities and their histories while traveling by jeep, boat and plane. You'll witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts of JDC and JAFI while discovering and responding to the challenges of Jewish communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Mission?

Jewish Federation missions are travel experiences unlike any other. Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.  

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, boat, plane, and foot to make up-close and personal contact with the many marvels of Jewish existence.  You'll witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts of organizations like the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel while discovering and responding to the challenges facing Jewish communities today.

Why should I go?

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

What happens on a mission?

Nearly anything can happen on a mission: dancing with Ethiopian Israelis in Tel Aviv; playing basketball with Israeli children in Hadera or helping to paint a classroom in a Jewish school.

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.

Plus, 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.