Federation announces additional low cost trip to Israel in 2018
BY ALAN MARGOLIES
The Jewish Federation of Jacksonville is announcing a Mission to Israel which will occur prior to the Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly taking place in Tel Aviv next fall. The dates for the mission are Oct. 13 – 22 and the GA begins on the 22nd. All arrangements will be made for those staying on and attending the conference afterwards.
This journey to Israel will be priced at approximately $2,300 per person based on double occupancy, for land only. This will be significantly lower than the cost for missions in recent years and is made possible because Jacksonville is joining forces with the ‘Heart of New Jersey’ Federation, and perhaps additional communities. By having a projected couple hundred participants, costs will be lowered, however, the scope of what is to be experienced and the quality of the guiding will not to be diminished.
The tour will include what is expected on any Federation mission with highlights to be Shabbat in Jerusalem, a Saturday evening celebration of Israel at 70, a visit to Yad Vashem and Massada and the Dead Sea, in addition to a trip to Jacksonville’s partnership region of Hadera. Attendees will also get to visit Caesaria, the Golan Heights, Safed and take part in a Bedouin dessert experience.
Once again, the projected cost is $2,300 per person, and this offered to the first 30 who sign up. A $500 per person deposit will guarantee space on the bus.