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.