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Journey to Berlin to honor the memories of Jews lost and be inspired by the hope of a vibrant Jewish future. Explore the capital of Germany, home to the largest Jewish community in the country. Over the course of four days, venture into the past, while connecting with the contemporary Jewish community in Berlin.

Register by March 1, 2024. 

Have a question? See the FAQ.

Mission Details

DATES
May 30-June 2, 2024 (this does not include travel dates)
Programming begins at 9:00 a.m. on May 30 

PAYMENT POLICY

Cost for Current Members: 

  • Complimentary for Cohort 4 members (land+flight in double occupancy)
  • Optional single room supplement: $1,500
  • Optional flight upgrades: Participant responsible for costs above Basic Economy

This includes:

  • Round trip direct Basic Economy flight to and from Berlin 
  • VIP transportation to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport for the suggested flights
  • Double or single private room 
  • 5 star hotels
  • Most meals
  • Tour guides
  • All entrance and processing fees

Cost for Alumni (land only):  

  • $3,000 for double occupancy  
  • Single room supplement: $1,500

This includes:

  • VIP transportation to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport for the suggested flights
  • Double or single private room 
  • 5 star hotels
  • Most meals
  • Tour guides
  • All entrance and processing fees

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hilton Berlin
*subject to change 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour of Jewish history in Berlin from the Middle Ages through the 19th & 20th centuries.
  • Go off the beaten path and experience a bicycle tour of Berlin through its food, beer and culture.
  • Connect with the modern day Jewish community of Berlin as you dine with young members at a festive Shabbat meal, meet community leaders and philanthropists, and visit the current Jewish Community Center in Berlin.
  • Observe a moment of silence at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and bear witness at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

MEET OUR Partner agencies

Throughout this mission, you will also explore the vital work being done in Berlin by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), both supported agencies of the Jewish Federation. 

JDC partners with communities in 70 countries: they rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises.

For close to 90 years, the Jewish story has been strengthened by The Jewish Agency. Once we achieved our original goal of establishing a secure homeland in Israel, our priorities and work changed. As the needs of our people have continued to change over the years, so has our response. Today, The Jewish Agency connects Israel, Israelis, and the Jewish people worldwide. We bring Jews to Israel through long term trips and on Aliyah. We bring Israel to Jewish communities, support vulnerable Israelis, and create an Israel of opportunity for its newest immigrants and longtime Israelis. The Jewish Agency works every day to enable Jewish people to ensure that every Jewish person feels an unbreakable bond to one another and to Israel no matter where they are in the world.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please know that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Your health and the health of others is our top priority. Proof of full vaccination (FDA or EMA approved vaccines) is required. Please visit the German Federal Foreign Office, CDC website and the U.S. Department of State website for their latest travel policies.

Questions

This mission is by invitation only. If you have any questions or concerns, please click here for the FAQ or contact Joel Schwarz, Senior Major Gifts Officer, at jschwarz@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0544. If you have any questions or concerns about travel logistics, please contact Erica N. Miller, Missions Manager, at erica.miller@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0629.