Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s most loyal donors are invited to stand in solidarity, bear witness, and provide comfort and support to the people of Israel.
Throughout this three-day experience, you will have exclusive access to high level speakers, government officials, visit our partner organizations making a direct impact on the ground and spend intimate time with those who survived the deadliest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.
This mission is for donors who contribute $25,000 and up to the Jewish Federation as a way to see how their philanthropic contributions and generosity are making a real impact during Israel’s darkest hour.
This is by invitation only.
Have a question? See the FAQ.
Programming for our mission will begin in the morning of Monday, February 26 and will commence with a farewell dinner at an Air Force base on Wednesday, February 28th.
COST (Land Only)
- $4,000 – Double Occupancy
- $4,300 – Single Occupancy
- 5 star hotel
- All meals
- All entrance and processing fees
- Full-time security
*cost does not include airfare
David Kempinski Hotel
*subject to change
- Private dinner at the home of Israeli celebrity Chef Eyal Lavi
- Visit with families of hostages at Hostage Square in Tel Aviv
- Dinner with Tamir Idan, Mayor of Sdot Negev (Philadelphia’s Partnership2Gether area)
- Presentation by Dr. Cochav Elkayam Levy, Chair of the Civil Commission on Oct 7th Crimes by Hamas Against Children & Women
- Visit the rehabilitation center at Sheba hospital
- Bear witness at Kibbutz Kfar Aza with a member of our community who survived the massacre on October 7th
- Private dinner at an Air Force base with a special unit
- Briefing by a high-level diplomat from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
*this is not a full list and is subject to change
Please know that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are working with our partners in Israel to ensure your safety. 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 Israel’s Ministry of Health website, the CDC website and the U.S. Department of State website for their latest travel policies.
U.S. Travel Updates to Israel
Please visit the U.S.travel advisory website by clicking here for the most up to date information.
- Check the most recent Alerts at the Embassy website for the latest information on travel in all of these areas.
- Maintain a high degree of situational awareness and exercise caution at all times, especially at checkpoints and other areas with a significant presence of security forces.
- Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
- Follow the instructions of security and emergency response officials.
- Beware of and report suspicious activities, including unattended items, to local police.
- Learn the location of the nearest bomb shelter or other hardened shelter. Download the Home Front Command Red Alert application for mobile devices to receive real time alerts for rocket attacks.
- Obtain comprehensive travel medical insurance that includes medical evacuation prior to travel. Most travel insurance packages do not cover mental health related illnesses/care.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
We strongly recommend that participants review their insurance coverages to ensure that there is no war exclusion.
Trip insurance is not required, but we strongly encourage mission participants to purchase the level of travel insurance they feel comfortable will provide them with travel peace of mind.
In accordance with the recommendations of the Director General of the Ministry of Health of the State of Israel, please know that you are required to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment abroad of the COVID-19 virus. Travelers are required to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment abroad of the COVID-19 virus. Any coverage that goes beyond that is at the choice of the participant. Please visit the Israel’s Ministry of Health website, the CDC website and the U.S. Department of State website for their latest travel policies.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Solomon, Chief Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.832.0894.