Please see below for frequently asked questions about the Venture Israel Fellowship Mission. To return to the main Venture Israel Fellowship Mission page, click here.

The trip is from February 5-13, 2024 (this includes travel time)

Please understand that once you submit the registration form, we will be purchasing your non-refundable plane ticket for the following flights. 

Flight Information: 

Newark, NJ to Tel Aviv, Israel
El Al # 28 
Departing: Newark, NJ, February 5, 1:15 p.m.
Arriving: Tel Aviv, Israel, February 6, 6:35 a.m.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Newark, NJ
El Al # 27
Departing: Tel Aviv, Israel, February 13, 1:00 a.m.
Arriving: Newark, NJ, February 13, 6:00 a.m.

Passports must be valid at least six months beyond your return date. 


  • You will be invoiced the cost of the mission. You must pay this non-refundable balance by January 16, 2024. 
  • Single supplements are available at an additional fee. For more information, please contact Beth Razin at brazin@jewishphilly.org
  • Participants will be responsible for any additional costs if traveling separately from the group flights.

This includes: 

  • Double occupancy (please let us know if you are interested in a single supplement)
  • Tour guide and luxury bus
  • Most meals
  • Speaker fees
  • All entrance and processing fees
  • Transportation to and from the airport for the group flights

The cost of the mission is non-refundable. 

Please understand that once you submit the registration form, we will be purchasing your non-refundable plane ticket. 

In the event of cancellation of the mission due to unforeseen circumstances as it relates to COVID-19, fees paid towards registration and prepaid other fees will be refunded to the extent we receive refunds from our vendors and suppliers.

You can register for the mission by clicking here.

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.

Here are some trip insurance companies that we are aware of: 

Allianz Travel Insurance: www.allianztravelinsurance.com
Travelex Insurance: www.travelexinsurance.com
Arch RoamRight: www.roamright.com
SquareMouth: www.squaremouth.com

You will receive an email from Doreen Bason (dbason@jewishphilly.org) with a Virtru link, which we require you to use to protect your sensitive and confidential personally identifiable information (PII). The Virtru link will take you to a secure portal for you to provide the following required sensitive information for this mission: 

  • date of birth 
  • passport number 
  • passport issue date 
  • passport expiration date 
  • passport photo 

You can also provide your global entry or trusted traveler number, if you have one.

Once you open the Virtru link, you will validate your email address. Please ensure that any sensitive information you input and upload are in the “encrypted message” and “files” section that is located beneath the text that says “all text and files below this line will be encrypted.” 

There is an unencrypted section, located at the top of the form, where you can add a message to Doreen Bason, explaining that your mission documents are included in the secure section.  

We ask that you do not customize any of the security settings. Once you have included all of the necessary information, click “share” to send the information to Doreen Bason.

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen Bason at dbason@jewishphilly.org.

Please see below for an example:

To see the Jewish Federation’s privacy policy, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns about travel logistics, please contact Erica N. Miller, Missions Manager, at erica.miller@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.06.

For questions about the Venture Israel Fellowship, contact Beth Razin, Associate Director of Israel and Global Strategies, at brazin@jewishphilly.org