Travel to Israel for an incredible and eye-opening experience with the Jewish Federations of Greater Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and Pittsburgh as well as the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition. Explore the country with legislators from across Pennsylvania and delve into the complex challenges of the Middle East’s only democracy.


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  • Participate in high level government briefings and meetings
  • Tour along the Gaza border, and see an Iron Dome site
  • Tour the Jerusalem seam line
  • Visit Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall on a three religion tour of Old City, Jerusalem
  • Ascend Masada by cable car and float in the Dead Sea

dateS & Costs

January 8-17, 2022

Price (land only): $4,500 per person in a double room; $5,200 for a single room.

There is a subsidy of $1,500 for government officials who are participating in this mission for the first time. The subsidy applies only to legislators. The subsidy does not apply to spouses or partners.


Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem
Negev Hotel

*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, including receipt of 3rd dose if 2nd was 6+ months prior to desired return from Israel. Please visit the Israel’s Ministry of Health webpage for their latest travel policies.  


This mission is by invitation only. There are a limited number of spaces available. If you have any questions about travel logistics, please contact Robin Schatz, Director of Government Affairs, at or 215.832.0654. You can also contact Arielle Shemesh, Missions and Travel Manager, at or 215.832.0629.