Must I belong to a congregation to go on the trip?
You are not required to be a member of a congregation to go on the trip.
If I am not affiliated with a congregation, what group may I travel with?
You may travel with:
Chabad Jewish Center of Blue Ash
Jewish Discovery Center
Jewish Federation/Mayerson JCC-led groups (e.g. Young Adults, Jewish community members not affiliated with any institution) -JCC membership is not required
A congregational bus, pending approval of the Rabbi
Who is eligible to apply for the grant?
The grant is open to all members of the Cincinnati Jewish Community who:
are permanent residents of Cincinnati (or minor child of) and
live in a Cincinnati Jewish household and/or
work full time for a Cincinnati Jewish communal organization (includes non-Jewish employees)
What is considered a Cincinnati Jewish household?
How much will the trip cost? Will it be subsidized?
The trip will be subsidized by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati as follows:
The estimated trip cost per person (double occupancy), not including airfare, gratuities or trip insurance is $5,985
Anyone who meets the grant eligibility requirements (see above) qualifies to receive a $4,000 grant towards the trip costs.
A family may receive a maximum subsidy of $12,000.
How may I receive the subsidy?
What is included?
7 nights' accommodations.
Late check-out on the day of departure
8 days of touring with a tour guide and 7 days of touring in a luxury, air- conditioned bus
1 group arrival/departure transfer & VIP assistance at the airport.
Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 3 dinners; water on the bus
Porterage at the airport & hotels
All site entrance fees & program fees as per your final program
Online portal to inform & to facilitate recruitment and registration
A personal program manager who will take care of all your logistics and work with you to ensure a successful and seamless travel experience
What cities will we visit?
We will visit a variety of cities based out of hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Detailed itineraries will be available by Summer 2023
There will be two community-wide events in Israel where all groups will get together
All groups will use the same trip provider and stay in the same or similar hotels
Each group leader will work with the trip provider to create a customized itinerary that delivers meaning and impact relevant to their group.
How may I reserve my spot?
When may I register?
When/how can I apply for the grant?
The Israel Mission 2024 grant application will be available Summer 2023, to coincide with trip registration. Sign up for updates to be notified when the grant application is available and how to apply.
Additional FAQs will be posted as new information is available.
For a downloadable version of the FAQ's, please click here.