Israel @ 75 Mission

A once in a lifetime opportunity.

This is not the type of experience you can create yourself or even with a travel agent.

This mission not only shows you beautiful historic sites, but takes you off the beaten path to experience niche aspects of Israeli society – guided by YOUR interests. Join us as we explore all this incredible country has to offer, and celebrate this milestone birthday as a community!


Personalize your journey by selecting a customized track that speaks to your passions and interests, and how you want to hear, feel, see, smell, and taste Israel.

Whether this will be your tenth time visiting Israel or this is your first journey, this trip will provide travelers with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience tailored to each individual.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Geopolitical Track
Arts, Culture, Food & Wine Track

Programming will take place from Sunday, Nov. 5 through the evening of Sunday, Nov. 12, in multiple locations across Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and northern Israel.


November 5-13, 2023** 


Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem
Dan Caesarea Resort, Caesarea
Kempinski, Tel Aviv


Ground itinerary starts November 5 and ends November 13, which requires a November 4th departure from the US and arrival home on November 13.

Mission message

Mission message from Mission Chair and Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte President Risa Miller.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.



The actual cost of the land portion of the mission is $5,985 per- person.

Participants are eligible to receive a $500 subsidy per person from Federation**.
SUBSIDIZED RATE: $5,485 (per-person, land only).

There is a limited $1,800 subsidy available per-person for participants 45 years of age and under**.

SUBSIDIZED RATE FOR PARTICIPANTS’ AGE 45 AND UNDER (per-person, land only): $4,185
Single supplement is additional $2,282 (per-person, land only).

** Mission subsidy eligibility: Participant must be a JFGC member in good standing. Upon accepting a Federation mission subsidy, the donor commits to a $500 minimum gift to the 2024 Annual Campaign.

Flight Information:

The programming will officially begin on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Please plan to arrive in Israel by late morning.
There will be VIP service for participants who land the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. This will include a group transfer from Ben Gurion airport to Jerusalem. As we get closer to the Mission, we will provide additional details and timing.

Insurance Information:

Mission participants are strongly encouraged to purchase, at their expense, the level of travel insurance they feel comfortable buying.


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. In accordance with the recommendations of the Director General of the Ministry of Health, you are required to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment abroad of the COVID-19 virus. 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.


NOTE: All Mission Participants must provide credit card information and authorization to complete the registration. 
We require a $500 non-refundable deposit, per person. 
The remaining mission balance will be charged on July 31.


Between July 31, 2023 and September 1, 2023: 50% refund
On or after September 1, 2023: No refunds will be provided
Cancellations must be submitted in writing by emailing Tair Giudice at

For more information:
Contact Tair Giudice, Chief Impact Officer, at or 704-944-6759.