South Bend Israel Food & Arts Community Trip

April 23 through May 1, 2018

Travel to Israel with your friends and neighbors from the South Bend Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, Sinai Synagogue, and Temple Beth-El are joining together to organize a community trip,  which will focus on the arts, culture, and great food of the Israeli people. We will experience the amazing sights and sounds of this incredible country over the course of a nine-day period that will leave you feeling a connection to Israel, both modern and ancient.

Trip highlights include:

A private breakfast for our group with Janna Gur, notable Israeli Author, publisher, and expert on Israeli and Jewish Cuisine.

A special tour of the Levinsky Market, which dates back to the 1920's.

Take in performances at Nalagaat Center, the home of the world's only deaf-blind theater company, and the International Dance Village, where we will take part in a dancing workshop.

A special Food & Wine Tour in the Lower Galilee region, which will include visiting a local olive oil press, a traditional Arabic coffee roaster, a Druze cooking workshop, a micro beer brewery, and an organic wine tasting.

Visit historical sites including the Ayalon Institute, a once-secret Haganah munitions factory, Acco's Crusader Halls, Beit Shean, and the City of David.

Spend time at famous Israeli landmarks such as Masada, the Dead Sea, Yad Vashem, and the Western Wall.

And so much more!

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What You Need to Know


$3600.00 Per Person for Double Occupancy

  • Full payment or final payment plan installment is due by February 1, 2018
  • $825 Supplement for single occupancy
  • Flights, unlisted meals, snacks, and tips not included
  • Trip is limited to 25 participants on a first come basis. A wait list is available in the event of participant cancelations.


  • All payments must be made to The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
  • Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted
  • $500 Deposit required upon registration
  • Monthly/incremental payments plans available
  • All cancelations must be in writing, verbal cancelations will not be accepted
  • Until December 31, 2017: 100% refund
  • January 1, 2018 to January 31, 2018: Loss of $500 deposit
  • February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018: Loss of 50% of total cost
  • After March 1, 2018, no refunds will be made

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Partnership2Gether Opportunities

Our Partnership2Gether region, the Western Galilee Consortium, offers a variety of missions and programs for members of our community. For more information on the Partnership2Gether program, click here or visit their website by going here.

Leadership Opportunities

The Jewish Federation prides itself on helping identify and support opportunities available for leadership development. Through conferences and travel opportunities, our goal is to help our members become the leaders of our community and the foundations of a healthy and vibrant Jewish community.

Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly

The Jewish Federations of North America welcomes volunteers and leadership of Jewish Federations and their partners to join them annually at their General Assembly. With a focus on the impact Federations and their philanthropic partners can make on Jewish communities globally, this event is the premier annual gathering of thousands of Jewish changemakers.

Our local Federation is proud to have the opportunity to have a delegation of staff and lay leaders attend the General Assembly every year to trade ideas, success stories, and lessons learned with their peers.

For more information on the 2017 General Assembly, to be held November 12 through 14 in Los Angeles, California please visit


Jewish Federations of North America Leadership Mission

The Jewish Federations of North America partners with their affiliates, including the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, to offer leadership opportunities including focused missions and retreats that provide opportunities to see firsthand the impact Jewish Federations make, and learn how to communicate that to our communities, while adapting to their changing needs.

For more information on JFNA missions, visit their website at

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