Travel Opportunities

In recent years we've been to New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and EVERY year we go to ISRAEL. YLD trips offer participants the opportunity to create lifelong connections, meet young adults from across the country and learn more about Federation and relevant issues affecting the Jewish community.


Travel to Israel

YLD Summer Mission to Israel: July 3 - July 10, 2016

Interested in traveling to Israel with a group of young adults this summer? This year's National Young Leadership Trip will give participants the unique opportunity to tour, learn and discover Israel with young professionals from Chicago and across the country! Our diverse Chicago group comprised of people from many backgrounds, involved in a myriad of professions and volunteer activities, married and single, etc. will join hundreds of young professionals ages 22 to 45 for this trip!

For more information, please contact

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LGBTQ Mission to Israel 2016: May 26 - June 2, 2016

Join members of the LGBTQ community from around North America for this historic mission to Israel! Marvel at Jerusalem's Old City one day and be dazzled by Tel Aviv's beaches the next. Meet with Israel's LGBTQ politicians, business leaders and innovators and learn what is being done to advance the rights of the LGBTQ community. Visit incredible sites where Federations are changing lives every day. Experience Israeli culture, cuisine and character. Take pride in advancement. Take pride in Israel and her LGBTQ community on this unforgettable trip.

Cost: $2,999

Options are also available to extend for Tel Aviv Pride.

More Options

Birthright Israel Trip

Birthright 1

This free program is for 18-26 years olds. SHORASHIM is the Birthright Israel trip where you will travel for ten days with Israelis your age. For more information, contact Shorashim at 312-267-0677

Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey helps you find and fund a long-term trip to Israel. Choose from over 200 programs including internships, community service and graduate studies. For more information, contact Tovah Goodman at (312) 357-4723.


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