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. 

JFNA LGBTQ Mission to Israel 2019

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Trip Dates: June 6 - June 13, 2019, with an optional extension for Tel Aviv Pride June 14, 2019.

Explore Israel and JUF through a uniquely LGBTQ lens at this historic moment in time. Experience Israel's thriving, vibrant LGBTQ community against the complex cultural backdrop of the country. Tour Chicago’s partnership region, Kiryat Gat & Lachish & Shafir for a day of hands-on projects and interactive site visits. Witness the energy, tradition, and love as you travel with Federations from across North America and a local group of Chicagoans. Limited subsidies are available on a first come, first serve basis for Chicago travelers under the age of 40.

For more information, please contact Tori Weinstein at 312-357-4543 or

View pictures from YLD Summer MIssion to Israel 2018

Summer Mission Photograph

More Options

Birthright Israel Trip

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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  or visit their website.

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 Amanda Monto at (312) 357-4723.


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