Missions & Travel

Experience Jewish life and culture in Israel and around the world with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley

Upcoming Trips

Mission to Cuba - April 1-5, 2020

Join friends from our community to share our bond with the Jews of Cuba …“Keepers of the Faith.”

 

This special tour will provide an opportunity to learn about the small Jewish community that remains in Cuba, how they maintain their Jewishness and allow us to reach out and share with them. 

 

An information session will take place on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the JCC. Questions? Contact us at 610-821-5500 or mailbox@jflv.org.

Things to Note:

  • Cuba played host to many Jews escaping Europe during World War II when quotas prevented them from entering the U.S., other parts of Europe and even British Mandate Palestine

  • At its peak in 1959, Cuba had 15,000 Jews. Today, Cuba has only 1,200 Jews. Free and faced with the same economic constraints of many Cubans, support from American and Canadian Jewish brethren is crucial.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to bring kosher for Passover foods in advance of Pesach.

  • Cuban Jews work very hard to keep their Jewishness alive!

 

Momentum Israel - July 14-21, 2020

Discover the power of Jewish women ... starting with you! This trip is designed for women raising Jewish children at home under the age of 18. Sponsored by Momentum and the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, the trip is *free* for participants excluding airfare and administrative fees.

 

  • Join women from all over the world for a revitalizing year of self-exploration, unforgettable experiences in Israel and inspiring Jewish learning.
  • Enjoy empowering Jewish classes led by world-class speakers and Israeli thougtht leaders.
  • Explore spiritual Tsfat, dynamic Tel Aviv, Masada's dessert magic, Shabbat in Jerusalem and many more unique experiences. 
  • Discover how to connect deeper with yourself, your family and your community.
     

*Optional: Spend a night in home hospitality in the Lehigh Valley's Partnership2Gether community of Yoav, where life-long connections form.

 

Questions? Contact Stephanie Smartschan at 610-821-5500 or stephanie@jflv.org.