Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and its umbrella organization, Jewish Federations of North America, offer a variety of opportunities to explore the vibrancy of Jewish life around the world.

Community Mission to Israel

October 30 - November 9, 2017

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford periodically organizes community missions to Israel and other Jewish communities around the world. Past destinations have included the Czech Republic and Poland.

We are very excited to announce our Community Mission to Israel, which will take place October 30 through November 9, 2017! Led by Co-Chairs Carolyn and Jeff Gitlin and Vicki and Richard Rosenthal, we'll spend 10 days exploring our Jewish homeland. Join us as we:

  • Visit holy sites including the Western Wall
  • Hike and ride ATVs in the beautiful Israeli wilderness
  • Tour the Knesset and learn about modern Israeli culture and politics
  • Tour a vineyard and taste delicious Israeli wines
  • Visit our sister region of Afula-Gilboa
  • ​Build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!

To learn more about the Community Mission to Israel, contact Linda Toce.

Heart to Heart Women's Mission to Israel

Heart to Heart is an annual, five-day mission to Israel organized by Jewish Federations of North America. Heart to Heart is a journey that will fill your soul, open your mind and renew your spirit. Find meaning in your Jewish community through an incredible experience that will change your life! The 2018 Heart to Heart Mission will take place February 4 through 8, 2018. Learn more here.

Men's Mission to Israel

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford held its second annual Men's Mission to Israel on January 11 through 20, 2017. Twenty local men participated, including three groups of fathers and sons. They had an amazing time - you can check out the photos here! To learn more about our Men's Mission, contact Linda Toce.

Joshua Society Missions

The Joshua Society recognizes individuals and households who contribute $10,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. Jewish Federation of North America is organizing a Joshua Society Mission to Cuba on January 17 to 21, 2018. It will explore Cuba’s rich Jewish history and examine how the recent restoration of diplomatic relations, travel and trade with the U.S. affects life in Cuba today. Participants will meet Cuban Jewish leaders who are working to preserve their communities, tour Old Havana, participate in Shabbat services and have the opportunity to visit Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's beloved Cuban home. Learn more here.

King David Society Missions

The King David Society recognizes individuals and households who contribute $25,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. Jewish Federations of North America organizes missions to unique Jewish destinations around the world for King David Society members. Recent missions have explored Jewish Morocco and Argentina. To learn more, contact Elizabeth Appelman.