Explore Global Jewish Communities

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers opportunities to travel on life-changing trips to engage with Jewish communities in Israel and overseas, enabling participants to experience Jewish life in diverse ways and to make new friends and community connections. The trips build a greater sense of mishpacha that makes the Puget Sound region an authentic part of World Jewry, all part of our vision to create Jewish Connections for Life.

While we have not yet finalized plans for the next Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle mission, there are many exciting opportunities to travel to Israel with the Jewish community or the Jewish Federations of North America. Examples are listed below:

A Jewish Journey to Eastern Europe (Poland,Krakow, Budapest) - May  8-16, 2017. Optional extension to Berlin, May 16-19, 2017.

Congregation Beth Israel Trip to Israel - June 24-July 24, 2017

JFNA National Young Leadership Summer Mission to Israel - July 3-9, 2017

Sephardic Birthright Israel Trip: A Partnership Between the Sephardic Communities of New York, Miami and Seattle - August 7-17, 2017 (free for eligible individuals ages 18-26 who have not yet been on a Birthright Israel trip.)


In March 2015, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle sponsored a trip to Cuba to connect with that country's small but vibrant Jewish community. You can read about the trip to Cuba in the August-September 2015 edition of Jewish in Seattle magazine, Pages 50-51.