Connect to the global Jewish community


From the Western Wall to Morocco, from the Warsaw Ghetto to St Petersburg, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey makes your travel a transformative experience. Explore neighborhoods, eat the local fare and serve the local community – all while discovering the bonds that hold us together.


Unforgettable Journeys – Jewish Federation missions provide unique access and exclusive one-of-a-kind opportunities to see and experience Jewish life in Israel, nationally and around the globe. Jewish Federation has recently led exciting missions to Morocco, St. Petersburg, Russia, Poland, Sicily, Cuba and Israel. We offer many different types of specialty missions for a variety of groups including Women’s Philanthropy, men, first-timers, major gifts, domestic mini-missions, healthcare professionals, adults with disabilities, volunteers and more! Stay tuned for new additions. We welcome you to come to us with ideas, to shape the journey of your dreams! For more information, please contact Joyce Greenberg at or (201) 820-3962


Israel, Internships, Incredible… Jewish Federation sponsors and subsidizes a low cost eight-week summer program in Israel for Jewish young adults ages 19 – 30. Not only will you “live like a local” in the center of Tel Aviv, the cosmopolitan gem of Israel, but you will also have the opportunity to intern in the field of your choice gaining valuable career experience to build your resume. Your weekdays will be spent working while your weekends will be spent experiencing all Israel has to offer. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Senior Director, Community Planning and Allocations, at (201) 820-3913 or



Birthright Israel offers a free ten-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, 18-26. They see Israel from top to bottom, hang out with Israelis of the same age, explore new cities and hike on breathtaking trails. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, nightlife, land, and people of Israel and come back to New Jersey with 39 new friends. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Senior Director, Community Planning and Allocations, at (201) 820-3913 or


The MOMentum Yearlong Journey empowers women to connect to Jewish values, engage with Israel, take action, and foster unity, without uniformity. It includes a profound, personal 8-day experience in Israel, during which women explore the Jewish homeland, take in inspiring Jewish wisdom, and join a global Jewish sisterhood. Back home, women channel their energy and passion personally, professionally, and communally, and continue their journey through educational and leadership programs. For more information contact Barbara Joyce, or (201)820-3953


IsraelNow is an 8 day educational trip to Israel designed to give 8th graders an immersive, emotional, and memorable taste of our homeland. The trip provides the opportunity for teens to explore their Jewish heritage through a week-long, “hands-on” experience.
IsraelNow serves as a launchpad to establish a relationship with Israel, become more involved in the local Jewish community, and engage in Jewish life throughout their high school years and beyond. 
This transformational experience lays the groundwork for a young person to develop into an active member of the Jewish community, a lover of Israel, and an increased enrollment in both formal and informal Jewish education and programming during high school. For more information, contact Linda Heller, Senior Jewish Outreach Associate for Planning and or 201-820-3904

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