Travel Opportunities

Various Locations :: Kahal: Your Jewish Home Abroad :: 2020

Wherever you’re traveling, whether it’s London or Lisbon, Paris or Prague, Shanghai or Sydney, KAHAL will connect you to immersive experiences in your local community or one nearby. Working with local Jewish students, families, organizations, and community leaders, KAHAL will set you up with exciting experiences.

Israel :: BGood Worldwide :: July 2019

A 7-month leadership development program for university and young professionals ages 21-26 that focuses on learning about coexistence issues that impact Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities in Israel and around the world. The program will culminate with a 10-day Peacebuilding Mission to Israel. This program and mission will spend time learning about the various issues affecting these communities and volunteering at organizations that specialize in coexistence initiatives.

Israel :: The Chevra :: July 2 - 14, 2019

Connection :: Adventure :: Leadership :: One-of-a-Kind Experience

The beloved, wildly popular PIF/Philly-Israel Fellowship experience is back, featuring a highly subsidized trip to Israel! In the past 8 years, approx. 400 enthusiastic Fellows have participated in this amazing program! 3 Ways to Participate: PHILLY & ISRAEL :: April-June (Wednesdays), trip in July; ISRAEL ONLY :: July 2-14; PHILLY ONLY :: April-June (Wednesdays).

Costa Rica :: Greener Travel :: July 27 - August 4, 2019

Our trip begins visiting the Capital San Jose, as well as its thriving Jewish Community. We continue with an amazing whitewater rafting run down to the Caribbean Lowlands, with their tropical beaches, unique flora and fauna, active nightlife, and indigenous culture – where we will hike in pristine jungle, swim the lovely beaches, participate in a service project benefiting one of the communities – and more! ; it continues with a visit to Tortuguero National Park, with its majestic jungle canals and the late-night ritual of endangered turtle nesting on its beaches; and it ends in the Arenal Volcano, with their lush mountainous rainforest, waterfalls, freshwater pools and serenity – spending Shabbat while based at a cool eco-farm. Our visit here will include a visit to local hot-springs as well as a rainforest zipline. We take the environment seriously, and plan our trips in accordance with the guidelines of eco-tourism: minimizing environmental damage through low impact travel, supporting local environmental projects and indigenous communities, and learning about the culture and natural environment of the places visited.

South Africa :: Justifi :: July 1-11, 2019

Justifi trips take you into the heart of the local culture; to the must-see tourist sights and then off the beaten track to where no other tourists ever go. Meet locals from all walks of life, learn some of the local language, religion, customs, folktales, and beliefs, taste the local food and see the bustling cities and breath-taking nature. Balance all this by gaining a real insight into the issues facing the country from some of the inspirational people working there to make a real change.

Thailand :: Justifi :: July 8 - 18, 2019

Justifi trips take you out of your comfort zone and empower you to find clarity, joy, direction and inspiration in your life. Facilitated discussions, mindfulness and meditation sessions, morning stretching and experiential education help people tap into their potential, break down obstacles and move forward happily and healthily in life. Through traditional Jewish wisdom, start implementing practical tools towards personal mastery, leadership and contribution.

Israel :: MASA :: July 4 - August 15, 2019

The Diplomatic Jewish Leadership Incubator is a six-week immersive diplomatic experience and leadership training program uniquely designed by Masa Leadership Academy together with the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs in order to engage a select global cohort of young adults with its mission and Embassies around the world. The intensive internship and training opportunity will introduce participants to the world of Israeli diplomacy including its people and broader issues.

Various Locations :: Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship :: 2020


The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership (RIG) is JDC’s premier leadership opportunity, awarded to one person annually, for rising Jewish communal or lay leaders, young thinkers and doers from all fields — policy makers, writers, business innovators, artists, and community builders.

The Fellowship enriches a rising leader through direct exposure to local communities around the world and key challenges confronting the Jewish people. Fellows plan their year alongside senior JDC staff, identifying and designing 2-3 unique overseas placements shaped by their skills, interests and the critical needs of communities abroad.

This is a paid, professional opportunity for an exceptional young leader who is committed to impacting the global Jewish world. RIG Fellows receive a stipend and generous benefits.

Spain :: Makom Sefarad :: July 15-17, 2019

Makom Sefarad´s summer programme pursues a better understanding of the coexistence between Jewish, Christians and Muslims in the Sephardic history. The programme will analyze the contributions of other traditions to the Sephardic Jewish identity and vice versa which will help us understand a shared common legacy and value diversity as a source of cultural inspiration.

Dominican Republic :: BGood Worldwide :: July 2019

A 7-month leadership development program that focuses on learning about global health issues that impact communities in the developing world and beyond. This program will culminate with a 10-day Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic to gain fieldwork experience that will introduce young leaders to public health and medicine. For university students ages 18-23 (pre-med preferred but not required)

Connecticut :: Torah Yoga :: July 2019

Through the study of Torah and the practice of yoga, seek out the light in your body, mind, heart, soul, and ultimately the world. No previous Torah study or yoga practice is required for participation in this retreat. All are welcome: newcomers to Torah Yoga, long-time practitioners, and alumni of the Torah Yoga program.  

Nepal :: Climb for Justice :: October 2019

Climb for Justice is a fundraising trek to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m), overlooking Mt. Everest (8,848m) and three other of the world’s highest peaks. Join a unique and spectacular climb, and challenge yourself for a more just and compassionate world.

New Jersey :: The Shabbat Project :: November 15-17 2019

Shabbat retreat for the body and soul! Inspiration relevant presentations, delectable modern gourmet cuisine, spirited prayers, live music, awesome entertainment, zumba, international wine tasting, networking opportunities and more…


Senegal :: American Jewish World Service :: November 3 - 10, 2019

Each AJWS Study Tour is a unique opportunity to witness grassroots change up close and go well beyond the bounds of traditional tourism. These philanthropic adventures give current and prospective major donors the opportunity to see how their support is strengthening local activists and communities in their fight for human rights. Throughout each powerful tour, participants meet with AJWS grantee partners; hear from journalists, academics and elected officials who bring history and politics to life; and visit important cultural sites. AJWS Study Tours bring likeminded philanthropists together to explore how their support directly empowers people to stand up against injustice and build a more just world.

Berlin :: AJC :: June 14-17, 2020

To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, AJC Global Forum 2020 will take place in Berlin. Hear from European political leaders and decision-makers, visit historic sites, network with Jews from around the world, meet with diplomats from Germany and across the globe.