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April 6, 2018  RSS feed

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8 Days in Israel - Discover the power of Jewish women on ‘free’ trip

The Tampa JCCs and Federation is offering women a “free,” 8-day trip to Israel, in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP).

Almost of all of the costs for the Momentum Trip to Israel, excluding airfare, is borne by the JWRP and its partnering organization.

Participants will be empowered by world-class speakers and Israeli thought-leaders. The itinerary will include spiritually engaging trips to Tsfat, Tel Aviv, Masada and Jerusalem, and other unique destinations.

Since its founding in 2009, the JWRP has taken 13,000 women on a Momentum Trip. (The group started a separate men’s trip in 2013).

The Tampa JCCs and Federation has signed on to offer spots for 16 women on the trip. The Tampa women will join participants on the trip, Oct. 23-30.

As its commitment to the program, the JCCs and Federation pays $650 toward each participant’s trip, while the JWRP’s share amounts to a $2,550 scholarship per person.

Costs for participants include $75 for tips, a $99 acceptance fee and some meals. Participants pay a $500 deposit, which is fully refundable afterward.

“It really is beyond unbelievable,” said Alissa Fischel, Tampa JCCs and Federation chief development officer. “There really is no catch.”

There are, however, criteria for the participants, which includes an application and interview process.

The trip is designed for women who have children at home under age 18. Preference is given to first-time travelers to Israel. The participants must also commit to attend a total of 12 pre- and post-trip programs. The year-long Momentum experience is intended to engage women in Jewish life, to build a lasting connection with Israel and a commitment to help create a better Jewish tomorrow.

An information session about the trip will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served.

Co-chairs are Pamela Behar and Dana Kanfer. For more information, contact Fischel at (813) 876-4724 or by email at Alissa.

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