Ready to register for this exciting mission? Click here.*

 

*The registration deadline is April 14, 2017.

Find your track.

 

Find your track on the 2017 New Orleans Community Mega-Mission Israel, which will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, concluding the evening of Sunday, June 11, 2017. Discover the wonders of Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo. Surf the Mediterranean. Explore Tel Aviv’s striking Bauhaus architecture. Visit Google’s Israeli campus. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War with friends and family.


Click here to download the most recent itinerary.


This exciting mission, chaired by Shea and Michelle Soll, allows participants to tailor their Israel experience, and is open to everyone ages 5 and up. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to choose from four exciting tracks: Family, Art/Architecture/Music, Medical/High-Tech, and Adventure.

 

Celebrate your individual connection with Israel with your Greater New Orleans Jewish community next June in Israel. Please note that all travelers ages 11 and under must participate in the Family Track, and must be accompanied by an adult family member (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.). Those 12 and up may participate in any track.​


Online registration is now open. Questions? Contact Sherri Tarr at sherritarr@jewishnola.com or at 504-780-5609.

 

  • Mission Itinerary

    Want to learn more about what's planned for our 2017 New Orleans Community Mega-Mission to Israel? Check out the latest mission itinerary.

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About the Tracks

Click on the tracks below to learn more about highlights and opportunities. Participants on each track will spend their days with fellow track participants, but will spend dinner and evening activities together with the full mission group each night. All participants will stay at the same hotels each night with the full mission. Please note that participants will not be able to alternate tracks during the mission.

 

Disclaimer: The minimum number of participants required for each track is 18. We reserve the right to adjust the tracks as necessary.

Limited space remains

Accommodations

During the mission, participants will stay in two 5-star luxury hotels:

 

David Intercontinental (Tel Aviv) 

Ideally located between Tel Aviv's beach and the city’s trendiest areas, Neve Tzedek and Old Jaffa, the InterContinental David Tel Aviv hotel offers the perfect starting point to exploring the city. Discover designer shops and Tel Aviv's best restaurants and nightlife, just minutes away. 

 

Orient Isrotel (Jerusalem)

Opening in spring 2017, the Orient Isrotel Exclusive Collection will provide a unique hospitality experience in a building that reflects Jerusalem's history while providing all the comfort of a modern-day luxury hotel.The hotel is located in the German Colony, a central and a much sort-after location at the heart of Western-Jerusalem. The site was inhabited by the members of the German Temple Society from the 2nd half of the 19th century until the mid 20th century. The German Colony was actually named after the Temple Society residents. The hotel grounds include 2 preserved buildings from the 1880s, the Templar era, which maintained their unique Templar characteristics while offering all the splendor and comfort of modern-day luxury residences. 

Costing and Disclaimers

 

The costing for the mission is based on double-occupancy, and covers only the land portion. All tips are included. Airfare is not included—
participants are responsible for booking their own flights.

 

Please note: the balance is due in full by April 30, 2017.

 

The single supplement is an extra $1,075 per person.

 

Cost for current members of the New Orleans 
Jewish community

 

For adults 37 and older: $3,350

 

For adults 18 to 36: $2,350
 

For a single child between aged 5-17 staying in the same room as 2 adults: $2,350

 

​For a third occupant aged 18 and up staying in the same room as 2 adults: $2,950

 

For families with 2-3 children, an adjoining room is required. The cost for 
the first 2 children housed in a separate room is $3,350 each, and the third 
child in the room costs $2,350.


The first 5 families (with 2-3 traveling children) to register will receive a $2,000 per household subsidy, making it even more affordable to find your track!

 

Cost for those who live outside the Greater New Orleans area

 

Ages 5 and up: $3,350 (unless a child between the ages of 5-17 is the third occupant of a hotel room—then the cost for the child is $2,350)

 

A $500 deposit per participant is due at the time of registration. 

 

Cancellations

50 days or more prior to mission: full refund, less $50 handling fee per person (before April 14).

49-30 days prior to mission: will be refunded, less the $500 deposit.

29-8 days prior to mission: will be refunded by 50%, not including the deposit.

Less than 7 days prior to start of mission: will not be refunded.

Suggested Flights

 

Programming begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, concluding late on the evening of Sunday, June 11, 2017. Participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. Here are suggested flights to accommodate the itinerary:

 

United Flight 4161 DEP New Orleans on Sun., June 4 at 10:18 a.m. | ARR Newark on Sun., June 4 at 2:30 p.m.
 

United Flight 84 DEP Newark on Sun., June 4, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. | ARR Tel Aviv on Mon., June 5 at 10:15 a.m.

 

United Flight 91 DEP Tel Aviv on Sun., June 11 at 11:10 p.m. | ARR Newark on Mon., June 12 at 4:20 a.m.
 

United Flight 1028 DEP Newark on Mon., June 12  at 7:50 a.m. | ARR New Orleans on Mon., June 12 at 10:03 a.m.