Mission to Israel 2024

Experience Israel with Wise Temple, July 7-16, 2024

Join Wise Temple and the Cincinnati Jewish Community on an unforgettable visit to Israel, July 7-16, 2024. Wise Temple will host three trips, with each offering a unique itinerary, bringing the best possible experience to all, no matter your life stage and experience visiting Israel.


Wise Temple Tours


  • All itineraries include:
    • Visits to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
    • Optional visits to the Dead Sea and Masada
    • Tour of Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust
    • Tikkun Olam volunteer projects
    • Celebrating Shabbat dinner together
    • Meetings with US Ambassador to Israel, Thomas R. Nides, and President of Israel, Isaac Herzog.

Tour Costs and Details


  • $5,985 per person before grants (not including airfare, gratuities, travel insurance)
  • Generous grants are being offered by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati to subsidize the trip. Those meeting the requirements will qualify to receive $4,000 towards the trip, with a family maximum subsidy of $12,000.
  • Price includes:
    • 7 nights’ accommodations
    • Arrival/departure transfer & VIP assistance at the airport
    • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 3 dinners; water on the bus
    • All site entrance & program fees
    • A personal program manager who will take care of all logistics and ensure a successful and seamless travel experience
    • 8 days of touring with a tour guide and 7 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.


An intergenerational trip for children, parents, grandparents, and other family members to explore Israel and make lasting memories together.



An unforgettable trip for adults aimed at highlighting the wonders of Israel for those visiting for the first time, or who have not visited in over a decade.



For those who have visited Israel, a unique, deeper look at life in the Jewish state through a focus on culture, cuisine and geo-political complexities.





  • Tour registration will be available beginning April 30, 2023 through the Jewish Federation website at www.jewishcincinnati.org/mission
  • Those who register before May 31, 2023 will receive a discount of $150 per person.
  • Complete the Israel Mission 2024 Interest Form to receive updates on the trip through the Jewish Federation.

Information Sessions:

  • Join Rabbi Kamrass and representatives from the Jewish Federation in person or virtually for additional details on the Wise Temple tours by registering for one of our upcoming information sessions:

Further Questions:

  • Visit the Jewish Federation FAQ page to learn more about the trip and to answer frequently asked questions.
  • For questions specifically regarding the Wise Temple trips, please contact Malia Schaefer at 513-793-2556 or mschaefer@wistemple.org. For all other Mission to Israel questions, please contact Jan Evans at 513-985-1528 or jaevans@jfedcin.org.

*Please note that itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, circumstances beyond the control of the tour company, and to accommodate the specific needs and make up of participants on each bus.