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2024 Men’s Journey to Israel

November 10 - November 17

We are honored to announce the 2024 Men’s Journey to Israel. Join Co-Chairs Stuart Shapiro, Mitchel Skyer, and our honorary Co-Chair, Mark Silberman, on this extraordinary men’s trip. Together, we will spend an inspiringweek in Israel, at a pivotal time in Jewish history, learning about the past, present, and future of the resilient start-up nation.  This Journey to Israel is an important opportunity to forge new friendships, establish valuable business connections, and meet like-minded individuals.

Lech Lecha 
Go Forth, Go to Yourself, Go for Yourself  Genesis 12:1 


Cost and Payment Information
Land Cost: $5,400 | Single supplement $1,250 

Payment Timeline: 

  • $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration 
  • $2000 due on August 30, 2024 
  • Balance due on October 16, 2024 

All registered participants are invited to a pre-trip dinner on Wednesday, August 28th.

Cancellation policy available upon request 

The Lech Lecha Men’s Journey to Israel requests that all participants make a minimum household or individual gift of $1800 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 2025 Community Campaign. 

Trip Highlights

  • Arrive in Israel ready to connect, learn, remember, bear witness, and enjoy 
  • Pay respect to the tragedies of October 7. 2023 
  • Share in Israel’s resilience during times of war and global hostility 
  • Meet with high-ranking government and military officials 
  • Enjoy Israel’s outstanding food and wine scene
  • Engage with families and veterans impacted by the war
  • Connect with the crucial work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
  • Get your hands dirty volunteering where Israel most needs us
  • Explore Atlanta’s new partnership with Kibbutz Nahal Oz and how we are working to rebuild life in the Gaza Envelope
  • Simulate flight on F-16s at The Squadron
  • Experience incredible Israeli technology driving ATV Tom cars

Ininerary at a Glance

The Men’s Mission formally begins on Sunday, November 10, at 5 PM . Please make sure you are in Jerusalem by this time.

Subject to change*

  • Day One:  Bruchim Ha Bain Habaita, Welcome Home to Israel. Spend the late afternoon and evening in Jerusalem 
  • Day Two: Jerusalem from Within, Past, Present, and Future 
  • Day Three:  From Generation to Generation
  • Day Four: Remember and Rebuild, Visiting the Gaza Border Communities 
  • Day Five: Tel Aviv, Live, Laugh, Lead 
  • Day Six: Tel Aviv, Israel’s Resilience 
  • Day Seven/Eight: Shabbat in Tel Aviv with late night departure-Until We Return Again  


Included in the cost of the trip 

  • 6 nights and extended last day at Five Star accommodations 
  • The King David, Jerusalem 
  • The Dan Tel Aviv 
  • Group airport transfer upon arrival/departure 
  • 7 days of transportation on luxury bus 
  • 7 days with English speaking guide 
  • Meals according to itinerary 
  • Water bottles and snacks on bus 
  • Tours and entry fees 
  • Security 
  • Porterage 
  • Gratuities and tips 
  • VAT and local taxes  

Not included in the cost of the trip:  

  • International flights: The Men’s Mission formally begins on Sunday, November 10, at 5 PM. Please make sure you are in Jerusalem by this time, and plan your flights accordingly.
  • If you arrive early, hotel accommodations need to be booked separately
  • The mission will conclude on Saturday, November 16, after dinner. Please plan for an overnight flight home – please be mindful of the dates.
  • Some meals according to the itinerary 
  • Beverages at meals 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended  

Please confirm your passport is valid for six months from your date of return to the United States  

Space is limited 

Men's Journey Leadership

Men’s Journey Leadership

Stuart Shapiro and Mitchel Skyer | Co-Chairs

Mark Silberman | Honorary Co-Chair

Jewish Federation Leadership

Beth Weiller Arogeti | Board Chair

Stacey Fisher | Community Campaign Chair 

Michael Kogon | Community Campaign Vice Chair

David Fisher | Interim President & CEO

Register Below

For more information, please contact Robin Sysler, Journeys Coordinator
Phone: 9736991582


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