Crisis in Israel

Join a Mission to Israel


In late October, we received an invitation to join a Masorti Movement Leadership Mission to Israel.

While the visit was very short, the participants brought back vital and current information about the October 7 horrific attacks and the resolve of the citizens of the State of Israel to overcome and triumph over the forces of terror.

We are providing this list, which we will update as we receive more information, of various Masorti Movement missions, along with those of our partners in the Canadian Zionist Federation.

We have not verified any of these missions, please invesitgate before you sign on or make any payments.

All of these missions must be considered to be "witness" visits. The State of Israel is currently at war with Hamas in Gaza and a near state of war with Hezbollah in the north. The "normal" tourist options will most probably NOT be avaialble. Many of the resturants are closed since the massive reserve call-ups have taken much of their staff into the IDF. The beaches should be considered closed, since they lack proper shelters if there are rocket attacks, which though less frequesnt, still occur. Hotels in the centre of the country are housing evacuees from both the Gaza envelope and the North, and rooms may not be cleaned as often as normal.

The bottom line is that these will not be luxurious tourist trips. You will be visiting a war zone.

This is not to deter you, these are unusual times and these trips will definitely NOT be a normal visit.

Please note that we have included CZF partner organzation missions in this list and not all follow our Movement's practices in regard to kashruth, prayer or egalitarian ideals. Affiliations are noted, please be sure to check with the organizers about any questions you may have.

Ramah Yuval Yisrael (replaces USY Israel Pilgrimage)


Ramah and USY are excited that this summer we will launch Yuval Yisrael, a summer teen Israel experience sponsored by the Conservative/Masorti Movement. This partnership brings together our decades of joint experience in designing meaningful and educational Israel programs for teens, our movement's future leaders.

Yuval Yisrael, a 3.5-week program, will include volunteering, substantive educational programming, joyful Shabbatot, team building, touring, and hiking. An optional Eastern Europe program is available as well. As always, the safety and security of our participants is our number one priority.

This collaborative program initiative replaces USY Israel Pilgrimage/EPIC Israel and is designed for teens who are not Ramah campers. Ramah campers will continue to participate in Ramah Israel Seminar as a culmination of their camper experience.

This partnership between Ramah and USY is long overdue, and will lead to an outstanding Israel summer experience! Please help us by forwarding this email to families with teens who may be interested, and letting us know if you are aware of specific teens/parents whom we should contact directly.


This is a Masorti/Conservative Movement event.

Yuval Yisrael:

July 8-31

Early bird Price: $7,550; with RootOne voucher: $4,550Regular: $7,800; with RootOne voucher: $4,800

What this includes:
Round-trip flights from the New York area
Room and Board
3 Kosher meals per day
Transportation on a tourist class bus, equipped with AC, TV/DVD
Health Insurance
Entry to all sites and activities as per the itinerary
Israel Map, Group T-Shirt, and Photo
1 Armed Guard/First Aid Responder (when required)
High-quality care from a Ramah Israel and USY Licensed Tour Guide, two Madrichim (counselors), and access to Camper Care Professionals
Does not include:
Transportation to and from the New York Airport
Travel Insurance
Spending Money
Any other optional purchasesà

Eastern Europe Experience Add-On:

June 26-July 7

Eastern Europe Experience Add-On: June 26-July 7
Price:  $5,800

What does the program include:

Complete 12-day program, including travel days and sessions for Eastern Europe participants in Israel
Room and board, with kashrut observed according to Yuval Yisrael’s standards
All airfares and taxes, with departures from the New York area to Berlin
Security guard throughout the duration of the trip
All entrance fees
Medical insurance
Tour guides and counselor staff

FJMC (proposed) Volunteer Mission 

FJMC wants to know if you are interested in joining us on this important mission!

Why Now? Israel needs our support more than ever. By joining this mission, you are not only experiencing the beauty of Israel firsthand but also playing a vital role in strengthening our connection to the land and its people. Before finalizing your summer plans, consider the profound impact you can make by standing in solidarity with Israel.

Here's what you can expect on this extraordinary journey:

Destination: Israel
Date: August 18-22, 2024
Price: $3000 per person (excluding airfare)

What's Included:

Guided Tours: Explore the historical and cultural treasures of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and beyond with knowledgeable guides who will bring Israel's rich heritage to life.
Meaningful Connections: Engage in insightful discussions and forge lasting bonds with fellow FJMC members and partners, as we come together in solidarity for a greater cause.
Community Mission: Be part of a larger mission to show support for Israel, where every step we take echoes our commitment to Kol Yisrael Areivim Ze B’Zev (All Jews are responsible for each other).
Let's embark on this journey together, uniting in purpose and passion for our shared heritage and homeland.

Please contact Danny Mandeau by March 15th, 2024, if you are interested. 

This is simply to judge interest and is NOT a commitment or pledge to go. 

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something greater. Israel is calling, and we must answer.

Remember, let me know by March 15th.

Am Yisrael Chai!

In brotherhood,
Danny Mandeau
Cell: 617-771-1834

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS, men and women 

JNF-Adath Israel (Toronto) Solidarity Mission to Israel, May 13 - 22, 2024


This is a 9 day trip, includes Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut commemorations, visits to Kibbutzim affected by the October 7 massacre, volunteer opportunities, 5 star hotels.

This will be a Masorti/Conservative Movement event.

Cost: With accommodations: US $5,250 based on double occupancy, Land ONLY, TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED
Additional single supplement: US $1,193
Without accommodations: US $2,320

HERUT-Canada Missions


Herut offers a number of missions, most of which involve volunteering in Israel through the IDF Logisitics Corps. Minimum duration is 5 days, with 2 and 3 week options available. TRAVEL COST NOT LISTED

This will be a HERUT-Canada Movement event. HERUT is a CZF Partner.

Costs vary, contact for details


Our 8 day group missions commence on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at $3500 per person

This is a private event.

Cost: $3500 Details on their website.

We will be updating this page on a regular basis. Your suggestions are welcome, please e-mail them to

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