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Israel for Older Adults (55+)

Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Israel. Experience authentic Israel with our distinctive itinerary—carefully planned to include special touring, local insights and encounters with Israelis. Explore Israel’s sights, sounds and natural beauty. See the highlights and visit some off the beaten path attractions. JCC Chicago delivers superb service, quality and value. We’ll take care of the details—from the moment you arrive in Israel till you board the plane home. Come explore!

For information about the upcoming Israel trips for Older Adults:

Email: mlevinson@jccchicago.org  |  Phone: 847.882.8881


Travel to Cuba

Young Adults

Stay tuned for new trip information.

Questions: iuhlmann@jccchicago.org   |  Phone: 224.406.9233


Older Adults (55+) | Various Dates

Cuba, a Caribbean gem, is a cultural oasis of warm, generous people. Be inspired by Cuba’s soulful art, musical rhythms and vibrant dance. Join us on an extraordinary journey to Cuba to meet and bring support to the Jewish communities of Cuba. Escorted by Miriam Levinson, you will learn about Cuba’s past, present and the changes the future will bring.

Email: mlevinson@jccchicago.org  |  Phone: 847.882.8881

Now is the time to apply for your Birthright Israel adventure!

On this adventure with Shorashim, you’ll spend 10 days exploring Israel with Israelis! From taking incredible hikes with amazing views to spending the night in Tel Aviv and everything in between, you’ll have the time of your life on the ultimate adventure with Israelis!

Don’t wait, begin the adventure now by signing up at: israelwithisraelis.com/signupchicago.

Know others who are ready to explore?  Spread the love at shorashimpayitforward.com. You can even win a free trip for 3 back to Israel, where you stay at a 5-star hotel for five incredible days! All you need to do is make sure your friends sign up with Shorashim.

In order to be eligible, you must be 18-26 and Jewish. Eligibility for Birthright Israel trips has changed within the past few years, so if you have been to Israel on program prior to turning 18, you are most likely able to participate. Take the leap and apply to find out if you are eligible for this life-changing journey.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: if you have any questions, please reach out to registration@shorashim.org or 312.267.0677.

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