Registration is Open for JCFR Interfaith Journey to Israel, Jan. 17-27

Registration is open for the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s third Interfaith Journey to Israel, Jan. 17-27. JCFR Board Member Marvin Daniel and Former JCFR Leader Cathy Plotkin are co-chairing the trip. Veteran Israeli guide Frances Oppenheimer will join with Richmond clergymen, Rev. J. David Niemeyer of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Rabbi Ben Romer of Bonay Kodesh, to provide an unforgettable learning experience for the participants.


The trip will include two nights in Tel Aviv, two nights in a Kibbutz guest house in the north, and four nights in Jerusalem. The group will visit sites important to both traditions including Masada and the Dead Sea, Nazareth, the Galilee, the Golan and many significant locations in Jerusalem.  


The cost, including airfare, is $4,356 double occupancy. The single supplement is an additional $663. A land only price is available and all prices are subject to change.


If you’ve never been to Israel or you’ve never been as part of an Interfaith group, you will have an opportunity early next year to remedy that situation. 


“The involvement of knowledgeable spiritual leaders is what makes these journeys really special. Their understanding of and ability to explain our shared traditions as well as why and how our paths diverged is so important,” Plotkin said.  


A grant from the Captain James M. Klaus Inter-Group Outreach Fund of  Richmond Jewish Foundation makes the participation of the clergy possible. 


For those who would like to pay in installments, seven equal monthly payments of $623 are due by the 30th of each month beginning in June. Payments are fully refundable before Sept. 30.  


For more information or to register, call Matt Langsam at the Federation at 804-545-8652 or email him at Space is limited and applicants will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.  


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