East Bay trip to Israel open for sign-ups

Registration is now open for next year’s East Bay Community Trip to Israel, a 10-day journey from April 10-19, 2013. The trip is presented by the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, along with more than a dozen East Bay congregations and the JCC of the East Bay.

The trip allows participants to design their own schedules and itineraries, choosing from five excursion options each day: arts and culture; geopolitical landscape; historic Israel; innovations such as green and high-tech; and social action.

In addition, there will be a special excursion for participants ages 25-45, sponsored by EastBayJews, the federation’s young adult division. Also, there are options for two add-on excursions after the Israel trip: a four-day jaunt into Jordan and a 12-day trip to Spain.

The cost of the Israel trip, which includes accommodations and touring costs but not airline flights, ranges from $2,420 to $3,000; subsidies up to $750 are available to those who live or work in the East Bay or Napa County.

As of now, there is no deadline to apply, but those who register early have priority on excursion options. For more information or to register, visit www.jfed.org/israel2013 or contact the federation’s Riva Gambert at (510) 318-6453 or [email protected].