Jewish National Fund

Trip Logistics

Trip Dates

December 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Please arrive at Ben Gurion by 4:30 pm on Sunday, December 25th. The group will be departing for Southern Israel no later than 5:30 pm.

The program ends on Sunday, January 1st after breakfast with an optional transfer to Ben Gurion at 5:00 pm. For those participants staying in Tel Aviv, they will have hotel accommodations through January 1st at 1:00 pm.

Trip Itinerary

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Flight Information

Membership Benefits

As a JNFuture member, you receive the following benefits:

$360 - JNFuture Sabra Member

  • 5 EZ Trees
  • Special rates to JNFuture events
  • Membership to JNFuture International
  • Potential to be nominated for a fully-funded leadership mission to Israel
  • Opportunities for leadership position on a JNFuture local board
  • Exclusive access to JNF Network
  • Discounted National Conference Ticket
  • 10% discount for JNF Day Tour in Israel

$1,000 - JNFuture Root Society Member

  • 5 EZ Trees
  • Exclusive access to Root Society events, top speakers, and networking opportunities
  • High-level briefings with Israeli dignitaries
  • Invitations to National Conference Major Donor Events
  • Annual Root Society dinner with JNF CEO Russell Robinson and President Jeff Levine
  • Offers to participate in Major Donor Conference Calls + Receptions
  • Discounted National Conference Ticket
  • Opportunity for leadership position on JNFuture National Board
  • Membership to JNFuture International
  • Mentorship Opportunity
  • Opportunities to attend local affinity group events
  • VIP access to JNF Travel & Tours, including a free JNF Day Tour

Packing List

Clothing (will get very dirty during work projects!)

  • 5 Work shirts
  • 3 Pairs of work pants
  • 1 Pair closed-toe work shoes
  • 1 Pair of work gloves (lightweight gardening gloves do not have enough protection)
  • 1 Long-sleeve shirt
  • 10 Pairs of underwear
  • 7-10 Pairs of socks
  • 1 Pair of sneakers
  • 1 Pair of Shabbat shoes
  • 2 Shabbat outfits (modest/casual)
  • 1 Swimsuit
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • 1 Fleece/Light Jacket
  • Pajamas
  • Rain Coat and/or umbrella


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bath towel
  • Insect repellant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap or bodywash
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Antihistamine
  • Medicine for 7 days

Miscellaneous Items

  • Passport (and a copy of the inside front page of your passport-stored separately)
  • $30 for tips (will be collected at airport)
  • Money for personal spending
  • Camera and accessories
  • Day bag (for day trips/hikes)
  • Cellphone and accessories
  • Hat
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Extra batteries
  • Israel travel adapters for electronics

Do I need a cell phone? Where can I order one?

A cell phone is not necessary for the week but many participants like to have one. One option is to bring your own and make arrangements ahead of time with your local carrier to be able to use it in Israel. Wi-fi access will be limited so service can be very expensive if you are using 3G or 4G service. If you need a sim card or to rent a cell phone we suggest making arrangements with Israelphones before you leave. A representative from Israelphones will meet our group at Ben Gurion airport to deliver all sim cards and cell phone rentals that have been pre-ordered.