JFSA young men plan Israel adventure trip

Michael Wexler (left) and Andrew Isaac

Drive ATVs across the Golan Heights. Take a segway tour of Jerusalem. Climb Masada. Take speed boats near Caesarea. Float in the Dead Sea.

Spurred by the success of the Young Women’s Mission to Israel in 2010, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona created the first Young Men’s Mission to Israel, which will take place June 7-15, 2012. Men ages 25-45 are invited to explore Israel’s unique landscape and history, and the special bond our community has with our partnership region, Hof Ashkelon and Kiryat Malachi. Other trip highlights will include exploring the Alma Cave located in the Naphtali Mountains, touring the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, and paying tribute to Holocaust victims at the Yad Vashem National Memorial.

Former Young Men’s Group co-chairs Michael Wexler and Andrew Isaac helped shape the trip and plan to take 15 men, along with Weintraub Israel Center Director Guy Gelbart. “We designed this extraordinary opportunity to help connect trip participants to their rich heritage and programs we support while kicking in a little adventure,” says Michael Wexler.

The trip cost estimate, including hotel and airfare, is $3,100. The cost includes a subsidy from the Federation. Spots can be reserved with a $500 deposit. For more information, contact Rebecca Goodman at rgoodman@jfsa.org or 577-9393. To see the complete itinerary, visit jewishtucson.org/ymg.