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JFed Missions

Jewish Federation of St. Louis organizes a variety of experiences for special cohorts. Some of these are St. Louis-based trips and some are in partnership with Jewish Federations of North America.


Locally Sponsored Missions

Interfaith Couples Mission to Israel
May 12-21, 2019

Jewish community members and their spouses/partners who identify as an interfaith couple are invited to travel to Israel as part of a special cohort. Create community with your fellow participants as you learn from each other and navigate what it means to be an interfaith couple in St. Louis.

This trip is designed to engage couples with Israel and understand the importance of the land, culture, people and economy from the perspective of each other’s faith.

Supported by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the generosity of Stuart and Susie Zimmerman, this highly subsidized trip is open to eight couples. The land cost is fully subsidized. There is an optional group flight available for $995.00 per person.

Applications are due November 9. Click here to register and learn more.


LGBTQ Mission to Israel
 June 6-13, 2019

Like in America, the LGBTQ community in Israel is actively seeking equality and acceptance. Explore Israel through a unique LGBTQ lens at this historic moment in time. Experience Israel’s thriving, vibrant LGBTQ community against the complex cultural backdrop of the country. Witness the energy, tradition, and love as you travel with our Federation family. 

Join us next summer, with mission co-chairs Lee Jason Goldberg of UJA-Federation of New York and Michael Bauer of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. You won’t want to miss this incredible journey. 

Itinerary and details to follow soon. Learn more.


The Rubin Israel Experience
October 28-November 7, 2018

Philanthropists and visionaries Ron & Pam Rubin want to invest in YOU. The Rubin Israel Experience is an incredible opportunity for young Jews who have never traveled to Israel to do so with their peers at no cost.

It’s not often that such an amazing, life-changing opportunity is offered to the young Jews of St. Louis – but Jewish Federation of St. Louis has one! Become a part of The Rubin Israel Experience and have the trip of a lifetime.

It is the hope and expectation for this unique Israel experience to inspire participants to be full of energy and passion for Jewish community involvement upon their return. This trip demonstrates the Jewish community’s dedication and investment in those young adults (you) who possess the ability to step up and be in the “driver’s seat” of their community. The Rubin Israel Experience is open to St. Louis residents ages 35-50 who have never before been to Israel.

Applications are open January 24 through April 10, 2018. For more information about the trip, contact Mindee Fredman at

Click here for more information on The Rubin Israel Experience.