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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

Experience Israel together with your interfaith partner on this unique mission!

The trip takes place September 3 – 12, 2017.


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. View the itinerary here.

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 between the ages of 27 and 45.

The land cost is fully subsidized. There is an optional group flight available for $995.00 per person. Click here to learn more and apply!


Show Me Israel

February 26-March 6, 2017

Optional Post-Trip Touring Extension
March 6-8, 2017

There’s no other trip like it! Four customized tracks that allows you to see Israel through your preferred lens. Each track promises a unique, hands-on and dynamic itinerary that cannot be experienced by most visitors to Israel.

Click here to read the blog and follow up on their travels!


Choose from:

  • The Flavors of Israel (culinary)
  • Business & Innovation
  • Travel through Arts & Culture
  • Traveling with Text in Context

Land Price $2,950 per person, double occupancy
Post-trip Extension $750 per person, double occupancy

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. Click here for a detailed Itinerary.
For Mission highlights and to register, click here, or contact Karen Rader at or 314-442-3756.

Show Me Israel is made possible by a generous subsidy by the Lubin-Green Foundation and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.


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 27-45 who have never before been to Israel.

Applications for 2017 are now closed. For more information about the trip, contact Mindee Fredman at

Click here for more information on The Rubin Israel Experience.