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LGBTQ Mission to Israel

This spring, in the week leading up to Tel Aviv Pride (May 26 – June 2), Jewish Federations from across North America will host an LQBTQ mission to Israel.

Not only will participants visit Israel as one community, they will also build new and lasting relationships through the power of shared experience. We believe that participation in this mission will also lead to greater engagement in your local congregations, federations, and community organizations.

Highlights will include:

Meeting prominent Israeli LGBTQ activists, artists, businesspeople and politicians, including LGBTQ MKs from Likud to Meretz, and an openly gay member of the Tel Aviv City Council.
Discussing transgender rights, the challenges the community faces in North America and in Israel, and LGBTQ issues among Orthodox groups.

Meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and enjoying a private concert with Israeli pop star Ivri Lider.
Experiencing the extraordinary work of JFNA’s partner agencies— The Joint Distribution Committee and The Jewish Agency for Israel.

A limited number of subsidies are available through the Jewish Federation of Portland.