Honeymoon Israel - Jewish Federation

Honeymoon Israel, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, is coming to our Seattle community! Honeymoon Israel is a one-of-a-kind program that engages committed young couples in Jewish life.

What Is Honeymoon Israel?
Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for locally-based cohorts of 20 couples with at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people.

Honeymoon Israel lets couples encounter and explore history, tradition, and identity together, on their own terms. Honeymoon Israel’s goal is to make couples feel welcome in the Jewish community and inspire them to incorporate Jewish values into their lives in whatever way works for them.

When Is the Honeymoon Israel Seattle Trip?
The Puget Sound cohort will travel to Israel May 16, 2019 to May 26, 2019. Future dates will be announced soon. To be added to the interest list, please click here.

What Is the Cost of the Trip?
The total cost for participating couples is $2,200, which includes air travel to and from Israel, hotels, planned activities, and most meals for both partners. The overall Honeymoon Israel experience costs over $10,000 per couple, with the balance covered by Federation and Honeymoon Israel as an investment in Jewish continuity and community building. Thank you to our generous donors!

Who Is Eligible?
Honeymoon Israel is for committed and/or married life partners ages 25 to 40, with at least one Jewish partner. Jewish/Jewish, interfaith, and LGBTQ couples are welcome. Also, at least one partner must have no prior organized Israel experience on a post-high school peer trip.

Your Honeymoon Israel journey to Israel will be the opportunity of a lifetime to connect with the Jewish community and engage in Jewish life in whatever way that is meaningful for you.

Honeymoon Israel Offers a Romantic Getaway for Committed Couples
An article about Honeymoon Israel in Jewish In Seattle magazine, October/November 2018 issue

Find out more about Honeymoon Israel

To learn more, contact:

Jenna Hanauer
Email:  jennah@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2215

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