Join us for an information session about the trip on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at Federation. RSVP to Diane Orth at or 651.695.3190.

Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation for a unique journey geared for travel-ready, intellectually curious active seniors!


This trip will be stimulating, experiential and physically manageable. See Israel from a different perspective.


This unique journey is customized specifically for active seniors

  • Small group - target is 10 American and 10 Israeli participants
  • Mix and connect as Americans & Israelis, sharing views on current events – challenges and opportunities.
  • Learn about Israel’s diverse cultures – Jewish, Arab, Druze, Circassian.
  • Enjoy a comfortable mix of leisure time and activity. Have time for shopping and shmoozing with new friends or on your own.
  • Focus on two locations at a leisurely pace – Tiberias (Sovev Kinneret/Galilee) and Jerusalem. Experience sites most visitors don’t see.
  • Understand Partnership 2Gether (P2G) and what we do.


Moderate Activity Level: Participants must be able to independently manage moderate walking with steps, inclines and uneven terrain. Tours begin at a reasonable time (no 6 a.m. wakeup calls!). Only two locations, so you won’t continually pack and repack suitcases. 


Sovev Kinneret: Learn about how Israel’s kibbutz movement is modernizing at Degania Aleph (Israel’s first kibbutz), visit a date farm, tour an agricultural start-up farm, enjoy an Israeli cooking workshop with Israeli chefs, take a driving tour of Tiberias, tour the Golan Heights and learn about its strategic importance to Israel, celebrate Purim with a feast at a local winery, experience the Yigal Alon Museum, lunch and tour in a Druze village, Shabbat dinner with host families. 


Jerusalem: Guided tours of the Israel Museum and the Knesset, evening presentation by a Fischman Scholar, Kotel, culinary tour of Machaneh Yehudah, free time for shopping, geopolitical tour along the security fence. Enjoy 2-night stay at Harmony Hotel.


COST: $2,300 (includes tips, fees, hotel late checkout, motor coach transportation in Jerusalem, English-speaking guides).


For hotel option in Sovev Kinneret, add approx. $1,000. For single supplement hotel rooms, add approx. $300.


Trip requires a minimum of 10 participants. Space is limited. Cost is based on using home hospitality in Sovev Kinneret. Cost does not include airfare, trip/health insurance, or extensions before or after the trip. We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance!

Photo: Sean M. Murphy

Sign up today - download application form!


To apply, download the application form and complete it. Please mail to:

Marilyn Ruby, St. Paul P2G Director

790 Cleveland Ave. S., Suite 227

St. Paul, MN  55107

Applications are due BY MONDAY, JANUARY 14. 


Download the Active Seniors Israel Trip flyer for complete information!

To reserve or for more information, contact Diane Orth at 651-690-1707 or