JCPA Leadership Mission to Israel
December 3-8, 2017

Applications are Due on October 30, 2017

The JCPA leadership mission is unique. Its focus is to ensure that JCPA leaders are well-equipped to help the community relations network have hands on experience to be effective and nuanced advocates for Israel.  High-level meetings with governmental and civil-society leaders provide attendees personal knowledge about Israel’s efforts for peace, to advance pluralism, and to ensure the security of its citizens.

Dates of the Mission:
The mission will begin on Sunday December 3 at dinner time and end on Friday December 8 mid-afternoon.

Who Should Attend?
The Leadership Mission is an excellent experience for JCPA board members, JCRC professionals, chairs and board members. Many JCRC leaders are responsible for Israel advocacy and countering de-legitimization at the grassroots level and are often leading missions for government officials and the non-Jewish community. This trip provides an opportunity for fact finding and grappling with what we see and learn with other cohorts.  The Mission is also a good opportunity to mentor the JCPA Frank Fellow 2017-18 cohort made up of 13 emerging leaders will be participating in the trip.

What is the main focus of the Mission?

  • Status of The Mission will focus on a number of key areas:efforts to advance peace and a two-state outcome.
  • On the ground, what does “occupation” really mean, what is the current situation relating to settlements and what is the actual impact on the peace process.
  • How Israeli Jews and Palestinians making progress on building a shared society.
  • The status of Pluralism on gender and racial equity.
  • How Israel is helping victims of Syrian’s civil war.

Click here to learn about the experience of last year’s cohort.
Through pictures and reflections you can learn about the experience and impact of last year’s participants.

The Cost of the Mission:
The estimated cost of the mission is $2,900 and includes room, board, most meals, and land transportation. (If you are interested in a single room please add an additional $721).  Airfare is not included.

What You Need to Do To Sign-Up

We strongly urge you to purchase your plane tickets in a timely manner.