Explore our IsraelNow
Rochester trip

Join Jewish eighth graders from all around Rochester and set flight on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Every IsraelNow trip is a chance to make life-long connections, learn about your heritage and form a special bond with Israel. The adventure awaits!

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Get a taste of what to expect

IsraelNow trips provide guided opportunities to immerse yourself in Israel’s rich culture and connect with the land. See what could be on the itinerary below, plus, a Track Day option that includes activities tailored to your preferences.



Visit historical sites and museums and go on an archaeological dig.



Explore Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and the breadth of Israeli culture in both.



Make friends with Israelis and engage in social justice projects.



Trek through the Negev desert and swim in the Dead Sea.

Ready to take flight with IsraelNow?

Register for your preferred upcoming trip date before spots fill up!

Our calendar of events

Check out our info sessions for interested eighth graders and upcoming orientation dates for registered participants.

IsraelNow Rochester is a program of the IsraelNow Education Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.


Frequently asked questions for Rochester

Check out these top questions for Rochester families or visit our IsraelNow FAQ page for more answers.

How much does IsraelNow Rochester cost?
Are there further opportunities to reduce program fees?
What is the cancellation policy?
How to explain IsraelNow to your child’s school?
What post-trip engagement opportunities are available to teens?

Contact your trip organizer

Please contact us by filling out the form below or reaching out to Rachel Kest at rkest@jewishrochester.org.