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MetroWest New Jersey Trips

IsraelNow 2024-2025 Registration Is Now Open!

Trip Date:
February 16-24, 2025*
*Dates are subject to change

Come join Jewish eighth graders from all over MetroWest and embark on a journey to remember. You’ll explore must-see spots in Israel, dive into immersive, educational experiences, and make life-long connections. Your IsraelNow trip awaits!

Travel to Israel has never been more important!

We recognize that the situation in Israel is constantly changing and want to be transparent about how we are planning our upcoming trips. We hope that these FAQs help you to understand our approach.

Is it Safe to Visit Israel?

Is it Safe to Visit Israel?

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How will this trip be different than previous IsraelNow trips?

How will this trip be different than previous IsraelNow trips?

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What if we can’t go to Israel?

What if we can’t go to Israel?

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How will I know what’s going on?

How will I know what’s going on?

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We want to hear from you! If you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one conversation,
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Get a taste of what to expect

IsraelNow trips are packed with different opportunities to get immersed in Jewish culture and history and connect with Israelis and the land. There are even Track Days where participants can customize their trip to their preferences.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

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

CULTURE

CULTURE

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

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Make friends with Israelis and engage in social justice projects.

EXPLORE

EXPLORE

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

Mark your calendar

Find the latest IsraelNow trip, info session and orientation dates for MetroWest.

 

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Events

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

 

Frequently asked questions for MetroWest

Check out these top questions for MetroWest families and visit our IsraelNow FAQ page for more answers.

How much does IsraelNow MetroWest cost?
Are there further opportunities to reduce program fees?
What is the cancellation policy?
How can you explain IsraelNow MetroWest to your teen’s school?
What post-trip engagement opportunities are available to teens?
What area comprises MetroWest NJ?
Aside from the trip dates, are there other required meetings or events?
Security in Israel

IsraelNow Metrowest NJ Staff

Avi Siegel, Director of Teen Initiatives Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest 

Avi Siegel is the Director of Teen Initiatives at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. He focuses on educational strategy, engagement, and partnerships. He collaborates with partner agencies and teen professionals supporting their initiatives for teens and their families. He believes in empowering youth to explore and develop their sense of identity, character strengths, and ties to the community. He is a huge fan of Jewish rituals that involve candles and bringing light into our world. He lives in Essex County and is a husband and father of three powerful girls. 

Here are some of Avi’s IsraelNow highlights:

Favorite stop on the itinerary– Every hummus shop we go to.

Favorite Snack- Shoko B’Sakeet (Chocolate milk in a bag)

Something you will always find in Avi’s Suitcase– Chapstick

Contact us

Please fill out the form below to get in touch with the IsraelNow MetroWest Team.