Custom Trip Planning for Jewish Groups & Synagogues

Jewish groups come to Journeys International because of our connection to the Jewish community, our deep understanding of the transformative potential of travel, our tailor-made itineraries that adapt to the goals of each group, and how easy we make it to manage the details of a trip.

Journeys Owner & Chief Adventure Officer Robin Weber Pollak has previously worked as a Jewish experiential educator and continues to serve as a lay leader in the local and national Jewish community. She has shaped Journeys International’s philosophy of adventure based on the concept of experiential learning that she encountered working at Hillel – and she imbues a traditional Jewish spirit of inquiry into the culture of Journeys’ workplace and trip itineraries. For all of us at Journeys, we prioritize our work with Jewish groups, and bring a level of rigor to these programs that energizes us all.

What Journeys Offers to Jewish Groups

  • Collection of Jewishly focused sample itineraries in assorted destinations including Israel, Uganda, Lithuania, and India – but Jewishly themed, tailor-made programs are available in all our destinations!
  • Deep network and resources around the world to connect you to unique opportunities for exploration and activities in line with your goals
  • Unique combination of expertise in adventure travel, experience design, experiential education, group dynamics, and Judaism – so we know how to manage the details of travel and also how to craft a meaningful and effective experience that brings together participants and achieves goals
  • Customized experiences designed specifically for your group and your goals
  • A private group coordinator who will work with you every step of the way and manage every detail of your trip
  • Collaboration on materials to help group members prepare for the trip – both in understanding the destination, and in reflecting on their own place in the world
  • Adaptive pricing structure to cover costs required by your organization
  • Options for registration, payment, and service depending on your organization’s needs
  • Flexibility in every aspect, whether it’s group size, destination, activities, meeting space, kashrut, lodging, staffing, insurance coverage, or anything else
Jewish man reads in Jerusalem
Temple in Haifa, Israel

Why Jewish Groups Choose Journeys

  • Award-winning industry leader with more than 40 years in business
  • We go to the farthest corners of the earth, with a nearly infinite array of destinations
  • We ask lots of questions and get to know you as well as possible so we can design the best experience for your group
  • Experience design mindset that embraces collaboration
  • Innate understanding of Jewish values, vocabulary, traditions, and concerns, and knowledge of what questions to ask to appropriately accommodate Jewish practice
  • Infinite toolbox of resources – including sites, activities, accommodations, guides, educators, experts, and methodologies – that we draw on to shape a program that will achieve the distinctive goals of each group
  • Flexibility to accommodate your requirements for every aspect of the planning process and trip format
  • Your dedicated adventure specialist stays with you from trip planning through departure to answer all questions and make sure every detail is taken care of
  • Shared commitment to thoughtful reflection, cross-cultural connection, and social responsibility; and mutual distaste for proselytization
  • Opportunities to give back to local communities
  • Our Ecological Code of Ethics has long stood as a model for others, and our Earth Preservation Fund puts our money where our mouth is

These Activities and More are Available for Your Itinerary

  • Artistic Workshops
  • Ayurveda
  • Cleansing Rituals
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Expert Lectures
  • Festival Celebrations
  • Forest Bathing
  • Guided Tours
  • Hiking
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Homestays
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Meditation
  • Peer Exchange
  • Physical Challenge
  • Prayer Services
  • Ropes Course
  • School Visits
  • Shabbat Observance
  • Spiritual Reflection
  • Text Study
  • Tree Planting
  • Village Visits
  • Urban Tours
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Yoga
  • ….and more

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