Travel Opportunities

In recent years we've been to New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and EVERY year we go to ISRAEL. YLD trips offer participants the opportunity to create lifelong connections, meet young adults from across the country and learn more about Federation and relevant issues affecting the Jewish community.

2017 Mission to Cuba

Dreaming About Traveling to Cuba?

Join JUF on the Ben-Gurion Society Mission to Cuba March 29-April 2, 2017! This is an exclusive opportunity to travel with a group of young Chicagoans to a Jewish community that has been revived from near extinction and to witness the vibrancy of Jewish Cuban life that exists today. See how JUF dollars and the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)'s continued involvement have been the catalyst for a remarkable, ongoing resurgence of Jewish life. In addition, enjoy Cuba's culture through experiencing the community’s art, food, music, architecture and night life!

Sign up for an informational happy hour on on Thursday, November 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at Nacional 27 (325 W Huron St) or request more details by emailing

Travel to Israel

YLD Summer Mission to Israel: July 2 - July 9, 2017

Interested in traveling to Israel with a group of young adults this summer? This year's National Young Leadership Trip will give participants the unique opportunity to tour, learn and discover Israel with young professionals from Chicago and across the country! Our diverse Chicago group comprised of people from many backgrounds, involved in a myriad of professions and volunteer activities, married and single, etc. will join hundreds of young professionals ages 22 to 45 for this trip!

For more information, please contact

View pictures from the trip

Summer Mission Photograph

More Options

Birthright Israel Trip

Birthright 1

This free program is for 18-26 years olds. SHORASHIM is the Birthright Israel trip where you will travel for ten days with Israelis your age. For more information, contact Shorashim at 312-267-0677

Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey

Masa Israel Journey helps you find and fund a long-term trip to Israel. Choose from over 200 programs including internships, community service and graduate studies. For more information, contact Amanda Monto at (312) 357-4723.


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