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It's Chanukah, Use the Gelt for a Girls Week Out in Israel

December 16, 2014
Adam H. Brill
Director of Communications
212-879-9305 x222
March 15-22 JNF Queen of Sheba Mission to Connect Women to Israel

New York, NY: December 16, 2014— In celebration of Chanukah and the spirit of the Jewish people, Jewish National Fund today announced that the Queen of Sheba Mission, the only trip available that brings American and Israeli women together for a truly remarkable experience, will depart for Israel for seven days on March 15, 2015.

    JNF trips are known to inspire and connect participants with the land and her people. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is a unique and unforgettable trip to Israel for women only -- no husbands, no boyfriends -- just women, experiencing life as their Israeli sisters do.

     As soon as Philadelphia resident Anna Boni, heard about the trip she immediately signed up: “The JNF Queen of Sheba Women’s Mission combines things I love: traveling around Israel, learning more about the JNF and their programs, and traveling with women. This trip itinerary will take us to places I’ve never been to before, and has been planned especially to appeal to women. I can’t wait until March.”

     Mission Co-Chair Vivian Grossman, of Weston, Florida, remarked, “The bonds you'll make, the depth of learning you'll gain, the great fun you'll have; these shared experiences make this mission so special and unique. I've been to Israel many times, but no other trip touches your heart, soul and mind like this one.”

     Participants on the Queen of Sheba Mission will meet a diverse group of Israeli women including a Bedouin entrepreneur, bereaved mother, IDF soldiers, top Israeli chef, wine expert, students, artists and more; travel north along the scenic coastal route, and visit the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, experience Jerusalem’s multi-layered history come alive and journey through the Western Galilee and experience the food and wine of the Carmel Mountains; relax and get pampered with optional spa treatments at Mitzpe Hayamim Hotel & Spa; explore, shop and dine in Jaffa and visit the beach in Tel Aviv for morning yoga; visit JNF’s projects and partners in Northern Israel, Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Market, the 9/11 Memorial and American Independence Park, and take optional tours to Masada and the Dead Sea or the Israel Museum.

     The Queen of Sheba Mission is open to all women and the special land-only portion (based on double occupancy) is priced at $4,495.00. Flights are not included but may be arranged upon request. The single supplement price is offered at $1,200.00. For more information or to register visit or contact Sharon David at 212.879.9305, x242 or email her at

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.

JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit


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